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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
Generous donors make hundreds of year-end gifts in the fourth quarter – keeping our Donor Services team extremely busy! We sat down with Guy Flynn, Chair of the Development Committee and Dara Schnee, VP of Philanthropy, to talk about this exciting time, how they work together, and how philanthropy has changed this year.
The Education Trust’s Recommendations for Ensuring Equity in Education in the Midst of COVID-19 When responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first consideration must always be the safety and health […]
Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, Bruce Behrens’ family didn’t have the means to be philanthropic. It wasn’t until he moved to Baltimore to work with Alex Brown and later Brown Advisory that charitable giving entered the picture.
In the fall of 2019, the Center for Effective Philanthropy conducted a confidential survey, commissioned by BCF, of 522 of our donors, of whom 129 donors responded.