Cakes for Cause, Inc. (Frederick, MD)


  • Name:Elin Ross
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cakes for Cause, Inc.
  • Address:629 North Market Street
    Bernard Brown Community Center
    Frederick, MD 21701
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:301-620-0311

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Cakes for Cause is to empower vulnerable youth through social enterprises that engage the community in cultivating meaningful employment and educational opportunities that teach work and life skills. In Frederick Maryland, Cakes for Cause operates Moxie Bakery & Café, a social enterprise restaurant that provides six months of paid employment and life skills training for youth who have aged out of the foster care system or who are living in public housing.

  • History:
  • In October of 2009, after two years of curriculum development, recruitment and capital construction, Cakes for Cause opened its social enterprise, Moxie Bakery & Café. We began accepting referrals in December of 2009 and by the end of the 2009 fiscal year (June 30th) had served 7 apprentices, four of whom graduated after successfully completing their apprenticeships. An additional four enrolled in the program on a rolling basis in the fall of this year and three are scheduled to graduate this spring. We currently have a waiting list for our services. At any given time, we have the capacity to serve 6 young people (16-21 years old), who work in our social enterprise as paid employees for up to 30 hours per week over the course of 6 months.

    Cakes for Cause operates in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick and its HOPE VI initiative. Our social enterprise is located in the community center that is part of the former Hansen Taney public housing project which is now being transformed with a mixed use development of public housing, affordable housing, and market rate housing. The Housing Authority invested in the Cakes for Cause program by underwriting all the build-out costs for the social enterprise space, purchasing all the large-scale equipment used by the restaurant, and signing a use agreement for a period of seven years.

  • Year established:2008
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:9
  • Advisory board size:4
  • Staff size:8

Board and Executive Names

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Elin Ross, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Kelly Chapin, Director of Operations
    Page Rhodes, SE General Manager


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:77-0712653

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