Funding Opportunities

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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.

Fall 2020

The following seven Funding Opportunities qualify for a 50% match from the Jewish Federations of North America’s Human Services Relief Matching Fund. The grant must be made payable to The Associated, and The Associated will pass the grant to the agency.

1. Unrestricted COVID Relief Fund – $1,000

In the Baltimore Jewish community, the need for human services such as counseling, emergency financial assistance and employment services continues to grow. An unrestricted grant for COVID relief allows The Associated to allocate funds where needed most. The Associated

2. COVID Supplies for Group Residences – $500

Jewish Community Services provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities. Funding is needed for PPE and infection control supplies to ensure the safety of both the residents and staff. The Associated for Jewish Community Services

3. Disinfecting Equipment and Supplies – $800

The Jewish Community Center has reopened its facilities and many of its services with new safety protocols and procedures in place. Funding will help to underwrite sanitizing equipment and supplies. The Associated for the Jewish Community Center

4. Emergency Expenses for Victims of Abuse – $1,000

The rise in tension due to the stress of social isolation, children being schooled in the home and unemployment leads to rapidly escalating violence that in many cases requires swift intervention. Emergency funding will enable CHANA to help victims of abuse with urgent needs such as transportation or moving expenses. The Associated for CHANA

5. Jewish Community Food Fund – $1,000

The Jewish Community Food Fund is dedicated to fighting hunger in Baltimore’s Jewish community. Today, a growing number of individuals and families are facing economic hardship. Funding will help to feed a family of four for two months. The Associated for Jewish Community Services

6. Recreational Activities for Older Adults – $600

More than 1,600 older adults live in Weinberg Senior Living facilities. Funding will underwrite program supplies for safe, socially distanced recreational activities that help reduce isolation during this challenging time. The Associated for CHAI

7. Virtual Connections for Older Adults – $540

The Myerberg Center’s new Virtual Center gives older adults access to over 50 live classes and programs weekly and an extensive catalog of recorded classes to help them stay active and connected. Funding will underwrite five three-month subscriptions for low-income seniors. The Associated for the Myerberg Center

Additional Funding Opportunities

8. Craft & Activity Kits for Families – $700

The Jewish Community Center is fostering connections to Jewish traditions and culture by developing meaningful Jewish family experiences that are virtual or socially distanced. Funding will help to underwrite themed craft & activity kits for participants. The Jewish Community Center

9. Disability Awareness Workshops – $500

B’More Inclusive workshops for schools and organizations use experiential activities to promote sensitivity and inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Funding will underwrite materials that can be distributed in advance of new virtual workshops. Center for Jewish Education

10. Cloth Facemasks for Vulnerable Populations – $750

Masks are urgently needed so people can move as safely as possible in the community and access public transportation, stores, schools, and more. Funding will purchase 1,500 facemasks to be included in winter care packages for vulnerable individuals. Jewish Volunteer Connection

11. Nutritious Meals for Low-Income Families – $780

Working with a diverse array of organizational partners throughout Baltimore City and County, Pearlstone is addressing food insecurity by preparing and delivering nutritious meals to people in need. The requested funding will underwrite 120 meals for low-income children and families. Pearlstone

12. Online Museum Programming – $500

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has been developing a robust array of online programs for school children, families, and adults. Funds will help to underwrite equipment, such as cameras and tripods, needed to produce high-quality digital exhibit tours and live stream programming. Jewish Museum of Maryland

13. Outreach Program for At-Risk Youth – $750

Park Heights Renaissance’s Safe Streets Youth Council is helping high risk youth ages 14-25 overcome barriers to employment and education and providing leadership development and conflict resolution programs. Funding will help to underwrite program costs for 10 participants. Park Heights Renaissance

14. Sanitization Supplies – $600

The Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore provides a “home-away-from-home” for seriously ill children and their families. Sanitizing supplies are needed ensure the house and shuttle are disinfected to keep the families safe. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore

15. Special Education Resources for Remote Learning – $750

Today’s learning environment is particularly challenging for students with learning disabilities. Funding will purchase materials and subscriptions to online resources that will help to engage students working virtually with SHEMESH Reading Specialists. SHEMESH

16. Winter Care Packages for Children in Poverty – $650

St. Francis Neighborhood Center is committed to ending generational poverty in West Baltimore through holistic intervention programs for youth and families. Funding will purchase cold weather gear and hygiene items for children in West Baltimore. St. Francis Neighborhood Center

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