The Department of Planning (DOP) in Baltimore, Maryland is a major contributor to the city's projects. It works with local residents, neighborhood organizations, city agencies, the Baltimore Arts Promotion Office (BOPA), and other non-profit organizations to strengthen communities and schools. The Student Engagement and Community Partnerships (SOURCE) at the University of Baltimore also plays a role in the city's projects. It has more than 100 Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that offer meaningful community engagement activities for students, faculty, and staff.
These activities include service projects, long-term projects, academic projects, internships, FWS positions, and short-term consulting projects. The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) is another important organization that helps with philanthropic goals, succession planning, and making a significant impact in Baltimore. The DOP collaborates with BCF to carry out these projects. The DOP has been providing grants to resident-led groups and community initiatives in Baltimore City and Baltimore County for nearly 30 years.
This was the third round of capital grants for CLT's work in Baltimore City and the first round of operating support for working capital provided to these organizations. The INSPIRE planning process has identified projects that create or improve places for residents to play, socialize, and participate in activities. The Baltimore City Parks Management and Partnerships Offices (BCRP) work with corporate, religious, academic, nonprofit, and volunteer groups that maintain Baltimore City parks through community participation. Any agency associated with this Program that plans to participate in any proposal under this Program is excluded from the preparation of the request for proposals and award decisions. Baltimore is a vibrant city with many organizations working together to make it a better place.
The Department of Planning, Student Engagement and Community Partnerships at the University of Baltimore, and the Baltimore Community Foundation are just some of the key players that are helping to bring about positive change in the city. Through grants and other initiatives, these organizations are helping to fund community projects, create places for residents to socialize and participate in activities, and provide meaningful engagement opportunities for students. These organizations are working hard to ensure that Baltimore remains a great place to live. By collaborating with each other and with local residents, they are helping to make sure that everyone in the city can benefit from their efforts.