Funding Opportunities 

This page lists (by application deadline) available grant opportunities, fellowships, awards and special requests for proposals in the community development field. 


For more possiblities, check out the Governor's Grants Office website, the awards and fellowships page on the Enterprise Community Partners website, the local requests for proposals page on the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers website, and


If you have a funding notice to post, please contact Meredith Mishaga, BNC Program Officer.





  • PNC and Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Transformative Arts Prize

Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014 at midnight


This prize is designed to bring Baltimore's Community Development and Artistic communities together to create public art that supports overall community development efforts. This year we are joined by the City of Baltimore and are offering prizes of up to $30,000  to create "destination" art that brings visitors to neighborhoods where they would normally not go to. A high profile jury of arts and community development leaders will decide which entries will win these prizes. A public meeting about this will be held on March 24th.  Click here for more information.


  • Youth as Resources

Deadline: April 23, 2014 at 5:00pm


Youth As Resources, Baltimore's youth-led grant making organization has funds available! Youth (up to age 21) in Baltimore City and County who want to put their community building ideas into action are invited to apply for funding. Grants range from $500 - $3,500 and are available for community organizing programs that are created and carried out by young people. Youth As Resources is offering grant seeker workshops on: Saturday, March 22 at 10:30am and Tuesday, March 25 at 5:30pm. Applicants are required to attend one of the two workshops and must be represented by one or two youth and no more than one optional adult. Application deadline is on Wednesday, April 23 by 5:00pm. Registration is required and workshops may fill up. To register for a workshop and/or for more information, please call 410-576-9551.


  • Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant Programs

Application deadline:  see individual program requirements


The Trust's grant-making strategies are shaped by three core objectives; environmental education, demonstration-based restoration, and community engagement.  We look to these objectives as basic touchstones for developing our grant programs, engaging new partners, and communicating about our work. To support these objectives, the Trust currently makes awards through ten grant programs. For more information...


  Green Affordable Housing Preservation Fund

Application deadline:  none


The National Housing Trust Community Development Fund provides below market loans to affordable housing developers who seek to incorporate green building techniques when rehabilitating existing affordable housing. Under this program, a portion of the loan will be forgiven when the developer demonstrates that they have incorporated practical, environmentally friendly design elements in the property's rehabilitation plan. For more information... 


 Maryland Small Grants Program

Application deadline:  none 


The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has implemented the Maryland Small Grants Program, for nonprofits seeking general operating grants of up to $50,000 a year for two years. All that's required is a simple, five-page proposal, and The Weinberg Foundation will quickly review and respond. In most cases it takes only 50 days to go from "Our application is enclosed" to "Your check is in the mail."  For more information...



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