June 2023 Grant Awards

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

We are pleased to announce that 12 organizations received over $780,000 in our June grant cycle.

Catholic Activities

  • The Baltimore Basilica: $60,000 to support renovation of the Sexton Lodge into a Café of Hospitality to serve as a gathering place for parishioners and community members
  • Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House: $78,450 to support a replacement fire protection system for the retreat house in Sparks, which hosts over 7,000 people each year


  • Archbishop Curley High School: $114,461 to support the purchase of new classroom furniture for the high school located in Baltimore City
  • Mount de Sales Academy: $150,00 to support needed porch repairs to the 1852 academic building on its historic Catonsville campus
  • Next One Up Foundation: $65,000 to support the Career Exposure and Workplace Development programs that help young men in the program find pathways to quality jobs
  • South Baltimore Learning Center: $50,000 to support technology upgrades for learners and staff to assist their programs for literacy, life skills training, and career preparation for adult learners

Health Care

  • Pro Bono Counseling: $40,000 to support their work providing mental health care through the volunteer services of licensed mental health professionals

Human Services

  • Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GOVANS): $46,900 to support the Homeless/Supportive Services Programs of this northeast Baltimore based organization
  • Itineris: $40,000 to support their efforts to formalize a Consulting Program to help train other organizations with their mission to empower adults on the autism spectrum
  • Maryland Therapeutic Riding: $50,000 to support the creation of a new Learning Lab to support participants of this Crownsville based organization that uses connection with horses to help individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges
  • Union Rescue Mission of Western Maryland: $45,000 to support their efforts to create a new facility in Cumberland to provide shelter, food service, and programming for those experiencing homelessness
  • Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids: $50,000 to support their ongoing efforts to provide bags of food to food-insecure Baltimore City youth to bridge the gap between school provided meals on weekdays