Strong City supports a variety of initiatives lead by independent leaders through fiscal sponsorship and fiscal management. We also operate several direct programs. Click through the issue areas to discover all of the work we support.
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A Baltimore-based theater that brings together the professional, educational, and DIY communities to create work that highlights risk taking, presence, dynamic representation, and experiences that cannot be replicated on a screen.
The Adult Learning Center provides classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA/ESL/ESOL) to Baltimore residents, all at no cost to the learner. Each year we empower over 500 adults to reach their educational, career, and personal goals.
All Clear Educational Services
Training emergency personnel, police, and judiciary staff (such as judges, bailiffs, etc.) to recognize and effectively respond to people with Autism.
Building the whole self through art in correctional institutions.
Engaging kids in art making activities to introduce creativity as a marketable skill related entrepreneurship and self-expression.
Arts + Parks
Arts + Parks is committed to using public street art projects and intentional landscaping to bring back meaning, pride, and beauty to forgotten spaces and struggling communities.
The Baltimore Beach Charity Challenge is an annual beach volleyball tournament sponsored by Baltimore Beach that challenges teams to raise funds for the sponsoring charity that is important to them. The tournament has been in existence since 2014, and each year we select charities that are meaningful to the community of Baltimore, as well as to our players.
Works to eliminate trash in the streets of Baltimore through facilitating conversations regarding litter, while also teaming with initiatives and organizations to fight trash, raise awareness of pollution, and sponsor events.
Helps nonprofit organizations in the greater Baltimore area portray their missions through photography, but giving access to skilled volunteer photographers living in their community – also provides training and professional development for photographers.
Black Fathers Foundation
The Black Fathers Foundation’s mission is to give black men raising or fighting to raise children an opportunity to be heard in their own voices, in order to shatter the stereotypes around who they are as fathers. The Foundation supports black men in coming together in various activities and events in order to socialize, gain resources and information, and show examples of positive black men in their communities, and aims to provide financial assistance to organizations working to assist fathers and families, as well as fathers and families directly.
BMOG Community Fund
Supports the efforts of residents and organizations to improve the Barclay, Old Goucher, and Midway neighborhoods.
Works within Baltimore and the state of Maryland to increase access to study abroad for local students and engage professionals, students, & alumni towards the holistic advancement of the field of education abroad.
Bmore4Kidz is a community of members who are dedicated to providing the children and youth of East Baltimore a safe place to make and create their ideas into tangible ventures.
By Peaceful Means
Interrupt physical and structural violence by empowering youth through peace education, advocacy, and employment.
A network of parents professionals and community advocates working together to provide person-centered support to persons with disabilities. We provide special education training, support brokerage, and transitional youth planning services.
Fostering connection and life-learning for students and their senior citizen friends through ongoing multi-generational programming.
East Baltimore Truth and Reconciliation
Supporting residents and communities who were displaced or impacted by the EBDI/Hopkins Urban Renewal Project in promoting positive community programming and neighborhood connections.
Ednor Gardens Lakeside Community Fund
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Presents excellent, innovative performances of experimental and avant-garde music from mid-century to present.
Friends of Arlington Elementary Judy Center
Supporting the work of the Arlington Elementary Judy Center
Friends of Arundel Elementary Judy Center
Supporting the work of the Arundel Elementary Judy Center.
Friends of Cecil Elementary
The mission of Friends of Cecil Elementary is to support the education and well-being of Cecil Elementary students, families and the surrounding community.
Friends of Curtis Bay Elementary Judy Center
Supporting the work of the Curtis Bay Elementary Judy Center
Friends of Harford Heights Elementary Judy Center
Supporting the work of the Harford Heights Elementary Judy Center.
Friends of Moravia Elementary Judy Center
Supporting the work of the Moravia Elementary Judy Center.
Led by those with experience overcoming the challenges of returning to society after incarceration, H.O.P.E. empowers men and women to make this transition successfully and permanently.
Higher Ground Harm Reduction
Addressing the specific knowledge gap and increasing the ability of harm reductionists, syringe service programs, community-based naloxone distribution programs, drug users’ unions, and communities of people who use drugs and/or engage in sex work to prepare for, respond to, and recover after disasters.
Intellectual Warehouse Productions
Intellectual Warehouse Productions is a Baltimore-based not-for-profit enterprise that develops and produces a variety of new arts and culture projects and initiatives designed to engage citizens of all ages in meaningful conversations, using the arts and humanities as a platform to explore our world together.
Justice Codes Nonprofit
Improving the use and understanding of technology in the criminal justice system.
