2024 GREENSPRING GRANT PROGRAM

The application period for 2024 will open on July 1st, 2024, and will close on July 31st, 2024. Please come back to this page at that time to apply. Join our mailing list to receive updates about the Greenspring Grant Program and for future application cycles. View our Grant Guidelines.

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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.

To date, our grant program has awarded $550,000. CLICK HERE for the 2023 press release.

 

2022 Greenspring Grant Impact Report

How far does the Greenspring Grant go?

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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. 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 2024 will open on July 1st, 2024 and close on July 31st, 2024.

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 for 2024 will be opening in July.

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 have been notified in September 2024.

Amir Dreams, 2024 Grant Committee Chair

“It is Greenspring’s enduring pleasure and privilege to support these organizations and their work through our grant program. Organizations like these are often the backbone of their communities and we hope this program may help foster the growth and prosperity of the organizations and in turn the communities they support.”.

2023 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all 2023 recipients! This year the GSA Grant Committee awarded a total of $100,000 to these ten outstanding organizations serving the under-resourced.

Assets

ASSETS creates economic opportunity and cultivates entrepreneurial leadership to alleviate poverty and build vibrant and sustainable communities.

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Dundalk Renaissance

To mobilize people to invest in greater Dundalk’s neighborhoods, economy and quality of life.

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Junior Achievement of South Central PA

Junior Achievement’s goal is to improve student circumstances by giving them a belief in themselves and a sense of purpose.

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Let's Go Boys & Girls

Create economic success for underserved and marginalized communities through STEM education and workforce development.

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Maryland Council on Economic Education

The mission of the Maryland Council on Economic Education is to assure that Maryland’s school children leave high school equipped with the economic and financial literacy knowledge and decision-making skills they will need to make informed, rational decisions as consumers, workers, citizens, savers, investors and participants in the global economy.

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Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm

Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm takes great pride in providing high-quality and sustainable agricultural products to our Park Heights community and the Greater Baltimore area.

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Reed Foundation for Autism

Providing individuals with autism the opportunity to LEARN, LIVE, WORK, AND THRIVE at every stage of their lives.

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Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, Inc.

Safe Alternative Foundation for Education Inc., informs students about the importance of obtaining an education as well as having an alternate career plan in anticipation for life’s deviations.

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Southwest Partnership

The Southwest Partnership aims to maintain this vision through productive land uses and partnerships that will maintain a cohesive community. We partner with our neighbors, surrounding communities, city government, area institutions, and businesses knowing that when we take the right road together, and with integrity, everyone will benefit.

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Tenfold

Spark the power in ALL people to achieve equitable housing and financial security.

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