Maryland Unites: Businesses and Organizations
More than 300 Maryland companies and organizations across the state have supported their communities’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit a business or organization to be recognized below.
INTEGRATED PHARMA SERVICES | FREDERICK
Integrated Pharma Services (IPS) has received a $100,000 grant from the State of Maryland for manufacturing the much-needed surgical masks.
CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE | WESTMINSTER
Carroll Community College’s digital design and fabrication program is leading an effort to produce face coverings, and its technical support program is helping to fabricate respirator masks with 3-D printers.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK | COLLEGE PARK
UMD is delivering more than 12,000 N95 respirators and more than 12,000 surgical face masks to the state university’s medical system in Baltimore. The Fischell Department of Bioengineering had collected 14,650 pairs of gloves, 2,660 surgical masks, and hundreds of other articles of PPE and supplies.
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY | SALISBURY
The university library’s 3D printing technology and devices is helping produce face shields for health care workers at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
HAGERSTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE | HAGERSTOWN
Hagerstown Community College donated thousands of medical masks and other PPE to Washington County first responders.
STERILEX | HUNT VALLEY
This disinfectant manufacturer is donating free products to 20 local food businesses. Sterilex plans to donate 2.5-gallon kits of its proprietary cleaning solution to Greater Baltimore food businesses trying to reopen safely as COVID-19 persists. The kits will include free disinfectant, a portable FOAM-iT sprayer, and a sanitation guide from Sterliex’s experts.
PASADENA BOAT WORKS | PASADENA
This marine dealership has donated 14,000 respirator masks.
KLEIN’S SHOPRITE | HARFORD COUNTY
This family-run grocery chain has donated 10,000 N-95 face masks to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System.
LIFEBRIDGE HEALTH | BALTIMORE
This nonprofit health care corporation is producing 500 face shields per week to supply the regional health system.
VASHAN COMPOUNDING PHARMACY | GAITHERSBURG
This compounding pharmacy is working with other state wineries, distilleries, and a pharmacy to produce 300 gallons of hand sanitizer each week.
POTOMAC VALLEY HOME MEDICAL | CUMBERLAND
This medical supply company delivered personal protection equipment to the Maryland Department of General Services.
HORSESHOE CASINO | BALTIMORE
This casino donated more than 8,000 gloves and more than 7,500 pounds of food.
HATCH EXHIBITS | ELKRIDGE
This company, which designs and builds custom trade show booths and exhibits, is making masks and gowns.
OUTSIDE OPEN WORKS | STATION NORTH
This nonprofit makerspace is making PPE, including face shields and masks.
HARDWIRE | POCOMOKE CITY
This protective armor manufacturer is making PPE, including face shields.
LAI INTERNATIONAL | WESTMINSTER
This company switched their manufacturing production to making clear face shields and masks from plexiglass and metal.
CHARM CITY MARINE CANVAS | BALTIMORE
This custom boat design company is making face masks and shields for front line workers.
SAILING SPECIALTIES INC. | ST. MARY’S
Typically a manufacturer of sailboats, Sailing Specialties, Inc. is making 500,000 face shields for health care workers.
MOUNT ROYAL SOAP CO. | BALTIMORE
This body care retailer made 10,000 units of pocket-sized sanitizer for the City of Baltimore.
BJ’S CUSTOM CREATIONS | HAGERSTOWN
This custom apparel manufacturer produced and distributed 500 masks for Hospice of Washington County.
MARYLAND THERMOFORM | BALTIMORE
This manufacturer is making face shields, aerosol intubation boxes, and PPE for health care workers.
HUB LABELS | HAGERSTOWN
This label producer is now making labels for PPE.
ENGINEERING MEDICAL SYSTEMS | BALTIMORE
This company has produced portable ventilators for the military over the past couple years but is now supporting vent production out of Baltimore.
JOOLA | ROCKVILLE
This sporting goods manufacturer is making PPE including face shields.
STROUSE | WESTMINSTER
This manufacturing and design company is producing N95 masks and acquiring machinery, equipment, and materials to increase production capacity.
NRL AND ASSOCIATES | QUEEN ANNE’S
This medical manufacturer is ramping up production on its ventilator line, purchasing new machinery and equipment needed to expand production capacity.
VOLVO POWERTRAIN FACILITY | HAGERSTOWN
This facility builds truck parts, but is now using 3D printing to produce face shields and ear guards for medical workers.
COVERLOFT | ANNE ARUNDEL
This custom marine manufacturer is producing face masks and face shields.
DIFFERENTREGARD | BALTIMORE
This apparel manufacturer is producing face masks and gowns.
EAST COAST DYES | BALTIMORE
This sports equipment manufacturer is producing face shields.
ISLAND YACHT CANVAS & CUSHIONS | QUEEN ANNE’S
This company fabricates canvas products for boating and beach communities, but is now donating face masks.
INTEGRAL COMPONENTS | WESTMINSTER
This cable assembly manufacturer is producing face shields.
MARYLAND CANVAS | SOMERSET COUNTY
This canvas and upholstery product manufacturer is producing face masks.
PRICE’S YACHT CANVAS | ST. MICHAELS
This canvas manufacturer is producing face shields.
REVOLUTION EVENTS | BALTIMORE
This event item and signage producer is now producing face shields, plastic dividers, hooded plastic gown ponchos, gowns, and scrubs.
SEWLABS | BALTIMORE
This textile manufacturer is producing face mask covers for N95 masks.
SSI CUSTOM PLASTICS | ST. MARY’S
This plastic thermoforming company is producing face shields.
STX, LLC | BALTIMORE
This sports equipment company that typically specializes in lacrosse and hockey gear is producing face masks.
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER | WASHINGTON, DC
BLUE DYER DISTILLING COMPANY | WALDORF
This military center and local distillery are working together to produce hand sanitizer for local emergency personnel.
COVID-19 CARROLL COUNTY MASK MAKERS | CARROLL COUNTY
This volunteer group has made over 2,000 face masks for first responders.
HOBIE AND ALICIA COHEN | GAITHERSBURG
This couple is using their 3D printer to make facial masks to supply local hospitals.
QUALITY MASK SUPPLY | BALTIMORE
This group was created by small business owners who pivoted their operations and teamed up with 40 home sewers to produce stylish, high quality, reusable masks.
KLNB | BALTIMORE AND COLUMBIA
Some of this commercial real estate company’s employees have volunteered at Johns Hopkins University to make face shields for medical personnel to wear over surgical masks. Other employees joined the #onemaskatatime movement online to supply reusable masks to health care providers.
WHITING TURNER | BALTIMORE
This construction management company is constructing emergency critical care projects at Mercy, UMMS Laurel, and Holy Cross. The company has been able to get thousands of N95 masks to Maryland hospitals.
BOZZUTO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY | BALTIMORE
This construction company has donated 100 N95 masks to the health care workers at Stop and Shop Pharmacy, HC General, Carroll Hospital, CRNP, Sinai Hospital, Montgomery General, Children’s National Medical Center, Buckingham’s Choice, and Capital Women’s Care.
