Investing in innovation.

From science to art, technology to music, education to social justice: whatever the project, our grantees aim to make an impact.


    AKIMBO Dance Festival is an annual festival of site-specific dance and movement art in Station North Arts and Entertainment District, which began in 2012. Each annual AKIMBO showcases more than 100 dancers, musicians and artists performing in restaurants, galleries, parks, and on street corners.

  • Artists U

    A grassroots, artist-run platform for changing the working conditions of artists.

  • Baltimore Brew

    Baltimore Brew is an independent daily news website, staffed by veteran journalists committed to providing fresh, fair, insightful and reliable reporting about Baltimore.


    The Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, real estate development corporation for the arts. BARCO's mission is to provide affordable, safe and sustainable facilities for contemporary artists, designers, curators and performers, as well as for creative ventures and nonprofit arts organizations.

  • Chief Technology Officer at the BMA

    A new Chief Technology Officer position at the Baltimore Museum of Art was established to support increasing technology needs.


    BUGSS is a place for people from all walks of life to come learn about and practice biotechnology.


    BUILD is a broad-based, non-partisan, interfaith, multiracial community power organization rooted in Baltimore’s neighborhoods and congregations.

  • Createquity

    Createquity is a research-backed think tank and online publication dealing with the most important issues in the arts and what we, collectively and individually, can do about them.

  • “Dance & Bmore“

    “Dance & Bmore designs innovative multigenerational programs that seek to stimulate the imagination and encourage creative critical thinking while building a sense of community and well-being.”

  • Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

    The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s quality of life.

  • Ingenuity Project

    The Ingenuity Projects offers advanced math and science classes during the school day for academically gifted Baltimore City public school students.

  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

    Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that provides lawyer referral services and pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible artists and arts organizations.

  • Motor House

    The Motor House is a performance space, incubator, gallery, creative learning place, and artistic community, housed in a three-story, 24,800 square foot building on North Avenue between Howard Street and Maryland Avenue. Motor House is a place where anyone and everyone is welcome to create and welcomes new visions, bold experiments, and fresh voices.

  • Neighborhood Design Center

    The Neighborhood Design Center provides access to pro bono design services in underserved communities in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, MD.

  • Open Works

    Open Works is a maker space for Baltimore’s creative endeavors. Housed in a newly renovated warehouse in Greenmount West, Open Works will create access through membership, workshops; friendly, expert staff; and classes for youth, adults, and families. Open Works will collaborate with artists, makers, and the parents and children of Baltimore in a new spirit of energy and invention within our community.

  • The Rubys

    The Rubys grant program provides project-based funding for emerging and established Baltimore-area artists for the creation of innovative work that will have significant impact for the artists and on the community at-large.

  • Social Work Community Outreach Service

    “The Social Work Community Outreach Service facilitates programs that allow Baltimore to become socially and economically more robust through sustained university/community partnerships.”

  • The 6th Branch

    The 6th Branch utilizes the leadership and organizational skills of military veterans to execute aggressive community service initiatives in Baltimore City.

  • Station North Tool Library

    The mission of the tool library is to empower individuals, through access to tools and workspace, to build a self-sustaining environment.

  • Urban Teachers

    Urban Teachers have built a break-the-mold teacher preparation program from the ground up to ensure every teacher would get the experiences and support they need to produce results with students.