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Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City

The Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City was founded and incorporated in 1874 to administer a trust established under the will of Miles White, a member of the Eutaw Street Meeting, the predecessor of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Homewood. Upon the consolidation of Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1968, oversight of this trust passed to the Yearly Meeting. The Articles of Incorporation state: "The objects of this Corporation shall be to promote piety and Christianity (especially by the dissemination of books and tracts); to extend aid to the young in their religious, moral, and intellectual training and education; and to relieve the deserving poor."

The trust is administered by the trustees of the Society who "shall annually make a written statement of its operations, and of the disposition and condition of its finances for the preceding year, and submit the same to the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends." There are eight to ten trustees, nominated by the Nominating Committee and appointed by the Yearly Meeting during its Annual Session to serve a three-year term which commences after the Miles White Beneficial Society's annual meeting in October. Appointees serve no more than two consecutive terms. Trustees meet monthly, as needed.

One of the goals of the Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City is to share its mission and work with members of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The Society has a video presentation that shares a brief history of the organization, the life and times of its founder Miles White, and a summary of recent philanthropic work of its board. Click here to view the video.

Announcement of Grants for Health and Human Services

Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City

Announcement of Grants for Health and Human Services

Distribution of Announcement on June 10, 2021

The Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City (MWBS), a charitable trust affiliated with the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), is now accepting applications for grants up to $5,000 to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that address un-met needs of health and human services for persons who lack access to or financial means for basic resources. MWBS seeks to identify and support organizations that address long-standing historical inequities by providing essential services to residents in communities in Baltimore City and the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.  Organizations that work to end systemic racism and achieve social justice are especially encouraged to apply.


Applications must include the following information to be considered.

  1. Mission statement of the organization, an overview of current operations, and 501(c)(3) status. (e.g., copy of Internal Revenue Service letter of exemption from federal income tax).
  2. Financial information: either the most recent Annual Report or Internal Revenue Service Form 990.
  3. The following information regarding your proposed project:
    1. A clear and concise statement that describes the proposed project and how it addresses unmet health and human service needs.
    2. A proposed budget that provides details of how the organization intends to use the grant money within one year.
  4. A statement of how the organization will measure the impact of the program on the individuals served. Results should be shared with the Miles White Beneficial Society at the end of the grant year.
  5. A concise statement describing how your organization practices Quaker values such as peace, integrity, community, equity, or sustainability.  The following link provides more information about Quaker values:
  6. A local contact person with postal address, e-mail address, and phone number.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in the fall of 2021.

All applications must be sent electronically to the following e-mail address:  Questions regarding your application should be sent to the same address.

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