Recent Grants

The list below represents a selection of grants made by the Hoffberger Family Philanthropies in 2016. (See 2015 and 2014 grants.)

HEALTH: Seniors

Catholic Charities  $50,000
Baltimore, MD
for the Answers for the Aging: Healthy At Home project to provide service coordination and support for seniors that will reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions, and connect them to the supports needed to remain in their homes

Civic Works $50,000
Baltimore, MD
For the Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) Pilot Program,  a collaboration of community-based organizations helping seniors continue living in their homes by making health and safety related housing improvements, assisting with foreclosure prevention, and linking to other needed services

Medstar Health  $70,000
Baltimore, MD
For the Baltimore MedStar Total Elder Care house call program for frail homebound seniors aimed at improving health outcomes, reducing hospital visits,  and lowering the total cost of care

HEALTH: Prescription Medication

Mercy Medical Center $80,000
Baltimore, MD
For the Prescription for Health Program which provides assistance to patients who lack the resources to obtain outpatient prescription medicines

Shepherd’s Clinic  $25,000
Baltimore, MD
To provide prescription medication for uninsured patients who are ineligible for healthcare coverage, between coverage, or in the process of securing coverage

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center $60,000
Towson, MD
To provide medication and glucose monitoring strips for patients of the St. Clare Medical Outreach Program


The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore  $742,500
Baltimore, MD
To support the Annual Campaign


Access Art  $22,000
Baltimore, MD
To support the after school program which develops artistic competency, leadership skills and community engagement

Arts Everyday  $40,000
Baltimore, MD
To support arts integration throughout the curriculum in Baltimore’s public schools

Baltimore Community Foundation  $30,000
Baltimore, MD
To support the School Leadership and School Effectiveness Framework

Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women  $10,000
Baltimore, MD
Planning support to develop a social-emotional learning plan for the middle grades

Baltimore SquashWise  $35,000
Baltimore, MD
To support the Middle School Academic Director

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra  $45,000
Baltimore, MD
For the middle school track of Orchkids, an after school music instruction program for Baltimore City public school students

Boys Hope Girls Hope Baltimore  $25,000
Baltimore, MD
To support middle school students in this residential program

Family League of Baltimore  $35,000
Baltimore, MD
To pilot a social-emotional assessment tool for middle grade out of school time programs

Higher Achievement—Baltimore  $30,000
Baltimore, MD
To support the After School Academy Achievement Centers for middle school students, aimed at helping them advance to top high schools

Ingenuity Project $15,000
Baltimore, MD
To support the math and science program at Mount Royal Middle School

Living Classrooms Foundation  $25,000
Baltimore, MD
For general operating support of Crossroads School

New Leaders  $50,000
Baltimore, MD
For the recruitment and training of new principals for the Baltimore City public schools

Playworks $25,000
Baltimore, MD
To support inclusive play programming and junior coaching in middle grades at six Baltimore City public school

Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy  $25,000
Baltimore, MD
For general operating support for this tuition-free middle school for boys from low income families in Baltimore

Southwest Baltimore Charter School  $35,000
Baltimore, MD
For general operating support for the middle grades programs

Teach for America—Baltimore  $60,000
Baltimore, MD
For the training and support of new Corps members placed in middle grades in Baltimore City public schools

University of Maryland Baltimore  $50,000
Baltimore, MD
For the Community Schools Initiative at James McHenry Middle School

Urban Teachers  $50,000
Baltimore, MD
For the recruitment and training of new teachers placed in Baltimore City public middle grades

Writers in Baltimore Schools  $25,000
Baltimore, MD
For general operating support for middle grade students in this creative writing program