Strong City Baltimore

Strong City Baltimore

3503 N Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 261-3500

Lynette Hodge
Assistant Manager of Operations

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1969
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2004
Number of sponsored projects: 130

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Minimum deposit of $5,000 each fiscal year. Funds deposited between $5,000-$100,000 each fiscal year are charged at the rate of 10%. Funds raised in excess of $100,000 during the fiscal year are subject to a 6%-8% fee.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Building and strengthening Baltimore’s neighborhoods and people
  • Other: Minimum deposit of $5,000 each fiscal year

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: Neighborhood associations, incarceration, wellness

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management: Qualifies as an additional business service
  • Insurance
  • Legal services: Qualifies as an additional business service
  • Organizational development: Qualifies as an additional business service
  • Payroll: Qualifies as an additional business service
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project

Organization description:
Established in 1969, Strong City Baltimore is a grassroots nonprofit organization with a mission to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people across Baltimore. Much like the neighborhoods we serve, our programs are interconnected and sustain Strong City’s approach to fulfilling its mission. We reinforce the pillars that support a strong Baltimore: safe streets, desirable and diverse housing stock, high-performing public schools, a robust and educated workforce, and a deep sense of civic engagement.