DOMESTICITY FABRIC SHOPS | LAURAVILLE
This fabric shop and sewing studio is coordinating the making of PPE/masks.
K&B BRIDALS | BEL AIR
This bridal boutique is donating gown bags to be made into face masks.
LOVE COUTURE BRIDAL | POTOMAC
This bridal boutique is donating face masks.
SPARTA LUXE | BALTIMORE
This sports apparel retailer is donating face masks and gowns.
TOMLIN TECHNOLOGY | HAMPSTEAD
Owner Zach Tomlin, working in coordination with the Carroll County business community, has set up a 3D printing operation to produce and donate masks to front line workers.
DIPOLE MATERIALS | BALTIMORE
This electrospinning company that specializes in custom nanofiber manufacturing is making N95 filter material.
COASTTEC | ELDERSBURG
This service and re-manufacturing operation is manufacturing battery packs for Vyaire ventilators.
DVF | HAGERSTOWN
This technology firm that specializes in metals and plastics fabrication was recently awarded a contract from Air Boss Defense in Landover to manufacture plastic parts for their respirators. They are also expanding their capacity for production.
AWESOME NINJA LABS | BALTIMORE
Specializing in the design, testing, and production of medical devices, Awesome Ninja Labs is purchasing equipment and raw materials to expand their capacity to manufacture face shields.
COHERENT TECHNICAL SERVICES | ST. MARY’S
This company provides technical services and is now donating face shields.
PATRIOT TECHNOLOGIES | FREDERICK
This hardware and software service company is donating face shields.
PLATFORM AEROSPACE | ST. MARY’S
This technology company is producing components for face shields and N95 masks.
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND | ST. MARY’S
In response to a FEMA request, this division is working to produce critical medical face shields to protect health care workers.
DOWN THE STREET IT | SYKESVILLE
FREEDOM DISTRICT LIONS | ELDERSBURG
This technology company and service group have teamed up to print and distribute plastic face shields to nursing homes and doctors offices.
AGX GROUP AND HARBOR DESIGNS | BALTIMORE
This contracting company is making 50,000 face shields per week and 3D-printing ventilator adaptors so up to four patients can use one ventilator.
NATIONS PHOTO | BALTIMORE
This photo lab specializes in innovative, high-quality photo prints and decor, but is now making face shields, and has delivered 5,400 masks to 50 hospitals and to the Baltimore Police Department.
FABRICATION EVENTS | JESSUP
This special event decor company is making face masks, head coverings, and other PPE.
PATRIOT SPACES | DUNKIRK
This life-cycle service company is manufacturing portable medical stations that could relieve hospital overcrowding by converting storage containers into miniature hospital rooms, mobile testing stations, and quarantine shelters. The company has delivered stations to United Medical Center under a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as to hospitals in California, Maryland, and Lutherville. The units are designed to be located inside tents, with all of the mechanical and electrical equipment placed on the outside of the unit.
ECLIPSE GROUP | ANNAPOLIS
This defense contractor is assisting a local hospital and emergency personnel and started an effort in the Annapolis area to produce industrial respirator masks and face shields accepted by Anne Arundel Medical Center. Using 3D printers donated by local area schools, libraries, and private citizens as well as cash contributions for material purchases, the company is making PPE.
MARTY’S BAG WORKS | EDGEWATER
This sewing and embroidery operation is manufacturing personal protective equipment such as medical gowns, face masks, and shields for medical professionals.
JAMES COCHRAN AUCTIONEERS | BOONSBORO
This auction house has donated 5,000 Tyvek coveralls to the Washington County Emergency Operations Center for use by EMS, fire, law enforcement, and long term care facilities. Jim and Leslie Cochran have donated 40,000 Tyvek suits to agencies and hospitals throughout the area.
SOMETHING VINTAGE RENTALS | TEMPLE HILLS
This rental company known for vintage special occasion tableware and furniture is sewing 100% cotton face masks for hospitals.
SIX FLAGS AMERICA | LARGO
This local amusement park is donating 1,440 plastic ponchos to workers on the front line in Baltimore. Additionally, a total of 2,440 plastic ponchos were donated to front line workers in Prince George’s County. This local theme park also donated the use of one of its largest parking lots to be used as a site for Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 testing.
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP | HUNT VALLEY
This broadcasting company has donated more than 2,000 protective masks to the American Red Cross in Maryland.
AWARDS PLUS | CLINTON
This trophy retailer is producing face shields.
CHESAPEAKE CUSTOM EMBROIDERY | ST. MARY’S
This custom embroidery company is making face masks.
EVENTEQ | COLUMBIA
This event production company is making face shields.
HOMESTYLE WORKROOM | JARRETTSVILLE
This seamstress company is now sewing face masks.
SPILLED PAINT DESIGN | KINGSVILLE
Spilled Paint Design has been awarded a grant by the Department of Commerce for the production of face masks.
SPUNKWEAR | STEVENSVILLE
This Queen Anne’s County clothing company has begun to produce cloth face coverings, and is donating a portion of mask sales to Haven Ministries.
THE ANNAPOLIS OPERA | ANNAPOLIS
Customers with the Annapolis Opera have produced and donated hundreds of cloth face masks for front line workers.
UNDER ARMOUR | BALTIMORE
Under Armour pivoted operations to produce and donate no-sew face masks and fanny packs for Maryland health care workers and pledged $2 million for COVID-19 relief funds.
FLIR SYSTEMS | ELKRIDGE
This manufacturer donated PPE to Annapolis, Howard County, and Baltimore County Fire Department front line workers. The donation included 105 advanced fire and chemical flash suits valued at more than $240,000 that were previously used by FLIR for the company’s work with a U.S. Department of Defense chem-bio detection and training program.
JEFFERSON PATTERSON PARK AND MUSEUM | ST. LEONARD
This museum’s Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab supplied CalvertHealth Medical Center and EMS services with a number of face masks and Tyvek lab coats, as well as making more than ten gallons of hand sanitizer for use by Calvert health care professionals at the Calvert Emergency Operations Center.
ROUTE ONE APPAREL | TOWSON
Typically producing apparel, accessories, and home goods, Route One shifted its operation to make Maryland pride face masks. They have also donated more than 25,000 masks to front line workers.
MARYLAND PRINT HOUSE | MANCHESTER
This print house is manufacturing fabric face masks and guards and opened an online platform to purchase these products. The company has shipped more than 150,000 cloth face masks across the country.
JOYFUL BATH CO. | NORTH BETHESDA
A grant recipient of the Montgomery County Local Production Fund, Joyful Bath Co. is manufacturing a non-toxic, all-purpose surface cleaner with 5% citric acid active ingredient to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
HENLEY CONSTRUCTION | GAITHERSBURG
This commercial general contractor and construction manager donated 500 face shields to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda and an additional 500 face shields to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Gaithersburg.
