Background:

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 organizations that focus their efforts in Maryland, New Jersey and Georgia.

Guidelines:

  • Grants are limited to organizations located in Maryland, New Jersey and Georgia
  • Organizations must be focused on or have programs that address Workforce and Economic Development.  Example 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
  • Preference will be given to local organizations, rather than national organizations
  • 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 $25,000 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
  • Greenspring Grant recipients from the past 3 years

How To Apply:

Applicants may choose to apply for a Greenspring Grant to support the general operations of their organization or a specific program or initiative.  In either case, to apply for funding, Greenspring asks that organizations complete the initial online application (see link below). This initial application will be reviewed to determine if the organization qualifies for the next round of review. If selected, the organization will be contacted to complete an additional application to determine the grant to be rewarded should the organization be chosen to receive a grant.

Greenspring Grant Program

  • A copy of the nonprofit organization's current Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt determination letter confirming section 501(c)(3) status of the Internal Revenue code.
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