Applicants are now invited to submit applications for the Abell Foundation’s 2020 Grants Program.
The Abell Foundation is committed to promoting the development of fuller human potential and the achievement of self-sufficiency through educational opportunities.
It is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life in Maryland, with a focus on Baltimore City. The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of underserved populations by supporting innovative, results-oriented efforts to solve systemic social, economic, and environmental problems.
- The grant amount requested is sized up to $5,000.
- The Foundation has seven broad program areas of interest: education, workforce development, health, and human services, community development, criminal justice and addiction, environment, and arts. Within these areas, the Foundation invites requests for demonstration projects, feasibility studies, capital improvements, new construction and equipment, program development and enhancements, research, and program-related investments.
- The Abell Foundation accepts requests for programs serving disadvantaged communities, with a particular focus on Baltimore City.
- Nonprofit organizations must be designated by the IRS as 501c3 and 509a organizations.
- Applicants for Abell Foundation Grants Program must include a copy of their latest IRS determination letter and federal tax identification number (EIN). While all internet browsers support the application, Google Chrome is the preferred browser.
- The Abell Foundation funds nonprofit organizations located and active in Maryland.
- The focus is on Baltimore City, with more than 95 percent of grants being awarded to organizations in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
The Abell Foundation selects projects to be awarded grants based on the following criteria:
- a well-articulated mission;
- demonstration of need and clearly defined goals and objectives;
- potential to take innovative approaches to solve problems;
- ability to demonstrate impact by providing measurable results for the Abell Foundation;
- capacity to advance the knowledge base in the field;
- enhancement of opportunities for beneficiaries to improve their quality of life;
- enhancement of efficiency and effectiveness of services;
- internal capacity to achieve expected goals; and
- evidence of strong financial stability and the ability to leverage other sources of funding.
For more information, visit https://www.abell.org/applying-funding