Baltimore Community Foundation awards more than $122,000 in grants

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Community Foundation has awarded $122,942 in grants from its Neighborhood Grants Program to 33 community projects in neighborhoods across Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

"Social engagement is key to neighborhood development, and we are seeing some real changes happening from the bottom up," BCF president Tom Wilcox said in a news release. "These grants might seem small but they can have a big impact on the entire community."

BCF works to help neighborhoods become safe and vibrant, and to be supporters and champions of their local schools.

2014 Neighborhood Grants Program recipients include:

Belair Edison Neighborhoods Inc. $5,000

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake $4,000

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. $5,000

Greater Homewood Community Corporation $1,500

No Boundaries Coalition $4,000

Southeast Community Development Corporation $3,982

Adopt a Block Inc. $2,000

Ashburton Area Association $2,000

Baltimore City Hispanic Commission $4,200

Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment (BRACE) $4,900

CARE Community Association, Inc. $4,365

Community Outreach, Mentoring, Education and Training Foundation (COMET) $3,000

Friendship Baptist Church $3,000

GO Northwest $4,500

McElderry Park Star Newspaper $5,000

Middle East Truth and Reconciliation Community Council $3,000

Neighborhood Design Center $5,000

Old Goucher Community Association $4,000

Park Heights Renaissance $5,000

Pigtown Main Street Inc. $3,000

Patterson Park Neighborhood Improvement Association $5,000

Rock City Church $5,000

Rockaway Beach Improvement Association $5,000

Rosemont Neighborhood Improvement Association $3,000

Safe Alternative Foundation for Education $5,000

Shriver Center $3,000

Villa Nova Community Association $4,000

West Indian Dance & Cultural Association of Maryland Inc. $1,500

Baltimore United Viewfinders $3,500

Bea Gaddy Memorial Project 2,445

Creative Alliance $3,500

Maryland Institute College of Art $3,500

Great Blacks in Wax Museum $2,050

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