When slot machine gambling came to Maryland, Baltimore residents were promised the resources to improve their communities. We are fulfilling that promise.
In 2015, Baltimore adopted the South Baltimore Gateway Master Plan, a sweeping plan to improve neighborhoods near the casino. The City then began to implement this plan, with the advice of the Local Development Council (LDC) and funding provided by the Local Impact Grants generated by video lottery terminals.
It soon became clear that another organization was also needed to help spend these funds – something that could be flexible, nimble, and entrepreneurial. So in 2016, the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership was established. Now the City and the Partnership split Baltimore’s share of the Local Impact Grants.
In order to successfully implement the ambitious agenda laid out in the Master Plan, we created our own Strategic Plan to narrow our focus to a few key areas. We intend to make decisive change in a few critical topics, rather than having a minor impact on many.
Under our Strategic Plan, we will spend the coming years focusing on three crucial elements of the South Baltimore Gateway Master Plan: Environmental Sustainability, Health and Wellness, and Community Development and Revitalization.
We also have divided our work into three program areas: Community Grants, Enhanced Services, and Transformational Projects.
We are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of residents and business owners, and operate in a District that can be explored in the map here.
- Barre Circle
- Carroll-Camden Industrial Area
- Cherry Hill
- Federal Hill
- Federal Hill South
- Mount Winans
- Pigtown / Washington Village
- Ridgely's Delight
- Saint Paul
- South Baltimore Neighborhood
- Spring Garden Industrial Area
- Stadium Area
Meet our Staff.
Brad Rogers Executive Director email@example.com
Oscar Harrell Enhanced Services Director firstname.lastname@example.org
David Minges Community Grants Director email@example.com
Erica Pitkow Operations Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't know who to contact? We will make sure your message gets to the right person.
Board of Directors.
STEAM Center Director, Lakeland Elementary/Middle School (Proxy: Ramona Dowdell)
ABC Ventures & Cherry Hill resident
Sharp Leadenhall Improvement Association (Proxy: Jasmine Esteve)
Citizens of Pigtown Community Association (Proxy: Sandy Davis)
City Council President (Proxy: Edward Reisinger)
Federal Hill Neighborhood Association
Ridgely's Delight Association
Office of the Mayor (Proxy: Ethan Cohen)
WORK Printing and Graphics
City Council, 11th District (Proxy: Justin Lane)
Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler
VP & Assistant General Manager, Horseshoe Casino (Proxy: Shakira Garcia)
MedStar Harbor Hospital
South Baltimore Neighborhood Association (Proxy: Gilda Johnson)
Westport Neighborhood Association
Len the Plumber, Inc.
Mt. Winans Community Association (Proxy: Jayne Jenkins)
National Institutes of Health, Optimal Public Health Solutions LLC
Leadenhall Baptist Church
South Harbor Renaissance
If you would like to work with us, or if you simply have questions or comments, you can get in touch with the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership by filling out the form here.
1111 Light Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21230