Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds

Baltimore Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $250 - US $2,500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Baltimore city, Maryland

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




The Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds, established at the Baltimore Community Foundation in 2012, is designed to provide mini-grants to nonprofit orgs. To facilitate their good works in neighborhoods and schools when funding from other sources is not available.

Volunteers: please encourage your organizations to apply! 


The purposes to which Mitzvah Fund monies may be applied are broadly defined. Examples might include:

  • $250 to a recreation center to purchase bats, balls, and bases for a summer softball league
  • $500 to a senior center to purchase art supplies for activities for an adult daycare program
  • $1,000 to an elementary school to purchase musical instruments for an after-school music program

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organization must:
    • Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or a fiscal agent;
    • Serve Baltimore City;
    • Not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, color, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation;
    • Have a total budget less than $250,000;
    • Apply for a project whose budget is no more than $10,000.


  • The Mitzvah Fund does not make grants for:
    • Start-up organizations
    • Capital campaigns, building construction, renovations or other capital projects
    • Individuals
    • Multiple years
    • Institution of higher education
    • Projects that do not serve the Baltimore community