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United Way of Central Maryland promotes equity, creates opportunity, and improves lives. Our 95 years of service to the people of Greater Baltimore have taught us what it takes to change our region for the better. We are proud to be a source of support, compassion, and hope for people who work hard but still can’t make ends meet. We strengthen families and communities by taking on systemic challenges and increasing access to basic needs - health, housing, economic advancement, education, and more. United Way’s grantmaking supports programs and initiatives in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties.



The 2023 Neighborhood Grant is an opportunity for organizations with total annual operating budgets of $500,000 or less to receive $2,500 to $10,000 in funding to carry out community-centered projects that are resident-driven, connect community members and create impact in Central Maryland. Eligible organizations can apply to implement projects that:   

  • Build Vibrant Neighborhood, 

  • Inspire Community Connection; and/or 

  • Empower Local Leaders.

Grant applications for the current grant cycle are now closed. 



The 2023 Neighborhood Grant program awarded more than $753,000 to 80 local organizations. Awardees include: 

Anne Arundel County 

  • Charting Careers, Inc.
  • Chase Your Dreams Initiative, Inc.
  • Filbert Street Garden
  • One Annapolis, Inc.
  • Ralph J. Bunche Community Center, Inc.
  • Superior Future, Inc.
  • Warrior Music Foundation, Inc.
  • We Are 4 Corporation


Baltimore City 

  • 10:12 Sports, Inc.
  • Ashland Community Development Corporation
  • Ballet After Dark
  • Cody Young Empowerment Youth Charities, Inc.
  • Dent Education, Inc.
  • Ednor Gardens Lakeside Civic Association, Inc.
  • EndsideOut Incorporated
  • Focus on Communities United for Success
  • Food Rescue Baltimore
  • Greektown Neighborhood Association, Inc.
  • Greenmount West Community Association
  • Gwynns Falls Business and Homeowners Association, Inc.
  • Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street, Inc.
  • Marble Hill Improvement Association, Inc.
  • MissionFit, Inc.
  • New Waverly United Methodist Church
  • Nlife, Inc.
  • North Avenue and Hilton Street Business and Community Task Force, Inc.
  • Outcast Food Network, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Neighborhood Association
  • Positive Youth Expressions, Inc.
  • ReigniteED, Inc.
  • Requity Foundation, Inc.
  • Rob's Barbershop Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Seton Hill Association
  • Sisters Saving the City Incorporated
  • Street Visionz, Inc.
  • Taste Wise Kids, Inc.
  • The Bit Community Center - Be a Chef for a Day Beat Program
  • The Center for Community Ownership
  • The United Workers Association, Inc.
  • The Urban Oasis, Inc.
  • Towanda Neighborhood Association, Inc.
  • Unique Fabrics Nonprofit, Inc.
  • Village of Love and Resistance, Inc.
  • Whitelock Community Farm, Inc.
  • Your Support Bridge Corporation
  • Zion Deliverance Center, Inc.


Baltimore County

  • AfriThrive, Inc.
  • Better Dais Ahead, Inc.
  • Churches for Streets of Hope, Inc.
  • Congregation Ariel Russian Community Synagogue, Inc.
  • Evolve KidsCare, Inc.
  • H.H.H.: Heroes Helping Heroes, Inc.
  • I Believe In Me, Inc.
  • NAACP Baltimore County Branch
  • Reisterstown Improvement Association, Inc.
  • St. Matthew United Methodist Church
  • TALMAR, Inc.
  • The Cavanagh House, Inc.


Carroll County 

  • Caring Carroll, Inc.
  • Carroll Technology & Innovation Council
  • Change The Conversation, Inc. 
  • Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group, Inc.
  • Find Your Purpose, Inc.
  • The HOFFA Foundation, Inc.
  • Together We Own It, Inc.


Harford County 

  • Laila's Gift Incorporated
  • Next Movement Community Development Corporation, Inc. 
  • Rooted Willow Community, Inc.
  • The Harford County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc.
  • The SUCCESS Project, Inc.


Howard County

  • A Home of Our Own Howard, Inc.
  • A-OK Mentoring & Tutoring, Inc.
  • Columbia Community Care, Inc.
  • Get On the Bus, Inc.
  • Howard County Autism Society, Inc.
  • Kits to Heart
  • Lindaben Foundation, Inc.
  • Making Change, Inc.
  • Sobar, Inc.