BMORE Beautiful grant programs are designed to support community-based organizations to achieve their beautification goals. Applications for our grant programs are accepted on a seasonal basis. Interested organizations must be registered 501c3 OR have a fiscal sponsor in order to apply.
Care-A-Lot Grant Progam
Care-A-Lot Program is designed to support community-based organizations that have the capacity to mow and maintain vacant lots during the "Grow Season" which runs from April to October. Eligible organizations must be a registered 501c3 OR have a fiscal sponsor with a registered 501c3 designation. This program is not intended for landscaping, small haulers, and other small businesses. The grant is closed.
Love Your Block Grant Progam
BMORE Beautiful invites resident-led neighborhood groups to apply for the “Love Your Block” micro-grant. Love Your Block is a community engagement grant designed to support small projects that have a clear public benefit, the focus is on reducing litter while enhancing the overall aesthetic of the neighborhood. Interested residents, neighborhood groups, and community organizations are invited to submit project proposals for a micro-grant ranging between $500-$1500. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2023.
Say YES! Grant Program
Say YES! (Youth Environmental Stewards) The program is a seasonal youth engagement program. Community-based organizations can apply for a grant to engage with up to 5 youth in their community on various beautification efforts. Selected youth must live in the neighborhood where they are working. Supervision is provided by community leaders as a way to foster mentorship for the next generation of community leaders and activities. The grant application window is now closed.
Activate Your Space Grant Program
Activate Your Space Grant is an ancillary program to our popular Care-A-Lot Grant. Community-based organizations are invited to apply for grant funds, up to $20,000, for projects geared toward the transformation of vacant lots utilizing CEPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) strategies. Letter of Interest must be 1-2 pages and include the following information:
- Cover Page (Name of Organization, Mailing Address, Primary and Secondary Contact Name, Primary and Secondary Phone Number and Email Address)
- Brief Project Summary (1 paragraph)
- Brief Introduction to your organization (1 paragraph)
- Location of the Lot (Please include pictures of the current conditions of the lot)
- Direct Problem Statement
- Goals & Strategies (please identify at least 2 CPTED-related strategies)
- Budget Breakdown
- Estimated Timeline
- If Applicable, Additional Funding (secured or pursued)
After review of the Letter of Interest, BMORE Beautiful will then invite applicants to complete the full application. Eligible applicants must be a registered 501c3 or have a fiscal sponsor with a 501c3 designation. Invitations will be based on the strength of the letter of interest and the ability to meet the grant program criteria. Mayor and City Council-owned lots and community-owned lots are preferred. Privately owned nuisance lots do not qualify for this grant. Applicants interested in transferring a Mayor And City Council-owned lot must have an Adopt-A-Lot license.
Interested organizations can submit letters of interest to BMORE Beautiful from July 5-August 4, 2023. Letters of Interest can be submitted via email to: BMoreBeautiful by clicking here OR mailed/dropped off at:
Environmental Control Board/BMORE Beautiful
1 North Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
If you have any questions feel free to contact us at: BMoreBeautiful by clicking here