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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.


United Way of Central Maryland (United Way) is seeking experienced local, regional and/or national organizations to partner on a new collective impact initiative, Young Men United (YMU). YMU will elevate and link critical, holistic services to support and empower young men of color to develop and achieve their educational and vocational dreams. YMU will build upon the strengths of each participant, dismantling barriers and connecting them to pathways leading to career fulfillment and financial success. 

Through this YMU Request for Proposals (link below), organizations may choose to apply to provide programmatic support aligned with one or more of the YMU initiative components. Please also reference the YMU Initiative Overview and the YMU Logic Model for a description of the Young Men United program components and target activities, outputs, and outcomes.  

Grant applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 5:00 pm (ET) through our online grant application portal, CommunityForce. Access to the online application can be found here: Application Portal.


The Young Men United Information Session was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, and the following attachments are available for your reference. 



Answers to all questions received about the YMU application (eligibility, requirements, etc.) are available here: YMU FAQ.

Submit any technical questions and technical assistance requests specific to the Application Portal via e-mail to, with the subject line YMU RFP Technical Assistance. We will make every attempt to answer these questions up to the submission deadline. 


United Way of Central Maryland’s 2022 Neighborhood Grant is an opportunity for neighborhood-centered organizations with total annual operating budgets of $500,000 or less to receive between $2,500 and $10,000 in funding to carry out neighborhood-centered projects that will be informed by residents and inspire community connection.

Applications for the 2022 Neighborhood Grant are closed. Below are the funding recipients. 


Anne Arundel County 

  • Co-Op Arundel, Inc.
  • Junior League of Annapolis
  • OIC of Anne Arundel County
  • Street Angel Project, Inc.

Baltimore City

  • 29th Street Community Center, Inc.
  • African American Fire Fighters Historical Society, Inc.
  • Ashland Community Development Corporation
  • Broken Wall Community Church
  • Cody Young Empowerment Youth Charities, Inc.
  • Corner Team, Inc.
  • Dent Education
  • Ednor Garden-Lakeside Civic Association
  • Filbert Street Garden, Inc.
  • Friends of Sisson Street Park Corp.
  • Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street
  • Highlandtown Community Association
  • I AM MENtality Youth Male Empowerment Project
  • Let's Thrive Baltimore, Inc.
  • Little Hearts United
  • Madison Park Improvement Association
  • Milton-Montford Neighbors
  • Outcast Food Network
  • Pigtown Climbs
  • Rebuild Johnston Square Neighborhood Org.
  • Resident Services Incorporated
  • Saint Luke's Youth Center
  • Tendea Family, Inc.
  • The 6th Branch
  • The BIT Community Center
  • The Center for Community Ownership, York Road Partnership
  • The Door (Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation)
  • THE MIX Church
  • Village of Love and Resistance
  • Walking in Purpose, Inc.

Baltimore County

  • Better Dais Ahead, Inc.
  • Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group
  • Dundalk Renaissance Corporation
  • NeighborSpace of Baltimore County, Inc.
  • Resistertown Improvement Association
  • Trinity Church, Hope Can, Inc.

Harford County

  • Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
  • New-Service Training Employment Program, Inc.

Howard County

  • A Home on Our Own Howard County, Inc.
  • Camp Attaway, Inc.
  • Every Kid Can Cook, Inc.
  • Lindaben Foundation, Inc.
  • ManneqART
  • The Community Ecology Institute
  • Upcycled, Inc.