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Goldsmith Family Foundation Enhancing educational opportunities for Baltimore youth

Information About Grants

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Funding Priorities
Eligibility & Guidelines
Application Procedures

Funding Priorities
The Goldsmith Family Foundation is committed to supporting students in the Baltimore City Public School System.  We do so by funding innovative and effective programming within individual schools and by offering public school students access, through their schools, to the cultural and scientific institutions of Baltimore.

Grant proposals are considered for the following:

  • Curriculum enhancement

  • Teacher and principal training programs

  • Cultural institutions providing programming for Baltimore City students

  • Tutoring and mentoring programs

  • After-school programs

  • Summer learning opportunities
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Eligibility & Guidelines
The Foundation's grantmaking policies reflect the vision and commitment of both Harold Goldsmith and the Trustees of the Foundation, as well as the legal requirements governing private philanthropy. 

To be considered for funding, an organization must meet several requirements: 

1) Applicants must submit evidence of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

2) Applicants may not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, physical handicap, or sex.

3) Applicants are expected to demonstrate adequate administrative capacity and financial stability and to describe evaluation criteria and methods in their requests.

Grants to an organization are made only once in a calendar year. 

The Foundation does not provide funds for the following:
     - Endowments
     - Individuals
     - Building campaigns
     - Deficit financing
     - Publications
     - Events

The Foundation makes a limited number of grants for programs in Israel, and for special projects in other areas.  A request for funding these areas is solely by invitation of the Board of Trustees.  
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Application Procedures
The Goldsmith Family Foundation asks that applicants please use the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers Common Grant Application Format

Please note that funding proposals cannot be submitted through the ABAG website, but may be mailed or emailed directly to our foundation.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Upon receipt, applicants will be notified of the meeting date at which their submission will be reviewed.

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      Goldsmith Family Foundation, Inc.
      1829 Reisterstown Road
      Suite 430
      Baltimore, Maryland 21208
      phone: 410-484-9292
      fax: 410-486-9022