Grants for Mentoring Programs in Maryland
Grants for Mentoring Programs in Maryland
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Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), now including the Pepco Holdings utilities, is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2015 revenues of approximately $34.5 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,700 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Exelon’s six utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through its Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco subsidiaries
One way we connect with our communities is through local grants. Exelon’s grant applications are easy to complete. You can submit online applications for program, event and sponsorship support.
Exelon Directs Corporate Giving To Four Key Areas:
We fund programs that deliver measurable, sustainable improvements in the communities we serve. We invest in organizations that have proven track records in these areas:
Building Exelon’s Future Workforce
- Programs that encourage students to stay in school and develop their full potential, promote math and science, improve workforce skills, and encourage personal development through scholarships, mentoring and internships.
Energy Empowerment in Our Communities
- Programs that improve the quality of our environment; promote environmental education, conservation and preservation; develop cleaner sources of energy; protect endangered species; and beautify neighborhoods.
Equal Access to Arts and Culture
- Cultural institutions with broad public exposure and programs designed to make arts and culture more accessible to a wider and more diverse audience.
Enrichment Through Local Vitality
- We support a wide range of nonprofit organizations that support individuals and families most in need through our Employee Engagement programs, including our Employee Giving Campaign, Matching Gifts. and Dollars for Doers.
- We also make a limited number of contributions in this area with strategic partners such as local United Way chapters in the communities we serve.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Hearst Foundations' Mission
The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
Hearst Foundations' Goals
The Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that result in:
- Improved health and quality of life
- Access to high quality educational options to promote increased academic achievement
- Arts and sciences serving as a cornerstone of society
- Sustainable employment and productive career paths for adults
- Stabilizing and supporting families
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests – culture, education, health and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the Foundations seek to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The Foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.
The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting and measurable impact. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. The Foundations’ focus is largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development.
Types of Support: Program, scholarship, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving needs, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. Because the Foundations seek to use their funds to create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health, support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund direct-service organizations that tackle the roots of chronic poverty by applying effective solutions to the most challenging social and economic problems. The Foundations prioritize supporting programs that have proven successful in facilitating economic independence and in strengthening families. Preference is also given to programs with the potential to scale productive practices in order to reach more people in need.
Types of Support: Program, capital and general support
Wal Mart Foundation
Walmart’s more than 2 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and family in thousands of communities around the globe. Walmart works to strengthen these communities through both retail business and community giving, and we support and invest in communities through local giving. The following programs have open application processes with specific deadlines for eligibility and consideration.
Local Community Grants
Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects.
Areas of Funding
- There are eight (8) areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.
- Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
- Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
- Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
- Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
The Wawa Foundation provides financial grants on a local, regional and national level ensuring that our commitment extends from the local communities Wawa serves to the regional footprint Wawa occupies in the mid-Atlantic and Florida. Only registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations operating in Wawa’s six-state area are eligible to apply. Organizations must fall into The Wawa Foundation’s three key areas of focus: Health, Hunger and Everyday Heroes. To learn more, review our Criteria for Success.
Wawa Foundation Financial Grants
Our submission windows for grants over $2,500 will be the months of January, April, July and October. Qualified organizations can submit grant requests and Letters of Inquiry during those timeframes. Requests will be reviewed and organizations will receive a response before the next grant submission window opens.
Areas of Focus
The Wawa Foundation will provide funding to organizations committed to saving and improving lives in the communities Wawa serves. Specifically, The Wawa Foundation will support organizations dedicated to Championing Life-saving Research & Care for People in Need by:
- Providing grants to hospitals with a focus on pediatric institutions
- Funding research
- Supporting care and comfort Initiatives
The Wawa Foundation will play a leading role in hunger relief in the communities Wawa serves. To achieve this, we will support programs that enable us to Lead Hunger Relief Efforts by:
- Providing food donations to local pantries daily through Wawa Share
- Improving access to food through financial grants
- Enabling Feeding America Food Banks to reach more communities through annual in-store campaigns
The Wawa Foundation is committed to Supporting the Heroes Making a Difference Every Day by:
- Showing appreciation and care to our military, veterans, first responders and other heroes in our local communities
- Enhancing the education and mentoring of at-risk youth in grades K-12.
