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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.

2015 Ravens Play 60 Grant Project Calendar

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 2014-2015:

The McKim Community Association’s track and field program, which introduces children in Baltimore’s Jonestown and Pleasant View Gardens neighborhoods to 60 minutes of physical activity per day, as well as providing academic enrichment over the summer break; the Baltimore Rowing Club, which consistently increases youth participation and maintains 95 percent attendance rates; UMAR Boxing program, serving the Druid Heights neighborhood, which has aligned progress in the classroom with that in the boxing ring through their motto: "No hooks before books!"

Through this grant program, over $900,000 has been distributed to area nonprofits over the last eight years, funding 175 programs and impacting more than 20,000 Baltimore-area youth.

2015 Ravens Play 60 Grant Recipients:

  • Annapolis Recreation and Parks - Mighty Milers Program
  • Baltimore Rowing Club
  • Baltimore SquashWise, Inc.
  • BCPS - Allied Sports Program
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County
  • Camp Farthest Out, Inc.
  • Friends of Patterson Park
  • Girls on the Run of Central Maryland
  • Harper's Choice Middle School - Garden Group
  • Heroes Helping Heroes
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute - Increased Access to Exercise Project
  • Lutherville Timonium Rec. Council - Soccer
  • McKim Community Association, Inc.
  • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital - Weight Smart
  • Chapel Hill Elementary School - Mustangs on the Run
  • Next One Up Foundation, Inc.
  • Patterson Park Public Charter School - Middle School Soccer Program
  • Paul's Place, Inc.
  • Sisters Academy of Baltimore
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center
  • Strive 2 Tri, Inc.
  • Team Captain Kids Foundation - Hero Boys Run Club
  • The DEA Education Foundation - Youth Dance Programs
  • The Maryland School for the Blind - Camp Abilities
  • The Tender Bridge
  • Umar Boxing Program, Inc.

 

Youth Football Grants

The 2015 Ravens Youth Football Grant applications are now closed. Check back here later this summer to learn which teams are awarded grants for the upcoming season!

Is your team in need of jerseys, cleats, footballs, or other accessories for the 2015 season?  Well, you are in luck!

The Ravens Foundation, Inc. will be providing apparel to qualifying nonprofit youth football organizations through the Ravens Youth Football 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. 

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.

Grant Packages:

UA-1 Jerseys Jerseys (25)
UA-2 Cleats Cleats (25), Socks (25)
UA-3 Accessories Footballs (8), Mouth Guards (25), Receiving Gloves (25)

 
2015 Ravens Youth Football Grant Calendar:

March 16, 2015 – April 30, 2015 Applications Accepted
May 2015 Grant Awards Announcement
July/August 2015 Apparel Distribution

Please note, applications must be submitted on a team basis, NOT by program or league and must be submitted online, NOT through mail or fax.

If you have any questions about the grant, please email RavensRISE@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.

2015 Ravens Scholars

  • Evodie Ngoy, Digital Harbor High School
  • Chikaodi Nwanegwo, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Enoch Ofori, Owings Mills High School
  • Birendra Rai, Digital Harbor High School
  • Nikki Woodson, Francis Scott Key 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 – 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.

Athletes Serving Athletes - The organization’s mission is to empower athletes living with disabilities to train and compete in mainstream running and triathlon events. Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) uses athletic activity as a catalyst for personal development – improving physical fitness, increasing self-esteem and empowering challenged youth to meet their highest potential. ASA’s WingMan program allows able-bodied volunteers to lend their hearts and legs by participating alongside ASA athletes in all training sessions and racing events. The organization’s reach extends from Baltimore City throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, offering mentoring, training and competitive opportunities.

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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