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COVID-19 Food Stability Fund RFP

The Fund for Educational Excellence
The Fund for Educational Excellence (Fund) established the COVID-19 Food Stability Fund through the generous contributions of 11 local corporations. The purpose of the fund is to help ensure food stability for children, their families, and senior citizens in Baltimore City during this health crisis.

As part of this initiative, the Fund is partnering with the City of Baltimore to deploy a portion of the COVID-19 Food Stability to Fund to community organizations who have the capacity to reach children and senior citizens in high-need neighborhoods.
With a maximum award of $15,000, applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to serve children and/or senior citizens in our focused geographic areas including:
  • Harford-Echodale-Perring Parkway/Christopher (21214)
  • Wakefield/Ashburton (21207)
  • Forest Park/Howard Park (21215)
  • Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park (21217)
  • Cedonia/Frankford (21206)
  • Brooklyn / Curtis Bay/ Hawkins Point (21226/ 21225)
  • BelAir/Edison (21213)
  • Old Town (21202)
  • Allendale/Irvington (21229)
In addition, funds will be available to groups that demonstrate a capacity to serve the following target populations:
  • Immigrant youth (particularly in Southeast Baltimore)
  • Opportunity youth—16-24-year olds
  • Homeless youth
  • LGBTQ youth
  • Seniors living in congregate settings (senior housing, etc.)
  • Immigrant Seniors
Additional Details
We anticipate the requests will exceed the amount of funds available. Unfortunately, not every proposal will be granted funds.

Grant funds may be used to secure food and for costs attributed to securing and distributing the food, such as stipends for staffing or food packaging. All grantees must agree to use appropriate PPE when preparing and distributing food, according to the guidelines included here. The organization is responsible for securing its own PPE and may not use grant funds to do so. Grant funds cannot be used for purchase of any other items related to food distribution (durable infrastructure such as refrigerators, etc.).

All applications must be submitted by May 8th. Decisions will be communicated no later than May 15th. To complete the short application process please click below.
Contributors to the COVID-19 Food Stability Fund:
  • Baltimore Ravens/Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • BGE/Exelon/Constellation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • CareFirst
  • Comcast
  • Legg Mason
  • M&T
  • T. Rowe Price Foundation
  • Under Armour
  • Wells Fargo
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