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    February 2016 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 18 organizations received over $700,000 in our February 2016 grant cycle. 


    Catholic Activities

    • FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students):  $50,000 grant to support this organization’s expansion to Towson University, inviting college students into a growing relationship with their faith and the Catholic Church
    • Ignatian Volunteer Corps.:  $25,000 grant to support the Baltimore-based capacity building efforts of this Catholic, volunteer service organization for men and women over the age of 50
    • Saint Clare Parish:  $50,000 grant to support capital improvements to the interior church at this 60-year-old Catholic parish located in Essex, Maryland
    • St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church:  $12,840 grant to support the church’s Resource Exchange Program, which seeks to turn houses into homes for the formerly homeless



    • Acts4Youth:  $10,000 grant to support two comprehensive mentoring programs, Game Plan to Manhood and Shine Into Womanhood, serving at-risk youth in Baltimore City elementary, middle, and high schools
    • Druid Heights Community Development Corps:  $30,000 grant to support year-round programming for youth living in the Druid Heights neighborhood of Baltimore City
    • Higher Achievement Baltimore:  $45,000 grant to support the general operations and technological capacity of this academic focused after-school program serving youth in grades 4 through 8 in Baltimore City
    • Junior Achievement of Central Maryland:  $30,000 grant to support the implementation of the JA Career Success and JA Build Your Future career prep and life success programs for early high school students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore
    • Mercy High School:  $76,150 grant to support technology upgrades at this all-girls Catholic high school in Baltimore City
    • St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (Long Green):  $50,000 grant to support a technology expansion, including 1:1 devices for the middle school, at this preK-8 Catholic school in Baltimore County
    • Soccer Without Borders Baltimore:  $35,000 grant to support this comprehensive afterschool program for newcomer refugee students in middle and high school in Baltimore City
    • South Baltimore Learning Center:  $45,500 grant to support the development and execution of a new marketing and outreach plan for this community-based organization focused on educationally disadvantaged adult learners in Baltimore City


    Health Care


    Human Services

    • CASA of Allegany County:  $25,000 grant to support efforts to recruit, screen, train, and support new volunteer advocates for children in the custody of the court in Allegany County
    • Caroline Center:  $50,000 grant to support the expansion of this Catholic, tuition-free employment training program for women in health care to Baltimore City’s Westside
    • Catholic Charities:  $64,100 grant to support the implementation of a professional mentoring program for teachers at their Catholic Charities Head Start of Baltimore City program
    • Harford Community Action Agency, Inc.:  $25,740 grant to support the expansion of their foodbank/pantry hours to reach more individuals and families in Harford County who are experiencing financial hardships
    • Moveable Feast:  $49,500 grant to support architectural design costs for this “food as medicine” organization’s renovation work as part of the Sustain the Feast, Secure the Future capital campaign


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