PASSION FOR EZRA | COLUMBIA
This custom art and design company not only made masks for the general public, but donated a mask to first responders for every mask sold to the general public. To date they have donated more than 3,000 masks to facilities, nurses, and hospitals in Maryland and across the country.
ROBOTIC RESEARCH | CLARKSBURG
This technology company has created a unique design for reusable face shields and is providing them to health care teams in hospitals around the Greater Washington Metro area. The company also just opened up its patented design of its sterile 3D printer by waiving licensing fees globally for any application of the printers related to fighting the current public health pandemic.
VISION TECHNOLOGIES | GLEN BURNIE
Vision Technologies donated 2,000 masks to local hospitals. Both Mercy Hospital and Anne Arundel Medical Center each received 500 KN95 masks and 500 surgical masks.
OASIS CHURCH | HANOVER
This church provided face masks to families and businesses in their community.
COCA-COLA NORTH AMERICA, COCA-COLA CONSOLIDATED, MAKERSRESPOND, AND K&W FINISHING
In partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Coca-Cola North America and several partners delivered 50,000 face shields to support health care workers at area hospitals and municipal health departments who are caring for patients with COVID-19. Coca-Cola North America partnered with MakersRespond and K&W Finishing to donate several thousand pounds of recyclable PET plastic to produce the face shields. Once the face shields were manufactured and packaged, Coca-Cola Consolidated delivered the equipment to the State of Maryland.
RESTORAPET | GAITHERSBURG
This manufacturer of nutritional supplements for animals began producing hand sanitizer to donate to nursing homes hardest hit by COVID-19 in March.
RANKIN PPE | GAITHERSBURG
This group handcrafts washable and reusable PPE for essential workers. They have received a $100,000 grant from the State of Maryland for manufacturing much-needed surgical masks and other vital PPE.
DELMARVA COVID-19 CRAFTERS | SALISBURY
This sewing group formed after the founder experienced a PPE shortage in her own nursing agency. They have donated masks and scrub caps to hospitals, home agencies, low-income individuals, government workers, libraries, nursing homes, police departments, and food pantries.
MANTA BIOFUEL | OWINGS MILLS
This local renewable energy company pivoted production to create 25,000 face shields for Montgomery County and smaller amounts to local businesses. They also donated face shields to the Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology in Baltimore.
C-CARE | LINTHICUM
This cosmetics and personal care manufacturer switched some of its production capacity to produce hand sanitizer. The sanitizer is being delivered to front line workers, including medical personnel, military personnel, and government agencies.
NORTHEAST MAGLEV | BALTIMORE
Employee volunteers from Northeast Maglev have donated thousands of reusable masks to first responders, healthcare workers, students, and community members. The company plans to donate more than 13,000 masks to those in need. They are also working with community leaders and organizations to help distribute meals in their community.
KID MUSEUM | BETHESDA
This hands-on learning museum’s educators and neighbors 3D-printed and donated over 400 face shields to the Montgomery County government for their administrative teams.
ALLOGRAM | TIMONIUM
This local awards manufacturer is working with area businesses throughout the region to make acrylic barriers, partitions, and face shields to help keep their employees and customers safe.
MEDUNI UMSI | NORTH BETHESDA
This health care nonprofit donated more than $40,000 of materials, including hospital beds, over-bed tables, ventilators incorporated into anesthesia machines, respirators, bed covers, masks, and gloves. Meduni coordinated with Montgomery County to donate the initial batch of equipment directly to local hospitals, including Holy Cross. Since then, Meduni has continued dropping off PPE to the Montgomery County distribution site.
PROJECT ENHANCEMENT CORPORATION | GERMANTOWN
This federal government contractor has donated over $50,000 of mechanical respirators, masks, and gloves to LifeBridge Medical Hospital in Baltimore as well as donations of equipment and supplies to local businesses in Ellicott City.
2J GROUP | LAUREL
2J Group donated 5,000 disposable face masks.
ANHUI FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION | DERWOOD
This nonprofit donated 1,500 KN95 and 2,000 disposable masks.
CHINESE ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS OF GREATER WASHINGTON | CLARKSBURG
This group donated 800 KN95 masks.
CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM FOUNDATION | DC
This foundation donated 2,000 KN95 masks.
COORDINATION COUNCIL OF CHINESE AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS | ROCKVILLE
This nonprofit donated 10,900 disposable face masks, 100 KN95 masks, and 10,000 medical gloves.
FASHION DESIGN R&D CENTER | PIKESVILLE
This center donated 223 reusable handmade masks.
GLOBAL FEDERATION OF CHINESE BUSINESS WOMEN | BALTIMORE
INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION | DC
These nonprofits donated 40,000 surgical masks and 11,000 face shields.
HH FUND | SILVER SPRING
This private equity firm donated 32,000 medical gloves.
JOYFUL ADULT MEDICAL DAYCARE CENTER | BALTIMORE
KOREAN SOCIETY OF HOWARD COUNTY | PERRY HALL
These two organizations donated 11,400 surgical masks, 400 hand sanitizers, and 8,000 gloves.
KOREAN CBMC (CONNECTING BUSINESS AND MARKETPLACE TO CHRIST) OF MARYLAND | COLUMBIA
This nonprofit organization donated 3,000 KN95 masks, 1,000 disposable protective masks, and 375 medical gowns.
KYUNGGI GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION | SILVER SPRING
This association donated 1,200 KN95 masks.
UNITED STATES-CHINA ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE | DC
AMERICAN CHINESE CULINARY FEDERATION AT CAPITAL AREAS | DC
U.S. ZHANGZHOU ASSOCIATION | LAUREL
These three nonprofits donated 3,000 KN95 and 8,400 surgical masks.
TAMIL SANGAM OF GREATER WASHINGTON | BELTSVILLE
This nonprofit organization donated disposable face masks to communities in Gaithersburg. They have also partnered with other organizations to deliver food and gloves to communities in Silver Spring.
CLEAR MASKS | BALTIMORE
This business is producing clear masks so people can communicate better, as many deaf people often rely on facial expressions when talking to each other. The idea for the masks dates back to 2017, when one of the deaf co-founders of Clear Masks went in for surgery. The company teamed up with Xometry, one of the largest 3D printing labs in the area, to manufacture the clear masks. Since the pandemic started, they ramped up production to distribute masks to those who need them most.
XPOC CBT CONSULTING | UPPER MARLBORO
This local business provided free custom-made masks and hand wipes to the county government.
TASLY PHARMACEUTICALS | ROCKVILLE
This company donated 3,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
FORMOSAN ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS | DC
This nonprofit organization donated 1,000 face shields.
SI QIULI MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC ART
ORGANIZATION OF CHINESE AMERICAN WOMEN
CHINESE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF GREATER WASHINGTON
MONTGOMERY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | BOYDS
This group donated 100,000 KN95 masks.
M4REACTOR | SALISBURY
This STEM-focused community makerspace is involved with the design and fabrication of PPE equipment, including large acrylic face shields.
