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Date Published: February 23, 2021

Aaron Straus and Lillie Straus Foundation

Aaron and Lillie Straus’ clearly focused philanthropic vision, to give children protection, education, and opportunity, continues today in a contemporary context. With the Foundation’s long term support of critical policies and programs, fragile families and children are increasingly connected to the avenues of hope and advantage which can lead to better futures. The Foundation continues to focus its work almost exclusively on the Baltimore metro…

Abell Foundation

The Foundation has six broad program areas of interest: community development; workforce development; education; health and human services; conservation and environment; and arts and culture. Within these areas, the Foundation invites requests for demonstration projects, feasibility studies, strategic planning, capital improvements, new construction, and equipment, program development and enhancements, research, and program–related investments.

Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation - Maryland, Europe

The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation was established in 1959 to perpetuate the philanthropic tradition of its founders, who were committed to the vitality of Baltimore™s cultural, educational, civic and Jewish communal institutions. Today, the Foundation continues our founders™ commitment to improve the lives of Baltimore residents by supporting efforts to improve quality public education, funding workforce development and job oppor…

Ausherman Family Foundation

The Ausherman Family Foundation was established in 2006 by Marvin and Lisa Ausherman to fulfill their vision for Frederick County, Maryland. That vision is a dynamic society where committed individuals and institutions work together to ensure that the needs of all are met. The Foundation™s mission to be a catalyst for change is both local and global.

Baltimore Community Foundation

Letters of inquiry concerning grants from the Baltimore Community Foundation to support projects in arts and culture, children and families, and community development. Preference will be given to proposals that promote a public–sector tourism campaign, increase Baltimore’s cultural profile, support community involvement in the arts, explore new revenue options for regional cultural activities, support disadvantaged neighborhoods, develop young p…

Baltimore Gas & Electric

At BGE we embrace the philosophy that our corporate vitality depends on the well–being of the communities we serve. Through thoughtful social investments of time and money, we strive to enhance the quality of life in these communities where our employees, customers, and their families live.

Calvert Foundation

The Foundation offers individuals opportunities to reach disadvantaged communities with economic development capital –– creating jobs and homes, while earning a modest return on investment.

Carl M. Freeman Foundation - MD, DE, WV, Wash DC

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation has historically emphasized our support in the communities where we live and work “ including Montgomery County, Maryland; Sussex County, Delaware; and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. During our history we have been proud to provide significant grants to a wide variety of community organizations seeking funding “ and have supported everything from arts organizations and hunger centers to educational an…

Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a non–profit grant–making organization chartered to promote public awareness of and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Children's Charities Foundation - Wash DC, VA, MD

Founded in 1994 by a group of Washington–area business and professional leaders, The Children™s Charities Foundation has distributed nearly $7 million to charities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area including the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George™s Counties in Maryland; Fairfax and Arlington Counties in Virginia; and the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County enables all people with philanthropic interests to support the issues they care about in our community, easily and effectively. We work to create long–term assets to support the quality of life for the residents of Anne Arundel County. Each year we award thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to the many educational, humanitarian, and cultural organizations that make this county a great place t…

Community Foundation of Carroll County

The Mission of the Community Foundation of Carroll County is to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the community of Carroll County through philanthropic means. Areas of funding interest include education, recreation, the arts, health, social, and medical services and historic preservation that also promote the mission and goals of the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc.

Community Foundation of Charles County

The Community Foundation of Charles County mission is to improve the quality of life for the community of Charles County by aligning philanthropic interests with community needs through stewardship and collaboration. Proposals must address one or more of the needs identified in one or more of the following six focus areas of the report: Arts and Culture; Education and Scholarships; Environment; General Community Improvements; Health and Wellness; and Youth…

Community Foundation of Frederick County

The Community Foundation of Frederick County is a community foundation established in 1986 to ensure financial support for nonprofit organizations primarily serving the Frederick County, Maryland area and to award educational scholarships to deserving Frederick County students. Distributions and grants are made to tax–exempt, nonprofit charitable organizations primarily serving Frederick County in the areas of education, the arts, health, social serv…

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

The Foundation supports special projects by nonprofit organizations serving residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.

Community Foundation of Washington County

The Community Foundation of Washington County serves as a hub for charitable giving in Washington County. We work in partnership with charitable–minded individuals and groups who want to give something permanent back to their communities. Grants will be awarded to programs addressing homelessness/housing assistance; domestic and child abuse and neglect; hunger; and medical care for the uninsured or underinsured.

