Neighborhood Grants Program: Mobilization & Leadership Grants

Baltimore Community Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $7,500

Anticipated deadline: Jul 20, 2019 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Maryland: Baltimore County, Baltimore city

Location of residency: Counties in Maryland: Baltimore County, Baltimore city

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BCF aims to help neighborhoods become and remain safe, vibrant, clean and green, and to be supporters and champions of their local schools. Our Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP) offers different types of small grants to organizations pursuing these objectives.

  • Mobilization Grants are for projects that will get more neighbors involved in the community.
  • Leadership Grants are for projects that build new leaders or improve existing leadership in the neighborhood. 

Typical Grants

  • Mobilization: $1,000 - $5,000
  • Leadership: Up to $7,500 (25% match from other sources is required) 


All applications must show a connection to one or more of BCF’s objectives of helping neighborhoods become safe, vibrant, clean and green and to be supporters and champions of their local schools.

Examples of suitable projects include: Neighborhood clean-up/greening, community gardens and festivals.

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


  • Eligibility varies by grant type. Generally, funding is for resident-led projects and community-based organizations that include resident leadership and that address a community need.
  • Groups in Baltimore City and Baltimore County may apply.
  • Applicants for Leadership Grants must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. 
  • Organization must have one of the following:
    • 501(c)(3) nonprofit status,
    • a nonprofit fiscal agent, or
    • a group bank account. 


  • Priority will be given to projects that accomplish one or more of the following: 
    • Make your neighborhood safe, vibrant, clean or green;
    • Support successful students and schools; 
    • Include diverse perspectives and participation by residents of all ages; 
    • Increase participation by residents, organizations and businesses in neighborhood activities and community associations;
    • Increase residents’ confidence to do other projects; 
    • Build partnerships with residents, community based organizations, schools, religious institutions, local merchants or others.

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