Technical Assistance Providers Needed! – 2025 Grant Cycle

Technical Assistance Providers Needed! In an effort to support grant applicants, the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) hosts public-facing activities designed to provide an opportunity for organizations to obtain technical advice prior to submitting an application and support with the application process. In preparation for the 2025 Grant Cycle, BCYF will provide Pre-Application Technical […]

Youth Leadership Program (YLP) Curriculum Specialist and Facilitator

BCYF OVERVIEW The Baltimore Children and Youth Fund  (“BCYF”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created as a dedicated fund to support programs for Baltimore’s young people. The concept of the Baltimore Children and Youth  Fund (“the Fund”) was launched in 2015 by then-City Council President  Bernard “Jack” C. Young. It was created as […]

Apply To Be A Grant Reviewer

APPLY TO BE A GRANT REVIEWER! BCYF is seeking community grant reviewers for the Spring 2024 Grant Cycle!  Apply to become a grant reviewer for the Grassroots Fund! Application opens January 5 – February 2, 2024 Applicants* must: Reside in the Baltimore Region; Have some experience working in, designing and/or operating youth programs; and Be […]

WMAR: Sometimes those who help others need a little help themselves

By: Ashley McDowell BALTIMORE — Sometimes those who help others need a little help themselves, that’s where the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund (BCYF) step in. Offering grants to nonprofits that improve the lives of younger people.   It’s an organization that was started following the killing of Freddie Gray.   “The community came together […]

Meet a cohort focused on deepening CONNECT-ions with Black-led nonprofits

CLLCTIVLY, a social change organization that, as stated on its website, centers on “Black genius, narrative power, social networks, and resource mobilization” is in the throes of its second CONNECT cohort.   The first cohort of 10 organizations, whose program spanned eight months, was made possible through a partnership with Maryland Nonprofits. The pilot program received $150,000 in […]

Turning pain into purpose: Brooklyn Healing Day brings community together

On Saturday, Brooklyn Homes was a place for healing, following the mass shooting that killed two people and injured 28 others in July.   The community planted flowers by all the homes and two trees in memory of 18-year-old Aaliyah Gonzalez and 20-year-old Kylis Fagbemi.   There was also free food, music, and access to […]