Meet our grantees.
We are proud to partner with these innovative organizations. The majority of our grantees are expanding opportunities for both families and individuals, helping them move along the continuum towards self-sufficiency and earned success. We also support organizations that strengthen the fiber of the communities in which we reside.
In addition to general operating support for America’s first planetarium and space science museum, the Foundation supports the Adler Planetarium’s STEM education programming, encouraging and inspiring children to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Stewart previously served as an Officer on the Adler’s Board of Trustees.
The Baltimore Urban Debate League provides at-risk middle and high school students with an enriching, educational after-school program that significantly enhances their long-term educational opportunities. Multi-year financial and Board support has been provided to strengthen the organization’s capacity.
The Foundation initially engaged with the Boys Scouts by funding a variety of community clean-up projects in the Baltimore area. The Foundation’s investment has grown to include on-going operational funds to support urban scouting. In 2017, Bowe and Stewart were both honored by the Baltimore Council for their strong support of BSA.
The Center for Urban Families strengthens urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and economic success. The Foundation has made multi-year commitments to CFUF, strengthening the organization’s capacity to follow and assist graduates of their STRIVE workforce training and placement program. The Foundation also made a multi-year commitment to CFUF’s capital fund. Additionally, Stewart and Bowe provide strategic support to CFUF.
Bowe and Stewart have provided strategic, operational and capital support for Christopher House for nearly twenty years. Christopher House is a family of schools that provide education and resources to low-income children and their families, helping them to succeed in school, the workplace and life. Stewart served as Board chair from 2013-2017.
The Foundation provided early start-up funds as well as on-going support to the Digital Harbor Foundation, a unique after school program in Baltimore that encourages high school and middle school students to explore careers in technology in a safe, community-based setting. The Foundation also made a seed grant to fund DHF’s expansion plan for other cities and states.
The Foundation made a multi-year commitment to support the Library’s Mobile Job Center, an innovative program that brings the Library’s workforce development and job search resources into underserved communities, helping Baltimore residents find employment.
The Foundation has provided multi-year support for the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues, the national umbrella debate organization that supports the network of local debate leagues with research, organizational support and technical assistance. NAUDL also manages the national Urban Debate Championship.
Sisters Academy is a tuition-free middle school dedicated to educating girls who would not otherwise have access to a high quality middle school education. The Foundation has supported Sisters Academy with multi-year operating funds.
The Baltimore Council on Global Affairs is Baltimore’s premier foreign policy forum. Bowe and Stewart made a multi-year grant to the Council to strengthen and broaden their membership outreach program.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs provides insight and influences public discourse on global issues by convening leading global voices, conducting research and engaging the public. Bowe & Stewart have made on-going contributions to support CCGA.
The Foundation has made a multi-year operation grant commitment to the Civic Federation, a non-partisan government research organization working to maximize the quality and cost-effectiveness of government services in the Chicago region and the State of Illinois. Stewart was a long-standing member of the Civic Federation Board, including having served as Board Chair.
Bowe and Stewart are long-time supporters of the Civil War Preservation Trust, providing both financial and strategic support. The Civil War Preservation Trust protects, preserves and interprets American battlefields, providing educators and the public with educational information about the vital roles battlefields and conflicts have played in determining the course of our nation’s history.
The World Trade Center Institute is the largest international business network in the Mid-Atlantic. Bowe and Stewart have provided financial and strategic support to the WTCI for decades. Working with WTCI leadership, Bowe and Stewart were the catalysts for the EDGE program, an innovative education and networking opportunity for emerging business leaders. Bowe has served on the WTCI board for two decades and is currently the Board Secretary.
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