Funded Partnerships

Family League has deep relationships at all levels, from the Mayor’s office to on-the-ground community organizations and is able to bring key players to the table to develop tools for change. Family League also connects and convenes private and public funders, local community leaders, educators, health professionals and business to develop a shared agenda for action.

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 partners are our link to Baltimore. We connect a wide range of partners with funding opportunities to help them mutually reach our goal that by 2030, all children in Baltimore will be born healthy, succeed academically, graduate high school and transition into higher education and the workforce.

If you have any questions, please contact the Funded Partnerships team at

FY22 Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) in Cherry Hill and Northeast Baltimore
Deadline: February 18, 2022 at 4pm

Family League is committed to supporting families with young children in a collective effort to surround them with opportunities for success and to remove the barriers that keep children from entering school ready to learn. Research tells us that children who enter kindergarten behind their peers academically are more likely to stay or fall behind.

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is an evidence-based, home visitation program that focuses on parent-involved, early learning and provides solutions that strengthen families. HIPPY’s goal is to help parents prepare their children for success in school and beyond, as well as empower parents as their child’s first and most influential teacher by giving them the tools, skills, and confidence they need to successfully engage their children in educational activities in the home. Skilled Home Visitors work with parents who then work with their own young children. Parents are provided with a set of carefully developed curriculum, books, and materials designed to strengthen their children’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, and social/emotional and physical development.

Through this Request for Application (RFA), Family League is seeking:
– A community partner to lead planning activities, fulfill accreditation requirements, followed by full program implementation for the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program in Cherry Hill

– A community partner to lead planning activities, fulfill accreditation requirements, followed by full program implementation for the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program in the Northeast Baltimore catchment area

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FY22 Out-of-School Time Program in a Community School at John Ruhrah and Tench Tilghman Elementary Middle Schools
Deadline: January 21, 2022 at 4pm

Family League is currently seeking Partners to provide a high-quality Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs at John Ruhrah and Tench Tilghman Elementary Middle Schools. OST programs provide high quality activities for youth during the times when school is not in session. These activities provide safe places, encourage academic success, develop youth leadership, build skills and nurture talents and interests so young people can achieve in their own unique ways. Finally, we are seeking partners that develop programming that complements their respective mission/vision and is also aligned to school community needs, goals and anticipated outcomes.

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Grant Opportunities

Request for Applications (RFA): FY22 Food Access Small Grants
Rolling Deadline (UPDATED)

Family League, in partnership with Share Our Strength, is committed to reducing social determinants of health through community-identified and community-driven solutions with specific focus on lessons garnered through our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). We believe in supporting community in the development and implementation of innovative solutions to food insecurity as leaders and experts in understanding the impact and complexity of conditions youth, families, and communities experience and not simply as recipients of information and resources.

We believe we can improve the lives of residents in Baltimore by working together and focusing on food security and food sovereignty within and in partnership with communities. This includes offering a wide variety of valuable community-based programs throughout the city. In FY22, a total of $64,000 will be invested to support programming that addresses food insecurity.

With this Request for Application (RFA), Family League is striving to increase and expand the number of opportunities for communities. This investment will:
• support community in the development and implementation of innovative solutions as leaders and experts in understanding the impact and complexity of conditions children and families experience and not simply as recipients of information and resources.
• invest in programs with innovative approaches to ending child and youth food insecurity in Baltimore.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis pending the availability of funds. Please review this RFA to learn about funding categories, guidelines, grantee requirements, submission instructions, proposal review, and the funding process.

Professional Services Opportunities

INVITATION TO PRESENT – Professional Development Workshops

Workshop presenters will be offered a stipend of $450 per 2-hour workshop; ($175 per instruction hour and $50 per instruction hour towards planning). Submission of an application enters you into the pool of eligible Professional Development Presenters; however, it does not, in any way, guarantee a contract. If your application is selected to be included on our Professional Development Calendar, you will be contacted by Family League to begin the contracting process. Family League is not responsible for any costs incurred related to the preparation of a response to this invitation.

Additional Funding Opportunities from Partner Organizations

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation – Baltimore City Community Grants Program

The Weinberg Foundation and the Mayor’s Office have partnered to create a funding opportunity for small nonprofits (annual operating budget of $500,000 or less) that provide direct services to low-income individuals and families in Baltimore City.

Grants, up to $10,000 per year and a maximum of one year, will be provided for general operating support, program support, equipment, and capacity building (e.g., evaluation and audit costs). The Foundation will make all grant payments directly to the nonprofits.

Learn more here.

If you have a grant/funding opportunity that you would like to have featured on our website, please email a link to the opportunity to

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In the return of our annual 4-day virtual convening of Funded Partners, “Destination Transformation” provided attendees the opportunity to learn about Family League’s programs and administrative support teams while receiving a thorough review of mandatory contract requirements to help them maintain eligibility and to assist them in providing vital services/resources to the children, youth, and families of Baltimore City.

Special guest presenter Demaune Millard, Family League’s President & CEO, provided an update on our FY2021 accomplishments and the progress of Transformation 2024: A Strategic Plan for Organizational Success.

FUNDINGtrack is Family League’s online portal for submitting applications and reports. Through this platform, new applicants and current partners can apply for funding and submit reports if selected for funding.

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Registration Tutorial

Grant Application Tutorial

Family League of Baltimore is pleased to consider requests to support organizations responding to various grant opportunities. These requests afford Family League the opportunity to learn of new resources being created within the community as well as to facilitate linkages among the proposed project and established initiatives and programs.

In order to submit a request for a letter of support, please download and complete the form provided below and return it to Please note that requests will typically take 10 business days to process and complete and the decision to provide the letter will depend on alignment with Family League’s mission, partner’s performance, and any potential conflicts that may arise.

The Review Panel Member serves as part of an independent review panel convened by Family League of Baltimore to rate and score proposals submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP).  This panel represents experience and knowledge in the fields of human service provision and programmatic oversight of the types of services and resources being developed. Please read the full position description here.

Baltimore City Local Hiring Law

The Local Hiring Law (Council Bill 12-0159) (the “Law”) is applicable to all City contracts that are greater than $ 300,000.00, or agreements authorizing assistance that are within the terms of §27-2 of the Law executed by the City on or after the Law’s effective date, December 23, 2013. The Law requires compliance by vendors/contractors and their subcontractors regardless of the subcontractor award amount and by all persons benefitting from an agreement involving more than $ 5,000,000.00 in assistance for a City subsidized project.

Visionaries of Color Virtual Nonprofit Summit

Sat, November 7, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Join us in a productive space where people of color can learn, network, and dream bigger for their non-profit organization. Nonprofit Elders and experts will guide you through the non-profit building process, funding, and more.

Many Nonprofit Visionaries of color start organizations to address an issue(s) that has personally affected them or their communities. Unfortunately in the midst of the trauma that ignited the idea paired with inexperience it can become difficult to present the organization to potential funders and the community in a way that will gain credibility.

First we must invest in healing, create a structure for success, and build the organization to last.


Mid-Atlantic Community Network – Free for Nonprofits; Enables Warm Referrals for Case Management

Kaiser Permanente and Unite Us are excited to collaborate with Maryland Nonprofits to support the launch of the Mid-Atlantic Community Network in Greater Baltimore on October 20. To participate in this network to electronically, or refer community members in need to service providers throughout the region and track outcomes, please complete this Partner Registration Form. Being a part of this community will provide connections to more than 140 organizations that are already participating throughout the DMV area. Questions? Contact Jason Jude at