Funded Partnerships

Family League has deep relationships at all levels, from the Mayor’s office to on-the-ground community organizations and is able to bring key players to the table to develop tools for change. Family League also connects and convenes private and public funders, local community leaders, educators, health professionals and business to develop a shared agenda for action.

We invest funding into community-based organizations to help children and families in Baltimore reach their full potential. We strive to improve institutions so that individuals can grow, learn, and build a better community.

Family League’s funded partners are our link to Baltimore. We connect a wide range of partners with funding opportunities to help them mutually reach our goal that by 2030, all children in Baltimore will be born healthy, succeed academically, graduate high school and transition into higher education and the workforce.

If you have any questions, please contact the Funded Partnerships team at fundedpartnerships@familyleague.org.

Grant Opportunities

Expanded Youth Program Request for Application

Family League, in partnership with the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, is committed to supporting youth through a collective effort to surround them with opportunities and to remove barriers to success.

Far too many youth lack access to opportunities and services to help them thrive.  However, in Baltimore, there are a wide variety of such programs within our neighborhoods and schools.  We believe we can improve the lives of youth in Baltimore by working together and focusing on the needs of our students. Through this funding opportunity, $1.5 million will be invested in programs to improve outcomes for young people in their schools and their communities. These funds will support Out-of-School Time (OST) programs operating in community-based settings which are serving school-aged youth (grades K-12) and young adults up to age 24. Of the funding available, $434,000 is made available as a result of Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) funds for programs serving youth in the Park Heights footprint.

Deadline to apply: September 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Family League will host in-person and webinar pre-application conferences to present this RFA and respond to questions.  It is Family League’s aim to provide as much information and support to potential applicants as possible. While it is not mandatory to attend the meeting, it is strongly encouraged.

September 10, 2019 at 4:00-5:00 PM
Pimlico Elementary/Middle School, 4849 Pimlico Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
Webinar: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/850816653 or Dial in by Phone: 1-872-240-3412 with Access Code: 850-816-653

September 11, 2019 at 9:00-10:00 AM
Edgecombe Circle Elementary/Middle School, 2835 Virginia Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215

September 11, 2019 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Family League of Baltimore, 2305 N. Charles St., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218
Webinar: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/646895613 or Dial in by Phone: 1-872-240-3212 with Access Code: 646-895-613

Note: Please limit your webinar connection to one per organization.

FY20 Out-of-School Time Programs in Community Schools

Family League – in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, the Mayor’s Office, and City Council – is committed to supporting students in a collective effort to surround them with opportunities for success and to remove the barriers that keep them from attending school regularly and being engaged and supported in school, at home, and in their communities. The Community and School Engagement (CSE) partnership model represents the expressed intention of school principals to partner with community-based organizations so they may align resources and services to essentially wrap around students. Through CSE, school principals and their partners are engaged in leveraging their resources, thereby developing a continuum of services in each school and the surrounding community.

Through this Request for Applications (RFA), Family League and the Mayor’s Office and City Council wish to increase the number of OST opportunities for youth in our city, specifically at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School.

Deadline to apply: September 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Family League will host an in-person and webinar pre-application conference to present this RFA and respond to questions. It is Family League’s aim to provide as much information and support to potential applicants as possible. While it is not mandatory to attend the meeting, it is strongly encouraged.

September 9, 2019 at 1:30-2:30 PM
Family League of Baltimore, 2305 N. Charles Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218
Webinar: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/834523061 or Dial in by Phone: 1-312-757-3121
Access Code: 834-523-061

Note: Please limit your webinar connection to one per organization.

Professional Services Opportunities

Strategic Planning Consultant

Family League is seeking a strategic planning consultant who will produce a theory of change that will help us promote social change in alignment with our mission, values, and priorities. The applicant with the best fit will have prior experience at successfully developing strategic plans, knowledge of collective impact and the role of backbone organizations in implementation, strong facilitation skills, experience at gathering and utilizing data to inform projects, ability to constructively challenge key stakeholders, project management experience, and an astute approach to race equity and organizational culture.

