Thank you to the Generous Donors Contributing to this Fund

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. This list includes all gifts posted through 6/30/2021.


Baltimore Gas & Electric Company

Erin and Doug Becker

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Bisciotti

Exelon Foundation

Knollwood Investment Advisory, LLC

Estate of Dorothy B. Krug

Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds

Truist Foundation


American Trading and Production Corporation

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Radmer

Ravens Foundation

The Sozosei Foundation

Venable Foundation


Anonymous (1)

Mary Catherine Bunting

Civic Leadership Fund at BCF

Judge Aaron B. Cohen
Charitable Foundation

Constellation, an Exelon Company

Helen Pumphrey Denit Trust

Philip E. and Harriet J. Klein Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Janet L. Cohen and Mr. Daniel Kramarsky

Ms. Nancy L. Cohen and Mr. Jonathan Parfrey

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Riepe

James S. and Gail P. Riepe Charitable Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Sherman

The Jean and Sidney Silber Foundation, Inc.

Unrestricted Grantmaking Pool

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.


Anonymous (1)

Bank of America Foundation

The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation

Anne and George Bunting

A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Ms. Lexie Bozzuto Greene

JPMorgan Chase Bank Foundation

Earl and Darielle Linehan

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (Ret.)

Arnold and Alison Richman

Scott & Julia Smith


Brown Advisory

Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown

Catalent Pharma Solutions

Mr. William Gilmore and Mr. Ted Frankel

Freespirit Endowed Fund

Hoffberger Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Susan M. Hovanec

Ms. Sara Cynthia Paradies and Mr. Larry Moscow

Ms. Katharine R. Mountcastle

Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Newhall

NFL Foundation

Dr. Sally J. Scott and Mr. Jimmy Potash

The Renewal Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Barbara K. Shapiro

Earle and Annette Shawe Family Foundation

Stephen D. Shawe and Gail Levinson Shawe

Ms. Jessica Strauss

Ms. Bess Keller and Mr. Michael L. Terrin

The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Margaret O. Tipper


Anonymous (1)

Baltimore Estate Planning Council

Kathleen Wray Baughman

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Behrens

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Bond Jr.
Scott and Tina Borden

Mr. and Mrs. Josh E. Fidler

JoAnn and Jack Fruchtman

Mr. and Mrs. Gary N. Geisel

Ms. Jennifer Gardner Glose

Townsend and Bob Kent

Stephen and Kyoko Redd

Ms. Lorraine G. Schapiro

Mr. Scott Shane and Ms. Francie Weeks

Mrs. Margot Shriver

Mr. Howard L. Sollins

Ms. Elizabeth H. Trimble

The Aber D. Unger Foundation, Inc.

Wells Fargo Foundation

Ms. Susan A. Wolman

Up to $4,999

Anonymous (44)

Ms. Janet Abrams

Mr. Don Akchin

Ms. Alethea Allarey

Ms. Marie M. Allen

Kim and George Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Appleton

Ms. Janice Armstrong

The Artcraft Co., Inc.

