Law Firm Helps Emergency Child Shelters

The Baltimore based law firm of Ober-Kaler will soon launch their annual Community Grants program that benefits projects for child welfare and emergency aid.

Geographic Focus: Regional, Baltimore or Washington, DC; Eligibility: Nonprofits (churches, synagogues, parochial, and public schools also may apply if their umbrella organizations have tax-exempt status.); Funding: TBA; last year Ober-Kaler awarded one grant of $15,000 and three grants of $10,000; Deadline: August.

Officials tell us to expect a solicitation soon with an early August deadline. Last year’s deadline was Aug. 1. Funding supports projects that provide clothes, education, food, or shelter to needy children and youth. In addition to financial support, organizations may apply for a special Volunteer Supplement. Through this supplemental program, Ober|Kaler’s employees will volunteer their time to selected grant recipients.

Contact: 410/685-1120, Ober|Kaler Community Grants Program, 100 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; oberkalergrants@ober.com

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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