Strategic Planning Consultant Responsibilities

  • Project Management
  • Design and execution of a strategic visioning and comprehensive planning process
  • Collaboration with the Community Needs Assessment consultant
  • Facilitation of group meetings with the Board and staff to create consensus regarding a strategic vision and plan

Key Deliverables

  • Actionable three-year strategic plan
  • Theory of Change with a corresponding logic model
  • Recommendations regarding plan’s implementation and support structure

DEADLINE EXTENDED: September 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Juvenile Recidivism Assessment Consultant

Family League, in partnership with the Mayor and DJS, is committed to reducing juvenile recidivism rates among the youth in the City of Baltimore. To help address this is, it is currently accepting responses to this RFQ for a Juvenile Recidivism Assessment Consultant. The contracted consultant will:

conduct landscape analysis of providers delivering re-entry programming, particularly those focused on workforce development;
conduct analysis of the gaps in the current landscape of providers. Gaps could include: the number of current providers, the availability of program slots, limited diversity of program options for youth, and/or limited wraparound supports for youth and/or their caregivers;
conduct literature review of best practices to inform policy and/or strategy/program recommendations;
may travel to other communities who have been making progress in reforming their respective juvenile justice systems;
conduct focus groups and key informant interviews to ensure community voice serves as the foundation of the recommendations; and
develop a final set of policy and/or strategy/program recommendations, which will be presented to the Mayor and the State, including the Department of Juvenile Services. While the recommendations should include low-cost and no-cost options, the recommendations will also include a discussion of how public and private funding could resource the recommendations.

Deadline to apply: September 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Family League will host an in-person and webinar pre-application conference to present this RFQ and respond to questions.

September 12, 2019 at 4:00-5:00 PM
Family League of Baltimore, 2305 N. Charles Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218
Webinar: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/194401109 or Dial in by Phone: +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 194-401-109

Note: Please limit your webinar connection to one per organization.

Additional Funding Opportunities from Partner Organizations

Baltimore Community Foundation – LGBTQ Fund

Application Deadline: September 27

$5,000 – $25,000 grants will be considered for organizations submitting proposals for an organization-specific or collaborative project benefiting the LGBTQ community or raising awareness. Learn more here.

Check out all other grant opportunities from Baltimore Community Foundation here.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation – Baltimore City Community Grants Program

The Weinberg Foundation and the Mayor’s Office have partnered to create a funding opportunity for small nonprofits (annual operating budget of $500,000 or less) that provide direct services to low-income individuals and families in Baltimore City.

Grants, up to $10,000 per year and a maximum of one year, will be provided for general operating support, program support, equipment, and capacity building (e.g., evaluation and audit costs). The Foundation will make all grant payments directly to the nonprofits.

Learn more here.

If you have a grant/funding opportunity that you would like to have featured on our website, please email a link to the opportunity to info@familyleague.org.

Subscribe to Family League’s Newsletter to stay current on new funding opportunities.

FUNDINGtrack is Family League’s online portal for submitting applications and reports. Through this platform, new applicants and current partners can apply for funding and submit reports if selected for funding.

Email our Help Desk: fundingtrack@familyleague.zendesk.com

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Registration Tutorial

Grant Application Tutorial

Family League of Baltimore is pleased to consider requests to support organizations responding to various grant opportunities. These requests afford Family League the opportunity to learn of new resources being created within the community as well as to facilitate linkages among the proposed project and established initiatives and programs.

In order to submit a request for a letter of support, please download and complete the form provided below and return it to fundedpartnerships@familyleague.org. Please note that requests will typically take 10 business days to process and complete and the decision to provide the letter will depend on alignment with Family League’s mission, partner’s performance, and any potential conflicts that may arise.

The Review Panel Member serves as part of an independent review panel convened by Family League of Baltimore to rate and score proposals submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP).  This panel represents experience and knowledge in the fields of human service provision and programmatic oversight of the types of services and resources being developed. Please read the full position description here.

Baltimore City Local Hiring Law

The Local Hiring Law (Council Bill 12-0159) (the “Law”) is applicable to all City contracts that are greater than $ 300,000.00, or agreements authorizing assistance that are within the terms of §27-2 of the Law executed by the City on or after the Law’s effective date, December 23, 2013. The Law requires compliance by vendors/contractors and their subcontractors regardless of the subcontractor award amount and by all persons benefitting from an agreement involving more than $ 5,000,000.00 in assistance for a City subsidized project.

Working While Black Exposition

The National Black Worker Center is hosting the first annual Working While Black Exposition on August 24th & 25th at Coppin State University. This Expo will combine fellowship, food, networking, and entertainment, with learning experiences and opportunities that bring communities together to promote Black progress and find solutions to common challenges faced in the workplace. The event will feature a free expungement clinic, keynote speakers, vendors, workshops, an apprenticeship fair, and a film festival – all designed to educate and empower Black workers. Find more information and register here.