Apply to be a Grant Reviewer

BCYF is seeking grant review panel members for the Spring 2023 Grant Cycle! Apply to become a grant reviewer for the Grassroots Fund!

Technical Assistance Providers Needed

Gearing up for the 2023 grant cycle this spring, BCYF will provide a host of pre-application technical assistance offerings to Baltimore-based youth-serving organizations and seeks experienced consultants to partner with the Grantmaking & Technical Assistance (GMTA) team to deliver technical assistance to prospective applicants.

Fall Grantee Celebration 2022

Centering Joy! On October 1, 2022, we celebrated the tremendous work happening in Baltimore with our latest cohort of grant recipients. Check out some of our favorite photos, and learn more about our Fall 2022 grant recipients today! Photos and Film: Kyle Pompey Venue: R House Event Organizers: Kieta Iriarte-Iman and Naimah Sharif Attendees: Grassroots […]

Blueberry Bushes, Meet Torbin Green of the St. Francis Neighborhood Center

Blueberry Bushes A citadel not on a hill, but on the ground with the people. This is the only way to describe what St. Francis Neighborhood Center (SFNC)  is for the people of Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill community. At the intersection of Linden ave and Whitelock Street, visitors are greeted by blueberry bushes maintained by program […]

Meet Kevin Beasley of Beats not Bullets

Kevin Beasely, an East Baltimore native, is a lifelong mentor and is co-founder of Baltimore Cease Fire, a grassroots movement born from the ideology that violence will only end when the people impacted by it take a stand.  Decades before Beasely’s thought about Cease Fire or being a mentor, he attended the Baltimore Rites of […]

Meet Dyon Davidson of Beadly Speaking

Born and raised in Jamaica, Dyon Davidson came to the United States at the age of 12. As a child, she didn’t understand her peers’ accents and they didn’t understand hers. “They were like you talking too fast, and I was like you talking too fast,” recounts Dyon.   What she did understand was arts, […]

Weaving Peace and Power: Saran Fossett of Aziza PE&CE

A fierce model, who cat-walked her way to the runways of Paris in the 90s, Saran Fossett now models audacious love for Black youth in Baltimore through her organization Aziza Pe&ce. She modeled professionally from the age of 16 until now. However, her career was put on hold when she was informed that she was […]