Your advocacy is effective! – Nonprofit Sustainability Fund (HB 1226)
Sign the letter today to strengthen our collective support of HB 1226
It’s been more than a month since Maryland Nonprofits released our open letter to Governor Wes Moore, Speaker Adrienne Jones, and Senate President Bill Ferguson calling for the establishment of a $100 million state-funded general operating nonprofit grant fund. The response to the letter has been strong, with more than 600 organizations and individuals signing on in support, and more joining each day.
“With an unprecedented projected budget surplus in 2023,” the letter reads, “now is the time for Maryland to make good on its commitments to the nonprofits and the workers that have been asked to do ‘more with less’ for decades.”
Our collective voice is effective, and on February 10, 2023, HB 1226 was introduced by Delegate Anne Healey (D-22) of Prince George’s County. The bill proposes to establish a Nonprofit Sustainability Fund within the Department of Commerce to support nonprofit general operating expenses and requires a budget appropriation of $100,000,000 annually beginning in FY2025.
The grant fund would support an estimated 2,100 small and medium-sized organizations annually, with an emphasis on human services organizations, culturally specific organizations serving historically underserved and underrepresented communities, and small nonprofits located outside metro areas.
Stay tuned as the bill heads to a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee on March 9. If you haven’t already signed the letter, your support is more important than ever! Join the undersigned organizations and individuals from every Maryland county and beyond who support our effort to strengthen organizations for greater quality of life and equity.
List of Organizations and Individuals:
Maryland Rural Health Association
Western Maryland Area Health Education Center
Amy K Crowley
Abundant Life Church
Accessible Resources for Independence
Annapolis Immigration Justice Network
Anne Arundel County Food Bank, Inc.
Anne Arundel County Literacy Council
Aspirations Entrepreneurship Incubator
Bay Community Support Services
Cantori Cares, LLC
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating
Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Inc.
Eta Eta Lambda Foundation, Inc.
Food 4 Thought Community Outreach Services, Inc.
Harvest Resources in Anne Arundel County
Helping Hands of America Inc.
Helping Hurting People, Inc.
HOPE For All, Inc.
Immigrant Connection at Path to Hope (“Path to Hope”)
It Takes Two, Inc.
Kingdom Kare, Inc.
LETS GO Boys and Girls, Inc.
Life of Joy Foundation
Life of Victory
Maryland Reentry Resource Center Inc.
Empowerment Collective Corp
National Electronics Museum
National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance
Overcoming Abuse Through Healing, Inc.
Race for Life, Inc.
Recovery Anne Arundel
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Food Ministries
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Arundel County
The Complete Player Charity
United Women in Faith, Asbury UMC Annapolis
Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center
Dr. María C. Matiella
Isabel Anne Malizia
Mr. Corwin T. Macklin
AIDS Action Baltimore, Inc.
Araminta Freedom Initiative
Art-Official Experience Youth Inc.
Ballet After Dark
Balm in Gilead for Communities of Color Inc.
Baltimore Adolescent Treatment & Guidance Organization, Inc.
Baltimore Community ToolBank
Baltimore Operation Sail t/a Sail Baltimore
Baltimore Outreach Services
Baltimore Teacher Network
Beat the Streets Baltimore
Beautiful Butterflies, Inc.
Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc
Blue Water Baltimore
Brain Injury Association of Maryland
Breath of God Lutheran Church
Broadway Foundation, Incorporated
CASH Campaign of Maryland
Chasing Your Dreams
Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School
Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA)
City of Refuge Baltimore, Inc.
Clay pots… a place to grow
Clayton Baker Trust
Cody Young Empowerment Youth Charities
Community Advocates 4 You Inc
Community Housing Associates
Concerted Care Foundation, Inc. NFP
Cooperative Community Development Inc
Cornerstone Community Housing, Inc.
Dedicated To Saving Lives Inc.
Disability Rights Maryland
Donna Bruce Unlimited Inc.
Drink at the Well / Hon’s Honey
DRUM Healthy Families Inc.
ELB Strategic Holdings, LLC dba Amaana Consulting
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
Faith in Family Community Center, Inc.
Family League of Baltimore
Fell’s Point Main Street
First Tee Greater Baltimore
Fostering Change Network Foundation
Franciscan Center Inc.
