Philanthropic Literacy Board

Uniting student experiences with critical issues facing the Baltimore community and opportunities to effect positive change, the RPCS Philanthropic Literacy Board (PLB) is one of many tools our students utilize to impact the greater good in the world around them. Participants on this board will be the decision makers who oversee a request for grant proposal process that will be available to Baltimore area non-profits.

This student-led organization will select a different theme/area of focus each year. Students will disseminate information about this theme to the larger community and members of the PLB will solicit requests for proposals, evaluate applicants, and manage the grants once they are awarded.

2019 Philanthropic Literacy Board Announcement

Roland Park Country School’s student-run Philanthropic Literacy Board is pleased to announce this year’s theme for its student grant: Youth Wellness—Providing After School Community Resources for Baltimore City Youth.


This year’s board members endeavor to uplift and provide support to underprivileged youth seeking after school extra-curricular programs in Baltimore city. We believe that all students deserve access to a wide range of learning opportunities, but not every child is afforded a diverse range of educational experiences that enhance their talents and skills. We are concerned about the impact a lack of enrichment opportunities can have on a child’s future and are seeking grant applications from non-profits that are focused on providing high quality after-school programs—including tutoring, athletics, and the arts—in order to enrich the lives of our youth in Baltimore. 

Our committee will be awarding one or more grants, together totaling a maximum of $5,000 awarded.

All applications are due at noon on March 26.

Thank you so much!

The Philanthropic Literacy Board

Students work with Head of School Caroline Blatti on a PLB grant proposal.