Baltimore Community Foundation
The Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where passionate people join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations.
BCF uses grants, impact investing, and advocacy to address issues facing the region today, while building a civic endowment to address the needs of future generations.
We offer donors—individuals, families, businesses—customized support for their individual philanthropic goals, expert assistance in learning more about the causes they care about, and the opportunity to join others with similar interests to learn and give together.
Our donor services are informed by the wider community with which we work—the people, nonprofit organizations, and civic leaders of Baltimore.
BCF by the Numbers
Different philanthropic funds with $246,422,416 in total assets in 2020
Distributed $30,781,476 to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in Baltimore, the region, and across the country in 2020
$4.5 million in impact investments for community development projects and programs
Distributed since our inception in 1972
BCF is a 501©3 tax-exempt, publicly supported organization; contributions are fully deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Our Strategic Plan
Our current strategic plan is organized around three goals that reflect BCF’s role in the community and our ability to bring constituencies together to achieve a better Baltimore. Together, the goals articulate our understanding of the interdependent relationship among our donors, community engagement, and programmatic efforts: