Baltimore Inner Harbor General Grantmaking Procedures

In order to provide opportunities for children to reach their full potential, the Wright Family Foundation will focus on several goals and strategies to support at-risk youth in Baltimore, Maryland and Austin, Texas.


Early Childhood Education

Goal: Children will have access to programs to prepare them for kindergarten.


  • Expand children’s access to quality instruction in early childhood education programs and initiatives.
  • Support reading readiness programs.
  • Fund programs that support parents as first teachers and parenting skills.


K-5 Education

Goal: Improve educational opportunities for underserved children to achieve academic success in elementary grades.


  • Support public, private and charter schools to enhance school choice opportunities.
  • Support programs focused on literacy and reading at grade level.
  • Support initiatives addressing childhood trauma and wellness.
  • Support arts-integration initiatives and other art programming.


Out of School Time

Goal: Children will be consistently engaged by caring adults who will provide motivation, direction and guidance.


  • Support student access to, and success in, a variety of quality well-rounded activities, programs, and educational experiences that promote academic achievement, personal growth and development.
  • Support quality community and school-based summer programs providing educational and enrichment programs for children entering pre-K and Kindergarten.
  • Support quality summer programs for students in grades 1 through 5 that concentrate on literacy intervention in addition to enrichment opportunities.




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