It doesn’t have to be big to make a difference, but it can take money.
Some nonprofits provide services directly to a community or cause. Others provide the tools that other groups need to succeed.
Maryland has more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations. That’s approximately one for every 180 Maryland citizens. That’s about 10,000 more than the number of retail businesses in the state. And it’s about 20 times the number of public schools.
Thousands of small nonprofit organizations are in jeopardy of losing their tax exempt status, and donors won’t be able to write contributions off their taxes.
Baltimore’s mayor has donated her office’s skybox at Oriole Park to 27 nonprofit or charitable groups this year.
The United Way of the National Capital Area says it plans to award about $1.75 million to nonprofit groups in the Washington area.
Two Baltimore-based nonprofit companies have received $200,000 each in unrestricted grants and leadership training from Bank of America.
The Frederick County Commissioners are considering asking the Maryland General Assembly to allow slot machines operated by local nonprofit clubs.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says Maryland nonprofits will receive more than $4.8 million in federal AmeriCorps grants.