THE MAKANA PROJECT | KENSINGTON
This volunteer community organization is making and distributing cloth masks for no charge. The organization focuses not only on providing masks to the community, but also increasing community support and expanding the resources available for makers and mask recipients.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY AND MEDICINE | BALTIMORE
Johns Hopkins has partnered with churches and other organizations to distribute 85,000 reusable face masks to more than 50 community groups, neighborhood associations, and faith-based institutions throughout the Baltimore area.
ICU SHIELD | SALISBURY
An Ocean City father-son team launched ICU Shield, the only fully functional face shield with body temperature monitoring.
FASHIONS UNLIMITED | BALTIMORE
Fashions Unlimited pivoted from producing apparel to producing masks and gowns. Traditionally a domestic manufacturer for fashion brands with a focus on activewear and stretch fabrics, the company usually cuts and sews a few thousand units a week of a variety of garments. At their peak, they were producing approximately 3,500 masks per day.
The following vineyards, breweries, and distilleries have either donated to COVID-19 relief funds or pivoted operations to produce hand sanitizer and ethanol for distribution and donation.
TWIN VALLEY DISTILLERS | ROCKVILLE
MISCELLANEOUS DISTILLERY | MT. AIRY
MCCLINTOCK DISTILLING | FREDERICK
LOST ARK DISTILLING COMPANY | COLUMBIA
BLACK ANKLE VINEYARDS | MT. AIRY
WINDRIDGE VINEYARDS | DARNESTOWN
TENTH WARD DISTILLING COMPANY | FREDERICK
PATAPSCO DISTILLING COMPANY | SYKESVILLE
CHESAPEAKE BEVERAGE CO. | NOTTINGHAM
SAGAMORE SPIRIT DISTILLERY | BALTIMORE
KNOB HALL WINERY | CLEAR SPRING
GRAY WOLF CRAFT DISTILLING | ST. MICHAELS
BARTON BRANDS | BALTIMORE
LYON DISTILLING CO. | ST. MICHAELS
WINDON DISTILLING/LYON RUM | ST. MICHAELS
BALTIMORE SPIRITS COMPANY | BALTIMORE
SEACRETS DISTILLING CO. | OCEAN CITY
OLD LINE SPIRITS | BALTIMORE
SHMIDT SPIRITS | BELTSVILLE
TOBACCO BARN DISTILLERY | HOLLYWOOD
BLUE DYER DISTILLING CO. | WALDORF
DRAGON DISTILLERY | FREDERICK
WHITE TIGER DISTILLERY | BEL AIR
CHARM CITY MEADWORKS | BALTIMORE
DUCLAW BREWERY CO. | ROSEDALE
MICHAELS DISTILLERY | ST. MICHAELS
LOEW VINEYARDS | MT. AIRY
CATOCTIN BREEZE VINEYARD | THURMONT
ROMANO VINEYARD & WINERY | BRANDYWINE
MILKHOUSE BREWERY | MT. AIRY
GYPSY BREWING CO. | HUNTINGTOWN
CALVERT BREWING CO. | UPPER MARLBORO
SALISA WINERY AND VINEYARDS | CHESTERTOWN
CHARIS WINERY | CUMBERLAND
SAZERAC COMPANY | LANSDOWNE
HOWARD BANK | BALTIMORE
This bank is donating $100,000 to organizations in the Greater Baltimore area.
HANNON ARMSTRONG | ANNAPOLIS
This sustainable energy investment company has donated $150,000 to local Maryland charitable organizations.
This company made a contribution of $500,000 to support ongoing coronavirus relief efforts.
T. ROWE PRICE | BALTIMORE
This investment management firm is providing $540,000 in support to address the gaps in community services and the health care system.
GOLDMAN SACHS AND LENDISTRY
This investment bank and small business credit loan giver is partnering with Baltimore City officials to provide $10 million in forgivable U.S. Small Business Administration loans.
NATIONAL BOHEMIAN AND BALTIMORE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION | BALTIMORE
This brewery and association are donating to a Baltimore area restaurant relief fund.
GIANT FOOD | LANDOVER
This grocery store is donating $1.5 million to COVID-19 relief.
MCCORMICK | HUNT VALLEY
This spice and seasoning producer introduced the Maryland Restaurant Relief Fund, offering up to $2,500 in grants to qualifying Maryland-based operators of restaurants and bars in need of financial assistance.
This health care provider is contributing $1 million to 10 leading public health organizations and collaborating with the CDC Foundation to strengthen the U.S. public health infrastructure and response systems to stop the spread of COVID-19.
BUDKUPS | HUNT VALLEY
This vaping accessory manufacturer is donating a portion of sales to support the production of hand sanitizer for front line workers.
BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION | BALTIMORE
This economic development agency established a $50,000 grant fund for local manufacturers and makers who begin producing personal protective equipment for medical personnel.
HORIZON FOUNDATION | COLUMBIA
This foundation awarded $1 million in grants to meet the emergency needs of health care workers and vulnerable Howard County residents.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF HOWARD COUNTY | COLUMBIA
HORIZON FOUNDATION | COLUMBIA
UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL MARYLAND | BALTIMORE
WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE OF HOWARD COUNTY | COLUMBIA
These philanthropic organizations worked together to raise more than $100,000 in 10 days to provide Howard County nonprofits with emergency funds in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
RESPONSE FUNDING COLLABORATIVE OF GREATER BALTIMORE | BALTIMORE
This nonprofit collective impact organization established a $1.2 million fund that nonprofits can apply for to sustain, deepen, or pivot their operations to address critical needs in local communities resulting from the pandemic.
BALTIMORE OFFICE OF PROMOTION AND THE ARTS | BALTIMORE
This nonprofit organization, which serves as Baltimore City’s official arts council, events agency, and film office, set up the “Baltimore Artists Emergency Relief Fund,” a joint partnership effort designed to provide direct assistance to the city’s artists and entrepreneurs who have lost income due to COVID-19.
HARRY AND JEANETTE WEINBERG FOUNDATION | OWINGS MILLS
This foundation granted $6.5 million in emergency grant funding to nonprofits as part of the foundation’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
NORA ROBERTS FOUNDATION | WASHINGTON COUNTY
This foundation sent $168,000 to UMD Medical System to support coronavirus response.
MORGAN PROPERTIES | COLUMBIA
This property owner donated a percentage of each division’s resource to COVID-19 relief.
BGE | BALTIMORE
This electricity provider donated $1 million to county-administered business pandemic relief funds, established a small business relief grant program, and is supplying power and assistance at COVID-19 testing sites around the state.
LOCKHEED MARTIN | BETHESDA
Lockheed Martin committed more than $18 million to the military service relief funds, the USO, CDC, Red Cross and local initiatives, donated $500,000 to the Greater Washington Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, provided a $25,000 donation to Montgomery County Public Schools that enabled the distribution of WiFi hotspots to hundreds of students, and provided a $133,000 donation to Morgan State University to enable the distribution of technology devices to hundreds of students. The company also donated 10,000 meals from its Bethesda headquarters cafeteria to medical workers, 850 isolation gowns to Suburban hospital in Bethesda, provided PPE by donating what was on hand to local hospitals, and manufactured isolation gowns and face shields.
