Funding Opportunities

Your fund or foundation has an important philanthropic role to play in our community.

While the Annual Campaign is a strong safety net, it cannot cover every need in Baltimore. Please consider supporting one or more of the programs below through your fund or foundation. Click here for a donor-advised fund grant recommendation form.

1. Academic Evaluations for Low-Income Children – $480
Dyslexia Tutoring Program works with low-income children and adults who are dyslexic or have a language-based learning disability. Funding will provide free cognitive and academic testing for four children. Dyslexia Tutoring Program

2. 'Back-to-School' Shabbat Dinners for College Students – $500
Each local Hillel provides special programming that welcomes Jewish students back to campus and introduces new students to Hillel. Help to make the first Shabbat of the school year special by sponsoring Shabbat dinner for 50 students on one of the following campuses: College Park, Goucher, Hopkins, Towson, and UMBC. Hillel

3. Behavioral Services at Camp – $400
This summer, SHEMESH will provide behavioral services at the Jewish Community Center’s Camp Koolanu for a group of children who need additional structure and support during the summer months to be fully prepared for kindergarten. Funding will underwrite eight hours of services. SHEMESH

4. Camp Scholarship – $600
Sisters Circle provides long-term mentoring to foster meaningful and sustainable change in the lives of girls and young women in Baltimore. Funding will pay for three middle school girls to attend a two week camp this summer. Sisters Circle

5. Cooking Classes – $500
The Institute for Integrative Health aims to overcome barriers to preparing healthy home-cooked meals in neighborhoods with poor access to healthy food. Cooking Coaches lead weekly sessions, exploring proper nutrition, healthy cooking techniques and money-saving strategies. Funding will provide 125 healthy meals to help participants incorporate health-promoting strategies into their daily lives. Institute for Integrative Health

6. Day Camp Scholarships – $700
The Jewish Community Center’s “JCamps” offer a wide variety of Jewish day camp experiences for 1,300 campers. Provide a scholarship for a child whose family cannot afford to pay the camp fees in full. Jewish Community Center

7. Field Trips for Youth in Baltimore City – $1,000
Bridges is committed to the long-term success of Baltimore City youth and provides programs for 260 students ages 9-22. Bridges Summer Institute, a five-week program, includes a weekly field trip that introduces students to experiences in community service, the environment, and college/career. Underwrite a summer field trip. Boys School of St. Paul, designated for Bridges

8. Food Assistance in the Baltimore Jewish Community – $500
The Jewish Community Food Fund is dedicated to fighting hunger in the Baltimore Jewish community. Provide 1 month of groceries for a single parent with two children. Jewish Community Services

9.Food for Shelters and Soup Kitchens – $350
Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC) engages volunteers to address issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty. Funding will underwrite the purchase of food and supplies for hands-on service projects such as preparing meals to be served in shelters and soup kitchens. Jewish Volunteer Connection

10.Gardening Club – $1,000
CHAI is a nonprofit housing and community development organization serving northwest Baltimore City. Through the School and Community Partnership, CHAI works with Cross Country Elementary Middle School and provides crucial supportive services to the school and surrounding community. Funding will purchase shrubs and other supplies for the gardening club. CHAI

11. Healthy Meals for Ethiopian-Israeli Children – $450
In partnership with The Associated, the Ethiopian National Project is addressing barriers to academic achievement by providing 348 Ethiopian-Israeli children in Ashkelon with academic support, enrichment and nutritious meals. Funding will underwrite meals for participating students, helping them thrive and perform better in school. The Associated

12. Home-Delivered Kosher Meals – $315
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland (MOWCM) provides more than 33,000 nutritious kosher meals annually to people who are homebound due to age or disability. MOWCM also connects the recipients to additional services that help them continue living independently and safely in their homes. Funding will provide 25 home-delivered kosher meals. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

13. Hot Meals for Israelis in Need – $500
Leket Israel, the National Food Bank, rescues healthy, surplus fresh produce and prepared meals that would otherwise be destroyed, and delivers it to needy Israelis through partner nonprofit organizations. More than 40 million pounds of surplus food are rescued annually and distributed to 200,000 recipients each week. Support will help rescue and redistribute 1,000 hot meals. American Friends of Leket Israel

14. Hunger Relief in the former Soviet Union – $475
With support from The Associated, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) provides food assistance to more than 102,000 impoverished older adults across the former Soviet Union. Funding will underwrite meals for JDC clients. The Associated

15. Jewish Summer Camp for Children in Odessa – $400
Jewish Agency camps in Odessa help 410 Jewish children learn about Judaism, Jewish culture and Israel through fun educational programming. Provide supplies and materials for upcoming one-week summer camps. The Associated

16. Meals for High School Girls – $750
The Girls’ Empowerment Mission (GEM) serves disadvantaged Baltimore County high school girls by providing opportunities and growth experiences that will enable them to become independent, self-sufficient, and confident young women. GEM has a funding need of $750 to provide healthy snacks and meals to the girls during the GEM summer program. Living Classrooms, designated for GEM

17. Nutritious Meals for Ill & Low-Income Individuals – $500
Moveable Feast provides medically-tailored, home delivered meals to individuals of all ages living with life-threatening conditions, at no cost to the client. Funding will provide 140 meals to clients throughout the State of Maryland. Moveable Feast

18. Prevention Education Workshops for Camp Counselors in Training (CITs) – $375
A summer camp setting is an open and comfortable forum for young people to learn about and explore concepts of healthy relationships. Funding will underwrite CHANA prevention education workshops for camp Counselors-in-Training (CITs), helping the teen participants examine their own interactions with peers and learn how to be mentors to younger children. CHANA

19. Retreat for City Students – $650
The Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL) provides third through twelfth graders across Baltimore City schools with the opportunity to learn through debate. In the fall of 2018, BUDL will host a weekend of debate. Funding will support housing and food at the retreat. Baltimore Urban Debate League

20. Summer Reading – $350
The Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE)’s Summer Reading program helps children maintain their reading skills by motivating them to read books during the summer months. Funding will help CJE stock its library with books on area schools’ summer reading lists that have Jewish themes, lessons or characters and underwrite incentives, prizes and a fun kick-off event for participating children. Macks Center for Jewish Education

21. Summer School Field Trips – $320
The Jewish Museum of Maryland offers onsite and offsite educational programs interpreting the American Jewish experience for Maryland public school students including tours of its exhibitions and historic synagogues. Funding will underwrite admission and buses for 40 Baltimore City summer school students. Jewish Museum of Maryland

22. Transportation to Pearlstone for Baltimore City Students – $500
The Pearlstone Center enables and inspires vibrant Jewish life through its retreat center, on-site sustainable farm and dynamic educational programming. Promise Heights, an initiative led by the University of Maryland School of Social Work, provides children and teens in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Upton/Druid Heights with educational, social, physical, and economic opportunities. Support will enable two field trips to Pearlstone Center for students. Pearlstone Center

23. Weekend Food Packages – $600
Baltimore Hunger Project (BHP) is dedicated to eliminating the growing problem of weekend childhood hunger. They work closely with staff at partner schools to identify and reach out to students in need. BHP discreetly tucks weekend food packages in the children’s backpacks. Funding will support three students for the entire school year. Baltimore Hunger Project

24. Workshops for Baltimore City Teachers – $500
Urban Teachers train highly effective, culturally competent teachers for the students in Baltimore. Support will underwrite a weekend workshop focused on culturally responsive training. Urban Teachers

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