Community Spruce-Up Program

Community Spruce-Up Program

Supporting neighborhood-driven projects

The 2021 Central Baltimore Partnership Community Spruce-Up Program provides grants of $10K-$20K per project to neighborhood-driven, open space, capital improvement projects in 11 Central Baltimore Neighborhoods. The program has been an essential resource for community-building in Central Baltimore and has funded over 60 community-led projects to-date. In 2021, priority will be given to applications that support community garden development and promote healthy living and community interaction. Thanks to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Johns Hopkins University, for the funding that will enable this program to continue strengthening neighborhoods in Central Baltimore.

Applicants may be neighborhood associations, merchants groups, or other not-for-profit organizations located in, or serving, the neighborhoods of Abell, Barclay, Charles North, Charles Village, Greenmount West, Midway, Oakenshawe, Old Goucher, Remington, Wyman Park, and/or the Waverly Main Street. Full applications must also include a letter of support from their local community associations.”  Go to this link,, if you need help locating a community association.

For more information about the program, contact Aaron Kaufman, Community Projects Manager, at

Review previous Community Spruce-Up Grant Recipients.

Important Community Spruce-Up Program Dates for 2021