Open Society Foundations invested $21 million in eight cities, including Baltimore, to reimagine public safety and create transformative models of safe, healthy, and racially just communities. In addition to the investments listed here, $1.5 million will be granted to community-based organizations in 2021 as part of the B’more Invested initiative.
Black Leaders Organizing for Change+
$337,500 over two years to enable Black Leaders Organizing for Change to engage in education and organizing to bring about policing reforms in Baltimore.
CASA in Action*+ $140,000 over two years to support policy advocacy on policing reform.
Citizens Policing Project+
$297,500 over two years to provide support to educate and mobilize Baltimore residents most impacted by over-policing.
$90,000 over two years to provide technological support to the Campaign for Justice, Safety, and Jobs in its work to achieve policing reform in Baltimore and across Maryland.
Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund*+
$60,000 over two years to support policy advocacy on policing reform.
Local Progress / Step Up Maryland+
$45,000 to support New Leader Boot Camp in developing a cohort of freshmen city council members in Baltimore with a shared vision and equity-centered policy agenda.
* These grants were awarded through the Open Society Policy Center, a non-partisan and non-profit advocacy group that is part of Open Society Foundations.
+ These grants were funded, in whole or in part, by additional one-time support from Open Society Foundations.