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Looking to get funding for your startup, small business, or nonprofit? Well, this portal is here to help. You can explore all of the different funding types in Baltimore, from grants to private equity investors.
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A-Level Capital
A-Level Capital provides seed funding for startups founded by JHU students and young alumni.
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Alumni
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
Education/Workshops
johns-hopkins-university-jhu; a-level-capital
Funding
ABL Fund
The ABL Fund is a viable non-bank alternative source of financing ready and able to assist small businesses in Anne Arundel County.
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
SBA Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
u-s-small-business-administration
Funding
ABS Capital Partners
We become deeply involved in the longer-term potential of later-stage growth companies, focusing the same enthusiasm and excitement that is normally reserved for the initial start up phase of a comp
Startups
Mature
Funding
Equity
Private
Accelerator-Based
Mature
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Retail and Product
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Healthcare
Enterprise Software
Health Tech
Business Services
Startups
abs-capital-partners
Funding
ACR Fund
The Arundel Community Reinvestment (ACR) Fund is designed to spur economic activity, investment and improvement in Anne Arundel County's eight Commercial Revitalization Districts.
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
anne-arundel-economic-development-corporation
Funding
Aaron Straus and Lillie Straus Foundation Grants
Aaron and Lillie Straus' clearly focused philanthropic vision, to give children protection, education, and opportunity, continues today in a contemporary context. With the Foundation's long term support of critical policies and programs, fragile fami...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
Project/Program
Cash Loan
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Education
Education K-12
Education: Early Childhood
Jewish Life
Nonprofits
Endowments
Individuals
Aaron Straus and Lillie Straus Foundation
Funding
Abell Direct Investments
The Foundation's portfolio includes direct investments in highly innovative companies that promote important social objectives, create jobs, and are located in, or agree to relocate to, Baltimore City
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Social Impact
Sustainability
Technology
Startups
Foundations
abell-foundation
Funding
Abell Foundation Large Grants
The Foundation awards grants to organizations (never individuals) working to improve the quality of life in Maryland, with a focus on Baltimore City....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Capital Campaigns
Program Related Investments (PRI)
Project/Program
Research
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Law and Policy
Arts and Media
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Community/Neighborhood Development
Public safety/violence prevention
Education
Employment/Workforce/Jobs
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Abell Foundation
Funding
Abell Grant Funding
The Foundation awards three types of grants:seed funding for start-ups and demonstration programs aimed at finding innovative solutions to recalcitrant problems; support for ongoing projects that prov
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Social Impact
Sustainability
Economic Development
Technology
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
abell-foundation
Funding
Advantage Maryland
Advantage Maryland (also known as MEDAAF) funds grants, loans and investments to support economic development initiatives. Uses include business attraction and retention, infrastructure support, brown
Startups
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Debt
Mature
Startups
Small Businesses
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
American Trading and Production Corporation Grants
Our mission at Atapco Properties is to create environments that promote success by delivering and managing high quality real estate projects that provide exceptional value to our customers, stakeholders and the community at large....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Youth and Education
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Education
Literacy
Nonprofits
Endowments
Religious Organizations
Individuals
Lobbying/Advocacy
Funding
Artemis Scholarship Grants
This scholarship is for young women graduating from a Baltimore City public high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who wish to attend a two- or four-year college or university. ...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Higher Education
Nonprofits
Female Founders
Youth
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
Arthur W. Elder, II Scholarship
Created by the Association of Baltimore City Retired Public School Employees, this scholarship is for students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher graduating from a public high school in Baltimore City who intend to pursue a career in teaching. St...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Higher Education
Nonprofits
Youth
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
BCF: Community Leadership Grants
Effective community-based leaders are an important part of strong neighborhoods. We will fund programs - citywide or neighborhood-based up to $20,000 in Baltimore City and Baltimore County that support the development of leaders of all ages who are w...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Individuals
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Business Services and Finance
Community/Economic Development
Leadership/Professional Dev
Economic Development
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
BCF: Early Learning Grants
BCF does this through supporting Judy Centers at both the school and district levels. Judy Centers improve the wellbeing, social-emotional learning, and literacy and numeracy for children ages 0 to 5 and their families by providing both academic and ...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Research
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Leadership/Professional Dev
Education: Early Childhood
Families & Children
Literacy
Children's and Youth Services
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
BCF: Neighborhood Grants
Our Neighborhood Grants offers different types of small grants to resident-led projects all over Baltimore City and Baltimore County. These grants give residents the resources they need to accomplish a small project, get more people involved, and enc...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Law and Policy
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Children's and Youth Services
Environment/Sustainability
Community Development/Neighborhoods
Public safety/violence prevention
Capacity Building
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
BCF: School Leadership Grants
We are interested in proposals that focus on principal coaching, mentoring, peer networking, wellness/self-care, as well as pipelines that identify and develop new leaders. We will also continue to support efforts that build a culture of appreciation...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Education
Mental Health
Capacity Building
Mentoring
Employment/Workforce/Jobs
Nonprofits
Teachers
Principals
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
BCF: Selected School Communities Grants
We have allocated funds for two geographical areas that bookend a crucial corridor on the Westside of Baltimore City's Howard Park /Forest Park area (Calvin Rodwell Elementary /Middle and Liberty Elementary), Reservoir Hill/Penn North area (Dorothy H...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Law and Policy
Leadership/Professional Dev
Community/Neighborhood Development
Economic Development
Education
Public safety/violence prevention
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
BCL Commercial Multi-Family Loan Program
The BCL Commercial Multi-Family Loan Program is an exceptional financing opportunity for experienced developers (including non-profits) and individual investors with a vision to rehabilitate specific
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Community and Social Impact
Construction
Community Development
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
baltimore-community-lending-bcl
Funding
BCL Commercial Property Mixed Use Loan Program
BCL supports the rehabilitation of property in residential and commercial districts in underserved Baltimore neighborhoods with its financial products. This product provides funding at an attractive r
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Community and Social Impact
Construction
Community Development
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
baltimore-community-lending-bcl
Funding
BCL Guidance Line of Credit (GLOC)
The BCL Guidance Line of Credit is focused on the small to mid-size developer and/or contractor who has a need for a committed source of funding. It supports the activity of a borrower who anticipates
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Mixed
Line of Credit
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Community and Social Impact
Community Development
Construction
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
baltimore-community-lending-bcl
Funding
BCL Subordinate Financing Loan Program
The BCL Subordinate Financing Loan Program is for experienced developers (including non-profits) and individual investors with plans to rehabilitate properties in a single project in low- and moderate
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Community and Social Impact
Community Development
Construction
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
baltimore-community-lending-bcl
Funding
BD Life Science - Diagnostics Grants
Educational grants are considered for training institutions or conference sponsors to support bona fide education programs dedicated to promoting objective scientific and educational activities and discourse. BD does not support educational grant re...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
In-kind donations
Volunteers
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Youth and Education
Community and Social Impact
Education
Health Access and Care
HIV/AIDs
Human Services
Hunger and Nutrition
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Funding
Baker-King Foundation Fund Grants
The Baker-King Foundation was incorporated in 1954 by John T. King, Jr., M.D., a Baltimore physician, and his wife Charlotte Baker King. Generally, the fund has supported non-profits operating in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Medicine
Education
Children's and Youth Services
Families & Children
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
Baltimore Angels
Baltimore Angels seeks to invest profitably in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and advance early stage innovators to the next stage of capital formation. Our vision is to be the most trusted re
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Angel Investment
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
baltimore-angels
Funding
Baltimore Business Lending (BBL)
Baltimore Business Lending, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baltimore Community Lending, Inc. , is a new small business lending program designed to provide capital to emerging and growing small busin
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
CDFI
Non-Collateralized Loans
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
maryland-capital-enterprises; baltimore-business-lending; baltimore-community-lending-bcl
Funding
Baltimore City Retired Public School Employees Scholarship
Created by the Association of Baltimore City Retired Public School Employees, this scholarship is for students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher graduating from a public high school in Baltimore City who intend to pursue a career in teaching. St...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Higher Education
Nonprofits
Youth
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
Baltimore Community Foundation Grants
BCF is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Advocacy
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Community/Economic Development
Capacity Building
Education
Nonprofits
Capital Grants
BCF
Funding
Baltimore Equitable Insurance Foundation Grants
We earn the trust of our policyholders by working hand in hand to provide perpetual stability, protection, and peace of mind....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Law and Policy
Community/Economic Development
Housing/Homelessness
Public safety/violence prevention
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Baltimore Equitable Insurance Foundation
Funding
Baltimore Micro Loan Fund
The Baltimore Micro Loan Fund provides existing and start-up small businesses with financing for working capital, furniture, fixtures, machinery, and equipment.
