Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP)

Ratcliffe Foundation provides funds to support various activities relating to oyster aquaculture and watermen.  Most of the funding goes into the shell recycling program and remote setting program in conjunction with Horne Point (UM).

The Children’s Home Foundation of the Eastern Shore of Maryland

The mission:  Bringing dreams within reach for the youth of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  The program is quite unique since it was founded after the Civil War to provide a home for children orphaned by war, epidemic and economic hardship.  The Children’s Home Foundation is now one of the largest sources of scholarships on the Eastern Shore for those pursuing career …

Miami Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education (Miami Core)

Miami Core is committed to research and education to improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from musculoskeletal disorders.  In 2017 Miami Core was able to support the Grand Rounds Lecture Series comprised of one hour lectures for 36 weeks on all aspects of musculoskeletal diseases, including osteoarthritis of major joints, back pain, osteoporosis, and bone tumors in …

Salisbury University- Shore Hatchery

The Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery entrepreneurship competition in SU’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, established with the Foundations initial contribution in 2013.  Selected applicants vie for the funding via “Gull Cage” elevator pitch sessions to the program’s board of directors, similar to Shark Tank.  Winners receive not only money, but mentoring from board members who head some of the region’s …

Maryland Institute College of Art- MICA

MICA has built a program from freshman to senior year and equip students with the skills necessary to formulate, develop and launch creative for-profit businesses.  MICA Offers access to a cadre of workshops and programming for students and recent alumni through the Baltimore Creative Acceleration Network (B/Can). In addition MICA maintains a full-time leader well-versed in startups and pitch competitions. …

University of Baltimore

University of Baltimore’s Entrepreneurship program was established as a new model for entrepreneurship education.   Known as Ratcliffe Fellows, they work with faculty and local expert entrepreneurs that require them to think outside the textbook and offer the support and direction they need to earn their bachelor’s degree and launch their businesses.  Fellows complete four semesters of intensive study and …

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) – Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneur Fellowship (REEF)

The REEF Program was launched to help young scientists cultivate the leadership and business skills necessary to bring their research into commercial markets and to provide students with an enhanced appreciation of the potential business implications of their research.  Short courses offered to the Ratcliffe Fellows included:  creativity, intellectual property development and management, science & strategic communications, stage gate decision …

Baldwin Wallace University – Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG)

The CIG Fellows program gives the students opportunity to meet global and local leaders in innovation, and the opportunity to work on projects with the CIG partners as well as other area companies, not for-profit, and government. The growth consulting projects offer students the opportunity to work with our Growth Partners- experienced, entrepreneurial professionals- who lead the project teams. The …

Florida International University – FIU – Arts and Design Incubator

FIU serves a diverse community with a student body of 54,000, and is federally designated a minority serving institution.  The Ratcliffe Arts + Design Incubator@FIU is strategically located at the University’s Biscayne Bay Campus.  The Ratcliffe Arts + Design Incubator@FIU is the first facility at a public institution in South Florida to offer students the resources and training to be able to …

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) – Entrepreneurial Studies Institute (ESI)

AACC provides financial support to students who are aspiring entrepreneurs or who currently own a business.  The desired outcome for these students is academic completion leading to business ownership and or transfer to a college or university to continue their education.  The Ratcliffe Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship program includes an Entrepreneurial Studies scholarship, and Internship scholarship, and a Small Business Owner …

Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

The Center for Business Innovation is dedicated to serving CCBC students who are interested in developing an entrepreneurial mindset and learning how to turn their ideas into something real. The Business Plan competition can turn their winning ideas into a business and earn seed money to get started.  Participants in the program are matched with mentors to offer guidance, coaching …