Olszewski announces more than $ 2.4 million in grants to local community organizations to support pandemic recovery

Baltimore County Director Johnny Olszewski today announced that Baltimore County and the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) have awarded more than $ 2.47 million in grants to more than 50 local community organizations to support their recovery and strengthen efforts to build neighborhood resilience.

“Baltimore County is home to many dedicated community organizations that work every day to create opportunities for our residents and support our diverse neighborhoods,” said Olszewski. “With these new grants, we are proud to provide millions to support the recovery of these organizations, enabling them to continue providing services on behalf of our residents for years to come. “

Announced in May 2021, the Baltimore County COVID-19 Nonprofit Recovery Grant Fund has offered grants of $ 10,000 to $ 100,000 to community organizations in Baltimore County to support residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will be used to support a wide range of community efforts, such as emergency shelter and advocacy services for victims of domestic violence, support for pantry extensions, installation of room improvements. ADA-compliant bathing, mobile vaccination efforts, community financial counseling programs, and much more. Following. In addition, the funds will help cover any reductions in revenue or increases in operating expenses that have occurred as a result of the pandemic.

The Baltimore County COVID-19 Nonprofit Recovery Grant Fund is supported by the Baltimore County Allocation of Maryland Recovery Now funding and is administered through a partnership with BCF.

“Baltimore County community organizations have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to meet, innovate and support the survival and quality of life needs of families,” said Shanaysha Sauls, President and CEO of BCF. “It was both natural and transparent to partner with the administration of the County Director of Olszewski to manage these funds, achieve program goals and do our part to help our region and its residents emerge from this pandemic. safer and more resilient. ”

A full list of the winners of the Baltimore County Emergency Response Fund announced today is below:

  • Adopt a Block, Inc.
  • Ahavas Chaim, Inc
  • Ahavat Shalom Baltimore
  • Towson Church Support Center
  • Baltimore County Arts Guild
  • Baltimore County Historical Trust – PABC
  • Baltimore County Sailing Center
  • Bas Melech Performing Arts Center, Inc
  • Better Dais to come
  • Bowley Neighborhood Improvement Association, Inc
  • Building for God Community Foundation
  • Puh’tok Camp for Boys and Girls, Inc
  • Camp rock
  • Catonsville United Methodist Church
  • Community impact
  • Congregation Darchei Tzedek, Inc
  • Dundalk Renaissance Society
  • Business community development
  • Episcopal Church of Christ the King
  • Baltimore County Family Crisis Center, Inc
  • Baltimore County Public Library Foundation
  • Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum Maryland
  • Temple of Great Bethlehem
  • Harford Park Community Association
  • Heaven on earth NOW
  • Stash, Inc
  • Holistically Empowered Youth, Inc
  • Episcopal of the Holy Trinity
  • Home of Ruth Maryland, Inc
  • Idlewylde Community Association
  • Irvine Nature Center
  • Iskcon from Baltimore New Kulina Gram, Inc
  • Baltimore Islamic Society
  • Maryland Jewish Uniform Service Association
  • Association Karina, Inc
  • Ladies of Vision Charities, Inc
  • Lake Roland Nature Council
  • Learn and play
  • Church of the Builders of Life
  • Maryland Waterways Foundation
  • Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inc
  • Middlesex Health Center
  • MMHA Service Training Academy, Inc
  • Baltimore County Morning Star Baptist Church
  • AME Church of Mount Calvary
  • Lutheran New Light Church
  • Northwestern Hospital Center, Inc
  • Ohel Moshe Congregation
  • Synagogue Owings Mills, Inc
  • Penn-Mar Personal Services
  • Reisterstown Improvement Association
  • Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart
  • Sheppard pratt
  • Sparrows Point North Point Historical Society
  • St. Gabriel Church at Windsor Mill
  • St. Matthew United Methodist Church
  • Student support network
  • Suburban Orthodox Congregation
  • Sussex Inc Community Association
  • The Baltimore Arc
  • The Cavanagh House
  • The Red Devils
  • Community Development Corporation Transforming Lives
  • Villa Maria Community Resources – Catholic Charities

The COVID-19 Nonprofit Recovery Fund is the latest in a series of partnerships between Baltimore County and BCF. In March 2020, the county and the BCF launched the Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which provided 50 local community organizations with grants totaling $ 400,000 to improve the county’s response to the crisis. of COVID-19 last summer.

In June 2021, the county and BCF established a fund to support the Baltimore County Youth Summer Jobs Program, providing job training, coaching and paid work experience in public sector organizations and private to 300 Baltimore County youth.