Foundation Calls for Grant Proposals to Support Baltimore Children and Families

Posted February 24, 2014
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Newsrelease foundationcallsforgrantproposals 2014

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion seeks grant pro­pos­als from local direct ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions spon­sor­ing 2014 sum­mer activ­i­ties and pro­grams for dis­ad­van­taged Bal­ti­more City youth. The Casey Foundation’s Bal­ti­more Direct Ser­vices Grants (BDSG) pro­gram will make indi­vid­ual grants of up to $20,000 to sup­port sum­mer youth activ­i­ties and pro­grams, with awards effec­tive June 12014.

Non­prof­it com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions with 501(c)(3) sta­tus serv­ing Bal­ti­more City youth are eli­gi­ble to apply by com­plet­ing the 2014 Appli­ca­tion; the BDSG fact sheet pro­vides addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion on eli­gi­bil­i­ty cri­te­ria. The Foun­da­tion will give pri­or­i­ty con­sid­er­a­tion to orga­ni­za­tions reach­ing out to par­tic­u­lar­ly vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren, such as those who are home­less or aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly at risk, with strate­gies for pro­mot­ing atten­dance and read­ing success.

Launched in 1995, the Bal­ti­more Direct Ser­vices Grants pro­gram has sup­port­ed a wide range of inno­v­a­tive ideas and prac­tices from groups serv­ing many areas of the city. The 2013 grants gave youth oppor­tu­ni­ties to get prac­ti­cal work expe­ri­ence, par­tic­i­pate in aca­d­e­m­ic and cul­tur­al enrich­ment and devel­op life and lead­er­ship skills.

Oppor­tu­ni­ties for sum­mer aca­d­e­m­ic and expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing are lim­it­ed, and youth in Bal­ti­more suf­fer as a result,” says Sophie Dage­nais, direc­tor of the Foundation’s Bal­ti­more Civic Site. We are com­mit­ted to ensur­ing sum­mer is a time for youth to keep mov­ing for­ward in their growth and development.”

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is 12 p.m. March 24, 2014. All appli­ca­tions must be emailed to BDSG@​aecf.​org. Orga­ni­za­tions with­out email access may mail or deliv­er their mate­ri­als to:

Jacque­line Caldwell
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul St.
Bal­ti­more, MD 21202 

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the pro­gram, email Danielle Torain at BDSG@​aecf.​org, or call 410.223.2988.

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