Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation

Established in 1959, The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation has a rich legacy of promoting life-long educational opportunities and the vitality of the Baltimore community across many dimensions. Currently, the Foundation is continuing its grantmaking focus on the Baltimore area, awarding support to nonprofit organizations in two program areas: Youth Development and Environmental Stewardship.

  • Youth Development - The Foundation provides supports and enrichment for older Baltimore City youth, with a focus on the middle through high school years. Emphasis is on enrichment programs with strong outcomes that are trauma-informed, offer holistic approaches, and integrate wrap-around services to help young people graduate high school and connect to jobs and education.
  • Environmental Stewardship – In this new focus area still under development, the Foundation seeks to support small-scale environmental efforts through hands-on activities and community engagement. Guidelines for funding will be forthcoming.

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Wide Angle Youth Media

Recognizing that the teenage years are critical in the trajectory of young people, the Foundation invests in youth development programs with a focus on cultivating and honing skills that will serve them into adulthood. The Foundation’s emphasis is on out-of-school-time programs targeting high school students that either provide training in career-related “hard skills” or teach life skills through participation in athletics. Programs with a career focus endow young people with a marketable skill or certification in a specific industry, such as information technology or health care. Programs with an athletic focus support the development of well-rounded leaders and provide pathways to higher education. Funded programs must demonstrate evidence of successful outcomes including high school graduation rates, attendance and job attainment.

Complementing the Foundation’s out-of-school-time grants is an investment in holistic and comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention efforts. Reducing unintended teen pregnancy through information and services gives young people more control over their health, education and life choices.

The Foundation’s youth development grantmaking is limited to the Baltimore metropolitan region.  Generally, grants in youth development support general operations or programming, not capital needs.

See Grants in this Program Area

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The Family Tree

The Foundation is no longer accepting proposals for this program area.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Credit: Max Franz

The Foundation is no longer accepting proposals for this program area.