Your advocacy is effective! – Nonprofit Sustainability Fund (HB 1226)

634 Organizations and Individuals have signed in support of bill HB1226

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:


  • Organizations

Maryland Rural Health Association

Western Maryland Area Health Education Center

  • Individuals

Amy K Crowley

Kathy Wood

Anne Arundel

  • Organizations

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

Bubbe’s Closet

Cantori Cares, LLC

Charting Careers

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Inc.


Eta Eta Lambda Foundation, Inc.

Evolve KidsCare

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

  • Individuals

Angila Curvey-Chukwu

Cindy O’Neill

Dr. María C. Matiella

Eddie Adkins

Isabel Anne Malizia

Melanie Kincaid

Mr. Corwin T. Macklin

Ronshaye Clark

Tarra Nystrom

Baltimore City

  • Organizations

Access HEARS

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 SquashWise

Baltimore Teacher Network

Beat the Streets Baltimore

Beautiful Butterflies, Inc.

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc

Blue Water Baltimore

B’More Clubhouse

Bmore Empowered

Brain Injury Association of Maryland

Breath of God Lutheran Church

Broadway Foundation, Incorporated

CASH Campaign of Maryland

Centro SOL/JHU

Chasing Your Dreams

Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School


Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA)

City of Refuge Baltimore, Inc.

CityLit Project

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.

Creative Nomads

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

Everyman Theatre

Evolving Minds

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.

FreeState Justice

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

Habitat Chesapeake

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


Itineris, Inc.

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

LifeCareerPivoteers Inc.

Linda Felder House of Etiquette Inc

Love In The Trenches (LITT)

Make Studio

Martin Pollak Project Inc.

Maryland Association of Resources for Families & Youth (MARFY)

Maryland Latinos Unidos (MLU)

Maryland New Directions, Inc. (MND)

Maryland Nonprofits

Maryland Philanthropy Network

Maryland Women’s Heritage Center

Medical Care Coaching Advocacy, Inc.

Middle Grades Partnership

MissionFit Inc.

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.

PDRC International

Pride Center of Maryland

Project JumpStart, Inc.

Project PLASE

Public Justice Center

Pure Love Foundation, Inc.

Requity Foundation Inc.

Roland Park Community Center

RTL Foundation

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

Ulman Foundation

Weekend Backpacks

Wide Angle Youth Media

Wilcome Human Services, Inc.

Women’s Housing Coalition

Young Successful Leaders Inc.

  • Individuals

Amber Jones

Barbara Reed-DiGia

Becky Davis

Chris Landers

Dana Cole

Darin Crew

Dominique Greene

Dorian Walker

Dr. Almarie E. Donaldson

Elizabeth Grove

Erin S. O’Keefe

Gail Sunderman

Hannah Shaw

Janice Foreman

Jerri L. Kamicker, Grants Consultant

Jill Cecil

JJ Vancura

John Joseph Marra

Karyn Polak

Kelli Banks

Maggie Fritz

Mariana Female Izraelson

Martha Hylton

Melinda Dell Fitting

Moira Fratantuono

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

Peter Berns

Peter Weitzmann

Peymaan Motevalli-Aliabadi

Reba Cornman

Sandra Brushart

Sean O’Maille

Serena Watters

Stacy Handler

Walter Saba

Baltimore County

  • Organizations

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

L.I.F.E. Inc.

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

Pressley Ridge

Progressive Steps Inc.

Quality Life Solutions, Inc.

rebuild better together

Reggie Prostate cancer foundation

Sisterhood Agenda

Soul Soul Collective Farm, Inc.

STEM Equity Initiative

Steps of Hope Guatemala

Student Support Network

Tammy’s Angels

The Arc Baltimore

The Helping Hands Non-Profit Org

The Joy of Living

The Red Devils

Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc.

  • Individuals

Dr. Christopher Swanson

Dr. Laurie Taylor-Mitchell

Erika Summers

Katie Norton

Kelly Sage

Lauren Stranahan

Michael L. Patz

Ms Sonia L. Socha

Nicholas Alexopulos

Octavia Cannedy Esq.

Robert Jenkins

Ronald T. McDade

Sarah Gibbons

Shalini J Morgan

Shelly McLaughlin

Toni Roth St. John

Veneeta Eason


  • Organizations

Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint

Calvert Environmental Trust for Youth

Community Mediation Center of Calvert County

East-John Youth Center, Inc.


  • Organizations

Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc.

Martin’s House & Barn

  • Individuals

Kendall Teague


  • Organizations

Caring Carroll

Carroll County Arts Council

Carroll County NAACP Youth Council

Carroll Technology & Innovation Council

Goodwill Housing Strategies

Mission Beelieve

Westminster Rescue Mission

  • Individuals

Veronica Cool


  • Organizations

Clinica Medica Primaria de Rising Sun

Deep Roots Inc

Fair Hill Environmental Foundation

Voices of Hope, Inc.


