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Philanthropy Tank Baltimore is bringing funding for students’ innovative projects

The program is looking to back students who have creative ideas with up to $15K, and mentorship from local leaders. Applications are open through July 2.

Philanthropy Tank finalists in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Philanthropy Tank/Capehart Photography).

Philanthropy Tank, an initiative that provides funding and mentorship for innovative programs from middle and high school students, is expanding to Baltimore. 

As April began, the program opened applications to Baltimore city students in grades 8-12 for a pitch event that is planned for November 5.

“Philanthropy Tank helps shape students’ leadership paths and, through their creative solutions, address and improve social issues in our community. Baltimore City students have great ideas for social change; we support those ideas and make them a reality,” said Joann Levy, Philanthropy Tank’s executive director for Baltimore. 

Founded in 2015, Philanthropy Tank originated in Palm Beach County, Florida, and has since awarded more than $400,000 in funding.

Modeled on ABC’s Shark Tank, the students will pitch ideas, with the chance to qualify for up to $15K in funding, and mentorship from leaders in Baltimore’s philanthropy and business community. Applications will be judged on their potential for community impact, program feasibility, creativity and sustainability.  

Applications are open through July 2.


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