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Initiatives

The Open Society Institute–Baltimore supports four interrelated programs:

  • The Education and Youth Development program aims to ensure that all of Baltimore’s children grow to be successful workers, engaged, informed citizens, and supportive family and community members. View the Education and Youth Development grant guidelines.
  • The Criminal and Juvenile Justice program works to reduce the overuse of incarceration and its social and economic costs and to promote justice systems that are fair, are used as a last resort, and offer second chances. View the Criminal and Juvenile Justice grant guidelines.
  • The Tackling Drug Addiction program works to increase access to high quality drug addiction treatment for Baltimore residents, especially the uninsured and underinsured. Recognizing that addiction is a chronic disease, the program aims to insure addiction treatment is integrated into the public health care system. View the Tackling Drug Addiction grant guidelines.
  • The Baltimore Community Fellowships program works to meet the challenges facing Baltimore’s most needy communities by identifying and supporting social innovators of unusual promise and providing them with the ingredients to ensure their ideas have a stable foundation and long-term viability. View the Baltimore Community Fellowships guidelines.