A higher minimum wage. Paid sick leave. More affordable childcare and prescription drugs. Bail and police reform. These are just a few of the victories that Progressive Maryland has helped to achieve since 2004, affecting thousands of people across the state. Its grassroots approach empowers communities to advocate for reforms to the economic and social systems that oppress them. That means training leaders from marginalized communities — particularly people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, and individuals with low incomes — in grassroots organizing at the Maryland People’s Leadership Institute. It also means educating everyday voters about how state and city governments affect their lives (from job opportunities to air quality), and how, as voters, they can create positive change. More than 125,000 Marylanders across nine state chapters have joined the fight for justice, demanding a Maryland that works — for everyone.

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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Progressive Maryland is: $1 million to $3 million
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About Spur Local

Each year 150+ community advocates review applicants on the basis of governance, equity, and impact. Each featured nonprofit has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. Spur Local charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $57 million for nonprofits across the Greater Washington region.

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