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

Request for Application (RFA): Expanded Youth Programs
DEADLINE: May 28, 2021, at 4:00 PM

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

Far too many lack access to opportunities and services that can help them thrive.  However, in Baltimore, there are intentional efforts to support our young people as evidenced in the current priorities of Baltimore’s Children Cabinet to:

  • increase early childhood development,
  • decrease food insecurity,
  • decrease youth homelessness,
  • increase youth literacy,
  • increase trauma-informed care for youth,
  • increase diversion practices, and
  • break down historical barriers for African American boys and young men

We believe we can improve the lives of youth and young adults in Baltimore by working together and focusing on their needs. This includes offering a wide variety of valuable programs within our neighborhoods. In FY22, a total of $1,000,000 will be invested to support programming for youth in grades Pre-K through 12 and young adults up to age 24 that are operating in community-based settings.

Please review this RFA to learn about funding categories, guidelines, grantee requirements, submission instructions, proposal review, and the funding process. For more information, please visit our website at www.familyleague.org/funded-partnerships.

Professional Services Opportunities

Request for Information – Nonprofit Enterprise Data Management System (EDMS)
DEADLINE EXTENDED: May 13th, 2021, at 4:00 PM

This Request for Information (RFI) is an invitation to submit proposals for a Nonprofit Enterprise Data Management System (EDMS) for Family League of Baltimore. The intent is to obtain information leading to the selection of a Nonprofit Enterprise Data Management System that will best meet the data collection needs of Family League of Baltimore. Respondents who are selected for further consideration will be requested to present and demonstrate
their system.

Please submit 2 copies of your response to FundedPartnships@FamilyLeague.org. Responses received
after May 13th, 2021, 4:00 pm EST will not be considered.

INVITATION TO PRESENT – Professional Development Workshops
DEADLINE: Rolling

Workshop presenters will be offered a stipend of $450 per 2-hour workshop; ($175 per instruction hour and $50 per instruction hour towards planning). Submission of an application enters you into the pool of eligible Professional Development Presenters; however, it does not, in any way, guarantee a contract. If your application is selected to be included on our Professional Development Calendar, you will be contacted by Family League to begin the contracting process. Family League is not responsible for any costs incurred related to the preparation of a response to this invitation.

Additional Funding Opportunities from Partner Organizations

BGE Accepting Applications for 2021 Green Grants Program

BGE is now accepting applications from eligible nonprofits for grants of up to $10,000 to support environmental stewardship projects in the company’s service area. Nonprofits may submit applications online. The application deadline is 6 p.m. on Friday, May 14. More information is available at bge.com.

Boost Grant Program

The Boost Grant Initiative is seeking entrepreneurs that:

Present a strong business plan—Applicants should demonstrate in their application they can successfully execute their concept, as evidenced by financial performance, employment levels, and capital reserves.

Create a broad community impact—Priority will be given to businesses that seek to cross-pollinate with other businesses Downtown and provide signature experiences for both local residents and visitors.

Have original ideas—Businesses must be creative and unique for Downtown Baltimore. Priority will be given to businesses that offer services or products that do not exist anywhere else in Baltimore.

Support Downtown Baltimore’s recovery—Applicants should demonstrate in their application how their store will increase local foot traffic and attract new customers to Downtown Baltimore in the post-COVID economy.

Up to $50,000 in grants to support build-out and operations:

● Up to $20,000 toward the interior improvements of the retail space

● Up to $10,000 for exterior improvements and signage

● $20,000 BGE Energizing Small Business Grants. (BOOST grant recipients will also need to apply and qualify for BGE’s Grant Program but will be given priority consideration.)

● Affordable lease at one of 9 storefronts listed in the Downtown BOOST Program: Presented by Fearless Storefront Brochure

PLUS… robust technical, legal, marketing, zoning and permitting, and accounting support from local partners!

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: support@familyleague.org

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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.

Visionaries of Color Virtual Nonprofit Summit

Sat, November 7, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Join us in a productive space where people of color can learn, network, and dream bigger for their non-profit organization. Nonprofit Elders and experts will guide you through the non-profit building process, funding, and more.

Many Nonprofit Visionaries of color start organizations to address an issue(s) that has personally affected them or their communities. Unfortunately in the midst of the trauma that ignited the idea paired with inexperience it can become difficult to present the organization to potential funders and the community in a way that will gain credibility.

First we must invest in healing, create a structure for success, and build the organization to last.

SEE YOUR VISION IN IT’S FULL COLOR!

Mid-Atlantic Community Network – Free for Nonprofits; Enables Warm Referrals for Case Management

Kaiser Permanente and Unite Us are excited to collaborate with Maryland Nonprofits to support the launch of the Mid-Atlantic Community Network in Greater Baltimore on October 20. To participate in this network to electronically, or refer community members in need to service providers throughout the region and track outcomes, please complete this Partner Registration Form. Being a part of this community will provide connections to more than 140 organizations that are already participating throughout the DMV area. Questions? Contact Jason Jude at jason.jude@uniteus.com.

FY21 FP Mtg_Funded Partners Week FY21 Logo

This unique twist on our annual convening of Funded Partners was presented as a 4-day virtual experience. It provides a thorough review of mandatory contract requirements that support your ability to maintain eligibility. Additionally, President & CEO Demaune Millard shared the organization’s progress toward completing Transformation 2020: A Strategic Plan for Organizational Success and its partner document, Community Health Needs Assessment: Through a Health Equity Lens. Attendees were also able to meet critically important members of Family League’s team.