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    October 2021 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 15 organizations received over $800,000 in our October grant cycle.


    Catholic Activities



    • Building STEPS: $35,000 to support the expansion of this STEM-focused program serving high-achieving high school students in Baltimore City
    • Higher Achievement Baltimore: $50,000 to support salaries, laptops, and student transportation costs at this academic enrichment, out-of-school time program serving students in grades 5 – 8 in Baltimore City
    • Maryvale Preparatory School: $100,200 to support technology upgrades at this Catholic,  independent school in Lutherville serving girls in grades 6 – 12
    • Notre Dame of Maryland University: $120,000 to support the renovation of The Knott Science Center, which is the primary home for all STEM disciplines, on the campus of this private, Catholic university in Baltimore
    • One Love Foundation: $30,000 to support the expansion of their programming in Baltimore area Catholic schools, by educating more young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships  
    • Soccer Without Borders Maryland: $60,000 to support the general operations of this middle-grades out-of-school time program serving newcomer refugee and immigrant youth in Baltimore City and County
    • St. Francis Neighborhood Center: $60,000 to support the general operations of the Power Project, an out-of-school time enrichment program serving youth ages 5 – 14 in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood of Baltimore City
    • The Catholic High School of Baltimore: $110,000 to support the creation of a fitness and visitation center at this all-girls independent Catholic high school in Baltimore


    Health Care

    • Horizon Day Camp Baltimore: $32,000 to support bus transportation for children at this full-summer day camp in Baltimore for children with cancer and their siblings


    Human Services

    • Associated Builders & Contractors Craft Trust: $25,700 to support the creation of a flexible computer lab inside their new education building in Baltimore City to serve young adults in their construction trade apprenticeship program
    • Baltimore Hunger Project: $12,500 to support technology purchases designed to improve the operational efficiency of this nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the problem of weekend childhood hunger in Baltimore City and County
    • First Fruits Farm: $45,000 to support capital improvements that will enhance and expand the packaging and distribution capabilities of this nonprofit farm, located in Freeland, Maryland, dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious produce to those experiencing hunger in the region
    • Hampden Family Center: $40,000 to support the expansion of case management and emergency services at this community hub offering educational and supportive services to families, children, youth, and senior citizens living in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore City
    • House of Ruth Maryland: $41,000 to support operating costs associated with the clinical program, an essential piece of this nonprofit’s work to address intimate partner violence and provide comprehensive services to women and children so they may rebuild their lives safely and free of fear