The Baltimore-based Knott Foundation recently awarded $1.4 million to 28 area organizations, including 12 Catholic programs.
With more than $67 million in assets, the foundation provides grants to programs involved in arts and humanities, Catholic activities, education, health care, and human services.
The following Catholic organizations received Knott Foundation grant money:
Caroline Center: Received $50,000 toward salaries for instructors for the nursing assistants and pharmacy technician programs for approximately 100 low-income women.
School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland: Received $125,000 for the chiller portion of the installation of the HVAC system.
Catholic Community School of South Baltimore: Received $40,000 for salaries and materials to support the fine arts and Spanish programs.
Notre Dame Prepatory School, Towson: Received $51,000 to partially support the salary and benefits for a full-time learning resource specialist and to purchase equipment necessary to expand the learning resource office.
Our Lady of Grace School, Parkton: Received $17,500 for the upgrading of the Web site to a Web-based communications system among students, faculty and parents.
Our Lady of Hope-St. Luke School, Dundalk: Received $28,600 to purchase eight whiteboards with eight writing pads, six LCD projectors and six laptop computers for the classrooms and provide training for the teachers.
Partners In Science: Received $80,000 for MSSP (Middle School Science Partners) pilot to create an outstanding science and technology programs to be led by Archbishop Borders School, Baltimore, in conjunction with St. Bernadine, St. Katherine and St. Ambrose schools, all in Baltimore.
Saint Pius X Church, Rodgers Forge: Received $54,000 to replace the sound system in the church.
Sisters Academy of Baltimore: Received $50,000 to fund a development program, hire a development officer, increase the hours of the development assistant, and purchase a software program for donor management.
St. Agnes Foundation: Received $75,000 to be used toward the purchase of 24 recliners and patient-controlled audio-visual equipment for those receiving chemotherapy treatments.
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center: Received $47,000 for office bathroom renovations, doorway widening and a new exterior wheelchair lift.
St. John School, Westminster: Received $40,000 to purchase and update existing computer equipment with technical materials and software for the school computer lab and for the classroom computer network.