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Microloans
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
baltimore-development-corporation-bdc
Funding
Baltimore Women in Tech Micro Grant
Launched in 2017, the BWiT program has to date given away $12k and supported 12 women-led projects, impacting over 3,000 people. The most recent grant period is closed; check out the links below for p
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
smartlogic
Funding
Bank of America Grants
At Bank of America, we are helping build thriving communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic health and sustainability. We are advancing economic mobility by addressing issues related to workforce development and education, community de...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Sponsorship
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Community/Economic Development
Education
Financial Literacy
Housing/Homelessness
Hunger and Nutrition
Nonprofits
Endowments
Deficit Reduction
Annual Giving
Political Action
Religious Organizations
Bank of America
Funding
Bisciotti Foundation Prize for Student Entrepreneurship
The Bisciotti Foundation Prize for Student Entrepreneurship is a non-dilutive grant provided by Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. The goal of the Bisciotti Student Prize is to help student startups s
Startups
Idea
Early
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Students
University-affiliated
fastforward-u-ffu; johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Funding
Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund
Established through a generous multi-year gift from the Bisciotti Foundation, the Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund provides $300,000 seed funding to advance discoveries on a commercial path at
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
October
Evergreen Fund
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Startups
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Funding
Black Futures Micro-Grant
The BLACK FUTURES MICRO-GRANT is a no-strings-attached micro-grant for changemakers serving Greater Baltimore. Each month community members will vote on which organization or individual receives the a
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Established
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
cllctivly
Funding
Blue Jay Syndicate
The first angel investment network for startups with founders from the Johns Hopkins University
Startups
Early
Funding
Equity
Angel Investment
Venture Capital
Early
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Alumni
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
Funding
Bonsal Capital Investment
Bonsal Capital is a mission-driven partnership investing in education, healthcare, and cyber security industries.
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Youth and Education
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
EdTech
Education
Enterprise Software
Healthcare
IT
Startups
Social Impact
bonsal-capital
Funding
Boots to Business (B2B) Funding Opportunity
This funding opportunity is addressed exclusively to Boots to Business (B2B) grantees. Through this program, the SBA supports your organization for a period of 5 years.
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Mixed
SBA Loans
Grants
Debt
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
u-s-small-business-administration
Funding
Builder Fund
The Pre-seed Builder Fund (or Builder Fund) was created to financially and operationally support the development of startup companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate a socially or economically di
Startups
Idea
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Grants
Venture Capital
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Investment Included
Mentorship
tedco
Funding
COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund
designed to support businesses undergoing economic stresses due to the pandemic by preventing or minimizing the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs.
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Emergency Funds
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Maryland Department of Labor
Funding
Calvert Street Capital Partners
Founded in 1995, Calvert Street Capital Partners is a lower middle market investment firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Over our history, we have developed a strong commitment to investing across the
Startups
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Equity
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Industrial Services
Technology
Manufacturing
Digital Health
Health Tech
Startups
Small Businesses
calvert-street-capital-partners
Funding
Capital Solutions (Harbor Bank)
We aim to serve as trusted, long-term advisors to entrepreneurs, development partners, non-profit organizations, and investors whose goals align with our mission. Our team of financial and development
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Funding
Mixed
Bank Loans
Capital Investments
Equity
Debt
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
harbor-bank-of-maryland-community-development-corporation; harbor-bank-of-maryland
Funding
Catalyst Fund
The Catalyst Fund, powered by the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), is part of Maryland's Video Lottery Terminal Small, Minority and Woman-Owned Business Account initiative. The fu
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Revolving Loan Fund
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
howard-county-economic-development-authority; maryland-center-for-entrepreneurship-mce
Funding
Charles Crane Family Foundation Grants
The Charles Crane Family Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1991 by Charles Crane, a Baltimore County real estate investor. Mr. Crane died in 1994, and since that time the Foundation has continued to support the work of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Federation...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Capital Campaigns
General Operating
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Law and Policy
Youth and Education
Community and Social Impact
Public safety/violence prevention
Education
Jewish Life
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Funding
Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund
The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests in companies with innovative solutions that can help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Investments are jointly selected by inv
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Capital Investments
Early
Established
Mature
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Sustainability
Clean Energy
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Startups
University-affiliated
maryland-technology-enterprise-institute-mtech; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd; um-ventures; dingman-center-for-entrepreneurship
Funding
Children's Fresh Air Society Fund Grants
The mission of the Children's Fresh Air Society Fund is to provide disadvantaged and disabled Metropolitan Baltimore children (includes Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties) the benefits of a summer camp exper...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Arts and Media
Education
Children's and Youth Services
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Recreation
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Nonprofits
Youth
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
Citrine Angels
Citrine Angels is a membership angel investing group designed for women to invest in female-founded companies. We introduce selected seed stage companies to individual investors. We support the growt
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Angel Investment
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
citrine-angels
Funding
City Bonds
City Bond funds are generally restricted to capital projects, which may include bricks and mortar, improvements, equipment purchases, or other real estate related projects. These loans cannot exceed 3
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Construction
Small Businesses
baltimore-development-corporation-bdc
Funding
Clayton Baker Trust Grants
Gifts provide the capital to achieve its vision for Baltimore – a region with a growing economy in which all have the opportunity to thrive in Baltimore to strengthen schools and neighborhoods....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Capital Campaigns
General Operating
Project/Program
Advocacy
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Community/Economic Development
Education
Environment/Sustainability
Children's and Youth Services
Out-Of-School-Time
Nonprofits
Endowments
Scholarships
Research
Sponsorship
Religious Organizations
BCF
Funding
Cohen Translational Engineering Fund
The Cohen Translational Engineering fund, available to Whiting School of Engineering faculty and made possible by a generous commitment from Neil Cohen '83 and his wife, Sherry, is aimed at providing
Startups
Early
Funding
Equity
Evergreen Fund
Early
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Startups
Faculty
University-affiliated
johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Funding
Commercial Construction and Rehab Loans
