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    October 2019 Grant Awards

    By Kathleen McCarthy


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

    We are pleased to announce that 14 organizations received nearly $650,000 in our October grant cycle.



    Catholic Activities

    • Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House: $75,000 to support the construction of an outdoor worship space at this Catholic youth retreat facility in Baltimore County
    • Oblate Sisters of Providence: $100,000 challenge grant to support roof repairs to the Motherhouse of this Catholic religious order for women located in Baltimore County



    • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School: $46,000 to support technology upgrades at this Jesuit high school in Baltimore City that provides college-preparatory education coupled with corporate work experience
    • Irvine Nature Center: $15,000 to support environmental education and leadership development programming for students at two Catholic schools in Baltimore City
    • Soccer Without Borders: $40,000 to support this out-of-school time program using soccer as a vehicle for positive change for newcomer refugee students in middle and high school in Baltimore City and County
    • St. Frances Academy: $75,000 to support capital renovations at this 190-year-old, historically African-American Catholic high school in Baltimore City
    • St. Maria Goretti High School: $58,788 to support the launch of Project Lead the Way: Introduction to Engineering at this Catholic high school in Hagerstown
    • St. Thomas More Academy: $40,000 to support the More Readers Initiative providing supports to students with learning differences at this pre-K-8 Catholic school in Frederick County
    • The Community School: $25,000 to support the expansion of teaching faculty at this academic and mentoring high school located in the Remington community of Baltimore City


    Health Care

    • Gilchrist Hospice Care: $25,000 to support construction of the new Gilchrist Center Baltimore at Stadium Place, to serve adults and children in Baltimore City who have reached their end of life stage
    • The Hearing and Speech Agency: $15,000 to support the charitable care fund, which helps make clinical audiology, speech-language pathology, and occupational therapy services available to all, regardless of income


    Human Services

    • Athletes Serving Athletes: $40,000 to support the expansion of services through volunteer recruitment at this organization working to elevate the quality of life for individuals with limited mobility by empowering them to train for and participate in running events at no cost
    • Cornerstone Community Housing (formerly United Ministries): $50,000 to support the general operations of Earl’s Place, a recovery-based transitional housing program for men experiences homelessness in Baltimore City
    • Pathfinders for Autism: $30,000 to support the launch of a pilot program focused on creating recreational opportunities for adults with autsim