Baltimore Community Fellowships

The Baltimore Community Fellowships 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 over 18 months.

Eligibility Criteria

Fellowships are for initiatives that take place in Baltimore City. Applicants may come from any field, including—but not limited to—law, medicine, drug addiction solutions, education, the arts, race relations, and juvenile and criminal justice. Individuals from underserved communities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants need not be from Baltimore city, but should be knowledgeable about social and economic justice issues affecting Baltimore’s communities. Fellows must be willing to participate fully in meetings scheduled for the Community Fellows.

Ineligibility Criteria

Individuals currently receiving wages or a salary to undertake the proposed project are not eligible to apply. Fellows may not use stipends to supplant funding for activities or projects that the host organization is already implementing. The program does not award fellowships to conduct research or to implement lobbying initiatives.


Individuals interested in applying for a Community Fellowship must submit two copies of the application. The application can be found in the Download Files section of this page. If you have questions regarding the letter of inquiry submission process for the Baltimore Community Fellowships program, please contact Emily Smith at +1-410-234-1091. Submit applications by March 7, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EST).