Delaplaine Foundation

The Delaplaine Foundation is a private family foundation based in Frederick, Maryland, dedicated to the enrichment of communities and families within Maryland, nearby states and the District of Columbia. The following are some of the areas of special interest to Delaplaine Foundation. Please note that the Foundation is not limited to these areas and we encourage all eligible groups and organizations with a worthy cause to apply: Cultural Arts, Historical D…

Exelon Corporation - IL, PA, TX, NJ, MD, MA

In 2008, Exelon Corporation made over 3,000 grants totaling more than $25 million to non–profit organizations. Our employees donated nearly $4 million for the annual United Way campaign. We focus our corporate giving in four areas and give to the communities in which we live and serve and encourage our employees to support the organizations that they value. Areas of funding interest include Education, Environment, Neighborhood Development, Arts &…

Freddie Mac Foundation

The Foundation funds programs in the areas of: strengthening families, foster care and adoption, youth development. Geographic Areas: The Foundation’s grantmaking program serves the following metropolitan Washington, DC areas: District of Columbia; Virginia – the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas Park, and Leesburg; Maryland – the counties of Charles, Frederick,…

Goldseker Foundation

The Goldseker Foundation has granted $70 million to more than 400 nonprofit organizations and projects in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Though the focus of the Foundation’s grantmaking has evolved over time, in all of our grantmaking we have sought to honor Mr. Goldseker’s wish that the Foundation serve the Baltimore community by investing in its institutions and people.


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Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is dedicated to assisting the poor through operating and capital grants to direct service organizations primarily located in Maryland, Hawaii, Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Israel and the Former Soviet Union. These grants focus on meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, health, socialization, and enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on old…

Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg

The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation provides support primarily in the Baltimore region. Program areas are arts and culture, youth development, health, and adult self–sufficiency.

Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation

The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation is particularly interested in programs that preserve and strengthen Jewish life and the Jewish People, provide access to and appreciation of performing arts, and enhance the well–being of families. Grants in the latter two categories are made primarily in Washington D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland. For grants serving the Jewish community, support may be provided to local, national, and/or inter…


Focusing on education and the environment, HSBC Bank USA builds strong, enduring relationships with a wide range of organizations, providing the resources and tools to sustain long–term results. HSBC’s 2008 U.S. social investment was $26 million and we were honored to have been recognized by more than 15 of our partner organizations for our philanthropy. HSBC Bank USA has branches in CA, CT, FL, MD, NJ, NY, VA.

Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation

The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation promotes social justice and human rights through its five program areas: Jewish life, strengthening Israeli democracy, health and mental health, educational opportunity, and human rights. Support is provided to organizations in the United States and abroad.

John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation

The John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation awards grants only to organizations headquartered in and providing services for residents of Washington, DC and the Maryland & Virginia suburbs. The Foundation does not award grants to organizations that are headquartered in other parts of the country, even if they serve these preferred communities. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding organizations that are addressing the following issues: Hom…

Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment

The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment promotes policy, advocacy, and enforcement to improve water quality, restore ecological balance, and foster an engaged citizenry within the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Coastal Bays and the Pacific Coast region.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is committed to a program of philanthropy that supports the Corporation’s strategic business goals and invests in the quality of life in the communities where our employees work and live. Lockheed Martin’s primary areas of funding are: K–16 math, science and engineering educational initiatives; Civic, cultural, environmental, and health & human services programs that strengthen our communities; Causes of importance to ou…

Lois H. and Charles A. Miller Foundation - MD, NY, CT

The Lois H. and Charles A. Miller Foundation, Inc. provides grants for healthcare, higher education, historic preservation, animal welfare and the arts. Currently we support organizations in and around Baltimore, Maryland, New York City, New York’s Hudson River Valley and the Northwestern area of Connecticut.

M&T Bank Charitable Foundation - NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, DE, Wash DC

At M&T Bank, we recognize that our corporate success is directly related to the health and vitality of the communities we serve. So, as a corporate citizen, we believe in providing resources to not–for–profit organizations that make our communities better places to live and work. Through our philanthropic arm, The M&T Charitable Foundation, we support a diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations with financ…

Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation

Grant categories – Areas of funding interest: Education (Catholic and nonsectarian, nonpublic schools specifically catering to special education needs); Human Services, Health Care, Catholic Activities, Arts and Humanities. The Foundation will continue to consider private colleges and universities as well as educational programs offered by social and human service organizations. Applications are accepted from organizations in Baltimore City and in th…

Meyer Foundation

The Meyer Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the people and communities in the Washington, DC, Maryland & Virgina. Grants are awarded the areas of arts and humanities, community service, education, health and mental health, law and justice, and neighborhood development and housing.

Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds - Baltimore

The Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds (“the Funds”) are a group of Baltimore–based family foundations committed to honoring the legacy of the family’s philanthropic vision and whose contributions have had significant impact not only on the city of Baltimore, but nationally and internationally as well.

Mid-Shore Community Foundation

The Mid–Shore Community Foundation connects private resources with public needs to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties, Maryland. Non–profit, governmental or other public groups interested in applying for grants are invited to submit an application.

Orioles Charitable Foundation

The Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation and the Baltimore Orioles, Inc., support many civic and charitable organizations with the goal of enriching the lives of fans throughout Birdland. Since the ownership group led by Peter Angelos purchased the team, the Baltimore Orioles have donated more than $9.5 million to support various organizations in the Orioles’ community.

Palmer Foundation - MD, NC, VA. DC, IL, WI

Rogers and Mary D. Palmer established The Palmer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation, in 1990. The trustees believe in honest, open communication, creativity, education and individual empowerment. The foundation’s geographical region is limited to the Mid West states (Wisconsin & Illinois) and the Mid Atlantic states (Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington DC), unless one of the directors has a personal interest elsewhere.

Parks and People Foundation - Baltimore

The Parks and People Foundation is a non–profit organization that creates and supports educational, recreational and environmental programs and partnerships that work to unite the citizens and open spaces of Baltimore, Maryland.

Prince George's Community Foundation

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $2 million in grants to local community–based organizations. These are “safety–net” organizations that help to protect, educate, and nurture our children, our families, and our special needs populations by offering essential community programs.

Rauch Foundation

The Rauch Foundation is a Long Island–based family foundation that supports innovative and effective programs designed to: Give disadvantaged children a better start in life; Improve the natural environment in Maryland and on Long Island; Build management skills and foster leadership in the nonprofit and civic sectors. Areas of funding interest include Children and Families, Environment (Long Island and Maryland) and Leadership.

Sovereign Bank Foundation - CT, DE, MA, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI

The Sovereign Bank Foundation, (the Foundation) makes charitable contributions to 501(c)(3) non–profit organizations. Areas of funding interest include Community Investment and Economic Development, Youth & Education, Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture.

Takoma Foundation

The Takoma Foundation, a nonprofit entity, raises funds and makes grants to advance the social, environmental, economic, educational and cultural interests of the greater Takoma Park community. The Foundation has focused its grant–giving on projects that empower individuals, break down barriers, build connections between people and grow community capacity. The Foundation is especially looking for grant proposals that encourage and involve resident pa…

TKF Foundation

The TKF Foundation is a private grant–making foundation whose purpose is to create “Open Spaces, Sacred Places”. It partners with organizations to create sacred places which increase a sense of community and contribute to a deepening of human connections. These sacred places foster the development of human spirituality and are open and accessible to people of all beliefs, faiths and cultures. The Foundation supports only 501(c)(3) organizations and i…

Wachovia Foundation

The Wachovia Foundation is a private foundation that is funded annually by Wachovia Corporation. We provide grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax–exempt organizations in two primary and two secondary focus areas. Primary Focus Areas: Education, Community Development. Secondary Focus Areas: Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture. Geographical areas: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Yor…

Washington Gas Charitable Giving Program - Wash DC, MD & VA

As a responsible corporate citizen, Washington Gas has developed a Charitable Giving Program that is designed to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the communities it serves through contributions, in–kind support and volunteer resources. The Charitable Giving Program focuses on three primary areas: education, the environment and health. Support is provided primarily in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation - Multiple States

The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation directs and manages several grantmaking programs. Grants in response to requests from the communities we serve are made through the Capacity Building Grants program. At the O’Neill Foundation the application process for a capacity building grant is an ongoing collaboration between the Foundation and the grant seeker. Our goal is to support the applicant during all phases of the process by maintaini…

Wright Family Foundation

The Wright Family Foundation is committed to diverse educational initiatives that provide intervention, support, and enrichment programs for at–risk children to realize their full potential. Applicant must be providing support and services to at–risk youth in Baltimore, Maryland or Austin, Texas.