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    October 2014 Grant Awards

    By Kelly Medinger


    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 $700,000 in our October 2014 grant cycle. 


    Catholic Activities

    • Jesuit Volunteer Corps:  $20,000 grant to support the recruitment, training and on-going work of five Baltimore-based Jesuit Volunteers committed to serving the poor and marginalized



    • Catholic High School of Baltimore:  $100,000 grant to support the school’s first capital campaign and the McCafferty Visual & Performing Arts Program by renovating the auditorium’s production booth
    • Code in the Schools:  $20,000 grant to support operating costs for this out-of-school time program’s work teaching computer coding to underserved and under-represented youth in Baltimore City
    • Notre Dame of Maryland University:  $80,000 grant to support the Academy of Catholic School Educators (ACES) program and the creation of a model 21st century classroom and technology center for the professional development of K-12 Catholic school educators in the Archdiocese of Baltimore


    Health Care

    • Hospice of the Chesapeake:  $45,000 grant to support the expansion of the Chesapeake Kids Perinatal Pediatric Palliative Program providing a continuum of care for families and children diagnosed with a life-limiting illness


    Human Services

    • Baltimore Child Abuse Center:  $50,000 grant to support the expansion of the Family Advocacy Program and an additional Family Advocate who will serve child witnesses to violence in Baltimore City
    • Catholic Charities:  $50,000 grant to support the work of the Community Cares Outreach Worker in Western Maryland who connects households in crisis with resources in Allegany and Garrett counties
    • Franciscan Center:  $41,205 grant to support the work of the Volunteer and In-kind Coordinator at this comprehensive direct service outreach agency serving all zip codes in Baltimore City
    • Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation:  $35,000 grant to support operating costs for this housing and supportive service organization’s Community Services/CARES programs, which help move individuals from crisis to stability
    • Light House Shelter:  $20,000 grant to support advanced culinary job training and field catering experience for individuals in Anne Arundel County who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
    • Marian House:  $95,000 grant to support capital upgrades to the organization’s headquarters, which provides transitional, supportive housing for homeless women and children
    • Maryland Center for Veterans Education & Training:  $57,705 grant to support the Homeless Veterans Emergency Services Program by improving classroom instruction for homeless veterans and enhancing the organization’s marketing and outreach efforts
    • Pathfinders for Autism:  $48,533 grant to expand the organization’s Community Safety Program, which trains first responders to more effectively interact with individuals who have autism spectrum disorders
    • St. Mary’s Outreach Center:  $35,000 grant to support operating costs for the Center, which improves the quality of life for older adults living in poverty in the greater Hampden community
    • YMCA of Cumberland:  $62,311 grant to support capital upgrades to the Y’s Gilchrist Center, which provides housing for low-income, homeless, and disabled persons in Allegany county


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