$10,000 to St. Peter's Adult Learning Center for a feasibility study on starting a for-profit food service business in the Washington Village-Pigtown area of Baltimore City.
Contact: Sr. Katherine Neuslein, 410-685-7340
$25,000 to Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland Inc. to provide low-cost housing for poverty-level families. To date, 71 homes have been completed.
Contact: Jan Martin, 301-662-4225
$30,000 to the Maryland Disabilities Forum/Hear Our Voices to increase advocacy efforts.
Contact: Joel Myeberg, 410-358-3646
$25,000 to People's Homesteading Group, which will partner with Greenmount Community Planning Council and St. Ann's Church to attract private and public investment in the Greenmount community.
Contact: Michael Mazepink, 410-889-0072
$30,000 to the Clearinghouse for a Healthy Community to organize efforts to ensure community control of health issues and health research issues in East Baltimore.
Contact: Dottye Burt-Markowitz, 410-327-0134
$30,000 to the Immigration Action Service Committee to organize immigrants to ensure their needs are met.
Contact: Rev. Joseph Muth, 410-433-2300
$30,000 to Baltimore ACORN/Housing Justice to address housing issues such as predatory lending and landlord tenant reform, as well as community issues such as closing libraries and recreation centers.
Contact: Mitchell Klein, 410-752-2228
$5,000 to the Quality of Life Corporation, which provides services to families through its center in northeast Baltimore.
Contact: Ismenda Hendrix, 410-235-3933
$10,000 to the Mercy Southwest Alliance, which addresses drug issues and community development issues in Southwest Baltimore.
Contact: Val Tavai, 410-244-6223 ext. 26
$10,000 to Students Sharing Coalition, which provides advocacy training to high school and college youth to unite youth to work for social justice.
Contact: Linda Kohler, 410-410-662-8999
$10,000 to Interfaith Coalition for Compassion in Columbia, Md., to train community leaders as people move from welfare to work.
Contact: Dr. Barbara Hope, 410-997-2781
$15,000 to the Community Law Center, a non-profit public service law firm that provides legal services to community associations and has been especially active in crime-fighting strategies in the lower Park Heights area.
Contact: Anne Blumenberg, 410-366-0922
$15,000 to the Tri-State Re-Use Center in Hancock, Md., which acts as a transfer station for building materials, enabling poor families to bring their housing up to code.
Contact: Hope Cucina, 301-678-6160