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Applications Open for United Way of Central Maryland’s Neighborhood Grant Program

Local organizations could receive up to $10,000 in funding

Baltimore, MD (November 3, 2022) – United Way of Central Maryland opened grant applications for its Neighborhood Grant program. The funding opportunity for non-profits and other organizations throughout the Greater Baltimore region is seeking projects that inspire community connection and amplify the efforts of local leaders to build upon, and support, their work happening at the neighborhood level.

Launched in 2020, United Way of Central Maryland Neighborhood Grants are an opportunity for neighborhood-centered organizations with total annual operating budgets under $500,000 in their current fiscal year to receive between $2,500 and $10,000 in funding to carry out neighborhood-centered projects informed by local residents.

“Through last year’s Neighborhood Grant program, we awarded 49 grants totaling more than $400,000 to non-profits throughout central Maryland, but, more importantly, we were able to connect with more community members and empower local leaders,” said Franklyn Baker, president and CEO, United Way of Central Maryland. “Awardees ranged from community churches to youth organizations and supported projects included connecting low-income community members to peer recovery resources, internships for young people, and more. At United Way, we’re focusing on supporting local leaders to continue to empower the communities we serve.”

Eligible organizations can apply to implement projects this upcoming Spring that build on community assets to strengthen:

  • Vibrant neighborhood spaces
  • Socially connected and active neighborhood residents
  • The impact of local leaders

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 5 p.m. (EST). Organizations wishing to apply are strongly encouraged to attend (via Zoom) United Way’s Neighborhood Grant Information Session on November 7, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Previous grant recipients included Street Angels Project, Dent Education, Dundalk Renaissance Corporation, Upcycled, and others.

For additional information about the Neighborhood Grant program and to register for the information session, please go to

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United Way of Central Maryland helps the working poor and those in poverty access basic needs like housing, healthcare, jobs, and education. The nonprofit’s programs promote equity, create opportunity, and improve the lives of our neighbors and the neighborhoods they call home. For nearly 100 years, United Way has tackled the toughest challenges in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. Learn more at