CHOPTANK TRANSPORT | PRESTON
This logistics company donated to a COVID-19 relief fund.
ANNAPOLIS TOWN CENTER | ANNAPOLIS
This shopping center donated $3,000 to the 21st Century Education Foundation from the success of its “Buy a Meal, Give a Meal” campaign to help ensure local students in need of food are still able to receive meals during the COVID-19 outbreak.
CROSBY MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS | ANNAPOLIS
This marketing, advertising, and PR firm granted $40,000 to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and $10,000 to the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) Community Crisis Response Fund.
BASYS BALTIMORE | BALTIMORE
This technology company recently raised $14,000 for the Maryland Food Bank as part of its ongoing commitment to the Baltimore community.
CAL RIPKEN SR. FOUNDATION | BALTIMORE
The foundation announced a $100,000 donation to Feeding America to launch its Strike Out Hunger campaign to fight the hunger crisis caused by the pandemic.
THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY | OWINGS MILLS
The Maryland chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society launched the LLS COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program to provide $250 to 258 Maryland blood cancer patients experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic. This assistance helps blood cancer patients offset non-medical expenses such as food, household expenses, rent, and transportation.
EMPLOY PRINCE GEORGE’S | LARGO
This nonprofit organization partnered with the Greater Washington Community Foundation, The City of Hyattsville, and other partners to launch the Prince George’s County COVID-19 Hourly Employee Relief Fund. This fund provides $200 one-time cash cards to Prince George’s County residents who were recently laid off due to the pandemic.
SECU CREDIT UNION | LINTHICUM
This member-owned, not-for-profit credit union provided more than $400,000 in relief funds, in the form of hardship grants for its members through the SECU MD Foundation. Their community relief efforts focused on supporting key areas: health care workers, childcare, education, and nonprofit organizations.
CHOPTANK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE | DENTON
The Operation Round Up Program, which is operated by the nonprofit Choptank Electric Trust, Inc., and is affiliated with Choptank Electric Cooperative, proactively supported local communities on the Eastern Shore. The program donated to local food pantries in Kent, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester Counties, along with private charities such as St. Vincent de Paul and Chesapeake Culinary Center/Friends of the Grape Inc. The total donated was more than $15,000 for food support, which is expected to feed more 5,000 families.
ARMSTRONG INSURANCE AGENCY AND ERIE INSURANCE GROUP | FROSTBURG
These two companies partnered to donate $2,000 to the FrostburgFirst COVID-19 Small Business Relief Mini-Grant Program. The grant program was created by repurposing grant funds allocated by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Main Street Improvement Program. In its first round, FrostburgFirst was able to provide 14 Frostburg small businesses with financial assistance to develop e-commerce and online marketing.
MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION | OWINGS MILLS
This public-supported TV network pledged donations that net $14,697 for the Maryland Food Bank. MPT informed viewers it planned to donate 20 percent of June pledge dollars raised from three programs to the Maryland Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of MPT’s viewers, the three series attracted pledges totaling $73,485.
BALTIMORE BUSINESS LENDING AND TRUIST FINANCIAL CORP. | BALTIMORE
Baltimore Business Lending and Truist Financial Corp. have joined forces to provide $10,000 grants per each local small business struggling to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Truist provided $300,000 through its charitable fund to Baltimore Business Lending, a nonprofit community development financial institution, which will support grants of $10,000 each to 30 businesses located in Baltimore City.
TOWSON UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT | TOWSON
SEASONS PIZZA | BALTIMORE
Towson University’s police department and a local pizza restaurant partnered to donate 20 pizzas to local hospitals.
WINDMILL CREEK VINEYARD AND WINERY | BERLIN
This vineyard and winery donated 69 garden plots for people to grow vegetables as a victory garden.
KEANY PRODUCE & GOURMET | LANDOVER
This family-owned and operated produce wholesaler donated more than $100,000 of fresh produce to various charities, delivered more than 10,000 fresh produce boxes to front line workers, and created community curbside pickup hubs for no-contact produce and dairy box pick-up.
CORNER PANTRY | BALTIMORE
This modern British restaurant sent a van full of bagged lunches to area hospital workers.
KILLA DOGZ | BALTIMORE
This local hot dog restaurant donated 75 meals to health care workers at Sinai Hospital.
DOT FOODS | WILLIAMSPORT
This food industry redistributor donated four tractor trailer loads of food.
This local restaurant has multiple locations across the state and is giving away free pizza to front line health care workers. The owner has raised $40,000 for COVID-19 relief.
H&S BAKERY | BALTIMORE
This family-owned and operated variety baker and distributor is donating more than 20,000 loaves of bread a week to organizations in need throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
GUINNESS BREWERY | BALTIMORE
This brewery is donating 500 loaves of its Brewers Bread every week to the Maryland Food Bank.
LOCOS BAR AND RESTAURANT | LISBON
This restaurant is providing free toilet paper with carry out orders.
SAVAL FOODSERVICE | ELKRIDGE
This broadline foodservice distributor is donating food for out-of-work restaurant workers.
BOMBAY TADKA | CAMBRIDGE AND EASTON
This Indian restaurant is donating food for those in need by setting aside one “Good Karma Special” for every two carryout entrees purchased.
THB BAGELRY + DELI | BALTIMORE
This restaurant is donating 700 bagels to nurses in three greater Baltimore hospitals — Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sinai Hospital, and Northeast Hospital.
MARRIOTT | BETHESDA
This hotel corporation is teaming up with American Express Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to provide about 100,000 room nights at its hotels to medical workers.
MGM NATIONAL HARBOR HOTEL AND CASINO | OXON HILL
MGM partnered with a Rockville nonprofit called Nourish Now to turn 55,000 pounds of food into meals for 10,000 people in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
WYLDER HOTEL TILGHMAN | TILGHMAN
This hotel is providing take out family meals to feed hospitality workers whose jobs were lost due to the pandemic.
THE INN AT PERRY CABIN | ST. MICHAELS
The Inn at Perry Cabin has donated thousands of free meals to the hospital and other front line workers throughout Talbot County.
LOR TUSH | BALTIMORE
Lor Tush, a manufacturer of bamboo toilet paper, has donated 2,000 rolls to residents of Baltimore City.
GREEN SPRING STATION | BALTIMORE
The largest collection of locally-owned boutiques in Baltimore, Green Spring Station has delivered gourmet meals to health care professionals.
CISCO | COLUMBIA, FULTON, AND ROCKVILLE
Cisco has assisted Maryland’s public and private sector with programs that provide secure remote work and collaboration tools such as WebEx, which is being used to support distance learning for K-12 and university students and to help localities stay in touch with their citizens.
