Nonprofits helping disadvantaged children and families in Baltimore will get continuing aid in 1997 from a national charity that moved here two years ago.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has announced it will award a second year of $700,000 in grants to support children's services here.
Gifts ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 will help programs in health care, education, job training, counseling, violence prevention, recreation, cultural arts and child care.
The foundation, at 701 St. Paul St., will give $400,000 to up to 30 new applicants and $300,000 to 44 agencies that received a total of $698,000 for their work in 1996. The 44 may apply for up to 50 percent of the first year's amount.
Recipients last year included African-American Men on a Mission, $20,000 for a lead-abatement program of education and training for youth; Druid Heights Community Association, $18,000 for a cross-cultural program for blacks and Korean-Americans; Bristol Players of Fells Point, $2,500 for a children's arts project; and Moveable Feast, $20,000 for meals for families affected by AIDS.
"We are delighted to continue our support for direct services to kids and families in Baltimore City," said Douglas W. Nelson, executive director. "Last year we received an extraordinary number of high-quality proposals." Priority for future gifts will be given to agencies not previously given grants.
Decisions will be based on the potential benefits to children of the proposed activities, chances for sustained success and the desire to spread as broad a help net as possible.
Applying agencies are asked to submit a three-page letter of intent to the foundation by June 21. Last year's recipients are asked to apply for extensions.
The foundation will invite by July 22 some applicants to submit full proposals by Sept. 13. Awards will be announced Oct. 31.
The Casey foundation moved to Baltimore in August 1994. Jim Casey, one of the founders of United Parcel Service, began the national philanthropy in 1948 to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families.
Pub Date: 5/29/96