Full disclosure: the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) puts food on my table. That doesn't make this program any less awesome.
BCF's Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP) recently awarded $85,647 in grants to 23 community-led projects in neighborhoods across Baltimore City and County.
NGP funding is awarded to community organizations seeking to mobilize community residents to complete a neighborhood project, build new leadership, or strengthen existing leadership within neighborhoods.
In Remington, for example, residents are working to provide constructive summer activities for neighborhood youth by organizing a first annual summer science camp. The ten-week program will provide young people with an exciting and academically enriching outlet during the summer and into the fall, with lessons on steam engines, hot air balloons, solar ovens, and bio-fuels.
Want to hear the stories of our 22 other grantees? See our full press release for the complete list of 2010 NGP grantees.