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CITY GIVING CIRCLES

Empowering Your Organization and Attendees to Invest in Baltimore Through Your Conference

These are local Baltimore nonprofits that could potentially receive funding from Convention attendees, investing money back into the city!

Baltimore City Giving Circle Nonprofits

These are local Baltimore nonprofits that could potentially receive funding from Convention attendees, investing money back into the city!

Art with a Heart

Art with a Heart provides hands-on, interactive, and educational visual arts classes in schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, permanent housing facilities, veteran’s facilities, hospitals, senior facilities, and more. Art with a Heart works to harness the benefits of arts education to cultivate positive, long-lasting changes in the lives of its students and participants, who range in age from four to 104 years old. An ESSA-approved provider, Art with a Heart provides the teachers, assistants, all necessary materials, and innovative and culturally responsive curricula to engage participants in consistent and comprehensive visual art programming.

Volunteer Capacity Onsite: 50

Types of Activities: Visual Art Engagements, Public Art, Art Programming Prep, Community/Team Building

Volunteer Activity Contacts: Madison Krchnavy (madison@artwithaheart.net), Tyler Dubois (Tyler@artwithaheart.net)

Female Founded. Female Led.

Blue Water Baltimore

Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and Harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy and thriving communities. For too long, Baltimore’s waterways have been plagued by trash, toxins, sewage, and polluted stormwater. These problems do more than harm our environment; they threaten the health and well-being of our residents, communities, and local businesses. We work to change this. Blue Water Baltimore takes a holistic approach to making safe, clean water a reality in Baltimore.

Volunteer Capacity Onsite: Event Dependent. 150 Max for Trash Clean Ups

Types of Activities: Tree Plantings and Trash Clean-Ups

Volunteer Activity Contact: Lauren Stranahan (volunteer@bluewaterbaltimore.org)

Female Founded. Female Led. BIPOC Led.

Helping Up Mission

Helping Up Mission provides hope to men fighting addiction and homelessness through Christ-centered, scientifically sound recovery programs and services. These comprehensively address physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs over a period of at least one year.

Volunteer Capacity Onsite: Men’s Center can accommodate a group of up to 5 – 6 people. The Center for Women & Children is on a case-by-case basis, but typically very small groups are preferred.

Types of Activities: Recreational, Educational, Mentorship and Off-site

Volunteer Activity Contacts: Brian Murphy – Men’s Center (bmurphy@helpingup.org), Andrea “Andi” O’Connor – Center for Women and Children (aoconnor@helpingup.org)

Female Led.

House of Ruth Maryland

House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.

Volunteer Capacity Onsite: Event Dependent. Groups around 10 preferred, max of 15-20 guests

Types of Activities: Donations Organizing, Cooking Meals, Maintenance Projects,  Fun Activities and Programming for Shelter Residents, Educational Opportunities.

All small group activities, typically less than 10 individuals, must complete a volunteer application and conflict check, sign a liability and confidentiality waiver due to the sensitive nature of our work.

Volunteer Activity Contact: Maggie Bridge (volunteers@hruthmd.org)

Female Founded. Female Led.

Living Classrooms

Living Classrooms provides access to more equitable education, workforce development, community safety, and health and wellness opportunities that enable individuals to achieve their aspirations and build safer, stronger, and healthier communities for all. For over three decades, we have collaborated with community members in Baltimore and Washington, DC to create diverse programs that are community-driven, research-based, and ultimately designed to disrupt the ecosystem of poverty that can be directly traced to historic and contemporary racial, social, and economic disparities. Our programs and best practices value the priorities and aspirations of community members and deliver both opportunity and results.

Volunteer Capacity Onsite: 100

Types of Activities: Educational, Workforce Development, Health and Wellness, Mentorship, After School and Summer Programming, Tutoring

Volunteer Activity Contact: Amber Briggs (abriggs@livingclassrooms.org), Erin Myers (emyers@livingclassrooms.org)

Female Led. BIPOC Led.

Maryland LGBT Foundation

The Maryland LGBT Foundation generates resources and works in partnership with the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce to activate, educate, and mobilize the LGBTQ+ community to access opportunity and wealth generation. The Maryland LGBT Foundation believes in the economic empowerment of all LGBTQ+ people within our state.

Paul’s Place

Paul’s Place began as a soup kitchen in the basement of a Southwest Baltimore church nearly 40 years ago. It has expanded into a community outreach center that serves more than 75,000 hot lunches a year and offers more than 20 programs, including: job training, case management services, employment and housing assistance, and nursing and recovery support. Their mission is to improve the quality of life in Southwest Baltimore. To fulfill that mission, Paul’s Place has remained a steady presence that Southwest Baltimore residents know they can rely on day after day.

Female Founded.

Project Play Baltimore

Project Play develops, applies and shares knowledge that helps stakeholders build healthy communities through sports. We produce exclusive reports that take measure of the state of play from the national to community levels. We create research, insights and tools that sport providers use to improve the delivery of youth programs. Then each year, we pump new ideas into the bloodstream and push the movement forward at the Project Play Summit, the nation’s premier annual event for leaders at the intersection of youth, sport and health.

Support Baltimore Nonprofits

If payment is made by check, the 5% credit card processing fee will be waived, and 90% of your donation will benefit the nonprofits selected.

Instructions for Meeting Planners

You can choose to have your funding 1) go to one of the above listed nonprofits, 2) divided amongst multiple nonprofits, or 3) if you have other local nonprofits you’d like to support, Legacy Collective will be happy to vet the organizations for you. Please contact Legacy Collective with any questions on vetting criteria or around additional organizations. citygiving@legacycollective.org

When building your event registration portal, you can add an option for attendees to manually enter a specific dollar amount to the Baltimore City Giving Circle, or you can pre-fill the giving amount and allow attendees to opt in, or you can leave this out of your registration process and choose to simply donate a specific amount directly to the Baltimore City Giving Circle.

Once your registration period has closed, you can either send Legacy Collective a check, wire, or ACH payment with a letter indicating which of the organizations you would like to receive the funding, or you can pay online with a credit card under your organization and let us know by email where the funding should be allocated. Credit card payments incur a 5% processing fee, to avoid the 5% processing fee and have 90% of your donation benefit the nonprofits selected, please email citygiving@legacycollective.org for instructions to pay by check, ACH or wire transfer.

You can also choose to make this an interactive experience at your event by highlighting the nonprofits and allowing your attendees to vote on the recipients of the funding.

Legacy will then issue the grants and follow up with impact reporting to let you know how the funds were used!

Please reach out to us with any questions and prior to payment so that we can walk you through the allocation and payment process.