- Supporting heroes through crisis response, blood drives, and volunteering
Herb Block Foundation
When Herb Block died in October 2001, he left $50 million with instructions to create a foundation to encourage the art of editorial cartooning and to support charitable and educational programs that help promote and support the causes he championed during his 72 years of cartooning. The Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged.
Pathways Out of Poverty
This program will focus on helping needy young people and adults gain a quality education. For projects serving youth, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals which focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people. Projects may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities, and mentoring programs. Programs designed to increase high school graduation rates are encouraged to apply.For projects serving adults, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals to provide literacy education and GED preparation, and to offer vocational training and job placement.Grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 will be considered. Grants will be considered for one year's funding.
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
To improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large through education, research, clinical care, and service.
Achieving health equity in America remains a challenge and we have a long way to go to ensure that no one is left behind. Finding solutions to address our toughest health equity challenges may be optimized if we expand our vision of discovery and innovation. Achieving health equity is a global vision for the future. Therefore, we believe that advancing health equity means looking for solutions locally and globally spurring ideas from across the world, as a part of a large toolkit to address health equity.
The Global Learning for Health Equity (GL4HE) Network seeks to work with health equity and global health promoters to leverage global ideas to advance health equity and population health in local communities. The Network, funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was created in 2020 as part of a project called the “Global Learning Network to Advance Health Equity: A Learning Collaborative.” The purpose of the Network is to encourage health equity promoters to look globally at ideas from around the world that may address some of the greatest health equity challenges in local communities in America. The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is the primary hub of the Network but works in close collaborations with national global learning experts from Athens City County Health Department in Athens, Ohio; the COPE program in the Four Corners region in the Navajo Nation in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Montefiore Health System; and the Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Leveraging experience from these global learning experts in our consortium, the Network has learned from five U.S. communities that have already brought global ideas to their communities: three in urban settings (Bronx, New York; Detroit, Michigan; and Baltimore, Maryland) and two in rural settings (Athens, Ohio, and the Navajo Nation). Examples of the global ideas that our experts have implemented include adaptation and implementation of community health worker models from Togo to the Bronx and Latin America to Ohio, to social inclusion programs from Brazil to Baltimore, to child development programs from Peru to the Navajo Nation, and health system improvement initiatives from Nepal and Rwanda to Detroit.
From the Network’s webinar series and review of the literature, we know that the practice of global learning is a newly emerging field, often implemented without a system and guidance. Our Network seeks to strengthen the exploration and implementation of global learning for health equity projects by funding five to ten small grants that can help both novice and experienced global learning organizations catalyze teams to consider global ideas for health equity challenges. To support the process, our team created a global learning for health equity model, which is a graphic representation of the global learning process to make it more accessible to newcomers and to help experienced global learning experts expand their work. This framework will be used to help communities engage in global learning on a continuum from determining which area of health equity a community wants to address through sharing results.
This Call for Proposals is designed to support global learners at any of the stages represented in the model to help progress the learners forward in their global learning journey and to set them up for future funding. Applicants will be required to propose a project that addresses one or more of the domains listed below. The goal of this seed funding program is to support a community organization, academic partnership or public health department develop preliminary data on one element of global learning to help the group embark on the path of global learning for health equity and seek further funding.
The GL4HE Network will support grantees as they plan for a global learning project in their communities. We encourage both new entrants and those experienced in global learning to apply for funding. Grantees and their organizations will be considered "Global Learning Teams." Each Global Learning Team will be partnered and matched with one or more global learning for health equity experts from the Network dependent on their health equity project type and stage of global learning. Network experts will provide support, including coaching and mentoring on implementation, research, and synthesis plans. All Network experts have experience in implementation science, research and evaluation, and community engagement and can support global learning research and evaluation.
