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    February 2014 Grant Awards

    By Kelly Medinger

    03-06-2014

    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. 

     

    Education

    • 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.