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. Cold Weather Care Packages for the Homeless – $750
Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Community Mitzvah Day engages more than 1,200 volunteers who create and distribute winter care packages, serve meals, visit isolated seniors, provide activities for families and children at local shelters, and more. Funding will purchase supplies for 2,000 winter care packages and other service projects that benefit Baltimore’s most vulnerable community members. Jewish Volunteer Connection

2. Emergency Assistance for Southwest Baltimore Families – $504
Families living in poverty and experiencing homelessness turn to Paul’s Place for help meeting their basic needs and resources to move toward self-sufficiency. A gift of $504 will provide emergency assistance to prevent food insecurity, utility shut-offs, eviction, or other one-time expenses for two families in financial crisis. Paul’s Place

3. Financial Assistance for Early Childhood Education -– $750
The Jewish Community Center’s accredited Early Childhood Education centers promote early learning through exploratory, child-directed play. Funding will underwrite a need-based scholarship for a family that cannot afford the full tuition. Jewish Community Center

4. Fresh Produce for Shelters and Food Pantries – $500
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 healthy fresh produce to families in need. Pearlstone Center

5. Home Repairs and Modifications for Low-Income Seniors – $650
CHAI’s Senior Home Repair program provides low-income seniors with home repairs and modifications that support their independence. Funds will underwrite safety modifications such as stair railings, bathroom safety chairs and bathroom grab bars. CHAI

6. Hot Meals for Baltimore City Youth at Out-of-School-Time Programming – $1,000
Thread engages academically underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a Thread Family comprised of up to four committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. Provide one month of hot meals for our students and volunteers at one of our high school sites as they build relationships and work toward academic, personal, and professional growth during Thread's after-school, out-of-school-time programming. Thread

7. Needs-Based Scholarships for Jewish Day Schools – $1,000
Our community’s day schools provide students with a solid foundation of Jewish knowledge, values, customs and community. The Associated supports 10 partner schools by providing funding for needs-based scholarships. Funds will help to underwrite financial assistance for a family that cannot afford the full tuition. The Associated

8. Shelter for Victims of Elder Abuse – $700
CHANA provides crisis intervention, counseling and legal advocacy to address the needs of people experiencing abuse and trauma. CHANA’s new safehouse for victims of elder abuse is one of only a handful of safe havens in the country designed for older adults. Funding will provide two months of shelter, underwriting utilities, security and maintenance costs. CHANA

9. Subsidized Personal Care Services for Frail Older Adults – $960
Each month, Jewish Community Services provides financial assistance to about 160 low-income older adults to help them obtain personal care services from community providers. Underwrite 80 hours of care for low-income seniors. Jewish Community Services

10. Transportation for Students to Attend STEM Program – $475
Through a curriculum of STEM exposure, career immersion and college access and completion support, Building STEPS unlocks potential and ensures college and career success for Baltimore’s brightest students in greatest need. A Building STEPS student is 14 times more likely to earn a college degree than their non-Building STEPS classmate. Funding will cover transportation costs for 40 students to attend one full-day STEM experience. Building STEPS

11. Tutoring for At-Risk Ethiopian-Israeli Children – $600
The Ethiopian National Project’s School Performance and Community Empowerment (SPACE) program provides low-income Ethiopian-Israeli students with academic support and enrichment to improve their scores on Israel’s matriculation exams. Funding will underwrite one year of SPACE programming for a student in Ashkelon. The Associated

12. Winter Relief for the Elderly in the former Soviet Union – $800
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) provides winter relief for nearly 17,000 destitute Jewish seniors across the former Soviet Union. Funding will help to provide those in need with coats, boots and warm blankets. The Associated

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