Want to help but aren’t sure where to donate? Here are some of the amazing organizations serving Baltimore’s communities, rebuilding efforts, and city youth. 

We will continue to update this list. Please email additional organizations to hello@coolprogeny.com

where to donate in baltimore to help rebuilding efforts, community partnerships + youth

Baltimore City Community Action Partnerships
The mission of the Baltimore City Community Action Partnership is to be the local agency and advocate, which promotes new services and delivery systems that effectively support human dignity and self-determination, promote self-sufficiency, and provide opportunities for low-income families. CAP centers are drop off locations for materials, supplies and monetary donations. MORE INFO

The No Boundaries Coalition
The No Boundaries Coalition is a resident-led initiative dedicated to deconstructing boundaries and reconstructing community. The No Boundaries Coalition brings Bolton Hill, Druid Heights, Madison Park, Reservoir Hill, Upton, and Sandtown together across race, class, and neighborhood lines to build a more unified and empowered Central West Baltimore. MORE INFO

Desert Farm Initiative
The Desert Farm Initiative mission is to find innovative and sustainable solutions to food deserts through community farming on vacant lots in Baltimore City. They are doing work in Penn North in direct partnership with the community association there. While relatively new, for the past year they have been building a community farm (just block behind the now infamous CVS) to increase much needed access to fresh food in the neighborhood. They  provide affordable CSA shares, school outreach, nutrition education and basic cooking skills, a native plant sanctuary and even help residents to implement backyard gardens. MORE INFO

Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore
Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore is committed to making sure our youth have a safe place to learn, grow, and have fun especially during times like this. We are led by our mission: “to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.” Together, as a community, we know that we will ensure our youth continue to BE GREAT!!! MORE INFO

Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore
In response to recent painful events in our city, the Baltimore Community Foundation has established The Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore. We will work closely with our partners in the community to determine how the dollars contributed to The Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore can best be deployed to repair the physical and emotional damage that has been done and strengthen our community for the future. 100% of your gift goes to the rebuilding efforts. MORE INFO

29th Street Community Center
Located at the heart of north central Baltimore, the 29th Street Community Center welcomes everyone into a space that is safe, friendly, and humming with programs and activities for every age group. MORE INFO

The Inner Harbor Project
The Inner Harbor Project is a model for social change that identifies teenagers who are leaders among their peers, equips them with research and professional skills, and organizes them to come up with solutions to issues that divide our society on the basis of race, class and culture. They deploy 25 “peace ambassadors” who man the Inner Harbor from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights in the summer to “spread positivity” to other teens. MORE INFO

Youth Empowerment Society (YES)
YES Drop-In Center is a safe space for youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness and between the ages of 14 and 25. The space was damaged during the riots. Your support will help them re-build and continue to provide much needed services and support to the youth in our city who need it the most. MORE INFO

Youthworks Baltimore 
Baltimore City youth and young adults, ages 14-21, will develop the essential work skills that today’s employers require, and many will discover their true career interests during the summer of 2013. YouthWorks provides well-prepared, multi-skilled, and dependable high school and college students who are eager to work. While the program benefits youth by allowing them to explore careers and better understand the value of education, it also enriches businesses by giving them access to a talented and energetic labor pool of motivated workers. MORE INFO

Support a School Pantry
The Maryland Food Bank School Pantry Program is a partnership with local schools that allows food-insecure children and their families to access food-assistance directly from their school. The goal of the program is to minimize hunger and malnutrition for low-income households, while also encouraging parents to take an active role in their child’s education and development. MORE INFO

Bea Gaddy Family Center
The Bea Gaddy Family Center is a community based nonprofit organization that assists and provides food to needy families throughout the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area and throughout Maryland. MORE INFO

Maryland Unites 
Maryland Unites was created as a one-stop shop to provide Marylanders with the resources they need to react and respond to the recent disturbances in Baltimore. This website will enable you to report new incidents to the police, donate to local charities, and volunteer your time to help the residents of Baltimore. MORE INFO