New and long-term owners of Baltimore Federal Hill houses have multiple philanthropic opportunities they can choose to support. From the Baltimore Civic Fund to the Lewis Museum, donating your time and money can support local education, green spaces, businesses, and historic preservation.
Incredible places to give back in Federal Hill
Covering programs across arts and culture, community, environment and mobility, and youth development, the Baltimore Civic Fund is Baltimore’s fiscal sponsor and manages $12 million across over 125 programs. Focused on the values of collaboration, equity, innovation and creativity, and stewardship, the Civic Fund is an intermediary organization that helps city agencies with funding from corporate, philanthropic, and private donors. When you are ready to donate, you may choose from any of the online programs that accept donations or make a donation directly to the fund.
Through grants, investments, special initiatives, and offering resources toward further improving neighborhoods and schools, BCF aims to ensure “every child and family has the opportunity to thrive.” When you are ready to donate, you have many ways to do so, including submitting a one-time gift, opening a fund after consulting with BCF’s donor services, or transferring stocks.
Focused on education supporting learning, community, creativity, and productivity, Digital Harbor Foundation offers programs for youth and educators. Located less than three-tenths of a mile from Federal Hill condos for sale, Digital Harbor Foundation’s Tech Center opened in 2013. It has been expanding children’s understanding of technology, offering year-round programs for 3rd-5th grade students (Mini Makers), a 14-week program for students in 6th-10th grade (Maker Foundations), additional courses for Advanced Makers once they complete Maker Foundations, a youth-led podcast (Critical Tech), and a 3D print shop.
For educators, Digital Harbor Foundation aims to provide the knowledge and skills for starting a makerspace in their classrooms, incorporate 3D printing, and teach the basics of computer science to their students. There is a program for game development and another for connection with other makerspaces. When you choose to donate to Digital Harbor Foundation, your gift goes toward continuing the “pay what you can” policy, allowing every interested child and educator to study with the Tech Center.
Located about a mile from Federal Hill condos for sale, Federal Hill Preparatory School #45 (PREP) at 1040 William Street is a Baltimore City public school for students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. One of only three Baltimore City Public Schools offering an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IBPYP) curriculum, PREP focuses on inquiry-based learning, which gives students the opportunity to explore their interests within a structured framework.
PREP accepts donations through their 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Federal Hill Prep PTO. Your gift provides students with classroom tablets, physical education programs, after-school programs, and field trip transportation.
Additional donations will further enhance Federal Hill Main Street as a welcoming, healthy business district that honors the community’s history. Located less than two-tenths of a mile from Federal Hill houses, improvements to FHMS benefit all Federal Hill residents and visitors looking for fine dining and fun shopping.