Baltimore includes B’More Invested among initiatives “working to create a more equitable innovation economy”

Featured in Baltimore Justice Report Last week, Baltimore identified “7 Baltimore initiatives formed since the summer of protests that are working to create a more equitable innovation economy,” including B’More Invested, the initiative anchored by OSI-Baltimore and Baltimore’s Promise that announced its first 10 grantees last month. The B’More Invested entry reads as follows: Open Society Institute-Baltimore and Baltimore’s […]

B’more Invested announces first round of grants to 10 organizations led by people of color to support restorative approaches to community safety and healing

Featured in Baltimore Justice Report New grantmaking strategy relies on community members and funders to make decisions on grants BALTIMORE, MD – Launching an innovative approach to community-driven grantmaking, the B’more Invested initiative is awarding $1.5 million in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations that are led by people of color and involved with promising efforts to […]

OSI Director joins CLLCTIVLY’s Jamye Wooten to discuss funding grassroots organizations

Featured in Baltimore Justice Report On Wednesday, Jamye Wooten, CEO of CLLCTIVLY, “a place-based social change organization centering Black Genius, Narrative Power, Social Networks, and Resource Mobilization,” hosted an Instagram LIVE session on “The Importance of Funding Grassroots Organizations” with OSI-Baltimore Director Danielle Torain. Torain talked about the history of disinvestment, noting that, nationally, 8% […]

Funders, community leaders launch transformational grantmaking strategy

Featured in Baltimore Justice Report BALTIMORE—Community and philanthropic leaders have come together to launch B’More Invested, an exciting new strategy for community-centered grantmaking led by a partnership of Open Society Institute – Baltimore and Baltimore’s Promise. The B’More Invested Grant Advisory Committee, consisting of 24 Community Stakeholders and 10 Funders, will distribute $2.3 million in pooled, private capital to local leaders of color […]