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    February 2023 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 17 organizations received over $850,000 in our February grant cycle.


    Catholic Activities


    • Jesuit Volunteer Corps: $30,000 to support the general operations of their Baltimore-based programming, linking young people who are committed to putting their faith in action with local nonprofits serving communities in need


    • Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi: $45,000 to support a memorial project to honor and reflect the mission, history, and values of the Franciscan Sisters of Baltimore, founders of St. Elizabeth School and the Franciscan Center of Baltimore


    • St. Augustine Church: $27,000 to support the replacement of the front stairs at this parish based in Williamsport; one of three parishes comprising the Pastorate, The Catholic Parishes of South Washington County




    • Dyslexia Tutoring Program: $55,000 to support the general operations of this specialized tutoring program providing services free-of-charge to low-income children and adults with language-based learning differences


    • Improving Education: $45,000 to support the expansion of this early childhood literacy program’s work into additional Catholic Charities supported Head Start sites throughout Baltimore City


    • The Loyola School: $115,000 to support (re)construction work enabling this high-quality tuition-free school to expand their mission from pre-K to pre-K through grade 4


    • St. Maria Goretti High School: $80,000 to support the acquisition of transportation to better serve the student population attending this Archdiocesan Catholic high school in Hagerstown


    Health Care

    • Community Free Clinic: $45,000 to support general operating costs associated with the Community Mental Health Care Center serving as a safety net provider for Washington County residents who are uninsured


    • Gilchrist Hospice Care: $50,000 to support charity care hospice services for patients in need at Gilchrist Center Baltimore located in the Waverly neighborhood


    Human Services

    • Caroline Friess Center: $45,000 to support operational costs for this organization’s tuition-free career and life skills educational program serving unemployed and underemployed women in Baltimore


    • Fuel Fund of Maryland: $15,000 to support energy assistance to single-parent households through the newly launched Power of One program


    • Heartly House: $45,000 to support the general operations of this Frederick County based nonprofit providing comprehensive services, free of charge, to survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse


    • The Light House: $20,000 to support the implementation of a Landlord Engagement Strategy with the goal of increasing permanent housing opportunities and decreasing the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County


    • Living Classrooms Foundation: $35,000 to support the general operations of Project SERVE, a community service and job-training program for unemployed and disadvantaged adults in Baltimore City


    • Partners in Care Maryland: $50,000 to support the general operations of the Anne Arundel County site supporting the independence of older adults ages 60+ through service exchanges and community building