Planning your next project? Our low-cost loans give you something to build on. Building a new shopping center or condo complex can be a complicated and costly undertaking. The same goes for renovating
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
CDFI
Debt
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Real Estate
Construction
Community Development
Startups
Small Businesses
mecu-credit-union
Funding
Commercial Improvement Grants
Ten businesses are significantly more attractive with our Commercial Improvement Grants - new signage, awnings, siding, doors, windows, paint, reception desks, flooring - at no cost to the business ow
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Real Estate
Construction
Community Development
Small Businesses
Location-Based
dundalk-renaissance
Funding
Commercial Real Estate Loans
Purchase the property you need for your next business venture. Maybe you're moving your company headquarters to a new locale. Or perhaps you're planning to build a shopping center or expand industri
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
CDFI
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Real Estate
Construction
Community Development
Startups
Small Businesses
mecu-credit-union
Funding
Commercialization & Entre Research (CENTRE) Funding Initiative
The CENTRE funding is an initiative of the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at UMBC and provides funds for research that leads to potential commercialization of a product or service. Any UMBC
Startups
Idea
Early
Funding
Equity
Idea
Early
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Community and Social Impact
Technology
Social Impact
Startups
Faculty
University-affiliated
alex-brown-center-for-entrepreneurship-umbc; university-of-maryland-baltimore-county-umbc
Funding
Community Development Ventures
Community Development Ventures, Inc. (CDV) is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) company that utilizes "socio-economic" investing as a means to improve the well being of economically or socially disadvantaged in
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Mixed
Equity
Microloans
Debt
Revolving Loan Fund
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Location-Based
meridian-management-group-inc
Funding
Community Foundation of Harford County Grants
The Community Foundation of Harford County’s grants are funded through generous donors who have provided unrestricted gifts and/or established unrestricted or interest specific funds. These funds are designed to meet the changing and emerging needs ...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Project/Program
General Operating
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
No Description
Nonprofits
Sponsorship
Fundraising Events
Community Foundation of Harford County
Funding
Constellation Grants
Giving back to the communities it serves is as important to Constellation as providing competitive pricing and a variety of energy sources. That's why we reach out and work regularly with various non-profit and community groups around the country....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
In-kind donations
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Law and Policy
Poverty
Employment/Workforce/Jobs
Environment/Sustainability
Nonprofits
Religious Organizations
Individuals
Constellation
Funding
Contrary Capital Venture Investment
Contrary Capital is a pre-seed, university-focused VC firm with a nationwide network of 100+ talented students across 40+ of the top entrepreneurship universities. Contrary invests in companies buil
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Startups
Alumni
Students
contrary-capital
Funding
Creative Baltimore Fund
The Creative Baltimore Fund grant program provides $235,000 in funding to more than 50 local individual artists and established nonprofit cultural organizations within Baltimore City.
Nonprofits
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Community Development
Arts & Culture
Nonprofits
baltimore-office-of-promotion-of-the-arts-bopa
Funding
Dingman Center Angels
The Dingman Center Angels is a Maryland based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies located within the Mid-Atlantic region. Our members are entrepreneurs, CXO's, ventur
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Angel Investment
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
University-affiliated
university-of-maryland-college-park-umd; dingman-center-for-entrepreneurship
Funding
Do Good Challenge
The annual Do Good Challenge inspires students to make a difference for the issues, ideas, and communities they care about. Students from across campus spend the year advocating, fundraising, voluntee
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Pitch Competition
Grants
Idea
Early
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
do-good-institute; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Funding
Do Good Mini Grants
In the end, the Do Good Institute awarded grants to 25 teams, with teams receiving up to $500 to advance their projects and ventures. Included in these winners are three teams that were awarded Do Good Mini-Grants as part of the U21 Rise competition. Along with funding, all teams will receive coaching and project support at the Do Good Accelerator.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
do-good-institute; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Funding
Early Light Ventures
Early Light Ventures is a Value Investor Obsessed with Providing Tremendous Lift to Seed-Stage Enterprise Software Startups
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Enterprise Software
Software
Startups
early-light-ventures
Funding
Early Stage Venture Investment
We make venture capital and private equity investments in early-stage companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, typically investing $250K to $1. 0M in a single round. When larger financing rounds are neede
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Arts and Media
Technology
Biotech
Cybersecurity
IT
Digital Media
Startups
Mentorship
blu-ventures
Funding
Economic Development Opportunities Program Fund (Sunny Day)
The Sunny Day fund supports extraordinary economic development opportunities that create and retain employment as well as create significant capital investments.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Mixed
Grants
Revolving Loan Fund
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Location-Based
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation Grants
Eddie and Sylvia Brown are active philanthropists in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The Brown Family Foundation was established at the Baltimore Community Foundation in 1994 as a vehicle for the family to support charitable organizations addressing...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Youth and Education
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Education
HIV/AIDs
Cancer
Nonprofits
Founders of Color
Startups/New Ideas
Individuals
Higher Ed Institutions
Multiple Years
BCF
Funding
Elevation Awards
The Elevation Awards provide planning grants of $10,000 and personalized support to people of color who are Baltimore City residents piloting novel approaches to strengthen Baltimore communities.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
baltimore-corps
Funding
Enlightenment Capital
Enlightenment Capital is a private investment firm that provides flexible capital solutions to middle market businesses in the Aerospace, Defense and Government (ADG) sector.
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Mature
Law and Policy
Government, Defense, and Aerospace
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Government
Defense
Aerospace
Cybersecurity
Small Businesses
enlightenment-capital
Funding
Enterprise Community Partners Grants
Are your vision and technical skills in housing financing, housing construction, or resident services and support? Enterprise’s mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving commu...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Housing/Homelessness
Community/Neighborhood Development
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Funding
Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (EZ)
The EZ program provides real property and state income tax credits for businesses located in a Maryland enterprise zone in return for job creation and investments. Businesses located in Focus Areas ma
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Tax Credits
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Location-Based
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
Entrepreneurs of Color Fund
Minority entrepreneurs in DC, Maryland and Virginia suburbs, and Baltimore City can get access to loans ranging from $5,000 - $250,000
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Low Income Founders
harbor-bank-of-maryland; latino-economic-development-center-ledc
Funding
Epidarex Capital
Epidarex invests in early-stage, high growth life science and health technology companies in under-ventured markets within the UK and US
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Early
Established
Mature
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Life Sciences
Health Tech
Healthcare
Biotech
Digital Health
Startups
epidarex-capital
Funding
ExportMD
The ExportMD Program helps to offset some of the costs of marketing internationally for Maryland's small and mid-sized companies.