Friends of Morgan Lacrosse
Friendship Outreach Center Inc
Fuel Fund of Maryland
Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center
Girls in the Game
Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation
Greater Baltimore Urban League
Helping Other People through Empowerment, Inc.
Homeless Persons Representation Project
Hunger Free Zone
Imagine Me Ministries
Immigration Outreach Service Center
Islamic Leadership Institute of America
Jameson Supportive Services Inc.
Jumoke Community Based Care, Inc.
Know Thy Self Heal Thy Self
Leader Breeders Inc.
Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center
Let’s Thrive Baltimore
Linda Felder House of Etiquette Inc
Love In The Trenches (LITT)
Martin Pollak Project Inc.
Maryland Association of Resources for Families & Youth (MARFY)
Maryland Latinos Unidos (MLU)
Maryland New Directions, Inc. (MND)
Maryland Philanthropy Network
Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
Medical Care Coaching Advocacy, Inc.
Middle Grades Partnership
Muslim Social Services Agency
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
Next up Music & Culture
Nexus-Woodbourne Family Healing
Nosreme Baltimore, Inc.
Outcast Food Network
Park Heights Saints Community Center, Inc.
Paul’s Place, Inc.
Pride Center of Maryland
Project JumpStart, Inc.
Public Justice Center
Pure Love Foundation, Inc.
Requity Foundation Inc.
Roland Park Community Center
Saint Luke’s Youth Center
Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Foundation
Sisters Saving the City
Southwest Sports and Fitness Alliance
St. Francis Neighborhood Center
Station North Tool Library
Suitable Attire, Inc.
Susanna Wesley House
the Board Room Chess Inc
The Broken Wall Project
The Cavanagh House
The Chill Station, Inc.
The Chris Wilson Foundation
The Community Group Inc
The I Am Me Project Inc.
The Ingenuity Project, Inc.
The Peale, Baltimore Community Museum
Wide Angle Youth Media
Wilcome Human Services, Inc.
Women’s Housing Coalition
Young Successful Leaders Inc.
Dr. Almarie E. Donaldson
Erin S. O’Keefe
Jerri L. Kamicker, Grants Consultant
John Joseph Marra
Mariana Female Izraelson
Melinda Dell Fitting
Mr. David Ian Sloan
Mrs. Susan Bennett Anderson RN
Ms. Barbara K Shapiro
Ms. Jessica Robey
Ms. Leila Kohler-Frueh
Ms. Polly Riddims
Pamela Perkins Young PhD
A Better Chance Recovery LLC
ABC Recovery Community Outreach
American Restroom Association
Baltimore Hunger Project
Board of Child Care
Bridge of Support, Inc.
Choo Smith Youth Empowerment
Community Assistance Network, Inc.
Community of Hope Health and Wellness
Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity
Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County
Damascus Road Life Center
Dundalk Renaissance Corp.
Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools
Friends of Great Kids Farm
Heaven on Earth NOW
Historical Society of Baltimore County
International Paruresis Association
Irvine Nature Center
Joseph & Vera Douglas Family Foundation, Inc.
Joyce’s Home of New Beginning
Kingdom Community Development Corp
Latino Education Advancement Fund
Maryland Business Roundtable for Education
My New Book Inc.
Natural History Society of Maryland
NeighborSpace of Baltimore County, Inc.
Our Children Matter Corporation
Pathfinders for Autism
Progressive Steps Inc.
Quality Life Solutions, Inc.
rebuild better together
Reggie Prostate cancer foundation
Soul Soul Collective Farm, Inc.
STEM Equity Initiative
Steps of Hope Guatemala
Student Support Network
The Arc Baltimore
The Helping Hands Non-Profit Org
The Joy of Living
The Red Devils
Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc.
Dr. Christopher Swanson
Dr. Laurie Taylor-Mitchell
Michael L. Patz
Ms Sonia L. Socha
Octavia Cannedy Esq.
Ronald T. McDade
Shalini J Morgan
Toni Roth St. John
Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint
Calvert Environmental Trust for Youth
Community Mediation Center of Calvert County
East-John Youth Center, Inc.
Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc.
Martin’s House & Barn
Carroll County Arts Council
Carroll County NAACP Youth Council
Carroll Technology & Innovation Council
Goodwill Housing Strategies
Westminster Rescue Mission
Clinica Medica Primaria de Rising Sun
Deep Roots Inc
Fair Hill Environmental Foundation
Voices of Hope, Inc.
