West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation Small Neighborhood Grants

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Small Neighborhood Grants

The WBRF extends the opportunity for organizations located in zip code 21223 to apply for small grants of $2500 or less to support events that build community (such as community dinners and holiday activities), address the goals of WBRF and the needs of West Baltimore residents and communities. All planned uses of funding must be documentable. Receipts and evidence of expenditures will be required 


Eligible Applicants:

  • Tax-exempt public charities under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Churches, but only for non-religious programs for the public


Organizations should reach out to WBRF staff at wbrf@lifebridgehealth.org to schedule a meeting to discuss their planned event. To request funding, a letter should be submitted outlining the purpose, timing, anticipated participants, amount requested, and event/activity details, along with a copy of a W9, an event budget, nonprofit designation letter, and evidence that the organization is in “Good Standing” with the State of Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. Organizations may receive funding no more than two times per fiscal year (July to June). Requests should be submitted at least 3 months prior to the event. An organization must complete a Small Neighborhood Grant funded event and file a final report before any other grant funding will be released by WBRF.