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Mixed
Grants
Loans
Debt
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Monthly Application
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
FIG program
The Baltimore Development Corporation has a city-wide Façade Improvement Grant program (FIG), which provides funds to businesses for exterior improvements. The grants are to be used to enhance the app
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Construction
Small Businesses
baltimore-development-corporation-bdc
Funding
Facade Improvement Program
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore administers a Facade Improvement Program encouraging and assisting property and business owners in Downtown restore existing storefronts.
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Construction
Small Businesses
downtown-partnership-of-baltimore
Funding
Family League of Baltimore Grants
We invest funding into community-based organizations to help children and families in Baltimore reach their full potential. We strive to improve institutions so that individuals can grow, learn, and build a better community. Family League’s funded pa...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Civil Rights and Social Justice
Criminal Justice
Education
Out-Of-School-Time
Families & Children
Nonprofits
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
Female Founders
No Restrictions Specified
Family League of Baltimore
Funding
Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program
The Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program provides one year funding to organizations to execute state/regional programs that increase the number of SBIR/STTR proposals(through outre
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Mixed
Grants
Debt
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Small Businesses
u-s-small-business-administration
Funding
France-Merrick Foundation Grant
The France-Merrick Foundation concentrates its grant-making within the State of Maryland and primarily within the greater Baltimore area. Applicants must be a non-profit organization holding 501(c)(3)
Nonprofits
Mature
Funding
Grants
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Arts and Media
Civic
Arts & Culture
Community Development
Economic Development
Education
Nonprofits
france-merrick-foundation
Funding
France-Merrick Foundation Grants
The France-Merrick Foundation concentrates its grant making within the state of Maryland with a primary focus on the Greater Baltimore area. The Foundation favors one-time, project-oriented requests which have defined beginnings and endings, as oppos...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Capital Campaigns
Matching Grants
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Arts and Media
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Community/Neighborhood Development
Education
Employment/Workforce Development/Jobs
Food/food systems
Nonprofits
Sponsorship
Lobbying/Advocacy
Individuals
Fundraising Events
France-Merrick Foundation Grants
Funding
Fund for Anne Arundel Grants
We are helping to create awareness about the issues in Anne Arundel County that impact the economy and quality of life. We monitor all areas of community need—including human services, education, the environment, healthcare, the arts, and economic d...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Project/Program
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Environment/Sustainability
Health Access and Care
Economic Development
Health Access and Care
Education
Nonprofits
Teachers
No Restrictions Specified
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
Funding
Fund for Children, Youth, and Families
The Community Foundation invests directly in nonprofit organizations, communities, and systems change to solve problems and change lives. We seek out and support innovative solutions that lead to community transformation. We are fortunate to partner ...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Donor Recommended
Discretionary
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Children's and Youth Services
Families & Children
Nonprofits
Youth
Individuals
Greater Washington Community Foundation
Funding
Goldseker Foundation Grants
Today, the Goldseker Foundation works in partnership with the city’s civic leadership, a well-established nonprofit sector, and a growing community of entrepreneurs to serve the Baltimore community, through grantmaking primarily in the areas of commu...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
Matching Grants
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Community/Economic Development
Nonprofit Infrastructure
Human Services
Nonprofits
Endowments
Capital Grants
Religious Organizations
Goldseker Foundation
Funding
Graduate Student Award
The FastForward U Graduate Student Award (GSA) supports Johns Hopkins students aiming to solve major challenges through entrepreneurship. We have recognized that raising significant early stage fundi
Startups
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Students
University-affiliated
fastforward-u-ffu; johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Funding
Grants 4 Teachers
We are helping to create awareness about the issues in Anne Arundel County that impact the economy and quality of life. We monitor all areas of community need—including human services, education, the environment, healthcare, the arts, and economic d...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Project/Program
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Environment/Sustainability
Health Access and Care
Economic Development
Health Access and Care
Education
Nonprofits
Teachers
No Restrictions Specified
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
Funding
Greenspring Direct Investments
We lead or participate in financing rounds in growth stage companies, serve as a syndicate partner in early stage rounds, and provide liquidity for companies and their employees across multiple stages
Startups
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Equity
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Education/Workshops
Mentorship
Location-Based
greenspring-associates
Funding
Greenspring Impact Investments
Within our impact series, we target managers generating attractive returns and measurable positive societal impact. Our five areas of thematic focus include: sustainability, healthcare, education tech
Startups
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Equity
Capital Investments
Angel Investment
Direct Investment
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Youth and Education
Social Impact
Sustainability
Education
Finance
Technology
Startups
Small Businesses
greenspring-associates
Funding
Grit Fund
The Grit Fund (TGF) provides monetary awards--up to $7,000--to encourage the presentation and development of projects that contribute to the vibrancy and development of Baltimore's arts and cultural l
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Arts and Media
Community and Social Impact
Arts & Culture
Community Development
Film & Media
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Art Spaces
baltimore-arts-realty-corporation-barco
Funding
Gula Tech Adventures
We invest in cyber companies and funds of all sizes and support a variety of cyber programs and non-profits
Nonprofits
Startups
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Grants
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Community and Social Impact
Cybersecurity
Economic Development
Community Development
Policy
Nonprofits
Startups
Gula Tech Adventures
Funding
Harbor Bank Business Loans
The Harbor Bank offers business checking, savings, time deposits, credit cards, debit card, commercial real estate, personal, home improvement, automobile, and other installment and term loans.
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Bank Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Construction
Small Businesses
harbor-bank-of-maryland; harbor-bank-of-maryland-community-development-corporation
Funding
Harry Z. Isaacs Scholarship Grants
Established by the late Harry Z. Isaacs, this scholarship is for the children of employees of I.C. Isaacs & Company and graduates of Baltimore City public high schools with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to applicants who h...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Higher Education
Nonprofits
Youth
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
Help Our Neighbors Grants
Strengthening Nonprofits grants will continue to support nonprofit organizations in developing organizational capacity around fundraising, nonprofit management, board development, marketing & communications as well as other capacity-building opportun...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Project/Program
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Environment/Sustainability
Health Access and Care
Economic Development
Health Access and Care
Education
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
Funding
Hire Our Veterans Tax Credit
This program provides a State income tax credit to small businesses for hiring qualified veterans based on wages paid to those veteran employees.
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Tax Credits
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Veteran Founders
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
Hoffberger Family Philanthropies Grants
The Hoffberger Family Philanthropies is dedicated to the legacy of Sarah and Charles Hoffberger’s philanthropy in the Baltimore community. Like Sarah and Charles, the HFP is committed to improving the quality of life for those in need....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Youth and Education
Aging
Health Access and Care
Education: Middle ‐ High school
Older Adults
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Funding
Howard County Agricultural Innovation Grant
The Agricultural Marketing Program of HCEDA will work with you to find grants and financing that will help you start or diversify your agriculture enterprise.
