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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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20 Minute Update

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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General News

Disaster Relief: How you can help

November 07, 2017 Each year, millions of people throughout the country and across the globe are faced with task of rebuilding following natural disasters. Our donors often ask us for

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Sound Advice

Sound Advice from Eric Brotman

October 23, 2017 Sound Advice is a charitably-minded series from BCF by professional advisors in Baltimore. Do you have advice to share with colleagues? Contact Rosemary Calderalo today. Eric D.

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20 Minute Update

The Kirwan Commission

October 20, 2017 BCF is supporting advocacy around the Kirwan Commission. Want to know more about the details of Kirwan and ask questions about it? We invite you to join

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20 Minute Update

Baker Artist Awards

September 20, 2017 For the last 10 years, the Baker Artist Awards have been an integral part of Baltimore’s arts community, providing monetary support for regional artists working in both

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Donor Stories

Shaping the future of Baltimore

September 13, 2017 “BCF is increasingly examining things through a lens of racial and social equity, and input from various sectors of the community is important,” observes Stuart O. Simms,

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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. 

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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.

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Director of Planned Gifts
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Communications Officer
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