Ms. Julia Baker

Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle Operating Fund at BCF

Ms. Catherine Weaver Bates

Dr. Lillian Bauder

Patricia P. Baum

Dr. and Mrs. William A. Baumgartner

Mr. Michael Beckerman

Mark Benson and Andy Frank

Ms. Naomi Binko

Mr. Kyle Boller

Ms. Darlene Bookoff

Dr. Janice V. Bowie

Craig Bradley and Elizabeth Webb

Stanley and Dorah Brager

Ms. Mara A. Braverman

Ms. Maura Burnett

Ms. Meredith C. Callanan

Ms. Deborah Winston Callard

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon K. Caplis

Ms. Veronica Challenger

Ms. Rebecca Chamberlain

Mr. David W. Chapin

Mr. Michael Chesser

Clark Construction Group, LLC

Ms. Allison Clayton

Ms. Ellen S. Cooper

Lou and Diane Cortina

Ms. Ruth Crystal and Mr. David Cramer

Mr. David Crawford

Dr. and Mrs. David M. Cromwell

Mr. Andrew Crosby

Ms. Martha S. Cukor

Mr. David Cummings

Ms. Lynne Cummings

Ms. Regina Curry

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Cushman

Ms. M. Gwen Davidson

Domion National

Ms. Veronica Douglas

Ms. Susan Dugan-Konka

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Dunbar

Ms. Jodi Dunn

Ms. Maura Dwyer

Ms. Macy Early

Ms. Rachel F. Edds

Mr. William T. Eggbeer

Mr. Edward Ehlinger

Joe Ehlinger and Suzanne Jurva

Ms. Kathy Ehlinger

Mr. Thomas Ehlinger

Mrs. Deborah Steinig and Mr. Jason Eisner

Mr. Brandon M. Etheridge

Jennifer C. Farrell

FCCI Charitable Foundation

Ms. Sarah Ficenec

Mr. Bryan Fiesta-Righter and Ms. Geraldine Fiesta-Righter

Ms. Suzy Filbert

Ms. Mary FitzGerald

Ms. Susan Sachs Fleishman

Ms. Marianne Freedman

Ms. Ann T. Gallant

Mr. John H. Garmer

Mr. William Geenen and Ms. Lillie Stewart

Ms. Aunaleah Gelles

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Ginsburg


Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Glick
Susan Glick

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Goldseker

Ms. Pamela Goode

Linda & Greg Gore

Kathy & Bob Gravino

Ms. Sarah Grebow

Marc Greenberg & Fran Wincott

Ms. Kathleen Elliott

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Greif

Ms. Kelly Hagadorn

Mr. Scott Harrington

Ms. Anne Harvey

Susan and Charles Heidenreich

Sandra and Thomas Hess

Marlis Hinckley

Ms. Margaret Ho

Ms. Kristin Hood

Ms. Antonella Hoosier

Ms. Katherine Lyons and Mr. Marc Horwitz

Mr. Stephen S. Howard and Mr. Walter M. Howard

Mr. Lucas Hulleberg

Mr. Thomas Hunt

Mr. Mark Ibach

Ponganan Intragumtornchai

Jim and Hillary Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Jencks

Dr. T. Scott Jenkins

Ms. Betsy L. Krieger and Mr. David A. Kandel

Mr. Philip S. Kanter and Ms. Brenda R. Shoenig

Mr. Sean A. Kelly

John Kirby

Mrs. Mary Jo Kirschman

Ms. Marissa Klein

Ms. Paula Kleyman

Mr. and Mrs. Stanard T. Klinefelter

Ms. Sarah Knighton

Ms. Nancy Knowlton

Ms. Marie Lerch and Mr. Jeff Kolb

Kathleen and Michael Kotarba

Mr. Julian Krolik and Ms. Elaine F. Weiss

Ms. Francine Krumholz

Mr. Joshua Kuderna

Ms. Julie Lade

Ms. Mariah Lamm

Mr. Sheldon Laskin

Sophia Knowlton Latkin

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lefenfeld

Ms. Monica Leigh

Ms. Diane Leonard

Ms. Nancy Lev-Alexander

Ms. Erica Liepmann

Mr. Matthew Littenberg

Live Give Run Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Peter Lucas

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Maddux IV

Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Manekin

Mr. Jeffrey H. Marks

Mr. David Martinez

Ms. Dorothy McDougal

Ms. Kelsey McGillivray

Mr. John McGready and Ms. Roni Neff

Bibiana Medina

Jeanette Menzies

Ms. Molly Mesnard

Mr. Joseph Meyerhoff

Mr. Jonah Meyers

David and Sher Milner

Ms. Hanna Mullin

Ms. Jessica Myers

The New York Community Trust

Ms. Marianna C. Noll

Ojas Massage and Skin Care

One4All Charitable Fund

Mr. Andrew Orbeck

Ms. Romauli Sianipar and Mr. Conor O’Reilly

Ms. Marisa Pandolfo

Mi Pang

Mr. Christopher P. Parr

Mrs. Susan Weiner Perl

Jeanne and Tom Phizacklea

Ms. Margaret Press

Mr. Frederick Read

Ms. Virginia Reed

Mr. David Regenold

Ms. Susan Ritter

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ritter

Mr. Kyke Roche

Amalie R. Rothschild

Ms. Melissa Rothstein

Roshni Roy

Ms. Kelly Russell

Mr. and Mrs. David Salkever

Ms. Adrienne Salomon

Dr. Shanaysha Sauls

Ms. Nancy Dalsheimer Savage

Mrs. Dara Schapiro Schnee

Dr. Beth Schwartz

Ms. Virginia Seyler

Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Shellenberger

Dr. Everett Siegel and Ms. Janet Berg

Sigma Chi Fraternity at Johns Hopkins University- Kappa Upsilon Chapter

Ms. Mary Silverberg

Mr. Brian Slater

Ms. Patricia Smith

Ms. Sandra N. Smith

Ms. Jenny Sorel

Treva Stack

Mr. David Staudt

Ms. Cassandra Stevenson

Ms. Deborah Streeter

Ms. Harriet Stulman

Jed and Lindsay Sturman

Sunday Night Quizzo Group – Holland A’s Winners

Ms. Cri Swift

Cheryl and John Swift

Mr. Peter Swift and Ms. Elen Feinberg

The T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving, Inc.

