Basic Needs Grant

Supporting basic needs is a foundation of our work. We provide grants for shelter, rent and utilities, food, health assistance/prescriptions and safety from domestic violence. Without having their basic needs met, children can’t learn in school, families can’t be financially stable and individuals and families can’t enjoy good health.

Basic needs are defined as:

Housing for the homeless, housing for those escaping domestic violence, and shelter for those who have experienced a natural disaster or fire.

Prepared meal and food distribution to people experiencing food insecurity.

Rent & Utilities

Programs that provide individuals or families with emergency financial assistance for a variety of crisis situations including eviction, foreclosure and utility shut-off notices.

Click to view the recipients of the 2017 Basic Needs Grant.


2018 Application Available: Monday, October 9, 2017

2018 Application Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 by 5:00 pm

2018 Grant Period: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018*

*Approved applicants will be required to submit a final report after their grant period ends.

2017 Final Report Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Questions? Contact Anjelica Eitel, Director of Community Impact at (410) 535-2000 or 


Thank You To Our Generous Supporters!