Baltimore Community Foundation
For nearly 50 years, the Baltimore Community Foundation has connected people who are passionate about their city and purposeful in their philanthropy.
This is giving by and for the people of Baltimore.
BCF’s staff is deeply engaged in local communities to learn about effective, community-led solutions firsthand. These relationships inform our donor services, allowing us to spotlight the best ways to support our community and multiply impact.
With BCF’s guidance, donors—individuals, families, businesses—discover meaningful giving, invest their funds wisely and contribute to the change taking hold in Baltimore.
BCF amplifies our donors’ philanthropy with strategic grants, impact investments, special initiatives and advocacy to strengthen schools and neighborhoods, so that every child and family has the opportunity to thrive.
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 focuses on the powerful point of convergence between Donors, Community Engagement and Programs. This is where we see impact; where visions are realized and hope is renewed. The goals within the plan guide us as we strive to mobilize a wide range of resources – from meaningful financial support, to thoughtful public policies, to the wisdom of lived experiences and knowing what is possible – in pursuit of a better Baltimore.