Sign-On: $100m for Maryland’s Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits!

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For Immediate Release 
Media Contact: Imany Dye, Communications & Marketing Coordinator | (443) 238 2336 

At its 2023 Legislative Preview event on January 9, Maryland Nonprofits launched an open letter directed to Governor-Elect 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. Within 24 hours, over 100 organizations and individuals signed on to the letter. 

“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.” The grant fund would support an estimated 2,100 small and medium-sized organizations annually. 

It is critical that lawmakers hear from constituents like you about the importance of equitable nonprofit funding. Join over 100 nonprofit leaders in supporting a $100 million state-funded unrestricted nonprofit grant fund today. 

Sign-on today!

Signatories as of 1/18/2023

Maryland Nonprofits

Maryland Association of Resources for Family and Youth

Maryland Latinos Unidos

Charles County Charitable Trust

Maryland Philanthropy Network

Nonprofit Prince George’s County

Association of Human Services Howard County

Melinda Dell Fitting  

Katie Norton 

Art-Official Experience Youth Inc 

Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County 

Crossroads Community Food Network 

Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council 

Nicholas Alexopulos 

Baltimore Adolescent Treatment & Guidance Organization Inc 

Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation 

Dundalk Renaissance Corp. 

Bayside H.O.Y.A.S. Inc 

NeighborSpace of Baltimore County Inc 

Kennard Alumni Association Inc 

Youth Sports Collaborative Network 

Saltzberg Consulting 

Student Support Network 

Life Of Victory 

Ronald T. McDade 

Maryland Indian Tourism Association 

Student Support Network 

Veneeta Eason 

Kelly Sage 

Nikkia Malone 

Student Support Network 

Community Assistance Network Inc 

Michael L Patz 

Open Arms Network Maryland 

Dr. Laurie Taylor-Mitchell 

LETS GO Boys and Girls Inc 

Deaf Independent Living Association Inc 

The Community Ecology Institute 

Telecommunications for the Deaf (TDI) 

Caroline Center 

Housing Unlimited 

Self-Direction Advocacy Network of Maryland Inc 

Cody Young Empowerment Youth Charities 

Maryland Indian Tourism Association 

Rainbow Community Development Center 

Dr. Stephanie Parson 

Luanne P. McKenna 

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore 

Jessica Minopoli 

ImpactHumanity Inc 

Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County 

Pulling for Veterans with PTSD 

Donna Bruce Unlimited Inc 

Sustainable Earth Eating 

Life Independent Veteran Advocate 

Western Maryland Area Health Education Center 

Cornerstone Community Housing Inc 

The I Am Me Project Inc 

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council 

The Friends of St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums 

Requity Foundation Inc 

The Recovery Coalition of Maryland Inc 

Kendall Teague 

Through Piscataway Eyes Inc 

Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center 

Talbot Hospice 

Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School 

Hyattsville Aging in Place 


Goodwill Housing Strategies 

Family League of Baltimore 

Health Tech Alley 

Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park 

Kingdom Kare Inc 

Abundant Life Church 

BlackRock Center for the Arts 

Literacy Council of Frederick County 

The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County 

Charting Careers 

Carroll County NAACP Youth Council 

ELB Strategic Holdings, LLC dba Amaana Consulting 

Marie Patcha 

Michael & Mauritia Patcha Foundation 

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore 

National Electronics Museum 

Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders) 

Charles County Community Mediation Center 

B’More Clubhouse 

Mr. David Ian Sloan 

Midshore Meals Til Monday 

Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek 

Pure Love Foundation Inc 

Paul’s Place Inc 

New Day Maryland Inc 

Tarra Nystrom 

Dr. Charles Otoigo Choti 

Centro SOL/JHU 

Prince George’s Child Resource Center Inc 

Awaken Recovery Foundation Inc 

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Food Ministries 

Heartly House Inc 

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County 

Martha Hylton 

Peymaan Motevalli-Aliabadi 

Greater Washington Urban League 

Economic Action Maryland 

Wide Angle Youth Media 

Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center 

CASH Campaign of Maryland 

Interfaith Works 

Hannah Shaw 

Claire Otterbein 

Moira Fratantuono 

Board of Child Care 

Simon J. Sauvageau 

Alice Ferguson Foundation 

James Gipson 

Round House Theatre 

Walter Saba 

The Epicenter 

Nyah Vanterpool 

Manna Food Center Inc 

Every Girl Can Learning Institute 

Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders) 

Conner Wolfe 

Javaneh Pourkarim Esq. 


