ACT News items

Baltimore Sun: “Shocking developments in East Baltimore”

The Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodricks recently recognized the great work happening in East Baltimore — including progress on American Communities Trust’s project, the Baltimore Food Hub:

“I drove by the Baltimore Food Hub on Oliver Street. Humanim is involved in that project, too. It’s a place where startup caterers and food entrepreneurs can work and where food […]

May 5th, 2018|News|

ACT and Baltimore Food Hub Participate in Annual East Baltimore MLK Jr. Day of Service

On January 15, 2018 American Communities Trust (ACT) hosted 500 volunteers at the Baltimore Food Hub for the annual East Baltimore Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Organized by The 6th Branch and Civic Works, the service day kicked off new service projects in the Broadway East community — a partnership of The 6th […]

January 16th, 2018|News| Baltimore: “Construction Begins at Baltimore Food Hub” Baltimore by Stephen Babcock

Just before an Amtrak train rode by the corner of East Oliver and North Wolfe in the Broadway East neighborhood on Tuesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was talking about how the area is a “front door” to train commuters heading into the city.

She was standing in a former city-owned lot, surrounded by […]

September 21st, 2016|News|

Baltimore Food Hub groundbreaking

American Communities Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce the long-awaited groundbreaking on the Baltimore Food Hub campus in East Baltimore.

Please join us to celebrate on September 20, 2016 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1801 E. Oliver Street Baltimore, MD 21213.

Once completed, the 3.5 acre campus will include teaching and commercial production kitchens, […]

September 8th, 2016|News|

Funding Opportunity: $10,000 Loans for Baltimore Food Entrepreneurs

Baltimore food entrepreneurs: American Communities Trust is offering loans of up to $10,000 are available to grow small food businesses through generous support from the Goldseker Foundation. Please review the Application Package below for more information.

Application Package

July 19th, 2016|News|

ACT Releases New Industry Report on U.S. Kitchen Incubators

ACT, in partnership with Econsult Solutions and Urbane Development, is proud to announce the release of U.S. Kitchen Incubators: An Industry Update– a follow-up to the 2013 first-of-its-kind industry report U.S. Kitchen Incubators: An Industry Snapshot. The report illustrates the results of a survey assessing the landscape of U.S. kitchen incubators’ facilities, operating models, products, rates, […]

March 3rd, 2016|News|

Connecting real estate developers to meaningful social impact

Our CEO, Greg Heller, had an op-ed published in Next City about social impact and real estate development. View the article at

December 8th, 2015|News|

Congrats to Atlantic Healthy Foods!

Congratulations to Atlantic Healthy Foods! The food distribution facility in Clayton County, GA won honorable mention during the 2015 Novogradac Tax Credit Industry Awards. ACT’s partner Urban Action Community Development provided financing for the project and ACT carried out community benefits strategies related to the project, including community engagement, identifying local workforce, supporting a community day and […]

October 21st, 2015|News|

Impact HUB Coming to Baltimore – ACT a Founding Investor

A new space for socially conscious startups and entrepreneurs is coming to Baltimore early next year. Impact Hub, located on the ground floor of the Centre Theater at 10 E. North Ave. in Station North, will cater to growing companies, freelancers and group projects that are intended to help address social problems in Baltimore or elsewhere. […]

August 28th, 2015|News|

ACT to Work with Wexford on Community Engagement Program in Miami

The owner of the University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park has requested county funding to support a $112.1 million expansion with a mixed-use hotel and innovation center. . . . Wexford Miami said it would partner with the non-profit American Communities Trust to develop a community engagement program and education area residents.
The expansion of […]

August 28th, 2015|News|