Become A Warnock Foundation Innovator

Share your idea. Get Published. Win Funding.


We want to hear your ideas for making Baltimore a stronger, healthier, safer, smarter and more innovative and vibrant city.


Submit a 30-second video sharing your innovation and how it will make Baltimore a better place! Be creative and think outside the box.


New Program Overview

The Warnock Foundation Social Innovation (WFSI) Fellowship provides Baltimoreans with the opportunity to implement their ideas/innovation to make Baltimore a vibrant city to live, learn and grow! The WFSI fellowship provides meaningful professional development, mentorship, and sponsorship to twelve Baltimore leaders/innovators twice a year. The overarching goal is to utilize the talent that already exists in Baltimore to grow and guide them to creating innovations that will impact their community and city.

Applicants will submit a 30-second video sharing their innovation and how it will make Baltimore a better place! Be creative and think outside the box.

Applications open: 9/25/17-10/13/17

First round judging begins: 10/16-17-10/19/17

Winners privately Announced: 10/27/17

Interviews take place: 10/23/17-10/25/17

Winners publicly announced: 11/13/17

Applications will be reviewed by a committee, whom will select 24 finalists. Finalists will be invited to an interview with the committee on October 23rd, 24th, or 25th.


The Warnock Foundation looks for:

The Warnock Foundation seeks innovative and determined applicants who see opportunities within Baltimore and is looking to invest their time and energy in making Baltimore a vibrant, growing and innovative city. The Warnock foundation is looking for applicants who sees a solution rooted in Baltimore and is willing to dedicate their time and talents to make the solution a reality.

To be eligible: Applicants must live in Baltimore


What does The Warnock Social Innovation Fellowship offer?

WSIF provides innovators with the opportunity to:

  • Be paired with Mentors (mentors are matched based on innovators specific needs)
  • Utilize advisors and business leaders to develop strategies to grow and sustain their innovation.
  • Connect and collaborate with other Warnock Fellows

A huge part of the fellowship will teach innovators how to effectively build sustainable networks to enhance their innovation.

12 innovators will be accepted into the cohort and each will receive:


  • $2,000 in funding for their innovation
  • Business mentors 
  • One-on-one coaching and support from the Warnock Foundation leaders and advisors
  • Workshops and sessions allowing innovators to learn from Top CEO’s, entrepreneurs, and other social business leaders.
  • Editorial Feature
  • Video Story 

Time Commitment

The Warnock Foundation believes that innovators that are selected can have a huge impact on our beautiful city; however, it takes time and dedication. As a Warnock Social Innovation fellow, there are several program dates.

Program dates:

Cohort welcome reception: November 10th 6pm

Cohort educational session #1: November 11th 9am-2pm

Cohort educational session #2: November 18th 9am-2pm

Camden Christmas Party/Mentor meet & greet: December 14th 5pm

Cohort educational session #3: January 13th 9am-2pm

Cohort Educational session #4: January 25th 6pm-9pm

Cohort Educational session #5: February 10th 9am-2pm

Cohort Educational session #6: February 22nd 6pm-9pm

Cohort Educational session #7: March 10th 9am-2pm

Cohort Educational session #8: March 22nd 6pm-9pm

Cohort corporate leadership visits #1: Last week in January

Cohort corporate leadership visits #2: Second Week in February

Exit Interviews March

Dates and Times are subject to change but will be notified at least 1-2 weeks in advanced.