February 2024 Grant Awards

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

We are pleased to announce that 14 organizations received $635,000 in our February grant cycle.

Catholic Activities

  • Ignatian Volunteer Corps: $26,000 to support general operating costs for the Baltimore regional office, provide men and women, mostly 55 or older with service opportunities at Baltimore organizations working to address issues of poverty and social injustice.


  • ¡Adelante Latina!: $20,000 to support general operating costs related to individualized college advisement as part of this free, after-school academic enrichment and college access program for promising Latina girls attending Baltimore City high schools.
  • Sisters Circle: $65,000 to support the general operations of this long-term mentoring program that supports young women from grades 7 through 12 in Baltimore City, aiding their progression from middle school to career or college.
  • Soccer Without Borders: $60,000 to support the general operations of this out-of-school time and summer program serving newcomer and refugee youth in Baltimore City and County, using soccer as a vehicle.
  • St. John’s Catholic Prep: $50,000 to support technology upgrades at this Catholic, independent high school located in Frederick.
  • Thread: $50,000 to support the general operations and expansion efforts of this Baltimore City based nonprofit serving and connecting under-performing high school students with long-term supports and relationships with the goal of ending social isolation and helping youth thrive.
  • UEmpower of Maryland: $45,000 to support the general operations of The Food Project, addressing food insecurity and youth unemployment in and around the Carrolton Ridge neighborhood in Baltimore City.

Human Services

  • Baltimore Outreach Services: $15,000 to support the general operations of this shelter serving homeless women and children in Baltimore City.
  • Frank J Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation: $25,000 to support the Emergency Assistance Fund providing financial assistance to Baltimore City Police personnel facing unexpected financial hardship.
  • Harford Community Action Agency: $35,000 to support Bilingual Outreach and Translation Services to help ensure their anti-poverty programs reach those households in Harford County where English is a second language
  • Helping Up Mission: $50,000 to support the general operations of the Spiritual Recovery Program’s workforce initiative, a key component of this Baltimore City-based organization’s work assisting men and women fighting addiction and homelessness get their lives back.
  • The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs: $75,000 to support the operations of the Emergency Family Shelter Program, the only such shelter serving homeless individuals and families in Frederick County.
  • St. Mary’s Outreach Center: $30,000 to support the general operations of this Baltimore-based nonprofit assisting older adults meet the challenge of living self-sufficiently with dignity and respect.
  • St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore: $89,000 to support Good Harvest Community Kitchen’s purchase of a vehicle, enabling this comprehensive community serving non-profit to expand access to healthy food for underserved individuals while also providing job training in the food service industry for those with barriers to employment.