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Food, Drink, and Hospitality
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Food and Drink
Small Businesses
howard-county-economic-development-authority
Funding
IBM Grants
IBM believes that a company culture based on core values not only helps our business, but also defines the role that we can and should play in society. We identify and act upon opportunities to apply our technology and expertise to societal problems,...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Sponsorship
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Employment/Workforce/Jobs
Education
Community Development/Neighborhoods
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Funding
Impact Seed Fund
Dream big, but have a positive impact on the world. That's the idea behind the new, Impact Seed Fund program available to select University of Maryland student entrepreneurs. The Impact Seed Fund off
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Established
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
university-of-maryland-college-park-umd; maryland-technology-enterprise-institute-mtech
Funding
Innovators of Progress
We Support the Problem Solvers of Tomorrow with financial aid every semester until graduation and with seed capital for ideas that excite us.
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Scholarship
Grants
Idea
Early
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Business Services and Finance
Infrastructure
Technology
Engineering
Math
Literacy
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
Student Only
Academic Requirements
Suitland Ventures
Funding
JMI Growth Equity Investments
JMI invests in software companies with proven business models, rich intellectual property, high recurring revenue, and long-term growth potential. We look for opportunities where we can bring our comp
Startups
Mature
Funding
Equity
Capital Investments
Accelerator-Based
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Software
Education
Energy
Finance
Government
Startups
Mentorship
jmi-equity
Funding
Job Creation Tax Credit (JCTC)
Businesses that create a minimum number of new full-time positions may be entitled to state income tax credits of up to $3,000 per job or $5,000 per job in a "revitalization area. " BENEFITProvide a
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Tax Credits
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
John J. and Leidy Foundation Grants
The John J. Leidy Foundation has been supporting Maryland’s nonprofits for more than 50 years....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Youth and Education
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Human Services
Education
Nonprofits
Sponsorship
Individuals
Scholarships
Funding
Kaiser Permanente Grants
We improve the total health of our members and the communities we serve by expanding access, improving our environments, and shaping health knowledge....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Project/Program
Volunteers
Sponsorship
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Health Access and Care
Food/food systems
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Kaiser Permanente
Funding
Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment Grants
A family foundation that believes in strategic infusions of funding, we dedicate nearly 100% of our grant dollars to the environment. As citizens of the planet, we are compelled to participate in the protection of natural resources in the communities...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Environment/Sustainability
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Funding
Kiva Baltimore
Kiva was launched in 2005 as the world's first person-to-person microlending website. A nonprofit organization, Kiva underwrites zero-percent-interest, zero-fee business loans of up to $10,000, and fa
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
baltimore-corps
Funding
LEDC Growth Loan
Up to $250K for Established Small Businesses with at least two years in operations, seeking capital to grow/expand operation.
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Low Income Founders
latino-economic-development-center-ledc
Funding
LEDC SEED Loan
Up to $5k for startups with less than one year in operations, or with plans to launch a company within 3 months of receiving funds.
Startups
Idea
Early
Funding
Debt
Loans
Idea
Early
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Founders of Color
Low Income Founders
latino-economic-development-center-ledc
Funding
LEDC Startup Loan
Up to $20k for startups with less than two years in operations, seeking capital to launch or consolidate their venture.
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Debt
Loans
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Founders of Color
Low Income Founders
latino-economic-development-center-ledc
Funding
Leaonard and Helen R. Stulman Foundation Grants
The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation was established by Leonard Stulman, a Baltimore businessman and philanthropist and Johns Hopkins alumnus, who died in 2000. The Stulman Foundation supports work in the areas of mental health, hea...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Higher Education
Medicine
Chronic Disease
Aging
Mental Health
Nonprofits
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
Female Founders
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
Legg Mason Grants
We have a long history of supporting community well-being through our Legg Mason Charitable Foundation – helping to provide recreation, food and shelter, holiday outreach, varied human services, and civic-support programs – with a belief that our in...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Nothing Unsolicited
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Environment/Sustainability
Diversity and Inclusion
Human Services
Education
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Legg Mason
Funding
Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation Grants
The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation was established in 2001 from the estate of Leonard Stulman, who died in 2000. During their lifetimes, Mr. and Mrs. Stulman made generous gifts to the Jewish community, the arts, and medical organ...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Aging
Older Adults
Mental Health
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research
The fund provides seedfunding for vital proof-of-concept and validation studies of valuable technologies at Johns Hopkins
Startups
Early
Funding
Equity
Evergreen Fund
Early
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Startups
Faculty
University-affiliated
johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Funding
MECU Neighborhood Event Grant
The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program awards cash grants to Baltimore City nonprofit neighborhood associations and community-based organizations for the purpose of producing a free to the public
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Youth and Education
Community Development
Education
Arts & Culture
Community Development
Nonprofits
Location-Based
baltimore-office-of-promotion-of-the-arts-bopa; mecu-credit-union
Funding
Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation Grants
Founders Marion and Henry Knott had a vision: To provide resources for nurturing and sustaining family unity through cultural, educational, health care and human service activities in the Roman Catholic community and through the activities of other d...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
Capital Campaigns
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Catholic
Education
Health Access and Care
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Funding
Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund
This $5 million incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) that is urgently needed by hospitals and health-care workers across the country.
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Incentive
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Startups
Small Businesses
Funding
Maryland Capital Enterprises - Micro and Business Loans
MCE offers three loan products to assist clients in starting or growing their own business.
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Funding
Debt
Loans
Microloans
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
maryland-capital-enterprises
Funding
Maryland Casino Business Investment Fund (MCBIF)
The MISSION of the Maryland Casino Business Investment Fund is to provide affordable and flexible financing to Maryland based small, minority, women and veteran owned businesses in order to build the
Small Businesses
Established
Funding
Debt
Loans
Equity
Established
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Veteran Founders
Location-Based
meridian-management-group-inc
Funding
Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF)
The Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF), administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce, offers a state match to private funds raised in support of endo
Nonprofits
Mature
Funding
Mixed
Grants
Fund Matching
Mature
Youth and Education
Higher Education
Nonprofits
University-affiliated
maryland-department-of-commerce; maryland-institute-college-of-art-mica; towson-university; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Funding
Maryland Economic Adjustment Fund (MEAF)
MEAF assists small businesses with upgrading manufacturing operations, developing commercial applications for technology, or entering into and competing in new economic markets.
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Construction
Technology
Manufacturing
Consumer Services
Industrial Services
Small Businesses
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS)
Grants for Technology Product DevelopmentMarket-driven new technology and innovation leads to new products and new jobs. Creating jobs in innovative Maryland companies is what the Maryland Industri
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Youth and Education
Technology
Higher Education
Startups
Small Businesses
University-affiliated
Fund Matching
maryland-technology-enterprise-institute-mtech; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Funding
Maryland Innovation Initiative
Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) promotes the commercialization of research conducted in partnership with Maryland universities and institutions.
Startups
Established
Funding
Equity
Grants
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Technology
Startups
University-affiliated
tedco; johns-hopkins-university-jhu; morgan-state-university-msu; umd; university-of-maryland-baltimore-umb; university-of-maryland-baltimore-county-umbc
Funding
Maryland Momentum Fund
Investing in the University System of Maryland's people and most promising tech ventures.
