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Critical early support for the After School Strategy came from private sources and from The Family League of Baltimore City. From 2000 to 2002 the Strategy also used federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) money through an arrangement with the Maryland Department of Human Resources. In subsequent years, this start-up funding has been augmented and sustained by a combination of public and private resources for program implementation, infrastructure development and evaluation.

In the current fiscal year, the bulk of available funding for the Strategy's programs and The After School Institute - more than $7 million dollars - comes from the City of Baltimore. The Baltimore City Public School System has invested $900,000, the state of Maryland $700,000 and the federal government, through the efforts of Senator Barbara Mikulski, $1,000,000. After-school programs that receive money from the Strategy must contribute a 20% match, which represents additional private funding. A small portion of the public dollars raised goes to fund The After School Institute ($200,000) and the Family League of Baltimore City ($300,000).

Current and Former Investors in Baltimore's After School Strategy:


  • Baltimore City General Fund (city)
  • Baltimore City Department of Social Services/ TANF Savings (federal)
  • Community Development Block Grant (federal)
  • Maryland After School Opportunity Fund (state)
  • Maryland Subcabinet After School Fund (state)
  • U.S. Department of Education / 21st Century Community Learning Centers (federal)
  • Department of Justice/ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (federal)


  • Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation
  • Allison and Arnold Richman
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Associated Black Charities
  • Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth
  • The Family League of Baltimore City
  • The Fund for Populations at Risk of the Baltimore Community Foundation
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Morris Goldseker Foundation
  • Metlife
  • Open Society Institute – Baltimore
  • Reason to Believe
  • W. T. Grant Foundation

Each year representatives from The After School Strategy work to increase the "pot" of funds available for after school by building relationships and advocating for increased investments in the public and private arenas. The Safe and Sound Campaign recently convened its second 7,000-person summit to raise awareness about the need for increased opportunities for youth.

The After School Strategy now provides direct services to approximately 9,000 children and youth in 99 programs, with an average cost of $1,100 per child. The Strategy directed $10,100,000 to programs in 2007.