To obtain funding, potential grantees will propose a global learning initiative they would like to bring to their community to address a health equity challenge. The grant will fund 5-10 groups to design global learning initiatives under the mentorship of GL4HE Network partners with expertise in multiple areas of global learning. The primary deliverable for these grants will be a well-designed project report detailing the outcome of the funded project, pilot data collected, and proposed next steps to further design, implement, or evaluate a global learning initiative. Global Learning Teams will be offered at least two opportunities to share their proposals with curated panels of global health and health equity funders in “pitch” sessions designed to provide feedback and exposure to grantees. The Global Learning Teams will become members of the GL4HE Network at the completion of the grant term.
The GL4HE team will provide technical assistance to grantees throughout the process. Through its research, the GL4HE Network determined that the most significant barriers to global learning are lack of understanding and mentorship at every step of the global learning process. The unfamiliarity and lack of continuous support prevents community organizations, academia, health care systems, and public health departments from taking the first steps into global learning to address their health equity needs. Technical assistance from Network experts will support grantees and provide resources to mitigate challenges to uptake of global learning.
Grants of $30,000-$50,000 are available for 6-8 projects.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
The Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
We are dedicated to uplifting communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area through strong, innovative partnerships.
We are dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations primarily located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This includes a focus on helping youth secure a promising future, especially through early childhood education, mentoring and youth leadership programs. Equally important are organizations that help offer relief from hunger and homelessness; provide prospects for people to lead healthy lives; and create gainful employment opportunities for vulnerable youth and adults.
Each year the Foundation awards approximately 150 grants totaling $1.8 million across two program areas:
The Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation believes that every child deserves the opportunity to receive a quality education regardless of background. Our strategy strives to uplift the children of Washington, D.C. by investing in partners that support and develop the birth to five continuum.
Early Childhood Development
The ages from birth to five play a crucial role in a child’s life, especially those children from homes of underserved areas. Studies show that a child’s brain development from birth to three years old is the foundation for all future learning. We look for partnerships that provide children from birth to three the emotional, behavioral, and educational support they need to be ready for Pre-K and beyond. In addition the quality of education children receive as three and four year olds plays a significant role in their later academic success. By supporting high quality Pre-K programs, we believe the achievement gap between low income children and more affluent children can be closed.
The Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation believes that the fulfillment of basic individual needs is an essential part of achieving a strong and sustainable community. To lead a healthy and productive life, individuals need continual access to adequate food, a safe and secure home, and the dignity of productive employment. We focus on partnerships that uplift communities and strengthen the individual members by ensuring food security for vulnerable populations and developing a workforce that can support the community.
Gainful Employment Opportunities
We believe that employment provides more than just financial benefits; it connects the individual to the community and builds self-esteem. While most everyone wants a job, it can be hard for those with limited or out-dated skills and those reintegrating to the community to find a stable job. Our partners provide the job training and employment counseling that help individuals prepare for the job market and find opportunities at livable wages. With the Marriott family’s long history in the hospitality industry, we have a special focus on programs with the hospitality and technology industries where diverse people can succeed along many paths.
Funding Request Range
Grants from the Foundation typically support general operations. First-time requests are advised to be in the $5,000-$10,000 range.
Community Foundation of Washington County Maryland
The Community Foundation of Washington County, MD was established as a permanent and growing philanthropic vehicle for charitably minded people and corporations to contribute financial resources that enrich the community’s quality of life. Income from our various funds offers financial support, in the form of grants, allowing us to meet current needs and prepare for the future. We support a wide-range of qualified nonprofit organizations and causes, primarily in Washington County, Maryland. Our grant making objectives:
- Support creative, focused, results-oriented responses to existing or emerging community challenges
- Reward efforts that recognize and build on community strengths and assets
- Improve the effectiveness and build the capacity of Washington County’s nonprofit organizations
- Facilitate cooperation and collaboration among community organizations
Community Foundation Responsive Grants
This year’s grants focus on the development of a stronger community through high impact programs and initiatives within the following areas:
- Family stability, including elderly care, safety and security, mental healthcare for children and family units;
- youth development with a focus on mentoring and advocacy, including childcare;
- arts, recreation and educational opportunities for our community’s youth and the underserved.
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