A Baltimore Corps partnership with BMe, the T. Rowe Price Foundation, Invested Impact, and the Merrick School of Business, the Elevation Awards offers planning grants and personalized support to residents of West Baltimore piloting novel approaches to strengthen their communities. The aims of the Elevation Awards are to:

  • Directly leverage the assets of communities to pioneer new solutions in social entrepreneurship

  • Elevate leaders of community solutions and support the early-stage pipeline of social entrepreneurs in Baltimore

To accomplish these objectives, the Elevation Awards will give grants of $10,000 to three individuals with transformative ideas. Awardees will also benefit from ongoing support and coaching tailored to support their initiatives. At the conclusion of the 12-month grant period, awardees will have the opportunity to showcase their projects to prospective seed funders. 

We are beyond excited to partner with these leaders and their up-and-coming initiatives, and we cannot wait to see their powerful visions come to fruition. Without further ado, the 2016-17 Elevation Awards Grantees: