Mayor Scott Announces Second Round of Nonprofit Relief Grants

Today, Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott announced that nonprofit organizations the City will be eligible for up to $50,000 in grant funding to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19.

Following a successful first round, Baltimore City and the Baltimore City Civic Fund is again partnering to bring needed cash flow to struggling nonprofits. Grants will be administered through the Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund, and eligible organizations will qualify for up to $50,000 in relief.

“I am proud that we will be able to offer additional relief to the nonprofit organizations who have remained dedicated to our most vulnerable residents during this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I am thankful to the Biden Administration and the State of Maryland for their partnership in providing funding through the American Rescue Plan as we strive to build a better Baltimore.”

From the press release:

Baltimore City is dedicating a portion of the funding received from the State of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, American Rescue Plan: Nonprofit-Local Governments program and the federal American Rescue Plan to support 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organizations located in the city and serving city residents.

Eligible nonprofit organizations with 501c3 tax-exempt status located in Baltimore City can apply for up to $50,000 to mitigate needs related to COVID-19 or its negative financial impacts. The grant process and funding will be administered by the Baltimore Civic Fund, the fiscal sponsor for the City of Baltimore.

The first round used $5 million to support 124 nonprofit organizations serving Baltimore residents. The grant application portal will open for applications on June 1, and close on July 23, 2021.

For more information, view the full press release and the program page.