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 fundedpartnerships@familyleague.org.

Grant Opportunities

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP): COMMUNITY SCHOOL LEAD AGENCY
DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2022 AT 4 PM

A Community School (CS) is both a place and set of strategic partnerships that promote student achievement, positive conditions for learning, and the well-being of families and communities. Through the work of a community-based partner, the Lead Agency (LA) leverages unique community resources to meet needs with a focus on children and families. A full-time Community School Coordinator (Coordinator) at each school coordinates resources and partnerships that transform a school into a hub of integrated service delivery, creating one seamless access point to critical supports. Community Schools are guided by a bi­annual Needs Assessment and an annually developed Action Plan, informed by the Needs Assessment, that is tailored to the unique needs of the school and identifies strategies for improvement.

Finally, community schools work is organized around the national Community Schools Standards, designed to engage, and support the community schools’ movement as a standards-driven, evidence-based strategy to promote equity and educational excellence for each and every child, and an approach that strengthens families and community. The standards include two parts: structures & functions of a community school and core program elements that occur in community schools. The standards include Collaborative Leadership, Planning, Coordinating Infrastructure, Student Centered Data, Continuous Improvement, Sustainability, Powerful Learning, Integrated Health & Social Supports, Authentic Family Engagement and Authentic Community Engagement.

Through this Request for Proposal (RFP), Family League is seeking a partner to implement the Community School Strategy at the following school(s): Wildwood Elementary Middle School (PDF).

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA): FY23 OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAM IN A COMMUNITY SCHOOL
DEADLINE: MAY 27, 2022 AT 4 PM

Family League – in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, the Mayor’s Office, and City Council – is committed to supporting students in a collective effort to surround them with opportunities for success and to remove the barriers that keep them from attending school regularly and being engaged and supported in school, at home, and in their communities. The Community School (CS) Strategy represents the expressed intention of schools to partner with community-based organizations (Lead Agencies) to align resources and services to essentially wrap around students. Through the Community School Strategy, school principals and their partners are engaged in leveraging resources, thereby developing a continuum of services in each school and the surrounding community.

The Community School (CS) and Out-of-School Time (OST) strategy. The Baltimore Community School Strategy is composed of two critical components: Community Schools and Out-of-School Time programs. A Community School is both a place and a set of strategic partnerships that promote student achievement, positive conditions for learning, and the well-being of families and communities. Through the work of a community-based partner, the Lead Agency (LA) leverages unique community resources to meet needs with a focus on children and families. A full-time Community School Coordinator (CSC) at each school coordinates resources and partnerships, transforming a school into a hub of integrated service delivery and creating one seamless access point to critical support. Community Schools are guided by a bi-annual needs assessment and an annually developed Action Plan that is informed by the needs assessment and tailored to the unique needs of that school. It identifies strategies for improvement in: Community Development, Family Engagement, Health and Social Supports, Youth Development, Enhanced Academics and Enrichment, & College and Career Readiness. Out-Of-School Time (OST) programs provide students with a safe place to explore new ideas, connect with others, build 21st century skills, find new talents, and experience success.

Through this Request for Application (RFA), Family League is seeking a Lead Agency to provide opportunities for youth at the following school: Arlington Elementary School (PDF).

Professional Services Opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUEST
DEADLINE: ROLLING, PRIORITY – JUNE 4, 2022

In spring/summer 2022, the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative (SFC) is excited to offer a robust menu of meaningful professional development (PD) opportunities for youth-serving organizations funded by the SFC. The SFC is seeking qualified providers to facilitate professional development presentations on the topics identified below.

Essential information for all providers:

  • • All sessions will take place between May 1st and July 15th, 2022, via Zoom, another virtual meeting platform, or in-person
  • • Sessions will be spread across different times throughout the week (including evenings and weekends) to make the sessions as accessible as possible for participants
  • • Providers will administer an exit survey (provided by the SFC) after each session for feedback about the presentation and share a report with the SFC
  • • Providers will share a final report with attendee info, attendee survey results, and consultant recommendations for next year at contract close
  • • Professional development providers will engage in a brief (20 minute) conversation/session with the SFC Senior Program Manager to discuss their session outline OR may send an outline and/or presentation via email at least 3 business days in advance of each session
INVITATION TO PRESENT – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
DEADLINE: ROLLING

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 info@familyleague.org.

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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.

Email our Help Desk: support@familyleague.org

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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 fundedpartnerships@familyleague.org. 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.

SEE YOUR VISION IN IT’S FULL COLOR!

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 jason.jude@uniteus.com.