Community Programs

Crab Tank Pitch Competition

If you are a company who uses technology to communicate your business to customers, pitch your business to five celebrity judges as part of Baltimore Homecoming’s 2022 Crab Tank: A Startup Pitch Competition event sponsored by M&T Bank. Crab Tank is a startup pitch competition created to spotlight and provide a platform to small and medium businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. The competition provides local business owners an opportunity to compete for a $25,000 grand prize. The contest will be held Friday, May 6, 2022 at our Amplify 2022 Homecoming event. Apply now here.

Deadline to apply is January 14, 2022. We will hold an information session on December 9th at 12:00pm – register here to attend. To learn more, see official contest rules here.  Please email if you have any questions regarding the application or eligibility.

The Homecoming Hero Awards

The annual Homecoming Hero Awards program, presented by T. Rowe Price, recognizes and celebrates remarkable Baltimore City heroes—community and nonprofit leaders, activists, artists and innovators—who are building a brighter future for Baltimore. Organizations participating in the Campaign for Baltimore’s Heroes include those of the community leaders nominated, voted, and chosen by the Baltimore community. This year, we will be partnering with the Baltimore Sun to host the Homecoming Hero Awards nominations & voting. Check out our heroes from previous years here.

Our 2022 Homecoming Hero Awards Semi-finalist have been announced! Visit the Baltimore Sun webpage here to learn more and vote!

The Campaign for Baltimore’s Heroes

The Campaign is dedicated to raising funds for the multiple organizations helping to build a brighter future for Baltimore. This year, we met our $500K milestone in our goal to raise $1,000,000 for these organizations. Times have been difficult, but with the unwavering support of our network of leaders, changemakers, and alumni we can continue to strengthen our commitment to Baltimore. Join in contributing to our diverse network of people, programs, investors, and ideas making our city shine!

Field Trip Request for Proposals

As part of the effort to spotlight the organizations uplifting the city, the Homecoming Field Trips will take guests to a number of locations. The Field Trip RFP is a public submission process to collect proposals for potential field trip sites for Baltimore Homecoming’s annual event. The purpose is to select and provide several potential field trip sites and provide returning alumni with new experiences through these diverse non-profit organizations.

The open RFP is now closed. Selected field trip hosts for Amplify 2022 will be announced spring 2022.

Baltimore Conversations

Baltimore Conversations is Baltimore Homecoming’s virtual content series where we highlight & connect some of our most interesting alumni and inspiring locals. 19 conversations featured over 60 panelists including 13 notable alumni, 19 local nonprofits, and 15 businesses. Check out our Vimeo page for more!