Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) (Maryland)

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    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. Many of their grants come from donor-advised funds that are not open to requests for funding. However, some donors also give unrestricted gifts to BCF, or gifts restricted for a particular purpose such as education, arts, human services, or neighborhoods. These gifts support BCF's strategic grantmaking, which promotes the success of Baltimore's young people by supporting effective public schools and equipping neighborhoods with the resources they need. 

    The following opportunities are available from BCF:

    • BCF Grants To Strengthen Schools & Communities: BCF believes a strong Baltimore region starts with high-quality schools in vibrant, interconnected neighborhoods. To that end, our discretionary grantmaking is focused on enriching effective public schools with principal preparation, student support services, and early childhood education programs, and equipping neighborhoods with the resources they need to steward community assets, attract new investment, and develop social capital.
    • Baker-King Foundation: Particular emphasis is on medical, educational and child welfare organizations.
    • William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund: The Baker Fund continues its founders' civic-minded philanthropic tradition benefiting the residents of the greater Baltimore area.
    • Baltimore Progress Fund: BFP seeks organizations who have been historically left out of traditional funding streams and whose organizations are taking on BOLD structural reform campaigns. These campaigns should be radical and visionary in nature, and have the ability to shift power from the people who have it to the communities who need it.
    • Baltimore Women's Giving Circle:  Promote self-sufficiency for women and their families.
    • Eddie C. and Sylvia Brown Family Foundation: Arts, education, and health (HIV/AIDS and cancer).
    • Children's Fresh Air Society Fund: Funding for camperships that give disadvantaged and disabled metropolitan Baltimore children the benefits of a summer camp experience.
    • Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds: The Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds provides mini-grants to nonprofit organizations serving Baltimore City to facilitate their good works in neighborhoods and schools.
    • Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Fund: Programs in mental health, aging, health, and higher education.

    History of Funding

    BCF's 2021 annual report is available to view here:

    BCF's 2022 annual report is available to view here:

    Additional Information

    The Baltimore Community Foundation does not generally fund the following: 

    • Annual fund campaigns 
    • Religious or sectarian purposes 
    • Capital campaigns 
    • Individuals, excluding scholarships 
    • Event sponsorships


    Billie Malcolm

    Billie Malcolm
    11 East Mount Royal Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21202

    Maya Smith

    Maya Smith
    2 East Read Street, 9th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410) 332-4172

  • Eligibility Details

    The Baltimore Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status. They will also consider projects working with fiscal sponsors as long as the fiscal sponsor meets financial standards.

    Deadline Details

    Deadlines vary based on program area. Specific information on how and when to apply can be viewed on individual program webpages.  

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary based on program area.

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