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    October 2018 Grant Awards

    By Kathleen McCarthy


    Announcing our most recent grant recipients in Catholic activities, education, health care, and human services

    We are pleased to announce that 19 organizations received over $860,000 in our October grant cycle.


     Catholic Activities

    • The Catholic Community of South Baltimore: $85,000 to support the replacement of the boiler system at Holy Cross Church located in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore City
    • Jesuit Volunteer Corps: $20,000 to support the recruitment, training and on-going work of five Baltimore-based Jesuit Volunteers committed to serving the poor and marginalized
    • Saint Clare Parish: $25,850 to support the renovation of this Catholic church’s convent in Essex for use as housing for the Operation TEACH program, a post-graduate service program for teachers in Catholic schools
    • St. Mark Roman Catholic Church: $45,000 to support the Faith is Cool Capital Campaign to replace the HVAC system at this Catholic Church located in Harford County



    • Acts4Youth: $45,000 to support the expansion of this comprehensive mentoring program for youth into Cardinal Shehan School, a Catholic K-8 school in Baltimore City
    • Mercy High School: $125,000 to support the construction of a new turf field complex at this all-girls Catholic high school in Baltimore City
    • Mount Saint Joseph High School: $88,630 to support campus-wide technology upgrades at this all-boys Catholic high school in Baltimore City


    Health Care

    • St. Joseph’s Nursing Home: $100,000 to support the roof replacement at this 44-bed nursing home in Catonsville run by the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate


    Human Services

    • Arc Baltimore: $25,000 to support the expansion of the Career Catalyst program, which helps individuals with disabilities find competitive wage employment that aligns with their interests
    • Associated Catholic Charities: $50,000 to support ESOL programming (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for immigrant children and adults at the Esperanza Center in Baltimore City
    • Associated Charities of Cumberland: $12,000 to support the general operating costs of this organization dedicated to promoting a healthy and housed community in Cumberland
    • CASA of Baltimore: $19,760 to support the fundraising capacity of this organization, which deploys trained volunteers to speak up for the best interests of foster children in Baltimore City’s Juvenile Court
    • Community Assistance Network, Inc.: $10,000 to support the general operating costs of this outreach services organization serving Baltimore County’s low-income residents
    • Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO): $40,000 to support mental health treatment for residents at GEDCO’s Harford and Micah Houses, which provide permanent supportive housing for men and women in Baltimore City who were previously homeless
    • Harford Community Action Agency: $24,348 to support one year of maintenance and operations of a refrigerated  truck delivering approximately 55,000 pounds of food per month to those experiencing food insecurity in Harford County
    • Itineris: $36,000 to support the acquisition of technology hardware and software to enable this organization serving adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Baltimore improve their data tracking and service delivery for clients
    • Living Classrooms Foundation: $50,000 to support Project SERVE, a job-training program serving Baltimore City adults returning to the community from incarceration
    • The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs: $50,000 to support the Emergency Family Shelter Program, which provides housing and supportive services to approximately 40 families in Frederick County each year
    • Women’s Housing Coalition: $15,000 to support general operating costs for this supportive housing program in Baltimore City that serves formerly homeless women and children