About Us

Who We Are

Family League of Baltimore (Family League) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the designated Local Management Board for the City of Baltimore. Since 1991, it has served as an architect of change in Baltimore by promoting data-driven, collaborative initiatives and aligning resources to create lasting outcomes for children, families and communities. Stewardship, performance, trust, respect, innovation, and equity are the core values that guide its work. In Fiscal Year 2019, Family League provided $13.7 million to 110 funded partners.

As the local management board for the City of Baltimore, Family League’s charge is to bring the right partners to the table to make strategic, coordinated  investments in the lives of Baltimore’s children and families.

Investments align with priorities
Collective impact strategies
Efficient stewardship of dollars
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Our Values

Stewardship

Working with integrity in our collaborations to maximize and deploy resources that bring positive solutions to children and families

Performance

Displaying a deep commitment to identifying and implementing solutions that meet the needs of those we champion, achieve measurable outcomes, and accomplish shared goals

Trust

Encouraging open conversations by establishing an environment where internal and external partners know their voices are heard and valued

Respect

Actively listening to the individual voices, perspectives and ideas of our community and celebrating their diversity while treating them with dignity

Innovation

Thinking creatively about best practices helps us identify new paths that lead to purposeful change

Equity

 Applying a racial equity lens to our policies, practices, and organizational culture; evaluating and developing new practices; and rebuilding relationships that are based upon a commitment to justice and the dismantling of institutional racism.

Our Work

Our work is guided by the eight children well-being results areas identified by the State Maryland.
Babies Born Healthy

Babies Born Healthy

Family League works with its partners and expectant mothers supporting initiatives and policy to achieve healthy birth outcomes, specifically focusing on decreasing infant and maternal mortality.
Babies Born Healthy

Babies Born Healthy

Children Are Healthy

Children Are Healthy

By providing access to nutritious meals and supporting of healthy out-of-school time programming, Family League works to provide the fundamental building blocks of the success.
Children Are Healthy

Children Are Healthy

Students Prepared for School

Students Prepared for School

Together with partners from the health, education and early childhood development sectors, Family League works to address key drivers to increase school readiness by kindergarten.
Students Prepared for School

Students Prepared for School

Students Succeed In School

Students Succeed In School

Family League works with our partners to improve outcomes in student attendance, to support high-quality extended learning opportunities, and to improve school climate.
Students Succeed In School

Students Succeed In School

Youth Complete School

Youth Complete School

Family League advocates for policy that provides supports for youth-focused workforce development.
Youth Complete School

Youth Complete School

College & Career Opportunities

College & Career Opportunities

Family League advocates for policy that provides supports for youth-focused workforce
development.
College & Career Opportunities

College & Career Opportunities

Families Are Safe & Economically Secure

Families Are Safe & Economically Secure

Family League supports policy that ensures safe environments that allow children and families to thrive.
Families Are Safe & Economically Secure

Families Are Safe & Economically Secure

Communities Are Safe

Communities Are Safe

Family League supports policy that provides equitable access to a living wage and opportunities for economic security.
Communities Are Safe

Communities Are Safe

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Home Visits

helping to ensure babies are born healthy.

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Meals Served

to make sure sure children are healthy.

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Volunteer Hours

logged by parents and guardians of Community School students

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% of Participants

in Baltimore Summer Skill Builders would apply what they learned.

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Total Hours

of Professional Development earned by workshop participants in FY 2018

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Million Dollars

provided to support more than 70 funded partners in FY 2018

Fiscal Responsibility

Family League leverages funding from a variety of private and public sources to invest in initiatives that can lead to positive outcomes for children and families in Baltimore. Through investments in healthy communities, education, and youth, we strive to improve institutions so that individuals can grow and learn and build a better community in a Baltimore where everyone thrives.

We place emphasis on stewardship as a core value, ensuring public dollars invested in programs and services align with community priorities. As such, we work to make sure that the bulk of the funds entrusted to us go to programming.

Furthermore, Maryland Nonprofits, the state’s leading authority on nonprofit compliance, has certified that Family League is in compliance with its Standards of Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. This reflects the fact that organization has found our governance and management policies, practices, and procedures to meet the highest ethical standards for nonprofits in the state.

  • Programs - $24,177,772
  • Administrative - $740,207
  • Fundraising - $146,980