United Way donates $ 500,000 as part of its Changemaker Challenge to help strengthen communities


BALTIMORE – United Way of Central Maryland has launched its region-wide Changemaker Challenge. It gives $ 500,000 in various grants to progressive thinkers and nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in the community.

“Any ideas are welcome and we really mean it. We’re especially looking for ideas focused on advancing equity, stabilizing housing, access to healthy food, ideas on mental health, things related to digital access which was a big issue this l ‘last year. Early childhood, youth education and of course how to sustain a workforce in today’s climate, ”said Franklyn Baker, President and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland.

If your project idea is selected, you will not only receive funding, but also individual coaching and mentoring. United Way hopes its Changemaker Challenge will empower individuals and nonprofits and strengthen the community.

The Changemaker Challenge is open to residents of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard County, as well as Baltimore City. If you are interested in this opportunity, there is a deadline of August 29 to submit an application. For more information, click here.


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