  • Organizations

Beyond the Classroom, Inc.

Camp St Charles

Canes and

Center for Children

Charles county Charitable Trust

Charles County Community Mediation Center

CTLDomGroup Inc.

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.

  • Individuals

Carmella Davis Watkins

Jessica Minopoli


  • Organizations

Awaken Recovery Foundation, Inc.

Eastern Shore AHEC

Midshore Meals Til Monday


  • Organizations

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

Pinball EDU

Pulling for Veterans with PTSD

Steadfast House for Homeless Youth

The Global Z Recording Project

The Ranch, Inc.

  • Individuals

Andrea Baker

Josh Marks

Mrs. Michelle Y Nusum-Smith

Ms. Caylee Marie Winpigler

Patricia G. Hanberry

Robert Nickey

Trejo R Jose


  • Organizations

Garrett Workforce Housing Alliance

HART for Animals, Inc.

HUBZone Council, Inc.


  • Organizations

Bel Air Downtown Alliance

Cares Community Inc.

Inner County Outreach, Inc.

Lights, Camera, Action Productions, Inc.


The Harford Center, Inc.

  • Individuals

Ana Carrera


  • Organizations

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

Respite Retreats


The Arc Maryland

The Community Ecology Institute

Touch Stones Financial Wellness Services Company

Winter Growth, Inc.

  • Individuals

Bayo C. Oshinnaiye

Christy Ferguson

Rita Jean Hamlet

Simon J. Sauvageau


  • Organizations

Bayside H.O.Y.A.S., Inc.


Minarys Dream Alliance

Minary’s Dream Alliance, Inc.

The Leaf Program, Inc.


  • Organizations


AfriThrive 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 FarmShare

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

HarvestShare, Inc.

Hero Dogs, Inc.

HHELP>Helping Hands Empowering & Lifting People

Housing Unlimited

Interfaith Works

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

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

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)

Nature Forward

Nonprofit Montgomery

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


SGAP Leaders

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

  • Individuals

Adrienne E McBride

Ana Astrid Molina

Chris Stephens

Christopher Botros

Christy Kenady

David D Therriault

Dr Stephanie Parson

Dr. Charles Otoigo Choti

James Gipson

Javaneh Pourkarim Esq.

Lorienne Beals

Luanne P. McKenna

Maria Herald

Marie Patcha

Mr. Anthony Michael Shore II

Ms. Franca Brilliant

Nikkia Malone

Sandy Wright

Sharon Kehnemui

Tess Kerkhof

Prince George’s

  • Organizations

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.

ImpactHumanity 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

Push4Greatness, Inc.

Reality Check Mentoring, Inc.

SheRises 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

  • Individuals

Dr. Cheryl West

Mrs. LaTanya Michelle Robinson

Richard Escalante

Robert J Rand Jr.

Tammy MI Money

Titilayo Helen Samuel

Queen Anne’s

  • Organizations

Building Another Youth

Chesapeake Charities

Compass Regional Hospice

Crossroads Community and CRMHS

Kennard Alumni Association Inc

Queen Anne’s at Home

Rebuilding Together Quenn Anne’s County


  • Organizations

It Takes a Village to Help Our Children, Inc.


  • Organizations

Adoptions Together

Apra Maryland


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

Lead4Life, Inc.

Leadership Maryland

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.

Saltzberg Consulting

Self-Directed Advocacy Network of Maryland, Inc. (SDAN)

The Coordinating Center

The National Center for Children and Families

The Parents’ Place of MD

Trans Maryland

  • Individuals

Molly Garyantes

Ms. Elizabeth Ann Briscoe

St. Mary’s

  • Organizations

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

  • Individuals

Conner Wolfe


  • Organizations

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers

Mid Shore Community Mediation Center

Mid-Shore Pro Bono

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

Talbot Hospice

Talbot Interfaith Shelter


  • Organizations

Discovery Station

National Road Heritage Foundation

Spanish 4 ALL & Pueblo Hispano Inc.


  • Organizations

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

LifeMark, Inc.


Open Arms Network Maryland

Rebirth Inc

The Haitian Development Center of Delmarva Inc.

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore

Village of Hope

  • Individuals

Claire Otterbein

Ms. Christina Williams


  • Organizations

Building Mosaic Solutions, Inc.

Furnace Town Foundation Inc.

Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce

Worcester County Arts Council

Worcester County GOLD, Inc.

  • Individuals

Kelly H. Brinkley

Outside of Maryland

  • Organizations

Can I Live, Inc.

Seabury Resources for Aging

  • Individuals

Mr. Lawrence Guyot

Nyah Vanterpool