Kindred Community Healing
The aim of Kindred Community Healing is to address the mental and emotional well-being of activists and change-makers of color through the facilitation of community based healing spaces that teach Mind-Body Medicine skills.
Lakeland Community Impact Fund
Promoting the education of residents and partnership of schools, businesses and churches in the area of crime prevention and quality of life and to assist in the safeguarding of the community, its residents and their properties through voluntary activities including public information problem solving and addressing community problems and concerns.
Provides funding for veteran, re-entry, homeless, and other at-risk populations for workforce development opportunities.
Lost Boys and Girls Safe Space
Holding conversations that assist with the social and cultural changes needed in the Oliver community, and then implements those changes.
Empower seniors, veterans, and adults with special needs within the Baltimore Metropolitan area by providing alternative therapies that engage and assist these individuals to achieve greater independence by overcoming physical and emotional limitations.
Supports the school community of students, families, and teachers by fundraising to provide classroom technology equipment and enrichment programming.
Moving History heals injured identities, creates healthy culture, and fosters strong community by introducing students citywide to curriculum which centers African American contributions through dance.
Strives to use sports as a catalyst to empower young community leaders and promote environmental awareness.
Our mission is to offer quality, consistent wellness and athletic programming (year-round) to inspire holistic shift of an generation and create healthy kids.
Reflection of Kings
Supporting the healthy development of African-American boys by using media to help them explore their identities, connect with positive role models, and build awareness on issues impacting Black males.
Promoting safety, helping reduce racial and economic inequities, and fostering a positive sense of community throughout the city of Baltimore. In memory of Sebastian Tucker Richard Dvorak.
Sisters Saving the City
Empowering urban youth to become positive and productive members of their community and to realize and step into their greatness.
Works to engage and support small, independent developers in the Baltimore area by providing a coordinated voice so the impact of their efforts can be quantified and represented within the larger community development framework.
Step Up Maryland
Step Up MD inspires ordinary people to get engaged in the public debate about government, policy and our political process.
Strong City’s neighborhood-based activities are intrinsically linked to our efforts to strengthen communities and schools so that all residents are engaged in improving neighborhood quality of life. We work to increase homeownership, establish community organizing, and strengthening public schools.
The 29th Street Community Center’s mission is to provide resources, free and low-cost programming, and relationship building year-round for youth and families in our community and Baltimore. We strive to serve as a hub for community members to be able to grow their programs and businesses while creating pipelines for the youth in our community to realize their full potential by providing afterschool and summer programming as well as employment and leadership opportunities.
The Barclay Playground Rebuild
Focused on improving the lives of the children and youth by providing safe and enriching opportunities for play and recreation.
Encouraging and nurturing youth to live above their socially-imposed limitations; to develop their character, talents, and leadership skills, allowing them to go beyond a dream and achieve remarkable excellence.
The Charin Foundation
Providing Pre-K through 12th grade Baltimore City Public School students with academic and community leadership development programs through project-based learning.
The Club at Collington Square is an after school and summer program currently serving children in the Collington Square neighborhood of East Baltimore. Operating out of four connected rowhomes with colorful doors on Mura Street, Program Director Vanessa Williams is a specialist in urban education and understands how to develop children as learners and leaders.
The Educate One Project
Provides financial support guidance to increase the opportunity for inner city college bound and college attending youth to get on and remain on a pathway to success.
The Maryland Trans Resilience Conference
The Maryland Trans Resilience Conference, launching September 21st, will bring together trans people from around Maryland for a day of community, workshops, resource tables, and more, all focused on building resilience.
Organized by The Baltimore Transgender Alliance, Trans Healthcare MD, and CLEAR Baltimore, in partnership with local trans leaders, the conference aims to build community and solidarity among transgender communities in Maryland and to offer opportunities for connections and capacity-building for trans people.
Seeks to support families holistically by assessing, addressing and eliminating barriers that lead to successful family development and transition to adulthood for youth.
Creates opportunities for enrichment, enjoyment, and communication to our clients, through the implementation of telepresence technology and programming in order to promote innovation for new and profound avenues of human connection.
William Tipper Thomas Foundation
An advocacy program that promotes and facilitates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, philanthropic endeavors, and humanitarian initiatives to promote community empowerment and prevent social decay.
Building cohesion among residents; makes the neighborhood safe and environmentally-friendly; and provides opportunities for youth to protect investment in community.
Women with CLASS
Our mission is to develop and instill self-worth, self-respect, and self-empowerment while improving the self-image among young women; by teaching them leadership skills through active participation workshops.