First National Bank Partners with PAI and Royal Farms to enhance market presence in its Mid-Atlantic region

The agreement enables the Company to connect cash distribution services with a robust online and mobile banking offering, providing convenient access to essential banking products and services throughout a broader geographic region.

Kaiser Permanente commits $8.15M for racial equity

Kaiser Permanente operates and supports established national and regional community-based organizations led by people of color, that address racial and social justice or trauma, including the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences. Continue reading

Starbucks expands initiatives to advance opportunity, equity and inclusion in the communities it serves

By 2025, the Starbucks Community Resilience Fund will invest $100 million to advance racial equity and environmental resilience by supporting small business growth and community development projects in neighborhoods with historically limited access to capital. Continue reading

LifeBridge Health raises minimum living wage for hospital team members to $15 an hour

The wage increase also applies to select union members and follows an end-of-year “Thanks-2-U” direct $500 cash benefit to team members recognizing their extraordinary efforts. Continue reading

The Daily Record: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine awarded near $400K grant for 2-year cancer project

The grants, funded by Pfizer Global Medical Grants and overseen by the American Cancer Society, are part of the Addressing Racial Disparities in Cancer Care Competitive Grant Program, a three-year collaboration working to promote equity in cancer outcomes for Black men and women. Continue reading

BBJ: TEDCO to distribute $5M in COVID relief to rural, disadvantaged startups

TEDCO is offering financial relief to early-stage companies that have been heavily impacted by the ongoing coronavirus crisis and are in need of bridge funding to survive. Continue reading

The Daily Record: LifeBridge Health begins COVID-19 vaccinations of frontline caregivers

The health system began larger vaccination clinics Dec. 18 at Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital and Carrol Hospital for employees who have pre-registered to receive the vaccine. Continue reading

BBJ: BGE pledges $15M in COVID-19 relief grants to small businesses

The utility company announced it has pledged $15 million in grants to small businesses located in its service area. Businesses can begin applying for the grants of up to $20,000 each starting Jan. 20. Continue reading