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
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Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Technology
Startups
Small Businesses
University-affiliated
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce; university-system-of-maryland
Funding
Maryland Neighborhood Exchange
The Maryland Neighborhood Exchange facilitates grassroots investing in the state’s most promising local and minority-owned businesses.
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Crowdfunding
Equity
Debt
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
Veteran Founders
Community Wealth Builders
Funding
Maryland Nonprofit Development Center Program and Fund (NIMBL)
This interest-free, micro bridge loan program and fund supports the operations of nonprofit entities. The program is administered by the Maryland Nonprofit Development Center and the Maryland Departme
Nonprofits
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Microloans
Bridge Loans
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce; maryland-nonprofit-development-center
Funding
Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA)
MSBDFA promotes the viability and expansion of businesses owned by economically and socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs. MSBDFA uses include working capital, supplies and materials, machinery and equ
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce; meridian-management-group-inc
Funding
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF)
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) was established by the governor and the Maryland General Assembly under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006. The purpose of the fund is to promote stat
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Biotech
Life Sciences
Healthcare
Pharma
Stem Cells
Startups
Small Businesses
Faculty
Rolling Applications
University-affiliated
tedco
Funding
Maryland Venture Fund
The Maryland Venture Fund is an early-stage, evergreen venture capital fund dedicated to funding and growing the next generation of outstanding businesses in Maryland. We are an experienced team with
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
tedco
Funding
Microenterprise Loan Program
The Maryland Microenterprise Loan Program expands opportunities for microenterprise development, creates new opportunities for small business development and sustains local economies in Maryland commu
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Microloans
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
Location-Based
maryland-department-of-housing-and-community-development
Funding
Mildred M. Coughlin Scholarship Grants
Named for a former principal of Western High School, this scholarship is for young women graduating from Western High School with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plan to attend a four-year liberal arts college or university....
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Higher Education
Nonprofits
Youth
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Funding
Military Personnel and Veteran-owned Small Business Loan Program (MPVSBLP)
MPVSBLP provides no interest loans of up to $50,000, from one to eight years, for businesses owned by military reservists, veterans, National Guard personnel and for small businesses that employ or ar
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Veteran Founders
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds Grants
The Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds provides mini-grants to nonprofit organizations serving Baltimore City to facilitate their good works in neighborhoods and schools...
Nonprofits
Early
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Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Community/Economic Development
Nonprofits
Startups/New Ideas
Higher Ed Institutions
Multiple Years
Individuals
Capital Grants
BCF
Funding
More Jobs for Marylanders Incentive Program
More Jobs for Marylanders, promotes the growth of manufacturing in Maryland by providing tax incentives for manufacturing job creation, encourages manufacturers to invest in new equipment. . .
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Tax Credits
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Manufacturing
Startups
Small Businesses
Location-Based
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
N-Step
The overall objective of N-STEP (NIST - Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program) is to provide opportunities for motivated researchers to build upon the experience gained while working at NIST
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Technology
Startups
Rolling Applications
tedco
Funding
Neighborhood BusinessWorks
Neighborhood BusinessWorks loan program provides flexible financing to new or expanding small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Sustainable Communities and Priority Funding Areas throughout th
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Retail and Product
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Community Development
Construction
Manufacturing
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Location-Based
maryland-department-of-housing-and-community-development
Funding
Neighborhood BusinessWorks
Neighborhood BusinessWorks loan program provides flexible financing to new or expanding small businesses and nonprofit organizations
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Loan
Debt
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Department of Housing and Community Development
Funding
New Market Venture Partners
New Markets Venture Partners is a leading early- and growth-stage venture capital firm that invests in and helps build transformative education, information technology and business services companies
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Youth and Education
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Education
Technology
Startups
Small Businesses
new-market-venture-partners
Funding
NewSpring Growth
NewSpring Growth partners with talented management teams of industry-transforming, high-growth companies. We support growth through organic initiatives as well as mergers and acquisitions. NewSpring Gro
Startups
Mature
Funding
Equity
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Business Services and Finance
Business Services
Technology
IT
Startups
newspring-capital
Funding
NewSpring Healthcare
NewSpring Healthcare partners with management teams to accelerate the success of differentiated healthcare companies, delivering capital for growth, recapitalizations, and mergers and acquisitions. NewSp
Startups
Mature
Funding
Equity
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Digital Health
Healthcare
Health Tech
Pharma
Startups
newspring-capital
Funding
NewSpring Holdings
NewSpring Holdings‚ a holding company rather than a fund‚ allows us to employ a long-term, buy-and-build approach in the lower-middle market. We help scale growth through acquisitions and proven organic
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Equity
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Business Services and Finance
Law and Policy
Technology
Transportation
IT
Government
Business Services
Small Businesses
newspring-capital
Funding
NewSpring Mezzanine
Mezzanine partners with business owners‚ either independently or with other financial sponsors‚ to build growth, acquisitions, and recapitalizations by providing mezzanine debt and equity tools. NewSprin
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Equity
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
newspring-capital
Funding
Next Stage Tech Fund
AAEDC's Next Stage Tech Fund is a loan with flexible payment terms intended to help technology companies get to the next stage of growth.
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Debt
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Government, Defense, and Aerospace
Cybersecurity
Technology
Defense
Aerospace
Startups
Small Businesses
Location-Based
anne-arundel-economic-development-corporation
Funding
NextGen Venture Partners
We back exceptional entrepreneurs through the collective power of the nation's top founders and innovation executives.
Startups
Early
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Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Mentorship
Networking
nextgen-venture-partners
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Nexus Strategy
We invest in biomedical technology companies created by world-renowned, serial scientist-entrepreneurs with a proven track record in spinning out and starting up category-defining businesses.
Startups
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Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Biotech
Technology
Health Tech
Biotech
Startups
camden-partners
Funding
Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Novak Biddle Venture Partners provides equity financing and assistance to the management of early-stage, information technology companies principally located in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
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Mature
Funding
Equity
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
IT
Startups
Small Businesses
novak-biddle-venture-partners
Funding
Open Society Institute-Baltimore Grants
The program staff of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore (OSI) work closely with a broad range of actors at the city and state level—community and civic leaders, policymakers, advocates, academicians and practitioners, among others—and monitor shift...
