11/29/22 5:00 PM EST
USA: Maryland: Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties
Grants of up to $10,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit communities in eligible locations. Funding is intended for activities within the focus areas of leadership building, social connection and engagement, and enhancement of outdoor spaces. Eligible proposals benefit Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties.
The 2023 Neighborhood Grant is an opportunity for organizations with total annual operating budgets of $500,000 or less to receive funding to carry out community-centered projects that are resident-driven, connect community members and create impact in Central Maryland.
Projects should primarily fit into one of the three categories listed below. With these three broad project categories, United Way hopes to allow flexibility for neighborhood organizations to tackle the projects that can have an impact in their specific community. There are a few examples for each category, but other projects are welcome.
Although applicants are asked to identify a primary project category, projects may address more than one category.
1. Build Vibrant Neighborhoods – This category focuses on the increased usability, safety, or enhancement of neighborhood spaces. Examples:
2. Inspire Community Connection – This category focuses on increasing/sustaining social connection between residents for more than one day/event, engaging residents in neighborhood improvement and building/strengthening a sense of community within your neighborhood. Examples:
3. Empower Local Leaders – this category focuses on identifying and providing resources to local leaders (or potential local leaders, including youth) with the goal of sharing best practices with the community (organization or public) and addressing community issues through leadership empowerment. Examples:
Estimated Size of Grant:
Grant Period February 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023
Application Portal: https://uwcm.communityforce.com/Login.aspx
Applicant Questions - Applicants are invited to submit questions regarding the application via email to email@example.com with the subject line RFP Question.
Technical Support - If you need assistance accessing or using United Way’s CommunityForce grant application portal, please submit questions/requests for support via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line RFP Technical Assistance. Program staff will make every attempt to respond up to the submission deadline.