ABC convenes people, groups and stakeholders with the power to address issues that impact the region. We convene organizations across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to impact economic and health outcomes in Maryland.


ABC is an advocate based on research and public policy on issues such as workforce development and career advancement, and health equity issues that affect African Americans and the broader community.


ABC provides grants to nonprofit organizations in support of projects and initiatives that work toward better health and wealth outcomes for people, families and children. Grant funding is provided to nonprofit organizations working in the following areas:

  • Workforce Development/Career Training and Advancement
  • Financial Management
  • Health Disparities
  • Foreclosure Prevention


ABC incubates new ideas, partnerships and pilots that are promising. We design and spotlight innovative initiatives and programs and work to operationalize emerging and/or proven best practices. Applying a racial equity lens to work in our key focus areas is our specialty.