BALTIMORE RAVENS | BALTIMORE
In addition to fundraising efforts and blood drive coordination in partnership with the American Red Cross, the Ravens have donated 3,000 ponchos to Lorien Health Services, a family-owned nursing home and assisted living company, as well as food to health care professionals at Baltimore hospitals.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER | BALTIMORE
UM BWMC is giving away hygiene kits to high risk populations to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Kits include hand sanitizer from Sagamore Spirits, laundry detergent, toothbrush and toothpaste, a bar of soap, mask, and COVID-19 prevention information.
OPERATION OPEN TAB | DEALE
Lucia Tucker, a small businesswoman in Deale, has partnered with local restaurants to use community donations to provide meals to people in need.
SALVATION ARMY | BALTIMORE
The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is providing and delivering food pantry items in response to the state’s effort to protect public health.
ABEL COMMUNICATIONS | BALTIMORE
The public relations firm is offering pro bono public relations consulting to small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The new program is called Boost Bmore Project. Applications for small businesses and nonprofits will be accepted through July 8.
EYE ON ANNAPOLIS AND LIQUIFIED CREATIVE | ANNAPOLIS
The community news website and marketing firm teamed up to design “Annapolis Gives,” a website that hosts a printable resource and activity guide as well as a virtual tipping platform for out-of-work people in the service industry. The team is also offering a brand makeover and six months of advertising for a local nonprofit and business.
BOBBY O’S BBQ | TOWSON
This restaurant cooked, packaged, and delivered BBQ meals to 500 health care workers in four major Baltimore hospitals during the pandemic.
DAWSON’S MARKET | ROCKVILLE
This grocery store donated 500 meals to families in need in the Rockville area during May. Each meal was enough for a family of four, including milk, pasta, sauce, sausage, salad, and dessert. Dawson’s Market also supports local food drives within their community.
TEAM FOUR FOODSERVICE/VALUE 4 | COLUMBIA
This comprehensive supply chain consult to the foodservice industry has donated to local food banks.
HIGH’S | BALTIMORE
In an effort to give back to the medical professionals working on the front line, High’s employees donated 1,000 care packages and 60 dozen donuts to local hospitals such as Johns Hopkins Children Center, Anne Arundel County Medical Center, Meritus Health, Union Hospital of Cecil County, and several others within the communities that High’s serves. High’s also extended their “Free Coffee for First Responders” program to medical professionals working to protect our community.
RRR AUTOMOTIVE GROUP | BOWIE, COLLEGE PARK, AND OWINGS MILLS
RRR Automotive provided health care workers at Bowie Health Center with 80 appreciation bags that contained a CDC approved product to sanitize their vehicles. Each bag included: Q-Rinse disinfectant, eye protection, microfiber towel, gloves, and a thank you note.
DRAYTON TAX PROFESSIONALS | BALTIMORE
This small business advisory firm has been providing free individual and business tax filings for small businesses in Maryland as well as helping small businesses in distressed communities apply for PPP loans.
SECOND CHANCE ADDICTION CARE | POTOMAC
Second Chance has helped individuals struggling with addiction during the pandemic, as COVID-19 has shattered people’s support systems and enhanced anxiety, stress, and other reasons why people may turn to drugs and alcohol. It offered telehealth to expand access to safe treatment, and is providing free family therapy for anyone who has a loved one facing addiction. It has also donated food to the local fire department.
INDIAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF HOWARD COUNTY | ELLICOTT CITY
This cultural association is providing food to families to alleviate hunger in their community. Their weekend pop-up pantry has donated more than 50,000 pounds of food thus far. ICA instituted a telehealth initiative to help people who cannot seek medical help and pays for prescriptions.
DIEHL’S FORD SALES | GRANTSVILLE
This car dealership provided lunches for the staff of essential businesses during the span of the stay at home order. They have provided lunches for a nursing home, grocery stores, auto centers, doctors offices, dental offices, gas stations, and banks.
THE NONPROFIT VILLAGE CENTER | ROCKVILLE
This center has helped more than 43 nonprofits save over $50,000 in technical assistance and individualized coaching on emergency relief support, technology tools for teleworking, and pivoting to new business development. The organization created Community Support Circles, small groups of nonprofits with common challenges, to help them find practical solutions, use peer education, and collaborate on joint venture opportunities or mergers.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS | FREDERICK
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sent food from its main warehouse in Salt Lake City to help feed families in the Frederick area. Roughly 16 to 18 large pallets of food went to Frederick’s food bank, and eight pallets went to Mount Airy Net, a food pantry that operates out of Calvary Church in downtown Mount Airy.
SC&H GROUP | SPARKS
This management consulting, audit, and tax firm challenged their employees to buy one meal for local hospital workers through the Josie King Foundation lunch donation program. Within a few days, the SC&H Group team surpassed their original goal of 250 meals, and matched employee donations to reach 886 meals. Starting May 6, National Nurses Day, meals were distributed to local hospitals, including the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Grace Medical Center, Sinai Hospital, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, and University of Maryland St. Joe’s Medical Hospital.
PURE PLAY EVERY DAY | LA PLATA
This nonprofit organization began a weekly series of blog posts and downloadable tip sheets to provide information on how families could utilize materials from their recycle bin to play together. They have also partnered with other nonprofit organizations to distribute play kits to families in need.
CLEARONE ADVANTAGE | BALTIMORE
This debt settlement and financial education company partnered with Fells Point toy store aMuse Toys to give a sponsored donation of toys, games, and arts and crafts to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The firm also supported the Ortus Academy, Maryland Food Bank, and Josie King Foundation’s brown bagged lunch program for hospital workers.
COLLECTIVE CHURCH | FREDERICK
This nondenominational church donated over $8,000 to local organizations and restaurants in gift card giveaways on Facebook, more than 2,000 cups of local coffee to front line workers, and over 1,000 face masks and face shields to Frederick Health Hospital, homeless shelters, and grocery store workers. They also provided over 800 donuts for Frederick Health Hospital employees and gift card meals to 20 of their own front line workers. Additionally, the church provided free socially distant drive-thru events with local nursery flowers for Mothers Day and local brewery beers and pop shop sodas for Fathers Day. The church donated over 1,000 individual snacks and cleaning supplies to a local shelter and a night of dinner and Zoom for a year to the Changed Life Recovery Program participants at the Frederick Rescue Mission.
i5 CITY CHURCH | GLEN BURNIE
This church donated two cars to individuals in need, which was part of an outreach effort that included hundreds of volunteers passing out 100,000 pounds of food. i5 City Church partnered with Joyce Meyer Ministries, Lighthouse Church in Glen Burnie, God’s Pit Crew in Virginia, Anne Arundel County Food Bank, and Food Rescue Baltimore to source and distribute food.
TROLLINGER LAW | WALDORF
This personal injury law firm supplied free meals from local southern Maryland restaurants to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata Police Department, Charles County Sheriff’s Department, Calvert Health Medical Center, Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital, and Patient First and Right Time Urgent Care in Waldorf.