Ms. Chloe Terrell

Mr. Peter D. Tillinghast

Ms. Alexandra Turner

Ms. Karen Uffelman

Ms. Elizabeth Unger

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy – Pediatric Pharmacy Association

Ms. Cheyanne Vanderdonckt

Vanguard Charitable

Ms. Karen Vasilak

Ms. Angela Venza

Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Ver Steeg

Ms. Claudia Vergara

Ms. Megan R. Villano

Ms. Penelope Wald

Ms. Melissa Allison Warren

Mr. Matthew Wells

Mr. Thomas E. Wilcox and Ms. E. Whitney Ransome

Mr. Brian Willhide

The Williams Family

Mr. Matthew Wolf

Dr. Antonio C. Wolff and Dr. Jennifer L. Wolff

The Woman’s Club of Perry Hall

Ms. Amy Yuter

Mr. Nicholas Zaremba

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan M. Zenilman

Ms. Svetlana Zenkin

Mr. Devin Zrebiec

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Happy New Year!

Baltimore Community Foundation will be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Staff will be working remotely during the month of January, as well. Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you in 2022.

Building Stronger Neighborhoods Regionwide

We have a nearly 30-year history of offering grants to resident-led groups and community projects in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. These grants give residents the resources they need to accomplish a small project, get more people involved, and encourage the next generation of neighborhood leaders. We also fund programs that support the development of leaders of all ages who are working to improve their neighborhoods and schools. Our support is intended to help identify, activate, inform and network leaders. And finally, we believe when schools and neighborhoods team up to improve their school and community, meaningful and lasting change can be made. We are interested in funding proposals in which the students and adults in schools collaborate intentionally with community residents, neighborhood associations, and other individuals, groups, and institutions in the area surrounding a school.

School Leadership

We believe that attracting and retaining effective and diverse school leaders is a key lever for change in Baltimore's educational landscape, and so we fund school leadership development efforts at the district and individual school level. We are interested in funding proposals that focus on principal coaching, mentoring, peer networking, wellness/self-care, as well as pipelines that identify and develop new leaders. We will also continue to support efforts that build a culture of appreciation and encouragement for school leaders.

How Can We Help?

Melissa McC. Warlow
Director, Baker Fund Grants Program
410-332-4172 x150

Apply for a Grant

Our on-line application system provides applicants with a portal to start a new grant application or to continue updating an application already in process. Please be sure to select the “Save and Finish Later” button when you are finished working on your application in order to save your current session’s work. At any time during the application process you can select the “Contact Us” button in the top right corner of the screen and you will be able to send an email to the Baltimore Community Foundation staff with specific questions. 

To be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted through the online application portal, however, we provide a PDF version of the application along with other useful forms here for your reference:   

When you are ready please select one of the following options:


I have not applied for BCF funding online in the past.
Select this option if you have never used our website to apply for a grant from BCF.


I previously applied for BCF funding online in the past.
Select this option if you have applied for any of BCF’s grants using our website. Your profile may still be in our system and you may login using your account.

Place-based Grantmaking in Selected School Communities

We have allocated funds for two geographical areas that bookend a crucial corridor on the Westside of Baltimore City: Howard Park /Forest Park area (served by Calvin Rodwell Elementary Middle School and Liberty Elementary), and Reservoir Hill/Penn North area (served by Dorothy I Height Elementary). In these three schools and their surrounding neighborhoods, we will support projects and activities designed to make the communities safe, clean, green and vibrant; and improve the quality of the schools. Some projects may be neighborhood-focused, some school-focused and others collaborative projects between the schools and their respective communities.

Early Learning & Judy Centers

High quality early childhood education has a lifelong effect on students. Through our Early Learning grant program, we are interested in system-wide early childhood education proposals that will help Baltimore City and County's youngest learners, and their families, get the start they need. Nonprofit organizations that offer programs and/or services to Judy Centers are encouraged to contact the centers directly to explore partnership opportunities.

How Can We Help?

John A. Gilpin


Director of Planned Gifts
410-332-4171 ext. 132

How Can We Help?

Kate Sam

Communications Officer
410-332-4171 ext. 181

How Can We Help?

Cathy Brill

Executive Director
Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation