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    October 2020 Grant Awards

    By Kathleen McCarthy


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

    We are pleased to announce that 18 organizations received over $700,000 in our October grant cycle.


    Catholic Activities

    • Sacred Heart Parish: $73,183 to support exterior capital improvements to this Catholic parish located in Glyndon, Maryland
    • St. Bernardine Church: $75,000 to support mechanical upgrades to this Catholic parish located in the Edmondson Village neighborhood of Baltimore



    • Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore: $50,000 to support general operating expenses at this residential program serving academically motivated middle and high school students, helping them to become well-educated and ready for college, careers, and life
    • Highlands School: $35,000 to support general operating expenses related to their Executive Function initiative, a cornerstone program at this K – 12 school for students with dyslexia, ADHD, and other language-based learning differences located in Harford County
    • Loyola Early Learning Center: $56,250 to support an academic support position at this Jesuit preschool serving students ages 2 – 5 located in Baltimore City
    • Maryland Book Bank: $10,000 to support capital upgrades designed to improve the efficiency and safety of their facility and operations, where they distribute books to children, teachers and families in under-resourced neighborhoods in Baltimore


    Health Care

    • Pro Bono Counseling Project: $20,000 to support their Caring for Caregivers program, which offers no-cost professional counseling to people who are impacted by the financial and emotional stresses of caregiving for a family member


    Human Services

    • Dove Center (Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Resource Center): $43,264 to support a residential services position in their transitional housing units, at this organization located in Oakland, Maryland that assists adults and children who are victims of domestic violence overcome barriers and build skills to live independently and safely 
    • Franciscan Center: $55,000 to support the Dining Services Program, which feeds the hungry at this organization that has been providing emergency assistance and supportive outreach to residents in Baltimore City for over 50 years
    • Manna House, Inc.: $85,000 to support capital construction costs associated with the expansion of their facility, where they have been serving meals and providing free services to Baltimore’s homeless and poor for over 50 years
    • Tubman House, Baltimore(a project of Fusion Partnerships):$10,000 to support the Friend of a Friend program, which supports their urban garden and community food program in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore City
    • Year Up Baltimore: $25,000 to support general operating expenses of this workforce development program that serves young adults in Baltimore ages 18 – 24 by helping them build technical skills development and gain access to internships