Investing in innovation.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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.”

  • 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.

  • Media Democracy Fund

    By partnering with foundations and grant makers aware of the importance of digital communications technologies to society's economic, political and civic health, the Media Democracy Fund protects and promotes free speech, equal opportunity, open access and the participation of diverse voices in our nation's affairs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.