Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds


Background

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! 

Eligibility

Organization must:

Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or a fiscal agent;
Serve the Baltimore area;
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.

Typical Grants

$250 - $2,500 

Guidelines

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

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

How to apply

NEW Applicants: Visit the grant portal, create your account and follow the instructions to submit a new application.

EXISTING Applicants: Visit the portal for existing applicants and log in to review your application.

Deadlines

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.

QUESTION ABOUT GRANTS APPLICATIONS?
Kendra Shaw
410-332-4172 x149
Contact Information

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