October 2023 Grant Awards

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

We are pleased to announce that 19 organizations received over $833,000 in our October grant cycle.

Arts and Humanities

  • B&O Railroad Museum: $60,000 to support Restore Baltimore, a targeted, applied, and intensive workforce development program for the under-employed, offered on the Museum’s 40-acre southwest Baltimore campus, in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County

Catholic Activities

  • Cathedral of Mary Our Queen Church: $80,000 to support the first phase of a lighting retrofit project at this, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Baltimore located in northwest Baltimore City
  • St Francis de Sales: $10,000 to support the enhancement and expansion of youth-focused Religious Education programs at this thriving Catholic parish located in Harford County


  • Baltimore Urban Baseball Association: $10,000 to support the Free Membership Program providing access to a state-of-the-art youth training center in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore City, using baseball and softball as tools to provide mentorship and promote community engagement for youth ages 4 – 25
  • HASA: $15,000 to support the Gateway for a Healthy Future initiative, focusing on renovations of the Gateway School’s gym to better serve this K-8 school’s population experiencing a broad spectrum of sensory, cognitive, and social differences
  • The John Carroll School: $80,000 to support improvements and technology upgrades in the theatre of this co-educational independent Catholic high school located in Harford County
  • Maryland Book Bank: $45,000 to support the general operating costs of this Baltimore City-based organization cultivating literacy in under-served neighborhoods by increasing access to quality books
  • Mother Seton Academy: $48,000 to support the general operations of this tuition-free independent Catholic middle school located in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood of Baltimore City
  • Mother Seton School: $20,000 to support technology investments at this this PreK-8 independent Catholic school in Emmitsburg
  • Mount Saint Joseph High School: $65,000 to support technology upgrades designed to expand virtual learning and teaching opportunities at this Catholic college preparatory school serving young men in grades 9 – 12 in Baltimore City
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center: $48,500 to support the general operations of this Reservoir Hill-based nonprofit’s flagship out-of-school time program, the Power Project

Health Care

  • Horizon Day Camp Baltimore: $37,362 to support transportation costs for children with cancer and their siblings attending Horizon’s summer camp in Baltimore

Human Services

  • Associated Catholic Charities: $53,375 to support the general operations of the Esperanza Center’s Client Services program providing support to immigrants living in and around Baltimore City
  • Asylee Women Enterprise: $45,000 to support the expansion and improvement of the Day Program providing educational, material, and financial support to asylum seekers and foreign-born survivors of human trafficking
  • Baltimore Hunger Project: $45,000 to support the hiring of a development director to further grow the work of this Baltimore County-based organization dedicated to eliminating weekend childhood hunger
  • HOPE for All Inc.: $42,000 to support this Anne Arundel County-based organization’s Turning Houses into Homes program, providing families transitioning from homelessness access to basic household necessities to establish healthy homes free of charge
  • House of Ruth Maryland: $65,000 to support the general operations of the Clinical Program, providing therapy, client transportation, and emergency food assistance to individuals facing or fleeing Intimate Partner Violence
  • Open Works, Inc.: $48,500 to support capacity building at this makerspace located in the Greenmount West neighborhood of Baltimore City dedicated to making tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible to all
  • Second Chances Garage, Inc.: $15,000 to support the Reduced Cost Car Repair program, providing needed auto repair services at reduced rates to low-income families in the Frederick area