AUDELIA COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAM | SILVER SPRING
This organization has delivered meals to over 4,000 individuals in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. The team is also opening a community fridge for families in Langley Park.
PERDUE FARMS | SALISBURY
Perdue is helping an Annapolis food pantry, which opened in April, to provide relief to families struggling during the pandemic. The food pantry will receive a donation of about 35,000 pounds of Perdue Farms frozen chicken. Food bank organizers say that will be enough to feed roughly 600 families per week through the end of the year.
PFIZER | BALTIMORE AND DC
This biopharmaceutical company is making strides on vaccine research and development. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine became the first in the United States to begin testing experimental COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. The research, funded by Pfizer, Inc., will study the safety, efficacy, and dosing of an experimental mRNA-based vaccine.
GLAXOSMITHKLINE | ROCKVILLE
This R&D center for vaccines offered to share its vaccine adjuvant with others developing vaccines.
ALTIMMUNE | GAITHERSBURG
This biotechnology company is developing an intranasal vaccine.
NOVAVAX | GAITHERSBURG
EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS | GAITHERSBURG AND BALTIMORE
These clinical-stage biotechnology companies are working together to develop a vaccine and for contract manufacturing.
SANARIA | ROCKVILLE
This biotechnology company is working on diagnostics and vaccines.
ZALGEN LABS | GERMANTOWN
This biotechnology company specializing in the design and production of superior biological molecules is developing a diagnostic test for COVID-19.
20/20 GENE SYSTEMS | ROCKVILLE
This company provides scientific research and development services but is now importing a CE-marked rapid diagnostic for emergency use in the United States.
GENARRAYTION | ROCKVILLE
This company develops infectious disease detection assays and is now providing a validated COVID-19 RNA sequence assay.
NEXT MOLECULAR ANALYTICS | ROCKVILLE
This biotechnology company offers integrated bio-molecular analysis services. Now, they are providing RNA sequencing for COVID-19.
PHARMACEUTICS INTERNATIONAL | HUNT VALLEY
This contract development and manufacturing organization is offering to provide access to a sterile fill and finish operation.
ASELL | OWINGS MILLS
This biomedical solutions provider is sharing expertise with diagnostic development to the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
QIAGEN LABS | GERMANTOWN
This laboratory equipment supplier is ramping up manufacturing of sample processing kits for COVID-19 and adding the new coronavirus to its infectious disease test panel.
NAVITAS | ROCKVILLE
This life sciences big data services and analytics provider is offering clinical research resources.
INTEGRATED BIOTHERAPEUTICS | ROCKVILLE
This laboratory is working to develop vaccines and therapeutics.
SEQUELLA | ROCKVILLE
This clinical-stage pharmaceutical company is offering resources for drug manufacturing.
UM VENTURES | BALTIMORE
This joint initiative of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking investors to support the development of several companies, researchers, and their technologies to aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
BECTON DICKINSON | SPARKS
This medical technology company created a coronavirus test that can give patients results in less than three hours.
CHILDREN’S NATIONAL HOSPITAL | DC
This hospital is offering clinical research collaborations to regional biotech companies developing COVID-19 solutions.
EAGLEFORCE HEALTH | SEAT PLEASANT
This telehealth company launched a COVID-19 symptom tracking app.
INPRO TECHNOLOGIES | FREDERICK
This technology supplier is helping essential workers with the design of a prototype for a DECON95 System, an on-site UVGI unit that can decontaminate and re-use personal protective equipment, like N-95 respirators. The machine will use Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation to decontaminate any and all equipment items.
MARLIN STEEL WIRE PRODUCTS | BALTIMORE
This wire and sheet metal fabricator has produced test-tube racks to expedite testing efforts by local labs and health care providers.
TECHPORT | ST. MARY’S
This drone incubator is now functioning as a coronavirus think tank.
LAUNCHPORT | PORT COVINGTON
LONGEVITI NEUROSOLUTIONS | HUNT VALLEY
These technology companies are installing Steris hydrogen peroxide sterilization units in Port Covington for medical device development, and are currently working with area hospitals to evaluate re-use of N95 masks via this sterilization route.
LAUNCHPORT | PORT COVINGTON
KEY TECH, INC. | BALTIMORE
This engineering design company that specializes in medical technology responded to requests from area hospitals for the rapid design and deployment of blower assemblies for biocontamination suits – core systems that are in short supply and without them, the suit is rendered useless. LaunchPort and Key Tech are collaborating to initiate rapid assembly of these systems at the Port Covington site.
LAUNCHPORT | PORT COVINGTON
BREVITEST | HOUSTON
LaunchPort is partnering with this life sciences company that is building serology assay units for COVID-19 testing. The firm is currently undergoing the EUA approval process.
AMAREX CLINICAL RESEARCH | GERMANTOWN
Amarex has been working closely with several pharmaceutical companies in their efforts to bring forth a vaccine and/or treatments for COVID-19. This includes seeking FDA approval.
EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC. | GAITHERSBURG
This biotechnology company will provide contract development and manufacturing services beginning in 2020 to produce drug substance at large scale for commercial supply. The agreement is valued at approximately $174 million through 2021 and brings the total AstraZeneca commitment to $261 million. The company announced the signed agreement to provide contract development and manufacturing services for large-scale commercial drug substance manufacturing for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222. The agreement is valued at approximately $174 million through 2021 and follows an $87 million contract in June for development services, performance and process qualification, raw materials, and an initial capacity reservation.
NOVAVAX | GAITHERSBURG
The Maryland-based biotechnology company, which has never brought a product to market before, just made the biggest deal to date with the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed. In July, the federal government announced it will pay $1.6 billion to Novavax for a coronavirus vaccine.
ASTRAZENECA | GAITHERSBURG
In May, the U.S. government announced it was awarding up to $1.2 billion as part of Operation Warp Speed to the British drugmaker AstraZeneca, which has facilities in Maryland, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as October.
UMBC | BALTIMORE
Professor Katherine Seley-Radtke is a medicinal chemist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who is developing a treatment for COVID-19. Seley-Radtke received a grant from Emergent Ventures that enabled her collaborators at UMBC and Cornell University to begin injecting an anti-viral compound in mice at varying dosages without toxicity. Seley-Radtke was selected as a grant recipient because of antivirals’ potential to lower the death toll and associated health care costs from COVID-19. She’s pursuing additional funding and has started collaborating with the Maryland biotech company Healion Bio, which is developing a new class of antiviral compounds called Healions. The company is working with UMBC to license Seley-Radtke’s fleximers to develop them into therapeutics so the two drugs could form a potent drug cocktail with broad antiviral activity against all coronaviruses.
ALTIMMUNE | GAITHERSBURG
VIGENE BIOSCIENCES | ROCKVILLE
These two biotechnology companies are partnering to manufacture a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, known as AdCOVID (TM), works to block infection by stimulating antibodies in the nasal cavity and can potentially defend against the infection and prevent spread. Altimmune aims to conduct the first vaccine trial by the fourth quarter of 2020 and is in talks with manufacturing companies to create at least 100 million doses in 2021.