Beyond the Classroom, Inc.
Camp St Charles
Canes and Scooters.org
Center for Children
Charles county Charitable Trust
Charles County Community Mediation Center
Ivy and Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, Inc.
Lions Camp Merrick Inc.
Little Beans Orphan Ark Rescue, Corp
Poiema Movement, Inc.
Seeds of Courage Inc.
Spring Dell Center
Stella’s Girls Incorporated
The Jude House, Inc.
Through Piscataway Eyes (TPE) Inc.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter, Inc.
Carmella Davis Watkins
Awaken Recovery Foundation, Inc.
Eastern Shore AHEC
Midshore Meals Til Monday
Ausherman Family Foundation
Envision Frederick County
Frederick Book Arts Center Inc.
Frederick County Mental Health Association
Heartly House, Inc.
Literacy Council of Frederick County
Mental Health Association of Frederick County
National String Symphonia
Pulling for Veterans with PTSD
Steadfast House for Homeless Youth
The Global Z Recording Project
The Ranch, Inc.
Mrs. Michelle Y Nusum-Smith
Ms. Caylee Marie Winpigler
Patricia G. Hanberry
Trejo R Jose
Garrett Workforce Housing Alliance
HART for Animals, Inc.
HUBZone Council, Inc.
Bel Air Downtown Alliance
Cares Community Inc.
Inner County Outreach, Inc.
Lights, Camera, Action Productions, Inc.
The Harford Center, Inc.
A Home Of Our Own Howard, Inc.
Association of Community Services of Howard County
Bridges to Housing Stability Inc.
Columbia Housing Center
Down Syndrome Association of Maryland
Health Tech Alley
Hosea Housing Resource Center
Howard County Autism Society
Howard EcoWorks, Inc.
Joan G Booze Educational Foundation
Monterey Institute of Natural Medicine
Neighbor Ride. Inc.
On Our Own of Howard County, Inc.
Rachell L. Gray Community Foundation
The Arc Maryland
The Community Ecology Institute
Touch Stones Financial Wellness Services Company
Winter Growth, Inc.
Bayo C. Oshinnaiye
Rita Jean Hamlet
Simon J. Sauvageau
Bayside H.O.Y.A.S., Inc.
Minarys Dream Alliance
Minary’s Dream Alliance, Inc.
The Leaf Program, Inc.
APOYOnline-Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas
Arts on the Block
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Center For International Education And Small Business Development- CIESBDL
Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council
Child Justice, Inc.
Community Reach of Montgomery County
Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County
Crossroads Community Food Network
Cura Personalis Project Inc.
Delivering Opportunities thru Vocational Education Services Corp
Docs In Progress
El Pilar Foundation
Empowering the Ages
Every Girl Can Learning Institute
For 3 Sisters, Inc.
Girls on the Run of Montgomery County, MD
Greater Washington Urban League
Hero Dogs, Inc.
HHELP>Helping Hands Empowering & Lifting People
Jesus for All Evangelistic Ministry
Just Neighbors Ministry
Kids in Showbiz / Rise Media Business & Technical Training School Inc.
KoBE Government Contracting Alliance (KoBE)
Liver Health Initiative
Manna Food Center, Inc.
Meals on Wheels of Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Michael & Mauritia Patcha Foundation
Mid-County United Ministries
Montgomery County Black Collective
National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)
Nueva Vida, Inc.
Our House, Inc.
Owen Community Healthcare Center, Inc.
Parent Encouragement Program
Parents Against Depression
Partners in Fundraising
Rainbow Community Development Center
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
Riverworks Art Center
Rock Creek Foundation
Rockville Baseball Association
Rory J. Weichbrod Unfinished Business
Round House Theatre
Sarcoma Foundation of America
Story Tapestries, Inc.
Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders)
Sustainable Earth Eating
Telecommuncations for the Deaf (TDI)
The CareerCatchers, Inc.
The Civic Circle
Urban Ecosystem Restorations
Vietnamese American Services
We Refuse Abuse
Women With Initiatives, Inc.
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc.
Youth Sports Collaborative Network
Adrienne E McBride
Ana Astrid Molina
David D Therriault
Dr Stephanie Parson
Dr. Charles Otoigo Choti
Javaneh Pourkarim Esq.
