The Open Society Institute-Baltimore launched the Community Fellowships network in 1998. It is now a corps of social innovators 210 strong. The program seeks dynamic activists and social entrepreneurs interested in implementing projects that address problems in underserved communities in Baltimore City. Fellowship awards are in the amount of $60,000 for a term of 18 months.
The program includes the following priorities:
IDENTIFY TALENTED SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
Recruit, select and support dynamic, resourceful and committed social entrepreneurs to become Baltimore Community Fellows.
ENHANCE EACH FELLOW’S WORK
Offer technical assistance and capacity-building resources to increase the impact of the Fellow’s work.
CREATE A DYNAMIC NETWORK
Support network-weaving activities that strengthen the connections of the Fellows to one another and that encourage collaboration.