The Baltimore Ravens Foundation serves as a separate non-profit entity of the team's community outreach efforts. In addition to Ravens appearances and in-kind donations, the foundation provides support to Baltimore area non-profit organizations. Ravens players are also active in the community through individual foundations of their own.
The Ravens Foundation, Inc. is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of the state of Maryland. For the eighth-consecutive year, the Foundation is executing the Ravens PLAY 60 Grant, which provides funding of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education.
The grant program continues the Foundation’s commitment to increasing physical activity among area youth and seeks to encourage healthy youth activities. The Ravens will consider funding requests that meet the following criteria:
|April 1, 2015 – May 30, 2015||Applications Accepted|
|June 2015||Grant Decisions|
|July 15, 2015||Grant Awards Announcement|
|August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016||Project Implementation|
The following are examples of grants made through this project from 2013-2014:
Athletes Serving Athletes, which provides opportunities for young athletes with disabilities and at-risk youth to pursue an active lifestyle by experiencing athletic competition; Annapolis Recreation and Parks’ Mighty Milers program, which introduces Annapolis-area students to the lifelong activity of running and provides a forum for building self-esteem, learning about proper nutrition and injury prevention, and modeling good sportsmanship; Charm City Youth Lacrosse League, Inc., which gives underprivileged and at-risk youth in Baltimore City the opportunity to learn the proper fundamentals of the sport of lacrosse.
Through this grant program, nearly $800,000 has been distributed to area nonprofits over the last eight years, funding 167 programs and impacting more than 18,000 Baltimore-area youth.
2014 Ravens Play 60 Grant Recipients:
Youth tackle football and flag football teams in Maryland are eligible to apply for an apparel grant containing over $1,000 in Under Armour jerseys, cleats, or accessories.
|2015 Ravens Youth Football Grant Project Calendar|
|March 17, 2015 – April 30, 2015||Applications Accepted|
|May 2015||Grant Awards Announcement|
|July 2015||Apparel Distribution|
If you have any questions about the grant or other Ravens youth football initiatives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baltimore Ravens established this scholarship program to enable local youth to continue their education on a collegiate level. The team has a long-standing history of service to local communities, and this fund will support those who do the same. In addition, this renewable scholarship will be based on financial need and academic achievement. The $5,000 scholarship is renewable, and open to high school seniors who attend Baltimore City, Baltimore County or Carroll County public high schools. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The Baltimore Ravens have announced the release of the official Ravens license plate, offered by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. More than 3,000 plates are currently on the street, resulting in a $120,000 donation to the team foundation.
The Ravens Foundation (RF) is the team's charitable arm committed to encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in Baltimore and other parts of Maryland. Recent foundation projects include the renovation of the football stadium at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and the playground at Collington Square School in north Baltimore City. In July, the foundation also distributed $100,000 in grants to area nonprofits to increase youth physical activity and nutrition education. Ravens license plates cost $55, which includes the $25 MVA fee and a $30 tax-deductible gift to the Ravens Foundation.
Boys Hope Girls Hope - Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children in need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.
Bridges – Bridges is an academic and cultural enrichment program for Baltimore City youth that enables long-term student success inside and outside of school. Baltimore City students enter either Bridges at St. Paul’s School or Bridges at Gilman as early as the summer after third grade and stay involved in programming (various summer, school time and mentoring opportunities) through the end of high school.
Playworks Maryland - The mission of Playworks is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. The 2014-15 school year marks the 10th year of Playworks in Maryland, with the program expanding to 24 Baltimore-area schools, providing approximately 11,000 students with the opportunity to engage in healthy, inclusive play and physical activity each school day.
St. Vincent's Villa - A residential group home for children with serious behavioral, psychiatric and/or emotional problems. The majority of children referred to St. Vincent's have suffered trauma related to child abuse and neglect.
My Sister's Circle - A comprehensive, relationship-based program designed to mentor disadvantaged girls in Baltimore during their challenging transition to middle school, throughout college and into college.