BALTIMORE — The Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation and the Baltimore Ravens have combined to donate $5 million to assist vital programs supported by Catholic Charities from more than 200 locations in Baltimore City and 9 Maryland counties.
With a goal of improving the essential needs of underserved Marylanders, the grant supports early childhood development and education; food services (meals and groceries); shelter and housing; workforce development and employment; family stability; and healing and care (physical, behavioral and emotional).
This donation will provide specific and continued support to all Catholic Charities programs and services, including:
- Catholic Charities Head Start and Early Head Start
- Our Daily Bread Employment Center
- Christopher Place
- My Sister’s Place
- Sarah’s House
- My Brother’s Keeper
- St. Vincent’s Villa
- Senior Communities
- Villa Maria Community Resources
Ravens owner, Steve Biscotti, has been a board member of Catholic Charities for the last 16 years.
“These programs play an essential role in uplifting our communities. Now, more than ever, it’s critically important to invest in the well-being and development of those who need it most. Our hope is that we can help make a positive impact that will be felt by many,” he said.
“My colleagues and I know that this incredibly generous gift is not for us, but for our neighbors we are privileged to serve. We are profoundly grateful for the generosity and trust that Steve and Renee Bisciotti, their family and the Baltimore Ravens have shown in us. This community is home to all of us, and together, we are committed to serving in ways that honor each person’s dignity with compassion today and every day," said William J. McCarthy Jr., executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore.