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    February 2021 Grant Awards

    By Kathleen McCarthy

    02-24-2021

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

    We are pleased to announce that 17 organizations received over $625,000 in our February grant cycle.

     

    Catholic Activities

    • Ignatian Volunteer Corps.: $25,500 to support the general operations of the Baltimore regional office, which pairs older adults with volunteer opportunities at local nonprofits and supports their work with Catholic spiritual reflection
    • Jesuit Volunteer Corps: $25,000 to support the general operations of their Baltimore-based programming, which links young people committed to putting their faith in action with local nonprofits serving communities in need

     

    Education

    • 10:12 Sports: $10,000 to support this sports-based youth empowerment organization’s Mentor In Training Program (M.I.T.) serving teenage males in West Baltimore
    • Dyslexia Tutoring Program: $40,000 to support the general operations of this organization, which provides free specialized tutoring services to low-income children and adults who are dyslexic or have a language-based learning disability
    • Loyola Blakefield: $40,000 to support general operating costs at this Jesuit, college-preparatory school in Baltimore County serving boys in grades 6-12
    • MERIT Health Leadership Academy: $35,000 to support the general operations of this Baltimore-based organization working to eliminate health care disparities by transforming underrepresented Baltimore City high school students into health care leaders
    • Monsignor Slade Catholic School: $40,000 to support technoloy upgrades at this pre-K – 8 Catholic school in Glen Burnie
    • Next One Up Foundation: $55,000 to support the general operations of this sports-oriented mentoring program working to transform the lives of young men in Baltimore City by advancing their academic, athletic, and social development
    • Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy: $40,000 to support the general operations of this Jesuit, tuition-free middle school in Baltimore City serving boys in grades 5-8

     

    Human Services

    • Caroline Friess Center: $40,000 to support the general operations of this healthcare-based career and life skills program for unemployed and underemployed women in Baltimore City
    • Community Assistance Network: $40,000 to support the general operations of this organization targeting the health, housing, and food needs of Baltimore County residents
    • Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO): $40,000 to support the generation operations of this organization, which provides affordable housing, supportive services, and emergency assistance in Baltimore City
    • Harford Family House: $40,000 to support and expand housing and supportive services to young adults age 18-24 in Harford County
    • Living Classrooms Foundation: $40,000 to support the general operations of Project SERVE, a community service and job-training program for unemployed and disadvantaged adults in Baltimore City
    • UEmpower of Maryland: $40,000 to support The Food Project, which combines culinary skills training, job opportunities, sustainable food sourcing, and mentorship to feed and empower neighborhoods in Southwest Baltimore
    • Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids: $40,000 to support this organization’s expansion to provide more food to hungry and vulnerable Baltimore City youth