The Baltimore Community Foundation awarded nearly $123,000 for 33 community projects that will pay for litter clean up, increase the number of vegetable gardens and bring kids and police officers together for flag football games.
The foundation, which announced the grants Friday, will distribute the money throughout the city and Baltimore County as a way to spur neighborhood activism. The grants range from $1,500 to $5,000.
"Social engagement is key to neighborhood development, and we are seeing some real changes happening from the bottom up," Tom Wilcox, foundation president, said in a statement. "These grants might seem small but they can have a big impact on the entire community."