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.

Addressing Hunger Insecurity

1. 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

2. Food Assistance in the Baltimore Jewish Community – $375
The Jewish Community Food Fund is dedicated to fighting hunger in the Baltimore Jewish community. Provide three weeks of groceries for a single parent with two children. Jewish Community Services

3. 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

4. Fresh Produce for the Hungry – $360
Pearlstone Center’s sustainable farm grows a variety of nutritious vegetables and fruit. Every year, at least 10% of the crops are donated to homeless shelters and food pantries in Baltimore. Funding will offset the cost of providing a season’s worth of healthy fresh produce to families in need. Pearlstone Center

5. Healthy Meals for Ethiopian-Israeli Children – $300
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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Hunger Relief in the former Soviet Union – $325
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

9. 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

10.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

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