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United Way offering grants of up to $10K for Baltimore area nonprofits

United Way of Central Maryland is accepting applications for grants of up to $10,000 to benefit nonprofits and other organizations throughout the Baltimore region.

The United Way Neighborhood Grants, launched in 2020, are open to neighborhood-centered organizations with total annual operating budgets under $500,000 in the current fiscal year. The grants — for $2,500 to $10,000 — are designed to assist with “neighborhood-centered projects informed by local residents,” according to a news release.

Eligible organizations can apply to implement projects this spring that build on community assets to strengthen vibrant neighborhood spaces; socially connected and active neighborhood residents; and the impact of local leaders.

“Last year’s Neighborhood Grant program allowed us to work with several new organizations, providing support to communities and groups we had not had the opportunity to work with in the past,” Franklyn Baker, United Way of Central Maryland president and CEO, said in the release. “We also continued and expanded relationships with organizations we know well. The era of prescriptive solutions and top-down philanthropy is over. At United Way, we’re working to surface and support leaders and change-agents from within the communities we serve.”

Applications are due Monday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to attend the virtual Neighborhood Grant Information Session on Oct. 28 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

For more information about the Neighborhood Grants and to register for the information session, visit https://www.uwcm.org/funding-opportunities-for-organizations.

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