Seeking Grant Applications for Summer Youth Programs in Baltimore

Posted October 25, 2019
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Grant opportunity for nonprofits serving Baltimore youth

Bal­ti­more-area fun­ders are again join­ing to offer grant fund­ing to non­prof­its to pro­vide high-qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion­al and recre­ation­al pro­grams for city youth in sum­mer 2020. The appli­ca­tion dead­line for the fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty, now in its sixth year, is 5 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2019 — months ear­li­er than in past years.

Sum­mer pro­grams apply­ing for fund­ing should:

  • pri­mar­i­ly serve chil­dren and young peo­ple from low-income fam­i­lies in Baltimore;
  • pro­mote social, aca­d­e­m­ic and emo­tion­al growth;
  • include stu­dents of all abilities;
  • be at least two years old or led by orga­ni­za­tions that have expe­ri­ence with youth pro­gram­ming; and
  • plan to offer healthy meals to stu­dents if oper­at­ing four hours or more each day.

Access the application

Pre-pro­pos­al con­fer­ences that offer oppor­tu­ni­ties to ask about pro­gram and appli­ca­tion require­ments will be held next week. Details include:

  • Tues­day, Oct. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    The Y in Waver­ly (Wein­berg)
    900 E. 33rd St.
  • Wednes­day, Oct. 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Baltimore’s Promise
    Vil­lage Square 1, Suite 131
  • Fri­day, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Fam­i­ly League of Baltimore
    2305 N. Charles St., Suite 200

Address­ing Sum­mer Slide”

Since 2015, the Bal­ti­more Sum­mer Fund­ing Col­lab­o­ra­tive has award­ed $16.1 mil­lion — more than $3 mil­lion annu­al­ly — to sup­port sum­mer enrich­ment pro­grams that have pro­vid­ed edu­ca­tion­al, recre­ation­al and col­lege- and career-readi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties for thou­sands of city youth.

Fol­low­ing are mem­bers of the col­lab­o­ra­tive, which brings togeth­er some of Baltimore’s largest phil­an­thropic institutions:

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

Many young peo­ple in Bal­ti­more lack access to high-qual­i­ty activ­i­ties that pre­vent so-called sum­mer slide,” when youth lose one to three months of knowl­edge and skills gained dur­ing the school year because of dis­en­gage­ment over the sum­mer. To address this phe­nom­e­non, col­lab­o­ra­tive mem­bers share a com­mon goal: help­ing the city’s youth reach their poten­tial by expand­ing high-qual­i­ty sum­mer programming.

This year, the col­lab­o­ra­tive invites young peo­ple from Bal­ti­more ages 1624 to join a pan­el eval­u­at­ing appli­ca­tions for fund­ing. Orga­ni­za­tions that know of youth inter­est­ed in this paid oppor­tu­ni­ty should encour­age them to apply through the collaborative’s web­site by Nov. 22.

Access the appli­ca­tion and learn more about the collaborative

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