The Foundation's program, Urban Health Initiative: Working to Ensure the Health and Safety of Children, was designed to work closely with five cities for a period of up to ten years in an effort to improve the health and safety of their young people.The "Safe and Sound" campaign in Baltimore has initially identified 12 goals to improve the health and safety of children. At a community meeting to set priorities, more than 7,000 individuals attended. The meeting resulted in the identification of four major priorities, which emphasize expanding youth access to an array of structured activities supported by caring adults, primarily in the hours after school. The Mayor has publicly pledged his support for the plan, stating it would be used to allocate public resources. Similarly, the United Way has committed to making funding allocations based on the plan. The Baltimore effort has benefited from strong support from the business community, in addition to local government, non-profits, the media, and families and youth themselves.
Amount Awarded $4,212,000.00
Awarded on: 12/23/1997
Time frame: 1/1/1998 - 9/30/2000
Grant Number: 33218