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    February 2014 Grant Awards

    By Kelly Medinger


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

    We are pleased to announce that 19 organizations received over $700,000 in our February 2014 grant cycle. 



    • Enoch Pratt Free Library:  $44,000 grant to support the expansion of the eLibrary and Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School:  $24,371 grant to support the upgrade of this pre-K-8 Catholic school’s computer lab and network
    • School of the Incarnation:  $67,000 grant to support Phase II of this pre-K-8 Catholic school’s technology initiative, including network upgrades and the purchase of new hardware
    • Village Learning Place:  $31,224 grant to support the LINK (Let's Invest in Neighborhood Kids) initiative, a free after school and summer program for students in the Charles Village neighborhood


    Catholic Activities

    • School Sisters of Notre Dame:  $24,768 grant to support Villa Assumpta, a retirement facility for religious sisters, through the acquisition of much-needed equipment


    Human Services

    • At Jacob's Well:  $25,000 grant to support case management services for mentally ill, homeless men and women in a transitional housing program
    • Caroline Center:  $50,000 grant to support operational costs for this organization’s tuition-free career and life skills educational program for unemployed and underemployed women in Baltimore
    • CASA of Allegany County:  $15,000 grant to support the recruiting, screening, and training of CASA volunteers to serve Allegany County’s abused and neglected children
    • Family Tree:  $40,000 grant to support family strengthening, school enhancing services at four Catholic schools in Baltimore City
    • Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition:  $25,000 grant to support the new position of a Director/Program Manager for the Baltimore Food Enterprise Center, providing economic and workforce development opportunities in a growing local food economy in East Baltimore
    • HopeWell Cancer Support:  $32,699 grant to support technology upgrades to help this organization improve education, outreach, and support to individuals and families dealing with cancer
    • Job Opportunities Task Force:  $25,000 grant to support JumpStart, a pre-apprenticeship training program in the building and construction trades for underserved, low-income Baltimore City residents
    • Moveable Feast:  $45,000 grant to support operating costs for the Culinary Training Program, providing job training and placement to underemployed adults in Baltimore who have a passion for food
    • The Arc Baltimore:  $17,400 grant to support this organization’s Parent’s Day Out Program at four Catholic parishes, offering respite for parents and caregivers of children with intellectual disabilities
    • The Arc Carroll County:  $40,000 grant to support the position of an Autism Coordinator to help craft Carroll County’s first autism program


    Health Care

    • Brook Lane Health Services:  $50,000 grant to support the expansion of a facility that will provide 14 additional beds for inpatient psychiatric care for children and adolescents
    • Gilchrist Hospice Care:  $40,000 grant to support the Gilchrist Kids program that provides compassionate end of life care to children and those who love them
    • Mission of Mercy:  $42,000 grant to support the expansion of this community-based mobile health clinic by providing one additional day of service per month at their Reisterstown Clinic in Baltimore County
    • Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults:  $75,000 grant to support capital costs associated with the construction of a comfortable, multi-dimensional, supportive housing community in East Baltimore for young adults with cancer and their caregivers


    For a complete listing of our grant awards from previous cycles, please visit our past awards database.