20 Minute Update

BCF

School Leadership

October 18, 2018 How do strong school leaders affect academic achievement? We discuss that with Roxanne Forr, Baltimore City Schools Director of Principal Leadership Development and Marc Martin, principal of

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Early Childhood Education

August 30, 2018 Margaret Williams, executive director of the Maryland Family Network, is an expert on early childhood education and development. She also is a member of the Commission on

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Middle Grades Partnership

June 20, 2018 Middle Grades Partnership (a BCF initiative) and its nine public and independent school partnerships provide exceptional programming balancing enrichment with skill development while bringing students together to

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BCF Investment Briefing

May 08, 2018 Our May 20-Minute Update will be a broadcast of the BCF Investment Briefing. It starts at 8 a.m. on May 23, and will include induction of new

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BCF’s Advocacy Work

March 07, 2018 The Maryland General Assembly’s session is in full swing and BCF is advocating on a number of public policy issues, including education, transportation and philanthropy. We join

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Youth Sustainability Leaders

  February 07, 2018 Many residents in some of Baltimore’s most centrally-located neighborhoods suffer from the longest commute times to jobs in the state. Why is this? For our monthly

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Disconnected Communities

January 18, 2018 Many residents in some of Baltimore’s most centrally-located neighborhoods suffer from the longest commute times to jobs in the state. Why is this? For our monthly 20-Minute

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Neighborhoods Grants Program

December 11, 2017 For two decades, BCF’s Neighborhoods Grants Program has been providing residents with financial support to complete projects in their neighborhood that develop leaders, mobilize neighbors, and beautify

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Civic Leadership Fund

November 20, 2017 BCF’s Civic Leadership Fund supports our work as an advocate, fosters new ideas through program initiatives, and allows us to strategically invest in education and neighborhoods in

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Building Stronger Neighborhoods Regionwide

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

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:

OPTION 1

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.

OPTION 2

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

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

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

J.D., CAP®,AEP®

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