Applications are now closed for the 2018-19 Elevation Awards year.
Applicants will be notified of their status in September, with the programming year beginning in October.
The Elevation Awards provide planning grants of $10,000 and personalized support to people of color who are Baltimore City residents piloting novel approaches to strengthen Baltimore communities. The aims of the Elevation Awards are as follows:
Directly leveraging the assets of communities to pioneer new solutions in social entrepreneurship;
Elevating leaders of community solutions; and
Supporting the early-stage pipeline of social entrepreneurs in Baltimore.
At the conclusion of the 9-month grant period, awardees will have the opportunity to showcase their projects to prospective funders.
Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group
Leading Excellence Achieving Purpose (LEAP)
Mera Kitchen Collective
Healing Bmore Activists
Fight Blight Bmore
H.O.P.E. (Helping Oppressed People Excel)
Baltimore City: Building Strong Competitive Cheerleaders
(Finding Options for College & Career and Understanding Self)
The Listening Project
The Career Plug
Loads of Love
Brown and Healthy K.I.D.S. (Kindness, Intelligence, Determination, Strength)