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Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP)

Grants to Baltimore, Maryland Nonprofits for
Beautification, Youth, and Leadership Building

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) and William Donald Schaefer Civic Fund

Deadline Date:

07/14/17 5:00 PM - This deadline is for Mobilization grants only


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Baltimore, Maryland resident-led groups, nonprofits, and community-based organizations for programs that help local neighborhoods become and remain safe, vibrant, clean and green, promote successful students and schools, and encourage participation by residents of all ages.

The Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP) offers two types of grants to neighborhood groups that are pursuing these objectives:

Mobilization Grants are for projects that will get more neighbors involved in the community. The maximum grant is $5,000. Examples of suitable projects include neighborhood clean-ups, community gardens, and festivals.

Leadership Grants (up to $5,000) are for projects that build new leaders or improve existing leadership for the neighborhood. All applications must show a connection to one or more of BCF’s objectives of helping neighborhoods become safe, vibrant, clean and green and to be supporters and champions of their local schools.

Priority will be given to projects that accomplish one or more of the following:
- Make your neighborhood safe, vibrant, clean or green;
- Support successful students and schools;
- Include diverse perspectives and participation by residents of all ages;
- Increase participation by residents, organizations, and businesses in neighborhood activities and community associations;
- Increase residents’ confidence to do other projects;
- Build partnerships with residents, community-based organizations, schools, religious institutions, local merchants or others.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170978

Estimated Size of Grant:

Mobilization: $1,000 - $5,000
Leadership: up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Mobilization grant projects must take place between December 1, 2017, and November 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Resident-led groups and community-based organizations that include resident leadership and that address a community need in Baltimore City and Baltimore County may apply for funding.

Applicants for Leadership Grants must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Applicants for Mobilization grants may apply with a nonprofit fiscal agent if they do not have 501(c)(3) status.

Pre-Application Information:

A 25% match from other sources is required for Leadership grants. The match may be fulfilled by any combination of cash or in-kind donations or volunteer hours.

Applications for Mobilization Grants must be submitted by July 14, 2017. Please check back for information about Leadership Grants.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email a complete copy of your application, including all attachments, to the following email address:

Alternatively, you may mail it to:

Attn: Neighborhood Grants Program
Baltimore Community Foundation
2 East Read St., 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

Kendra Shaw
410-332-4172 ext. 149

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Baltimore City and Baltimore County