Pure Love Foundation Inc 

It Takes a Village to Help Our Children Inc 

The National Center for Children and Families 

Overcoming Abuse Through Healing Inc 

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County  

The Arc Baltimore 

Sustainable Earth Eating 

Poiema Movement Inc 

Montgomery County Black Collective 

Frederick County Mental Health Association 

Wilcome Human Services Inc 

Clayton Baker Trust 

Robert Nickey 

Mr. Anthony Michael Shore II 

Amy K Crowley 

Ms. Franca Brilliant 


Overcoming Abuse Through Healing Inc 

Nexus-Woodbourne Family Healing 

Maryland Business Roundtable for Education 

Erin S. O’Keefe 

Christy Kenady 

Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services Inc 

Kingdom Community Development Corp 

Women’s Equity Center and Action Network (WE CAN) 

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore Inc 

Fairmount Heights Community Development Corp 

The Joy of Living’s Women and Children Center 

Fostering Change Network Foundation 

Cantori Cares, LLC 

Mental Health Association of Frederick County 


Young Entrepreneurs Society Inc 

Maryland Museums Association 

Worcester County Arts Council 

Homeless Persons Representation Project 

PDRC International 

The Coordinating Center 

LEAD Maryland Foundation 

Sandy Wright 

Mrs. LaTanya Michelle Robinson 

Riverworks Art Center 

Minary’s Dream Alliance Inc 

HOPE For All Inc 

Down Syndrome Association of Maryland 

Help and Outreach Point of Entry Inc 

Maryland Women’s Heritage Center 

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region 

Progressive Steps Inc 

Child Justice Inc 

Minarys Dream Alliance 

Caroline County Council of Arts Inc 

Weekend Backpacks 

Heaven on Earth NOW 

PeachTree Foundation Inc 

Ms. Leila Kohler-Frueh 

Ms. Elizabeth Ann Briscoe 

Anne Arundel County Food Bank 

Octavia Cannedy Esq. 

Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers 

Carroll Technology & Innovation Council 

Story Tapestries Inc 

Maryland Out of School Time Network 

HHELP > Helping Hands Empowering & Lifting People 

AfriThrive Inc 

Gail Sunderman 

Trans Maryland 

Martin’s House & Barn 

Ms. Caylee Marie Winpigler 

The Arc Maryland 

Lorienne Beals 

Stella’s Girls Incorporated 

Saint Luke’s Youth Center 

Carmella Davis Watkins 

Irvine Nature Center 

Westminster Rescue Mission 

Melanie Kincaid 

Story Tapestries, Inc 

Community FarmShare 

Community Development Network of Maryland 

Creative Nomads 

The Board Room Chess Inc 

Christy Ferguson 

Janice Foreman 

Dr. Almarie E. Donaldson 

Clayton Baker Trust 

Clay Pots: A place to grow 

Functional Training Zone 

Isabel Anne Malizia 

Nonprofit Montgomery 

 Sign-on today!

About Maryland Nonprofits
For 30 years, Maryland Nonprofits has worked to promote a thriving and effective nonprofit sector in Maryland and nationally through our Standards for Excellence® Institute. With our 1,600+ members, we coordinate advocacy with nonprofit leaders to advance equity and public policy that supports vibrant community organizations and civil society. Maryland Nonprofits’ capacity-building services include the state’s largest nonprofit consulting group, training, an annual conference, and accreditation through the Standards for Excellence program. Maryland Nonprofits is the home of the Maryland Association of Resources for Families & Youth (MARFY), Maryland Latinos Unidos, and the Charge Up Collaborative. Maryland Nonprofits is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan organization with a mission to strengthen organizations and networks for greater quality of life and equity.