Baltimore Nonprofits Invited to Apply for 2019 Summer Program Funds

Posted January 16, 2019
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Children hang out on the playground

Once again, Bal­ti­more-area fun­ders are join­ing togeth­er to pro­vide grant funds to non­prof­its offer­ing recre­ation and edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams this sum­mer for city youth. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is 5 p.m. on Feb. 12019.

Fun­ders will pri­or­i­tize sum­mer pro­grams that pro­mote social, aca­d­e­m­ic and emo­tion­al growth, are inclu­sive of stu­dents of all abil­i­ties and have been in oper­a­tion for at least two years.

Pre-pro­pos­al con­fer­ences will be held Wednes­day and Thurs­day, pro­vid­ing appli­cants with an oppor­tu­ni­ty to ask ques­tions about the RFP and its require­ments. Details include:

  • Wednes­day, Jan. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Lib­er­ty Ele­men­tary Rec & Tech Center
    3901 Maine Ave.
  • Thurs­day, Jan. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
    Fam­i­ly League of Baltimore
    2305 N. Charles St., Suite 200

To be con­sid­ered for fund­ing, appli­cants must pri­mar­i­ly serve chil­dren and youth from low-income fam­i­lies liv­ing in Bal­ti­more, and, if oper­at­ing more than four hours per day, plan to serve healthy meals to participants.

Bal­ti­more Sum­mer Fund­ing Collaborative

For the fifth straight year, the Bal­ti­more Sum­mer Fund­ing Col­lab­o­ra­tive will pro­vide more than $3 mil­lion to sup­port high-qual­i­ty sum­mer pro­grams for the city’s chil­dren and youth from low-income families.

The col­lab­o­ra­tive, which brings togeth­er some of Baltimore’s largest phil­an­thropic insti­tu­tions, includes:

  • The Abell Foundation,
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation,
  • Care­First Blue­Cross BlueShield,
  • Clay­ton Bak­er Trust,
  • Con­stel­la­tion,
  • Fam­i­ly League of Baltimore,
  • France-Mer­rick Foundation,
  • The Har­ry and Jeanette Wein­berg Foundation,
  • The Hinkey-Ben­son Fam­i­ly Fund,
  • Joseph & Har­vey Mey­er­hoff Fam­i­ly Char­i­ta­ble Funds,
  • Lock­hart Vaugh­an Foundation,
  • Under Armour and
  • Unit­ed Way of Cen­tral Maryland.

Despite their indi­vid­ual pri­or­i­ties, the orga­ni­za­tions share a com­mon goal: To help the city’s young peo­ple reach their poten­tial by expand­ing high-qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion­al, recre­ation­al and col­lege and career-readi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties over the summer.

Mem­bers seek to address a phe­nom­e­non called sum­mer slide” — where chil­dren and youth lose one to three months of knowl­edge and skills gained dur­ing the school year because of inac­tiv­i­ty and dis­en­gage­ment over the sum­mer. Many young peo­ple in Bal­ti­more lack access to high-qual­i­ty aca­d­e­m­ic, recre­ation­al and enrich­ment activ­i­ties proven to pre­vent such learn­ing loss. That’s why the col­lab­o­ra­tive has award­ed $12.7 mil­lion since 2015 to fund pro­grams through­out Bal­ti­more that have served thou­sands of young peo­ple each summer.


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