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Baltimore mayor announces additional $2M for nonprofits amid COVID-19 recovery

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore Civic Fund announced $2 million in competitive grant funding to 69 Baltimore nonprofit organizations as part of the 2021 Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund.

Awards will help to address the negative financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, both reimbursing organizations for unexpected funds spent to respond to the pandemic, as well as addressing future needs related to COVID-19.

The 2021 Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund is the second round of COVID-19 response funding invested in Baltimore nonprofits in the past year. The first round of the Nonprofit Relief Fund, released in December 2020, served 124 organizations to help defray unexpected costs.

The Baltimore Civic Fund, which serves as the administrator and steward of the Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund, worked with the Scott administration and Maryland officials to distribute funding to nonprofits in Baltimore or serving city residents. Nonprofits applied through a competitive process that included the input of more than 75 neutral community reviewers, all of whom live or work in Baltimore. Organizations were eligible for up to $50,000 in grant funding.

Grantees in the 2021 Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund provide services for Baltimore residents that range from food access and workforce readiness to community development and digital access. Recognizing the importance of the role of the nonprofit community in serving Baltimoreans, the city and the Baltimore Civic Fund set aside $2 million from the federal American Rescue Plan allotted to the state for this round of funding.

A full list of the 69 awardees of the 2021 Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund:

  • 10:12 Sports
  • Adelante Latina!
  • Alpha Zeta Chapter Myrtle Tyler Faithful Fund
  • Arts Every Day
  • Bach in Baltimore
  • Baltimore Bar Foundation Inc.
  • Baltimore Collegetown Network
  • Baltimore Improv Group
  • Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
  • Baltimore Medical System, Inc.
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation
  • Bikemore
  • Black Girls Cook
  • Bmore Empowered
  • Centro de los Derechos del Migrante Inc.
  • Charles Street Development Corporation
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
  • Dayspring Programs Inc.
  • DewMore Baltimore
  • Farm Alliance of Baltimore
  • Food Rescue Baltimore
  • FreeState Justice
  • Gaudenzia, Inc.
  • Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Inc.
  • Hatzalah of Baltimore
  • House of Ruth Maryland
  • Immigration Outreach Service Center
  • Let’s Thrive Baltimore
  • Make Studio Art Program Inc.
  • Mariposa Education
  • Market Center Merchants Association
  • Maryland Art Place
  • Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition
  • Maryland Nonprofits
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • Maryland Youth and the Law Inc. (MYLaw)
  • Middle Grades Partnership
  • Mount Saint Joseph’s College, Inc.
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore
  • New Song Community Learning Center
  • Nexus-Woodbourne Family Healing
  • NPower Inc.
  • Open Works Inc.
  • Outcast Food Network
  • PCs for People Maryland
  • Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
  • Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law)
  • Rebuilding Together Baltimore
  • Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures, Inc.
  • SCRAP B-More
  • Single Carrot Theatre
  • Sisters Saving The City
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center Corporation
  • Station North Tool Library
  • STEM Champions of Baltimore Inc.
  • Strand Theater Company
  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • The Baltimore Museum of Art
  • The Family Tree
  • The Growth Center: A Feminist Counseling Collective
  • The Ingenuity Project, Inc.
  • The Pro Bono Counseling Project
  • The Walters Art Museum Foundation, Inc.
  • Ulman Foundation
  • Whitelock Community Farm
  • World Relief Baltimore
  • Your Public Radio Corp WYPR Radio
  • Youth Empowered Society (YES)

As the fiscal sponsor for the city of Baltimore, the Civic Fund strives to serve as a hub for connection and coordination between Baltimore and the philanthropic community by building relationships and growing support for priority projects.

The Civic Fund manages $12 million annually for more than 125 Baltimore programs that promote business and economic development, education, culture and the creative economy, job growth and more.