Baltimore County COVID-19 Nonprofit Recovery Grants Program

The Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund at BCF is now accepting applications for the Baltimore County COVID-19 Nonprofit Recovery Grants Program.  On May 10, 2021, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced the […]

Q&A with Harsh K. Trivedi

Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA, Sheppard Pratt’s sixth president and chief executive officer, joined the BCF Board of Trustees in 2020. Dr. Trivedi is a board-certified psychiatrist and a child […]

2021 BCF Investment Briefing

Our annual update on BCF’s investment objectives and strategies is going virtual this year! In addition to financial reports, we will spotlight impact investments that offer social and financial returns, […]

Celebrating the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

Despite a challenging school year unlike any experienced before, Maryland’s students and educators received some much-needed good news in February when the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future became law after a […]

Tell Legislators: Bridge the Digital Divide

Today, the Maryland General Assembly is taking early steps toward addressing one of the most pressing issues facing our community: bridging the digital divide. The Maryland House Economic Matters Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill […]

COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Response Grants

BCF’s response to the COVID-19 crisis began in mid-March with a series of emergency grants for distribution of food and essential supplies. Simultaneously, the foundation launched the COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund, mobilizing $2.2 million – and counting – to address the far-reaching immediate, intermediate and long-term effects of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund Donors

Our COVID-19 response is possible thanks to hundreds of generous individuals, foundations, and corporations. Below are just a few of the reasons why donors chose to give to BCF during this extraordinary time.

Schools and Neighborhoods Stronger Together

BCF believes a strong Baltimore region starts with high-quality schools in vibrant, interconnected neighborhoods. To that end, our discretionary grantmaking is focused on enriching effective public schools with principal preparation, […]

COVID-19 Response Continues

Eric Jackson of Black Yield Institute

In March, as a wave of novel coronavirus cases shuttered schools and businesses, BCF rapidly launched the COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund. The Fund was designed to meet immediate, intermediate, and long-range needs arising from what we knew—even then—would be a challenge unlike any we had ever faced. In just a few short months, generous individuals, families, foundations, and corporations contributed nearly $2.2 million to the effort.

WBC CDC: Fulfilling the Promise of Forest Park

BCF’s place-based investing in Northwest Baltimore is rooted in an understanding and respect for the area’s history and culture. Liberty Heights Avenue played a significant role in the journey of […]