January 2019 "Open House" Events

We heard from many of you throughout 2018, and in response to the grant partner survey completed last month, that you wished for more informal ways to meet with our staff throughout the year. We hear you—and we’re here to meet with you.

Because we don’t have an actual office (our two employees work 100% remotely), we can’t host a typical “Open House” event to welcome you all to our space. So instead, we’re going to come to you. We’ll be hosting informal gatherings at coffee shops in each of our three main geographic areas of focus throughout the month of January. These are large chunks of time, intended to give past grantees, current grant partners, grantseekers, or any others interested in our work the opportunity to come by and meet with our Program Officer, ask questions, and learn more about our work. No agendas. Nothing formal. Just a chance to meet in person and talk.

Frederick, Maryland “Open House”

January 9th

Dublin Coffee Roasters (in Room #1, just off the main dining area to the right of the front door)

parking lot available


Baltimore, Maryland “Open House”

January 17th

R House / Ground and Griddled

small parking lot available, as well as metered street parking


Annapolis, Maryland “Open House”

January 23rd

Light House Bistro

limited metered street parking available, or public Knighton Garage across the street from the Bistro


Refreshments provided at each event. While each “Open House” is scheduled for three hours, these are intended to be drop-in events — come for as little or as long as you’d like, as early or as late as you want.

While an RSVP is not required for any of these events, we’d appreciate hearing from those who plan to attend (and if so, what time you might be stopping by). This is just to be sure we’re at a large enough table in each space.