Under Armour Judy Center Challenge


Under Armour, in partnership with Fight For Children, is offering existing Baltimore City Judy Centers an opportunity to advance their early childhood education mission, between June 2017 and August 2018.

The review team for this competitive grant will evaluate proposals for the quality and quantity of impact in the following priority areas:

  • Literacy, math and/or STEM interventions
  • Socio-emotional projects
  • Enrollment campaigns
  • Summer activities
  • Informal care partnerships and activities that target 0 to 3- year olds


  • Deadline: Proposals must be received by 5 pm on Monday, April 3, 2017. 
  • Only a Judy Center Coordinator of an existing Baltimore City Judy Center may submit a proposal.
  • The proposal must effectively address one or more of the priority areas identified above for the school community.
  • The proposed activities must happen between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
  • Proposals will only be accepted electronically. Faxed or mailed copies will not be accepted. No phone calls please.
  • Proposals that exceed 3 pages will not be considered.
  • Each Judy Center is limited to one proposal submission.
  • Proposal review will focus heavily on references to research, data, trends and metrics, as well as evidence of partnerships and collaborations that leverage this one-time investment.
  • If a grant is awarded, both an interim report on progress and a final report summarizing the accomplishments outlined in the original proposal must be submitted.


  • RFP issued: March 13, 2017
  • Proposals due:    April 3, 2017
  • Grants announced: April 21, 2017
  • Funds available: June 1, 2017
  • Grant period ends: August 31, 2018

How to Apply


  • Format your proposal according to the outline below. 
  • Your proposal should be no more than three pages in length.
  • Attach your proposal as a document and email it to  
    If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt, please follow up to ensure your proposal has been received before 5 pm on Monday, April 3, 2017. 

Proposal Part I: Introduction

  • Name of Judy Center Coordinator
  • Name of Principal
  • Name of School
  • Name of Project
  • Amount Requested

Proposal Part II: Program/Project Description

  • Give a brief overview of the program/project.
  • Demonstrate the need and/or the problem being solved, using research, data and trends specific to your school community.
  • If collaborating, please demonstrate that your partner(s) is credible and has a positive track record of achieving results.  

Proposal Part III: Goals

  • State the goals, results and/or outcomes that this program/project will accomplish
  • Identify what data will be used to evaluate the project’s impact (include baseline data when possible.)
  • Acknowledge the priority area and component standard that this proposal meets.

Proposal Part IV: Budget

  • For each line item, please provide a description and dollar amount, including calculations (e.g. amount x frequency/hours = total).
  • If you are using a fiscal agent, please share the name of the organization, along with their email address and phone number. Also, include their service fee in your budget.

Proposal Part V: Timeline

  • Be sure to reference when your proposed activities will happen.

Kendra Shaw
Program Associate
410-332-4172 x149
Contact Information

2 East Read Street, 9th Floor | Baltimore, MD 21202 | Directions
P: (410) 332-4171 | Email Us

Connect with Us

Subscribe to e-news

Sign up for
our E-Newsletter