Luanne P. McKenna
Mr. Anthony Michael Shore II
Ms. Franca Brilliant
Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Alice Ferguson Foundation
Anew Inspired Change Organization
Art Works Now
Asociación Guatemaltecos Sin Fronteras, Inc.
Bound for Better, advocates for Domestic Violence
Camp Springs ELKS Lodge #2332
Central Ohio Home Care Agency
College Park Affordable Housing Coalition
Community Ministry of Prince George’s County
Fairmount Heights Community Development Corp
Fidos For Freedom, Inc.
First Generation College Bound
Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek
Functional Training Zone
Girl Speak Inc.
Girls Like Us Evolving, Inc.
Grace Social Sector Consulting
Heritage Care, Inc.
Housing Options & Planning Enterprises, Inc.
Huntington City Community Development Corporation (HCCDC)
Hyattsville Aging in Place
Idea International Diabetes Education Association
I’m Bruised But Not Broken, Inc.
In Reach, Inc.
It Takes A Village Collaborative
JA Retro, Inc.
Keen Neighborhood Outreach Community Kingdom (KNOCK)
Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc.
Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc.
Maryland Indian Tourism Association
Mission of Love Charities
NAMI Prince George’s County, MD, Inc.
New Day Maryland, Inc
Nick’s Place, Inc.
Nonprofit Prince George’s County
On the M.O.V.E. Academy, Inc.
Peace on Patuxent
PeachTree Foundation, Inc.
Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council
Prince George’s Child Resource Center, Inc.
Prince George’s County Muslim Council Foundation
Promise Landing Farm, Inc
Reality Check Mentoring, Inc.
SLK Health Services Corporation
Solutions in Hometown Connections
Strategic Music Partnerships
The Arc Prince George’s County
The Clarion Call, Inc.
The Ivy Community Charities of Pr. Georg. Co.
The Rock for Life Foundation, Inc.
The SPACE Free Art For All, Inc.
United Communties Against Poverty
Vessels for Humanity
Veteran Women Chamber of Commerce
Wait Up! Corporation
Washington Montessori Institute
Women’s Equity Center and Action Network (WE CAN)
Young Entrepreneurs Society Inc.
YWAM DC: Prince George’s County
Dr. Cheryl West
Mrs. LaTanya Michelle Robinson
Robert J Rand Jr.
Tammy MI Money
Titilayo Helen Samuel
Building Another Youth
Compass Regional Hospice
Crossroads Community and CRMHS
Kennard Alumni Association Inc
Queen Anne’s at Home
Rebuilding Together Quenn Anne’s County
It Takes a Village to Help Our Children, Inc.
Arts Education in Maryland Schools- AEMS
Central Maryland Area Health Education Center
Community Development Network of Maryland
Economic Action Maryland
Intuitive Business Concepts
LEAD Maryland Foundation
Life Independent Veteran Advocate
Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care
Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, Inc.
Maryland Museums Association
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
Maryland Out of School Time Network
Maryland Tourism Coalition
MSDA Charitable and Educational Foundation
NAMI Maryland, Inc.
Recovery coalition of Maryland. Inc.
Self-Directed Advocacy Network of Maryland, Inc. (SDAN)
The Coordinating Center
The National Center for Children and Families
The Parents’ Place of MD
Ms. Elizabeth Ann Briscoe
Alpha & Omega Community Service Corporation
Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland, Inc Concert (AKA COSMIC Symphony)
Leadership Southern Maryland
St Mary’s County Library Foundation
The Friends of St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers
Mid Shore Community Mediation Center
Mid-Shore Pro Bono
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
Talbot Interfaith Shelter
National Road Heritage Foundation
Spanish 4 ALL & Pueblo Hispano Inc.
Chesapeake Housing Mission
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc.
Deaf Independent Living Association
Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc.
Help Me “2” Help You
Open Arms Network Maryland
The Haitian Development Center of Delmarva Inc.
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
Village of Hope
Ms. Christina Williams
Building Mosaic Solutions, Inc.
Furnace Town Foundation Inc.
Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce
Worcester County Arts Council
Worcester County GOLD, Inc.
Kelly H. Brinkley
Outside of Maryland
Can I Live, Inc.
Seabury Resources for Aging
Mr. Lawrence Guyot