The Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) is an innovative approach to community-driven grantmaking that has touched the lives of young people across the city. We are establishing an institution that strengthens organizations serving young people, addresses racial disparities in how public resources are spent and invests in areas that have long been neglected.
Following unrest in the city in April, the Baltimore City Council establishes a fund to spend dedicated funding to support programming for children and youth.
Baltimore voters approve youth fund, all other ballot questions … legislation, which commits the city to spend more than $11 million per year.
Second round of grants process began; Transitioning of BCYF to independent status began
“And how are the children?” A traditional greeting of the Maasai people of East Africa that places the safety and wellbeing of children at the forefront of all other community matters. The response, “All the children are well,” confirms that the priorities of the community are in order.
The Baltimore Children & Youth Fund puts the priorities of our youth first and supports leaders like you that are committed to the health and wellbeing of all our children.