What is the Baltimore Integration Partnership?

The Baltimore Integration Partnership (BIP) is a collaborative partnership of educational and healthcare institutions (anchor institutions), funders, nonprofits and public organizations focused on establishing economic inclusion as the business culture of norm in the Baltimore region, through local hiring, purchasing and community reinvestment.  The Partnership is funded nationally by Living Cities with 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 serving as the backbone organization. learn more>>



Lessons from Five Years of Economic Inclusion and Partnership in Baltimore

Baltimore is fortunate to have billions of dollars in active investment underway in water/sewer improvements, schools and redevelopment projects, as well as a very strong set of higher education and medical institutions (a.k.a. anchor institutions) that are the city’s largest employers. Yet, we also have systemic economic challenges, poverty and hopelessness that came to a head last April in the uprising following the death of Freddie Gray. In order for Baltimore to make strong inroads into addressing the economic challenges, we need to do a better job of leveraging our assets and investments in new ways.   Read more here>>

Latest News and Press

Baltimore Integration Partnership - May 2016 Update

  • First Candidates Graduate from New Admin Training Program
  • New Community Engagement Center launched at UMB
  • Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum
  • Save the Date - #MadeinBaltimore Food Vendor Fair
  • Hopkins BLocal Initiative Launches; Contractor College Opens
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BIP Round 1 Highlights and Outcomes

The video and evaluation report by Community Science reflect on the partners, goals, activities, and investments of the first phase of the BIP which launched in 2011 and ended in 2013. The initiative was a collaborative effort to expand opportunities for low-income residents and communities in Baltimore by unifying job opportunities with revitalization investment.

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    data and research

    ​Organizational Network Analysis of the Baltimore Integration Partnership

    ​The University of Colorado Denver completed their first phase of an organizational network study to assess the ways in which the BIP partners collaborate with one another, as well as with local businesses, residents, and community-based organizations. Their analysis explores how larger systems and community factors in Baltimore relate to economic inclusion, how economic inclusion is implemented within an Anchor, and what enables or hinders economic inclusion efforts at the Anchor Institutions.

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    A Roadmap for Anchor Institution Local Food Purchasing in Baltimore 

    A new report that explores food procurement processes in state and private higher educational institutions in Baltimore and identifies a range of strategies to more fully realize local purchasing power.

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    latest news & press

    June 20, 2016 "Vendor fair connects Maryland businesses to buyers"

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    May 2016 Adventures in Philanthropy 

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