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Ravens Foundation

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.

 

Ravens Play 60 Grant

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:

  • Organizations that submit requests must be a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Programs or projects must be directed at youth (5-18) and must promote physical fitness and/or nutrition education.
  • Nonprofits must illustrate a programming component with measurable goals in order to be considered. Through the Ravens PLAY 60 Grant, the Foundation will not consider funding for the construction of buildings/fields/etc.
  • Programs or projects must take place in Maryland.


2014 Ravens Play 60 Grant Project Calendar

April 1, 2014 – May 30, 2014 Applications Accepted
June 2014 Grant Decisions
July 14, 2014 Grant Awards Announcement
August 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015 Project Implementation

The following are examples of grants made through this project from 2007-2013:

Athletes Serving Athletes, which provides opportunities for young athletes with disabilities and at-risk youth to pursue an active lifestyle by experiencing athletic competition; Baltimore SquashWise, an after-school sports and education program that promotes health and education through the teaching of squash and nutrition lessons;  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; 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 $700,000 has been distributed to area nonprofits over the last seven years, funding 155 programs and impacting more than 16,000 Baltimore-area youth.

2014 Ravens Play 60 Grant Recipients:

  • 13th Girl Foundation
  • Annapolis Recreations and Parks
  • Athletes Serving Athletes
  • BCPS Allied Sports Program
  • Baltimore Curriculum Project Spring Tennis
  • Baltimore Fitness Academy (Bmore Fit)
  • Baltimore Rowing Club
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
  • Charm City Youth Lacrosse League
  • DEA Youth Dance Program
  • Foundation for Community Partnerships
  • Friends of Patterson Park
  • Georgetown East Elementary School
  • Girls on the Run
  • HASA of Metropolitan Baltimore
  • HEAL of Washington County
  • Heroes Helping Heroes
  • KEEN Greater DC
  • Monte Sanders' Fit Families
  • Night of Peace Family Shelter, Inc.
  • Off Streets Sports Performance
  • Parks and People Foundation
  • Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, Inc.
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center
  • Team Captain Kids Foundation, Hero Boys Run Club
  • UMAR Boxing Youth Development

 

Youth Football Grants

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.

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.

2014 Ravens Youth Football Grant Recipients:

  • Andover Apaches
  • Arbutus Golden Eagles
  • Brooklyn Park Broncos
  • Caroline Cougars
  • Coldspring Lane Nitehawks
  • FCA Park Heights Saints
  • North Carroll Titans
  • North East Chargers
  • Northwest Bulldogs
  • Sykesville Raiders American
  • Turner Station Vikings
  • Williamsport Bears
  • Woodlawn Falcons

If you have any questions about the grant or other Ravens youth football initiatives, please email youthfootball@ravens.nfl.net.

 

Baltimore Ravens Scholarship Program

Five (5) $5,000 scholarships (renewable)

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.

2014 Ravens Scholars

  • Larry Davis, Western School of Technology
  • Leshaia Davis-Johnson, Western High School
  • Hebo Dramour, Heritage High School
  • Aliyah Hickman, Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
  • Jasmine Kaur, Winters Mill High School

 

Official Baltimore Ravens License Plates Are Here!

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.

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Among the Baltimore Ravens' current charitable partners:

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 at St. Paul’s School – Bridges at St. Paul’s School 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 Bridges 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.

Paul's Place Outreach Center - A full service facility which serves the residents of "Pig Town," in southwest Baltimore. Programs and services include a hot lunch program, women's and men's support groups, an after school program and a clothing bank.

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.

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