Art with a Heart
Art with a Heart's mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. To achieve its mission, Art with a Heart works to cultivate and encourage positive changes in behavior and general attitudes among disadvantaged Baltimore area residents, including: children and at-risk youth, families, homeless men and women, older adults, and individuals with mental and physical disabilities.
Blue Water Baltimore
Blue Water Baltimore is a local nonprofit organization whose purpose is to use community-based restoration, education, and advocacy to achieve clean water in Baltimore's rivers, streams, and harbor, so that citizens of the Baltimore region will enjoy a vibrant natural environment, livable neighborhoods, and a healthy, thriving Inner Harbor and Chesapeake Bay. We work towards a future when our neighborhood streams are safe for fishing and swimming and our clean harbor is the pride of our city.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore's (BGCMB) mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We provide a safe place to learn and grow as well as life enhancing programs and character development.
The Franciscan Center, founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Baltimore in 1968, is an outreach agency with a mission to provide emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disenfranchised in an effort to assist them in realizing their self-worth and dignity as people of God.
We serve people in need regardless of age, race, creed or national origin. Some are unable to work due to chronic illness. Some are homeless. Some earn wages below the poverty guideline. Some are members of families who have lost their means of support. Some suffer from mental illness. Some have HIV/AIDS.
Our goal is to give immediate response and relief to our clients' emergency needs and help them resolve the conditions that place them at risk.
the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB)
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) seeks to achieve equality, understanding, and respect for the diversity of the greater Baltimore GLBT community while also providing quality support services, facilities, and professional resources for the development and well-being of individuals and groups.
Our Mission: GiveCorps' mission is to nurture an online community where people find their passion to GIVE , local non-profits find their CORPS supporters, and local merchants reward donors for giving. Highlighting compelling local projects, GiveCorps seeks to raise more than $5 million a year in each city by inspiring at least 500 local citizens daily to give $25 to improve the quality of life in their City.
Our Vision: GiveCorps' vision is to create a passionate community of givers whose collective generosity - in dollars and personal commitment - makes them the most powerful philanthropists in their cities.
Our Values: GiveCorps is a passionate community of givers, of all ages and incomes, who want to impact their Cities by giving, getting, and gathering in support of local causes.
Living Classrooms Foundation
Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as "living classrooms."
Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America , was founded in 1979 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state's hungry.
The mission of the Maryland Food Bank is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger.
MFA in Community Arts Program (at MICA)
The MFA in Community Arts (MFA/CA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a thorough grounding in theory and practice, beginning with coursework that highlights the relationship between the community, art, and the artist. Real-world experience that integrates advanced independent artmaking with community-based projects allows students to discover how artists and their work help articulate the unique personality of a community-and how that community in turn inspires their own creative expression-generating positive change and new artforms in the process.
Students in the MFA/CA are encouraged to develop their creative voice as they simultaneously investigate the relationship of the citizen artist and art to community building. This is accomplished through dialogue with community members, leaders in government and nonprofit organizations, and professional community artists along while integrating artmaking and theory.
MICA Community Arts Partnership
The Community Arts Partnership program at MICA introduces social justic issues and paradigms to MICA students through creative and collaborative engagement with community groups. Students build skills and experiences that can serve them well throughout their by applying leadership skills to real situations, navigating issues related to cultural and economic diversity and solving complex problems.
The Maryland SPCA improves the lives of pets and people in the community. We adopt out over 3,000 animals annually, and spay/neuter almost 9,000 animals each year.
Mount Royal Elementry/Middle School #066
Our mission is to provide students with a quality education that fosters academic excellence, supports artistic creativity, and develops responsible young citizens of Baltimore City.
Refugee Youth Project
Refugee Youth Project (RYP), a joint project between Baltimore City Community College and the International Rescue Committee, in an after school program for young refugees in Baltimore. The RYP serves more than 140 refugees between the ages of 4 and 21 from over 17 countries. The RYP seeks to further enrich the lives of Baltimore's refugees by supporting their academic needs, and making their acculturation simple and meaningful. RYP volunteer tutors spend two hours a day, one day a week providing homework and ESL support.
Soccer Without Borders
Soccer Without Borders' mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. Soccer Without Borders strives to help our young male participants improve physically, academically, and emotionally by providing soccer play and instruction, off-field workshops and tutoring, teambuilding, cultural exchange, and civic engagement. Our participants are boys between the ages of 10-18 and they come from over 13 different countries around the world.
The Pearlstone Center
The Pearlstone Center is a farm, education and retreat center. The farm grows healthy food and animal products for the Pearlstone Center and our CSA in the greater Baltimore community, while offering both Jewish and nonsectarian hands-on agricultural and environmental education. We hope to reconnect people with their food and with the earth, inspiring social and ecological responsibility in the Jewish community, greater Baltimore, and beyond.
United Way of Central Maryland
UWCM is dedicated to helping individuals and families who are vulnerable and at risk meet their emergency needs, stabilize their lives and ultimately achieve a better quality of life. By drawing upon local knowledge, data and expertise to understand the community's needs, UWCM is able to identify where gaps exist and concentrate on what works in addressing them, serving as a powerful advocate on critical health and human issues.