Finding $$$ in Your Own Backyard: Maryland


The Baltimore Community Foundation’s Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation supports projects researching causes and modes of treatment for mental illness. The foundation also supports programs which increase access to mental health treatment for underserved populations, including children. Strategies of interest include integrating mental health care into community and primary care settings and providing services to minority communities, including those with limited English proficiency. Award amount is typically $50,000. Deadlines are rolling.


The Ezra M. Cutting Trust was established in 1965 under the will of Ezra Cutting. The Trust supports charitable organizations serving residents of Marlborough. Areas of special interest include agencies serving youth as well as those with programs fostering economic growth. Grants are restricted to organizations located in Marlborough and are generally made for special projects and programs, with a limited number of capital gifts made each year. The typical grant range is $2,500 – $10,000. The deadline is Dec. 1.


The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council is inviting applications from nonprofit arts groups for arts education and access programs based in the eleven-county region it serves. Arts & Cultural Heritage grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support activities in the areas of arts and arts access, arts education, and arts and cultural heritage. Schools are eligible. A 20% match is required. The deadline is Oct. 1.

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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