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Since our founding, Greenspring has aspired to give back by making meaningful financial and relational investments in our local communities. To further our stewardship efforts and commitment to charitable giving, we created the concept of the Greenspring Grant Program in 2012 to support the mission of local non-profits.

Now this effort is completely employee-run and, each year allows a new team of individuals the rewarding (but very difficult!) task of selecting and awarding monies to organizations doing great work. This year we are awarding a total of $100,000 in grant monies to organizations dedicated to economic and workforce development.

To date, our grant program has awarded $450,000. CLICK HERE for the 2022 press release.

2022 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all 2022 recipients! This year the GSA Grant Committee awarded a total of $100,000 to these nine outstanding organizations serving the under-resourced.


Ensures the empowerment of single parents, displaced homemakers, and individuals in transition by providing services that promote self-esteem, dignity, and economic self-sufficiency.


The Arc Baltimore

Supports people with developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives with a sense of belonging, purpose and meaningful relationships.


Unified Community Connections

Helps support people with disabilities in achieving independence, productivity and the quality of life they seek.



Impacts children and adults living with disabilities by delivering high-quality services to empower them to realize their best life.


The Southwest Partnership

A coalition of seven neighborhoods and seven institutions working together to build an awesome community in Southwest Baltimore.


Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett

Aims to demonstrate the love of Christ through providing quality, affordable, and accessible health and dental services to the poor and uninsured.



Moves people from poverty to the middle class through tech skills training and quality job placement.


Lighthouse Vocational Services

Provides vocational services for persons with developmental disabilities to promote personal growth, opportunity and hope for their future.



Helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain the skills and confidence to engage with the world.


Rebecca Davis, 2022 Grant Committee Chair

“What is so special about the Greenspring Grant Program is that it is entirely employee-run. Each year we select a small team of us who have the honor of reviewing grant applications, narrowing the selection, and deciding where our grant monies go. It’s a challenging, yet extremely rewarding task. This year’s recipients displayed an extreme commitment to serving those in vulnerable populations in the communities Greenspring serves most. We are incredibly excited to see the results of our investment in their work.”

Grant Guidelines

  • Grants are limited to organizations located in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
  • Special consideration will be given to smaller organizations providing workforce development, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy services and education to underserved communities and youth. Organizations must be focused on or have programs that address Workforce and Economic Development. Examples include (but are not limited to):
    • job/skills education and training
    • job creation
    • entrepreneurship
    • developing and maintaining career pathways
    • growing internships and career opportunities
    • increasing financial literacy
  • We encourage and may be interested in opportunities for members of our team to get involved (e.g. volunteering, mentorship, board involvement, etc.)
  • At its sole discretion, Greenspring awards grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 based on the funding requested and the needs addressed.
  • Nonprofit Organizations certified tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service codes are encouraged to apply. Programs operating under the 501(c)3 of a fiscal sponsor may also apply.
  • Organizations may only submit one proposal for programs on an annual basis for consideration.

Funding Guidelines

The following are ineligible for application to the Greenspring Grant Program:

  • Debt retirement
  • Non 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Annual drives or annual giving campaigns
  • Government agencies or departments (including public schools, public recreation centers, etc.)
  • Membership, sponsorship or affiliation campaigns, dinners, or special events
  • Endowments or capital campaigns
  • Grants to individuals, including scholarships, sponsorships, camperships and other forms of financial aid and assistance
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • Current Greenspring clients

How To Apply

The application period for 2023 is closed.

Applicants may apply for a Greenspring Grant to support the general operations of their organization or a specific program or initiative. In either case, Greenspring requires that organizations complete the online application to apply for funding. The application period is closed for 2023.

In partnership with local community foundations, all applications will be reviewed to determine if the organization qualifies under the stated guidelines. If the applicant qualifies and is in good order, our employee-run committee will determine the recipients.

All applicants will be notified in September 2023.

The Greenspring Grant Program

Application period for 2023 is closed.