Education Foundation earns $15,000 grant through United Way’s Changemaker Challenge

TOWSON, MD—The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., has been awarded a $15,000 grant through United Way of Central Maryland’s 2024 Changemaker Challenge. The grant will be used to implement, in partnership with Breathe for Change, a “Yoga for SEL” (social-emotional learning) program in BCPS. With the funding, the foundation will support 12 BCPS educators in completing the […]

United Way of Central Maryland, community partners provide needed resources to Harford County residents during Project Connect event

EDGEWOOD, MD—United Way of Central Maryland held its Project Connect event in Harford County, providing residents with goods and services they may not be able to access on their own. More than 60 vendors and 75 volunteers came out for the April 24 event which served nearly 450 people. Some of the services provided included health services, such as eye […]

United Way of Central Maryland announces call for entries for region-wide Changemaker Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—United Way of Central Maryland is seeking progressive thinkers ready to elevate, accelerate, and activate big ideas to strengthen their communities. This week, the organization announced a call for entries for its Changemaker Challenge, which will award more than $600,000 in grants across each of the locations the organization serves, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll*, Harford, and Howard Counties, […]

United Way of Central Maryland announces 2023 Neighborhood Grant awardees

BALTIMORE, MD—United Way of Central Maryland has nearly doubled the number of grants awarded and the total amount of money given to area nonprofits this year through its annual Neighborhood Grant program. This year’s Neighborhood Grant program has awarded more than $753,000 to 80 local organizations. The Neighborhood Grant program provides between $2,500 and $10,000 in funding for projects that […]

United Way of Central Maryland honors Governor Wes Moore with 11th annual Frank Miller Spirit of Partnership award

BALTIMORE, MD—At its 98th annual meeting, the United Way of Central Maryland honored Governor Wes Moore with the Frank Miller Spirit of Partnership award for his ongoing work to promote equity and increase access to life’s basic needs for all Marylanders. “From raising awareness about ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households on the campaign trail, to partnering with United […]

New Inflation Tracker: Cost of Maryland’s basics rising faster than CPI

BALTIMORE, MD—The cost of household essentials in Maryland has risen at a faster clip than inflation, leaving low-wage workers priced out of affording the basics, according to United Way of Maryland and research partner, United For ALICE. Over the course of 15 years, low-wage jobs didn’t keep up with the increased cost of essentials. Workers in retail sales, the most […]