The Baltimore Ravens All Community Team 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 Play 60 Grant, formerly known as the Plan in Motion project, provides grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education. Applications are currently being accepted until May 31.
The Ravens All Community Team Foundation is committed to increasing physical activity among area youth and has designed this grant program to encourage healthy youth activities. The RACTF will consider funding requests that meet the criteria listed below:
|April 3, 2013 – May 31, 2013||Applications Accepted|
|June 2013||RACTF Grant Decisions|
|July 15, 2013||RACTF Grant Awards Announcement|
|August 1, 2013 – July 31, 2014||Project Implementation|
The following are examples of grants made through this project from 2007-2012:
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; Bridges Program at St. Paul’s School, a program that supports physical fitness initiatives for its Summer Institute; Coppin Aquatic Center, which aims to boost water safety and sports participation among underprivileged elementary and middle school students; Funding the Patterson Area Elementary Soccer League for three Baltimore schools, which includes instruction and competition; Achieve Kids Tri, Inc., which gives underprivileged and at-risk youth the opportunity to learn the proper fundamentals of swimming, biking, and running.
Through this grant project, nearly $550,000 has been disbursed to area nonprofits over the last six years, funding 128 programs and impacting more than 10,000 Baltimore-area youth.
2012 Grant Recipients:
Is your team in need of jerseys, cleats, footballs, or other accessories for the 2013 season? Well, you are in luck!
The Ravens All Community Team Foundation (RACTF) will be providing apparel to qualifying nonprofit youth football organizations through the Ravens Youth Football Grant!
The RACTF 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.
|UA-2||Cleats||Cleats (25), Socks (25)|
|UA-3||Accessories||Footballs (8), Mouth Guards (25), Receiving Gloves (25)|
|March 18, 2013 – April 30, 2013||Applications Accepted|
|May 2013||RACTF Grant Awards Announcement|
|July 2013||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 All Community Team Foundation (RACTF) 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 All Community Team 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 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.