Nonprofits
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Funding
Grants
General Operating
Project/Program
Early
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Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Law and Policy
Civil Rights and Social Justice
Community/Neighborhood Development
Criminal Justice
Drug Addiction Treatment/Prevention
Education
Nonprofits
Endowments
Capital Grants
Sponsorship
Scholarships
Fundraising Events
Open Society Institute
Funding
Opportunity Zone Program
The Opportunity Zone program is a nationwide initiative administered by the U. S. Treasury created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The program provides federal tax incentives for investment in
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Tax Credits
Government Programs
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Community Development
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Location-Based
maryland-department-of-housing-and-community-development
Funding
PILOT
A PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) enables the City of Baltimore to allow a business, landowner or developer to substitute the annual real estate taxes due on a property with a negotiated payment for
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Grants
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
baltimore-development-corporation-bdc
Funding
PNC Bank Grants
For more than 160 years, we have been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but al...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
Program Related Investments (PRI)
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Education
Community/Neighborhood Development
Families & Children
Financial Literacy
Housing/Homelessness
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
PNC
Other
PNC Scholars/Fellows Scholarship
The PNC Scholars/Fellows Program provides awards up to $3,000 to outstanding UMBC students interested in becoming an entrepreneur.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Other
Grants
fellowship
Idea
Early
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
university-of-maryland-baltimore-county-umbc
Funding
Parnership to END Homelessness RFI Grants
The Community Foundation invests directly in nonprofit organizations, communities, and systems change to solve problems and change lives. We seek out and support innovative solutions that lead to community transformation. We are fortunate to partner ...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Discretionary
Donor Recommended
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Children's and Youth Services
Families & Children
Housing/Homelessness
Nonprofits
Low Income Founders
Individuals
Greater Washington Community Foundation
Funding
Partnership for Workforce Quality (PWQ)
PWQ provides matching training grants and support services targeted to improve the competitive position of small and mid-sized manufacturing and technology companies. Grants are used to increase the s
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Workforce Development
Grants
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Manufacturing
Technology
Small Businesses
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
Patriot Capital
Patriot Capital focuses on investment opportunities in small and medium-sized privately-held companies having annual revenues of $10 to $200 million typically investing between $3-20 million in transa
Startups
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Equity
Mature
Business Services and Finance
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Business Services
Enterprise Software
Consumer Products
Manufacturing
Distribution
Startups
Small Businesses
patriot-capital
Funding
Program Related Investments
In addition to traditional grants, the Foundation makes program-related investments (PRIs). PRIs are typically low-cost loans or loan guarantees and equity investments provided at below-market rates
Nonprofits
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Community Development
Nonprofits
Foundations
abell-foundation
Funding
Program for Investors in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME)
This grant will provide funding for private, nonprofit microenterprise development organizations; microenterprise development programs run by State/Local/Tribal Governments; or Indian tribes intereste
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Community Development
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Low Income Founders
u-s-small-business-administration
Funding
Propel Baltimore Fund
The Propel Baltimore Fund makes investments companies committed to headquartering in Baltimore City.
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Startups
tcp-venture-capital
Funding
QuestMark Growth Capital
$5-15 million for our initial investment, with ample reserves to support continued growth. We build relationships with management teams and investors well ahead of a fundraising event.
Startups
Mature
Funding
Equity
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Business Services and Finance
Enterprise Software
Business Services
Technology
Finance
Digital Health
Startups
questmark-partners
Funding
Red Abbey Venture Partners
Red Abbey Venture Partners is a life sciences investment firm that was founded in 2004 and invested in 14 privately held and 9 publicly traded life sciences companies.
Startups
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Established
Mature
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Life Sciences
Biotech
Technology
IT
Startups
Funding
Reginald F. Lewis Foundation Grants
The Lewis family continues Mr. Lewis’ advocacy to support programs that promote African American history and culture, and give future leaders access to better education....
Nonprofits
Early
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Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Education
Children's and Youth Services
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Funding
Research and Development Tax Credit (R&D)
Businesses that have qualified RandD expenditures in Maryland may qualify for two state income tax credits, the Basic RandD Tax Credit and the Growth RandD Tax Credit. The tax credit remains in effect unti
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Tax Credits
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
Revolving Loan Funds
BDC's Revolving Loan Funds may be used for acquisition and improvement of land, facilities and equipment, including demolition, site preparation, renovation and new construction. These loans are for u
Startups
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Debt
Revolving Loan Fund
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Community and Social Impact
Construction
Community Development
Startups
Small Businesses
baltimore-development-corporation-bdc
Funding
Robert W Deutsche Foundation
The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation invests in innovative people, projects, and ideas that improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond.
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Social Impact
Arts & Culture
Technology
Film & Media
Education
Startups
robert-w-deutsche-foundation
Funding
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Grants
The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation invests in innovative people, projects, and ideas that improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond....
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Funding
Grants
General Operating
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Youth and Education
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Employment/Workforce/Jobs
Science and Technology
Education
Higher Education
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
Funding
SBA Loans
Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. The Baltimore District Office assisted 611 businesses in obtaining $246 Million in
Small Businesses
Early
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Mature
Funding
Debt
SBA Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
sba-baltimore-district-office
Funding
SCORE
This is a funding opportunity for a current recipient of an SBA SCORE award. In order to be eligible, you must be a current recipient of SBA funding to SCORE. For-profit businesses are not eligible fo
Nonprofits
Mature
Funding
Mixed
Grants
SBA Loans
Debt
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Community Development
Nonprofits
u-s-small-business-administration; sba-baltimore-district-office
Funding
SHIFT Ventures
The for profit venture fund supporting the Conscious Venture Lab. We invest in mission-driven entrepreneurs with a focus on urban resilience. Our purpose is to plant the seeds of prosperity in people
Startups
Idea
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Idea
Early
Established
Community and Social Impact
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Youth and Education
Education
Healthcare
Social Impact
Infrastructure
Sustainability
Startups
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Investment Included
Mentorship
Education/Workshops
Demo Day
Office Space
shift-ventures
Funding
See Jane Invest
See Jane Invest teaches entrepreneurs, startups, and creatives how to communicate their vision, plan for growth, and pitch to partners, collaborators and investors.
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Angel Investment
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Film & Media
Social Impact
Digital Media
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
see-jane-invest
Funding
Seed Investment - Old Line Capital
Located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, we partner with technology startups in Maryland, Washington, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Ohio
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Startups
old-line-capital
Funding
Small Business Relief Tax Credit
The Small Business Relief Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit available to small businesses that provide their employees with paid sick and safe leave.
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Tax Credits
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
maryland-department-of-commerce
Funding
Social Innovation Fund
Humanim's Social Innovation Fund directly supports our Social Enterprise Division, dedicated to creating jobs and economic opportunity in some of our most challenged communities. With a foundation in
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Mixed
Idea
Early
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Economic Development
Community Development
Workforce Development
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
humanin
Funding
Spring Creek Environmental Fund Grants
The Community Foundation invests directly in nonprofit organizations, communities, and systems change to solve problems and change lives. We seek out and support innovative solutions that lead to community transformation. We are fortunate to partner ...
Nonprofits
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
Discretionary
Donor Recommended
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Environment/Sustainability
Nonprofits
Individuals
Greater Washington Community Foundation
Funding
Squadra VC
Squadra is an early-stage Baltimore-based venture capital fund founded by experienced operators. We invest from Pre-Seed to Series A and apply significant resources to help our entrepreneurs dominat
Startups
Early
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Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
squadra
Funding
Stanley Ventures
As the venture capital arm of Stanley Black and Decker, our mission is to deliver cutting-edge innovation to Stanley Black and Decker from the outside. We do this by investing in startups, bringing Stanle
Startups
Early
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Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Healthcare
Construction
Manufacturing
Infrastructure
Technology
Startups
stanley-ventures
Funding
State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to invite proposals for funding from eligible state entities interested in providing assistance and guidance to eligible small business concerns to increase
Small Businesses
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Mature
Funding
Grants
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
u-s-small-business-administration
Funding
Strengthening Non-Profits Grants
Strengthening Nonprofits grants will continue to support nonprofit organizations in developing organizational capacity around fundraising, nonprofit management, board development, marketing & communications as well as other capacity-building opportun...
