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.

Non-Profit Organization Grants Available

The Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City, a charitable Trust affiliated with the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), is now accepting applications for grants up to $5000 to non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. All applications must be in writing. Complete applications must be received by JULY 1st of this year.

The Miles White Beneficial Society awards grants to organizations addressing un-met needs for health and human services to persons who lack access to and/or financial means for these basic resources. Preference is given to non-profits serving within the greater Baltimore metropolitan area and to those with connections to Friends Meetings, or their members, within the Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

All applications must include the following information to be considered:

Mission statement of the organization and an overview of current operations. For organizations awarded Miles White grants last year, this information is on file and need be (re)submitted only if it has changed.

Financial information and 501(c)3 status. Applicant’s non-profit status and financial information will be confirmed on Guidestar (

If your organization is itself not listed on Guidestar, please name your ‘parent’ organization for this reference and provide your most recent Budget, Balance Sheet and Operating Statement.

A specific budget request with a statement of how the organization intends to use the grant money within one year. Most grants are made “unrestricted” but a clearly defined budget request is helpful.

Your “Friendly connections”, if any, e.g. Quaker board members, employees or volunteer; program participants or clients, etc.; and

A local Contact person w/ address, e-mail & phone number.

Address written & signed applications to:

William O. Miles, Secretary,
   Miles White Beneficial Society
c/o  Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends, Stony Run
5116 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21210

You may submit applications electronically to:

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