Who We Are
A collaborative partnership of anchor institutions, funders, nonprofits and public organizations focused on establishing economic inclusion as the business culture of norm in the Baltimore region.
Anchor institutions are already central to the health and prosperity of our communities. Anchors are the region’s most powerful allies, providing the strongest opportunities to advance economic inclusion and positive economic growth for local citizens and small business owners.
BIP 2.0 will support its anchor partners in developing and implementing economic inclusion policy and practice that will not only be highly impactful on its own, but also establish a proven business model applicable to other industry sectors.
BIP 2.0 Goals for Baltimore and the region
Focus for Progress and Success
BIP collective actions are focused on the following:
The Partnership is funded by the national Living Cities Integration Initiative AND generous local support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Goldseker Foundation, Associated Black Charities, The Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative and the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG). ABAG acts as a backbone organization, coordinating and staffing the partnership.
Please view the PowerPoint below to learn more about the Partnership and its work here in Baltimore.
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Baltimore Integration Partnership Anchor Procurement Guidance - Summary Presentation
Anchor institutions in Baltimore are working to strengthen minority and local purchasing to create jobs and local economic opportunities. This summary presentation made to BIP anchor institutions and other stakeholders identifies common findings, strengths, challenges and recommendations from an assessment of policies and processes of five participating institutions.
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