Nonprofits
Early
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Mature
Funding
Grants
Project/Program
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Environment/Sustainability
Health Access and Care
Economic Development
Health Access and Care
Education
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
Funding
Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award
The Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award supports one Johns Hopkins undergraduate-led startup each year with grant funding of $10,000Size: $10,000 Length of Project: Full-time over the summer
Startups
Idea
Early
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Students
University-affiliated
johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu; fastforward-u-ffu
Funding
Sustainability Fund
The University Sustainability Fund provides funding for projects that promote environmental sustainability, and positively impact and enhance the student experience at UMD. The Fund will allocate fu
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Sustainability
Clean Energy
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Alumni
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Funding
T. Rowe Price Foundation Grants
We listen to our clients, developing strategies aligned to their needs. Each offering—whether equity, fixed income, or multi-asset—is supported by our strategic investing approach. ...
Nonprofits
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Grants
Not listed
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Youth and Education
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Education: Early Childhood
Education
Education K-12
Out-Of-School-Time
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
T.Rowe Price Foundation
Funding
TCP Venture Capital
TCP Venture Capital is a Baltimore, Maryland-based early-stage technology focused venture capital firm. We partner with entrepreneurs to build great businesses.
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
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Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Startups
Small Businesses
tcp-venture-capital
Funding
TEDCO Seed Fund
We work alongside our entrepreneurs as partners to drive the next wave of startups. We leverage our diverse operating and investing experience to uncover opportunities to add value throughout the life
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Rolling Applications
tedco
Funding
The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation Grants
The Thalheimer Foundation continues their commitment to improve the lives of Baltimore residents by supporting efforts to improve quality public education. Our current efforts are directed at supporting education by improving and working on literacy ...
Nonprofits
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Grants
Early
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Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
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The Associated Grants
The Associated and our agencies care for those in our community who need us most. We believe that it is our responsibility to repair the world, to shape Jewish journeys and to extend a hand to Jews around the world. We may come from different places ...
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Jewish Life
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The Baltimore Fund
The Baltimore Fund is an economic development initiative that supports Maryland Public Higher Education Institution (PHEI) -created or -sponsored technology companies and entities locating in Baltimore City.
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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Grants
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is dedicated to meeting the basic needs of people experiencing poverty. Grants focus on supporting organizations that serve older adults, women and children at risk, people with disabilities, veterans, and t...
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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
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The Horizon Foundation Grants
The Horizon Foundation is Howard County’s community health foundation. We are committed to improving health through innovative initiatives, collaborative partnerships, strategic grantmaking and thoughtful advocacy. Our work is driven by community nee...
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The Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority (MIDFA)
MIDFA encourages private sector investments with insurance, and the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds. Insurance reduces the lender's credit risk. All projects must be in a Priority F
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The Osprey Foundation Grants
We empower our grantee partners to make decisions in response to on-the-ground circumstances and we rely on their expertise to develop and shift tactics that will help them achieve their goals. Along with programmatic and capacity-building support, w...
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The Predevelopment Loan Program
The Predevelopment Loan Program is an exceptional financing opportunity for community developers working on early stage development project focused on re-stabilizing existing Baltimore City neighborho
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Community Development
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Infrastructure
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The Thomas B. & Elizabeth M. Sheridan Foundation Grants
The Thomas B. & Elizabeth M. Sheridan Foundation's primary focus is to support independent, private middle and high schools in the Baltimore area, by providing grants that will have a meaningful impact on the schools and their students. A secondary ...
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The Volt Fund
Small and minority, women and veteran owned businesses in Maryland may be eligible for loan through the VOLT Fund. Loans are between $25,000 to $500,000 for purposes such as business and commercial re
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Toucan Capital
Toucan Capital Fund is a venture capital fund focused on regenerative medicine and immune therapy investments.
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Transamerica Grants
While our focus and experience is rooted in more than 100 years in financial services, we know discussing and promoting good health today can help protect and preserve wealth tomorrow....
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UM Ventures Seed Grant
The UM Ventures, Baltimore Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) announces the availability of funds for translational RandD projects under the UM Ventures Seed Grant Program. This resource is designed t
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UMBC Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Research Awards
Entrepreneurship URAs provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate researchers to support the development of a solution to either a technical or social problem in collaboration with a UMBC faculty mentor. Th
Startups
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Grants
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UMBC Idea Competition
Have an idea on how to improve or change the world? Burning up with ideas to help the environment, society, business, your friends, social media or anything else you can dream up? UMBC wants to give y
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UMD & UMB Seed Grant Program
The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campuses are pleased to co-host the joint Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program. The intent of this init
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Van Dyke Family Foundation Grants
The mission of The Van Dyke Foundation is to provide organizations and individuals with needed goods and services to help them make an impact on the people they serve. In coordination with a network of chapters and individual volunteers, the Foundati...
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Vehicle and Equipment Loans
Want to drive your business forward? Our loans can help you power up. Delivery truck fleets and earth-moving machinery. Factory tools and computer hardware. It takes all types of vehicles and equipmen
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Venable LLP Grants
Established in 1983, the Venable Foundation, Inc. promotes the health and well-being of the communities where our clients and professionals work and live....
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WJZ - TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship Grants
Established to honor the memory of Jerry Turner and celebrate his career in broadcast journalism at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, this scholarship is designated for Maryland residents graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plan to seek a degree...
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Walther H. Feldmann Scholarship Grants
Established in honor of William R. King, a former principal of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, this scholarship is for students enrolled at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute who are in the top 25% of their graduating class of the "A" Course curriculum...
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William J and Dororthy K O'Neill Foundation Grants
Grant requests must be for whole-family approaches that strive to meet the needs of the entire family unit – addressing the needs of both children and the adults in their lives together. Our grantmaking approach recognizes that families come in all d...
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Workforce Training Grant
The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation's Workforce Training Grant is a matching grant program that can be used for on-the-job training, classroom/offsite training, for purchasing training s
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Location-Based
anne-arundel-economic-development-corporation
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Wright Family Foundation Grants
The Wright Family Foundation supports education for at-risk youth. We believe opportunity is critical to success and when it comes to education we believe in the equality of opportunity for every student. We invite you to learn more about the foundat...
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Does anyone know of any good for-profit grants in Baltimore? Something similar to Elevation Awards but that is open to the general population. Any suggestions are highly appreciated!

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Getting pre-seed funding for startups or small businesses in Baltimore is really hard. It seems like there are dozens of seed-stage funding resources, but not very many for pre-seed stage ventures. Does anyone have any suggestions for good pre-seed funding sources for a for-profit business in Baltimore?

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