Organizations We Support

The following organizations receive annual financial support from Stony Run Friends, made possible by the contributions of members and attenders to the Meeting’s operating budget:

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in East Baltimore is a sponsor of the Safe Streets program to reduce violence in the area. They have a sacred space behind the church to seek peace in the community and around the world. There is a prayer labyrinth, vegetable and flower gardens, and a peace pole, all seeking to bring God's healing and grace to the brokenness of our lives, the community and all creation.

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSC's work attracts the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures. AFSC – South Region works on issues related to youth, criminal justice, economic justice, social justice and peace building. 

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) is a consolidated Yearly Meeting that includes forty Monthly Meetings from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.  

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camping Program consists of three residential wilderness camps for Quaker children 9-14 years old and one outdoor adventure program for teens.  Weekend events for adults and for families are held outside of the summer camping season.

Clay Pots, A Place to Grow in Southwest Baltimore provides a safe space for the community and a center that fosters spiritual and personal growth. They have a coffee house and offer GED classes.

Central Maryland Ecumenical Council serves Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard and Carroll Counties. 4 East University Parkway, Baltimore 21218; 410-467-6194.

Franciscan Center, founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Baltimore in 1968, is an outreach agency with a mission to provide emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disenfranchised in an effort to assist them in realizing their self-worth and dignity as people of God.

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is the largest peace lobby in Washington, DC.  Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL staff and volunteers work with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government.  

Friends Council on Education promotes the theory and practice of Quaker education, supports Friends schools (PreK-12) in maintaining their values-based learning environments, and provides a professional development network for educational issues, philosophy and practice in Friends schools.  

Friends General Conference (FGC) was founded in 1900 to hold a general conference every other year for seven affiliated yearly meetings.  It has grown into an association of fourteen yearly meetings and nine directly-affiliated monthly meetings, with an annual week-long conference.  FGC serves Quakers year-round with a array of programs and services.  

Friends Journal, Quaker Thought and Life Today. Friends Journal is an independent magazine serving the Religious Society of Friends.

Friends Peace Teams partners peace-making projects through the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI), Paz in Las Americas (PLA), and the Indonesian Initiative (II).  Baltimore Yearly Meeting is a founding member of the FPT Council, which oversees FPT’s work. 

Friends School of Baltimore, founded in 1784, is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving over 975 students, age 4 through grade 12. Affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends, the school provides a program guided by Quaker values of truth, equality, simplicity, community, and peaceful resolution of conflict.  

Friends of Ramallah Friends Meeting is a spiritual anchor for Palestinian Quakers. As worshippers gather in silence, they hear the sounds of occupation all around them, and yet their prayers are for a better tomorrow, in which Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace, equality, and with the realization of justice.

Friends Wilderness Center is a place of peace and tranquility within a unique 1400-acre wilderness preserve and spiritual sanctuary on the western side of the Blue Ridge, where the sounds you hear are the music of nature – a place to Relax, Renew, and Recharge.

Friends World Committee for Consultation encourages fellowship among all branches of the Religious Society of Friends.  Head office is in London.  FWCC has had consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council as an international non-governmental organization since 1948. 

GEDCO/CARES strives to assist the residents of the Baltimore community with emergency food, financial and employment needs. We have done so through our programs such as CARES Career Connection, where we assist with career development and employment searches; CARES, where we provide emergency food and financial assistance; and at the North East Food Pantry where we provide emergency food assistance.

Health Care for the Homeless provides health-related services, education, and advocacy to reduce the incidence and burdens of homelessness.

Interfaith Action for Human Rights is a mid-Atlantic coalition of faith communities which seeks to change the culture, policy or practices that cause torture or violate human dignity. Their guide is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the wisdom of their respective faiths.

Marian House is a transitional and supportive housing program located in the Better Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore, serving homeless women who have suffered through poverty, addiction, abuse, mental illness or incarceration.

McKim Community Center has been serving the needs of children in East Baltimore for more than 50 years.  McKim sponsors a state-renowned wrestling program for youngsters up to high school age, a summer day camp, and an after school program which includes tutoring as well as a variety of enriching activities.

Quaker Earthcare Witness is a network of Friends (Quakers) in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies.

Quaker UN Office, located in Geneva and New York, represents Quakers through Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC).  Since the founding of the United Nations in 1945, Quakers have shared the UN’s aims and supported its efforts to abolish war and promote peaceful resolution of conflicts, human rights, economic justice and good governance.  QUNO staff attend many UN meetings, and QUNO receives documents and makes written and oral statements and suggests agenda items to the Economic and Social Council of the UN.  

Quaker Voluntary Service is an 11-month experiment, living at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism. Young adults work full-time in professional positions at community based organizations addressing a wide range of issues, while living in a cooperative house and worshiping with, and being mentored by, local Quakers.

Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) has two main goals: 1) Provide grants to new, small grassroots organizations in the developing world; 2) Help North American Quakers learn about the negative effects of poverty in the developing world and the negative effects of materialism in North America.  

Unified Efforts, Inc. is dedicated to providing a community-based approach to supporting vulnerable children ages 5-18, to avoid violence, stay in school, and become leaders in the community and productive citizens as they grow up. A nonprofit organization operating in West Baltimore, MD’s PennNorth Community. All donations are tax deductible: Founder, Debbie Ramsey is a member of Stony Run Meeting and an Open Society Institute-Baltimore Community Fellow.