Investing in innovation.

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

  • Allosphere at UC-Santa Barbara

    Imagine diagnosing a neurological disease by flying through the cortex of a human brain, examining data about brain activity presented beautifully through color and sound. Imagine creating transparent solar cells to power mobile devices by expanding our understanding of the multicenter hydrogen bond, using different hues and sounds to identify the various atoms.

  • Arts and Technology Policy Fellowship at Fractured Atlas

    The Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellowship at Fractured Atlas informs and engages the artistic community in federal policy discussions at the junction of communications, technology and the arts.

  • 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.

  • BioFab at UMCP

    Researchers at the University of Maryland are creating microscale living laboratories to investigate biochemical reaction pathways and biological nanofactories capable of initiating communications among bacteria in a major, multidisciplinary research program in biofabrication.

  • 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.

  • Code in the Schools

    Code in the Schools is a Baltimore nonprofit dedicated to teaching local youth computer coding in order to foster creativity and prepare them for an expanding job market.

  • 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.”

  • Digital Harbor Foundation

    The DHF team, led by former public school teacher Andrew Coy, is tackling some of the most difficult problems in education while providing underrepresented youth concrete pathways into tech-related careers. Only a year old, it has already gained national recognition for its vision in the after-school community and education technology sector.

  • Future of Information Alliance

    Capitalizing on the exciting and challenging dynamic of the information age, the Alliance, under the leadership of University of Maryland, College Park, professors Ira Chinoy and Allison Druin—facilitates discussion, action and research on the college campus as well as in the world at large.

  • 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.

  • Imaging Research Center

    The IRC, based at UMBC, leverages new technologies and emerging media platforms to create meaningful connections between knowledge and people, and to transform the way people learn, work and communicate.

  • Ingenuity Project

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

  • Masters of Social Design at MICA: Deutsch Fellows

    Twelve-month Deutsch Foundation fellowships are awarded annually to two MASD graduates, chosen by an independent panel of judges. Deutsch Fellows have a year to implement their thesis projects. The program prepares students to grow their skills, examine the designer's role and responsibility in society, and bring about social change through design.

  • 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 6th Branch

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

  • 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.

  • Young Audiences of Maryland

    The local affiliate of Young Audiences, the nation's largest education network, envisions a Maryland where the arts are valued for their capacity to transform lives. Through culturally diverse arts programs within the schools, Young Audiences partners with professional artists from across disciplines to bring hands-on arts learning experiences into the classroom.