Community Grants

The next deadline for Community Grants is February 28, 2018.

Apply

In order to be eligible to apply, you must be based in the South Baltimore Gateway neighborhoods, work in those neighborhoods, or partner with an organization based in those neighborhoods. Click here for a list of the neighborhoods where we work. The project must serve or otherwise benefit the residents, businesses, institutions or organizations of the District. All grants fall into one of three tiers:

Tier 1

Up to $5,000

Tier 2

Up to $50,000

Tier 3

Up to $100,000

The project must serve or otherwise benefit the residents, businesses, institutions, or organizations of the District. Individual residents and businesses may not apply, and you can't use funds for your own personal benefit. But any non-profit organization, faith-based organization, community group, PTO, or government agency can apply. For our Tier 1 grants, this even includes unincorporated community organizations, or groups of active community residents, so long as you can find a fiscal sponsor to help.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The following charts help organize what groups may qualify for what grants.

Tier 1 (Up to $5,000)

  • Non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
  • Mission-based organization (e.g. a neighborhood association) without 501(c)(3) tax exempt status but with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor.
  • Faith-based organization.
  • School or government agency.

Tier 2 (Up to $50,000) or Tier 3 (Up to $100,000)

  • Non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
  • Mission-based organization (e.g. a neighborhood association) without 501(c)(3) tax exempt status but with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor.
  • Faith-based organization.
  • School or government agency.

How are Applications Evaluated?

To ensure fairness, applications are scored by a committee of volunteers, using a pre-established list of criteria to evaluate applications. Each Tier has its own criteria, but the criteria for the previous Tiers apply as well. This means that projects seeking larger amounts of funding need to meet more requirements.

Tier 1: Baseline Criteria

Quality of the plan and timeline.

Realistic Budget

Applicant is capable of accomplishing the project.

Quality of partnerships.

Quality of outcomes.

Tier 2: Additional Criteria

Quality of implementation methods.

Alignment with the Strategic Plan criteria and priority funding areas.

Tier 3: Additional Criteria

Additional funding leveraged.

Sustainability of the project: does it build capacity of create a durable capital project?

How to Apply.

The next deadline for Community Grants is February 28, 2018.

How to Apply

*Download the Program Guidelines and Application for applicable Tier.

All Tier 2 & Tier 3 Grant applications MUST be submitted online via our web portal found atĀ www.sbgpartnership.submittable.com

Tier 1 grant applications may be submitted via post, electronic mail, or online via the web portalĀ www.sbgpartnership.submittable.com

If you have any questions, please contact Grants Manager Jillian Drummond at jdrummond@sbgpartnership.org.

Tier 1 (up to $5,000) Program Guidelines & Application

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Tier 2/Tier 3 (up to $50,000/$100,000) Program Guidelines

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