Baltimore City
Community Grants Program

This program was created to provide support to small nonprofits with an annual operating budget of $500,000 or less that provide direct services to low-income individuals and families in Baltimore City. Eligible organizations may apply for up to $20,000 to assist with general operating expenses, program, or capital costs, including equipment purchases, capacity building (e.g., evaluation and audit costs), and other eligible expenses.

Nonprofits that receive a grant under this program may reapply each year, provided all eligibility and reporting requirements are met.

Geographic Focus Areas

The Baltimore City Community Grants program is only available to organizations in Baltimore City.


To be considered for funding, an organization must meet several prerequisite requirements:

  1. An organization seeking funding may be engaged in advocacy but primarily must provide direct services. The Foundation does not fund advocacy work. (Please review additional eligibility requirements and restrictions for funding.)
  2. An organization seeking funding may not be a current grantee through either the Small Grants Program or the regular grants process. However, nonprofits funded through the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative may be considered under this program.
  3. Organizations must also submit the following documents:
    • A letter from their professional leader on the organization’s letterhead outlining the specific request for funding along with a summary of the organization (not to exceed two pages). The letter should include the following information:
      • A copy of the organization’s mission statement demonstrating a commitment to providing direct services to low-income people in Baltimore City.
      • Population served and total estimated number of unique individuals served annually.
      • Specific purpose of grant request, including how the organization will use the funds, including the area of focus—Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, Aging, or other (if other, please describe).
      • Any previous contact with the Weinberg Foundation.
      • Specific dollar amount requested (up to $20,000).
      • Total organizational budget, not including any in-kind funds.
      • Specific contact information for one person from the organization, including name, title, phone, address, and email address.
    • Proof of 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor.
    • A copy of the organization’s most recent 990 filing. If the organization is only required to file a 990-N with the Internal Revenue Service, please submit the 990-N along with a completed and signed 990-EZ or 990. The Foundation will not accept a 990-N alone.
    • A copy of the organization’s budget for the current and previous year, including confirmation that the annual operating budget is less than $500,000.
    • A list of the organization’s board of directors and staff.

Please email applications for the Baltimore City Community Grants Program with PDF attachments (not Word or other formats) to


Contact Information

If you have any questions, or require any additional information regarding the grant process, please contact