KNORR BRAKE | WESTMINSTER
Knorr Brake created a filtration system for mass transit HVAC systems. The patent-pending 3-Stage HVAC filtration technology was created to remove or eliminate a minimum 99.9% of airborne particulates, bacteria, and viruses, including COVID-19. The engineered solution guards against the spread of contagion by continuously cleansing the recirculated air during train operation.
MAXIMBIO | ROCKVILLE
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative in April to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing. MaximBio answered the call, and in conjunction with the RADx program, developed the Maxim SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Diagnostic Test, which provides results within 15 minutes.
JOHNS HOPKINS | BALTIMORE
Hopkins has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute to establish the Johns Hopkins Excellence in Pathogenesis and Immunity Center for SARS-CoV-2, or JH-EPICS, one of eight Serological Sciences Centers of Excellence to be established in the United States to study the immune elements that determine whether people get mild or severe COVID-19 illness following exposure to the virus.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF NURSING | BALTIMORE
This nursing school put out a call to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members who can sew such cloth masks to help supply health care professionals.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE’S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CENTER | BALTIMORE
This center teamed up with the Southwest Baltimore’s Arabber Preservation Society to deliver 2,000 pounds of frozen chicken to Baltimore community members.
WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN | DC
This nonprofit focused on hunger and poverty is working with Revolution Foods to distribute 10,000 to 20,000 individually packaged, fresh meals in Baltimore for residents to pick up and take home for the weekend.
CAREFIRST BLUECROSS | BALTIMORE
This health insurance company announced a new volunteer program that offers licensed CareFirst nurses and behavioral health practitioner employees the opportunity to volunteer their time and expertise as cases increase during the crisis.
HOTEL REVIVAL | BALTIMORE
This boutique hotel distributed free produce donated by Coastal Sunbelt Produce and Hungry Harvest and bagged lunches for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MARYLAND PACKAGING | HALETHORPE
This food co-packaging and co-manufacturing company is using volunteers to produce a high volume of meals, including Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. Since the coronavirus crisis started, Maryland Packaging began donating 1,000 meals a week.
THE ARC BALTIMORE | BALTIMORE
The Arc Baltimore provides services to support people with developmental disabilities. Now the organization is assembling care packages and distributing everything from daily necessities to board games to the homes of individuals with developmental disabilities whom the organization supports.
CENTRAL BALTIMORE PARTNERSHIP | BALTIMORE
This nonprofit organization organizes the Square Meals initiative to provide hospital staff, including all doctors, nurses, janitorial, administrative staff, working on the designated COVID-19 floor and in the emergency department at Medstar’s Union Memorial Hospital.
CLARK CONSTRUCTION | BETHESDA
This civil construction company assisted UnityHealthCare in standing up temporary COVID-19 screening facilities at five locations. Clark assisted health care providers, and safely delivered these facilities.
WELLER DEVELOPMENT CO. | BALTIMORE
This real estate development company delivered food to communities in Baltimore, as well as hand sanitizer to front line workers and volunteers.
DIGIBMORE | BALTIMORE
ROWDYORB.IT | BALTIMORE
MARYLAND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORP. | COLUMBIA
PROJECT WAVES | BALTIMORE
DIGITAL HARBOR FOUNDATION | BALTIMORE
These technology companies and organizations are collaborating to collect old or unused devices, and redistribute them to city school children in need to support distance learning.
PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR MUSEUM | ST. MARY’S
This museum partnered with a group of volunteer makers and innovators to provide a space for the collection, assembly, and distribution of community-created PPE to local organizations in need.
BRINA FURMAN | BALTIMORE
This event producer for corporate fundraisers and galas organized several blood drives and has secured hundreds of American Red Cross blood donations at three locations, turning to friends, neighbors, and contacts to donate their spaces, furniture, and vital fluids.
BARBARA’S ON THE BAY | BETTERTON
THE KITCHEN AT THE IMPERIAL | CHESTERTOWN
GERMAINE’S | CHESTERTOWN
FISH WHISTLE AT THE GRANARY | GEORGETOWN
These restaurants facilitated a delivery service of pre-made meals for distribution to the elderly.
LIVING CLASSROOMS POWERHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER | BALTIMORE
This nonprofit organization has distributed 350 meals daily since March to Baltimore residents. With a donation from Royal Farms, they were able to feed 300 residents during their grocery giveaway.
END HUNGER IN CALVERT COUNTY | HUNTINGTOWN
End Hunger in Calvert County has partnered with Calvert County school resource officers from the sheriff’s department to deliver 1,300 meal kits weekly to children who cannot access distribution centers due to Calvert County’s rural geography.
STORM CHASERS FIELD HOCKEY CLUB AND BAY HILLS SWIM TEAM | ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
Youth athletes from the Storm Chasers Field Hockey Club and Bay Hills Swim Team teamed up to raise money in support of the staff who run the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) COVID-19 testing sites throughout Maryland. Their ongoing goal is to provide a meal from a local restaurant once a week for the staff serving at each VEIP COVID-19 testing site.
DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE
This DMV-based organization has members that have sewn thousands of masks for essential workers, distributed hand sanitizer to those in need, and handled grocery shopping for those unable to.
PIERPOINT RESTAURANT | BALTIMORE
Pierpoint Restaurant teamed up with Harbor Park Garage to serve meals to the homeless, unemployed, and in-need. They have served more than 20,000 meals, seven days a week since the end of March.
PIPELINE SOCCER CLUB | LUTHERVILLE
This youth soccer club is packing and distributing groceries to families in need during the pandemic.
CATHERINE FOUNDATION PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER | WALDORF
This center has continued to provide services and supplies all throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by offering curbside assistance, as well as delivering items to people with no access to transportation.
UNITED WAY OF CHARLES COUNTY | LA PLATA
This nonprofit held a resource drive-up to provide food, diapers, hygiene items, children’s clothing, pet food, flea treatments, face masks, and cleaning supplies to residents struggling to make ends meet. UWCC coordinated this effort with 13 other organizations, impacting over 600 people with helpful resources.
CHARLES COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL | LA PLATA
This nonprofit adapted their program to distance learning tutoring sessions for adult learners to continue their progress and goals in reading, writing, math, and English.
THE ARC SOUTHERN MARYLAND | PRINCE FREDERICK
This nonprofit implemented a virtual day program and daily social media activities to keep people with disabilities connected and engaged through the pandemic and program closures.
LATITUDE 38° | ANNAPOLIS
The manager of Latitude 38° restaurant, Justin Schaffner, put together a network of firefighters, friends, and volunteers in early July to distribute a tractor-trailer load of milk.
CITY OF PRAISE FAMILY MINISTRIES | LANDOVER
This church has provided groceries and hot meals for hundreds of families. Additionally, the church has provided masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer to all persons working in the ministry.