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Baltimore Catholic Campaign For Human Development

Msgr. William F. Burke
(410) 235-5136


Archdiocese of Baltimore
2015 CCHD National and Local Grants

Below are the grants awarded in August 2015, and a description by each group of its program.

National Grants

  1. $50,000: UNITED WORKERS ASSOCIATION, Baltimore
    This second year grant in UWA's second cycle of CCHD funding will enable poverty-level and below workers in Baltimore, through leadership training, to address the systemic problems and and possible solutions for affordable housing in nearly 40,000 vacant homes in Baltimore City.
    Contact: Todd Cherkis P.O. Box 41547 Baltimore 21201 410-230-1998
  2. $45,000 - B.U.I.L.D. (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, Baltimore
    Long established, congregation based organization, BUILD continues economic justice efforts through leadership training, to create communities of hope with adequate, inclusionary housing, education and job opportunities.
    Contact: Ms. Sherrill Finney 2439 Maryland Ave. Baltimore 21218 410-608-3302
  3. $40,000 NO BOUNDARIES COALITION, Baltimore
    This second year, national CCHD grant will continue to support the efforts of low income residents of six bordering communities in northwest Baltimore to lobby for new safe school buildings' develop opportunities for healthy food purchases. An outstanding example of CCHD's goal to build true communities of hope.
    Contact: Ms Rebecca Nagle c/o St.Peter Claver Church, 1526 N. Fremont Ave. Baltimore 21217 410-669- 0513/410-357-1085
  4. $35,000 ARUNDEL HOUSE OF HOPE, Glen Burnie, MD.
    CCHD supports this highly effectiive organization of churches and communities in its efforts, through leadership training, to work for adequate, inclusionary housing for low income folks in northern Ann Arundel county. Previous economic development grants have provided job opportunities also.
    Contact: Mario Berninzoni 514 N. Crain Hwy. Suite K, Glen Burnie 21061 410-863-4888 Ext.115
  5. $35,000 IMMIGRATION OUTREACH SERVICE CENTER, Baltimore
    CCHD strongly supports the reorganized efforts of the Center to train and develop leaders to encourage initially fearful immigrants to apply for documentation and seek job opportunities as well as language skills in their new homeland.
    Contact: Owen Charles IOSC 5401 Loch Raven Blvd. Baltimore 21239 410-323-8564/410-207-5937
  6. $15,000 NORTHEAST HOUSING INITIATIVE, Baltimore
    This national technical assistance grant is helping to hire professional consultants to conduct a feasibility study and develop a business plan to identify and address housing needs, target clientele and market demand in northeast Baltimore
    Contact: Chris Lafferty 4414 Frankford Ave. 21206 410-488-0400

Local Grants

  1. $15,000 YOUTH AS RESOURCES, Baltimore
    Highly successful in leadership training and social justice education, YAR enables young persons of middle and high school age to facilitate and direct actions, plan projects and write grants to improve city neighborhoods
    This local grant will aid in their site transition as well.
    Contact: Ms. Julie Reeder 10 W. Eager St. Baltimore 21201 410-576-9551
  2. $15,000 Youth Empowerment Society (Y.E.S.) Baltimore
    This second year, local grant will promote the goal of youth helping youth to achieve change. Working with primarily homeless youth in Baltimore city, Y.E.S trains them to be peer advocates as well as advocates for homeless and lobby before the State Legislature.
    Contact: Lara Law 2315 N. Charles St. 21218 410-235-7744 X 105
  3. $10,000 BALTIMORE ALGEBRA PROJECT
    CCHD supports the mission of BAP to use math literacy and youth self-organizing tools to improve the status of students in Baltimore city. Its organizing efforts have also been directed to stop the practice of incarcerating youth as adults.
    Contact: Jamal Jones 235 N. Holliday St. Baltimore 21202 410-446- 7942
  4. $10,000 AMAZING GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Baltimore
    This local CCHD grant will, aid the organizing efforts to develop a wellness project in their southeast Baltimore community, training part time, paid and volunteer workers to help residents help themselves to productive lives.
    Contact: Gary Dittman 2424 McElderry St. Baltimore 21224 410-276-5674

For Information and Further CCHD Opportunities:
Rev. William F. Burke, CCHD Diocesan Director, 3615 Harford Rd., 21218, Baltimore, MD (410)235-5136


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