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 […]

BCYF and Baltimore Brothers host Youth Anti-Violence Series

Baltimore has a critical need for more hope, healing and healthy opportunities, especially for Black children, adolescents, and youth. This will require better relationships among those who are working to create opportunities for their families, their neighborhoods, the organizations and faith communities they work with.   Most importantly, it requires better relationships among the many community […]

BCYF selects Alysia Lee as its first president

Baltimore, MD – The Transition Board of Directors of the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) selected Alysia Lee as the fund’s first President. Lee will be tasked with the vital job of managing the daily functions of the nearly $12,000,000 annual fund, originally approved by Baltimore City voters in 2016. “I am honored to […]

Funding Collaborative Seeks Proposals for Summer Programs Serving Baltimore Youth

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative (SFC) is now accepting applications for summer 2022 programs. Now in its eighth year, the SFC works to expand summer enrichment opportunities for young people in Baltimore City. Collaborative members currently include: the Abell Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, […]

BCYF Inc. releases call for applications for its permanent Board of Directors

BALTIMORE, MD – Baltimore Children & Youth Fund, Inc. (BCYF) is releasing a call for applications to its permanent Board of Directors. The current BCYF Transition board serves through December 2021, per the ordinance passed by the Baltimore City Council in July 2020. As the organization reaches the final phases of transition at the end […]

BCYF launches new pilot program for youth leadership development

“The purpose of education should be to teach students how to be honorable and effective managers of power.” John Henrik Clarke Historian BCYF Inc. has launched a new pilot program for youth leadership development in Baltimore City. The program, The Avis Ransom Institute (ARI), will train young people to be effective leaders and representatives in their […]

BCYF Has Established an Interim Board of Directors

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As envisioned by the legislation establishing the youth fund, BCYF is intended to act as its own entity and assume responsibility for the fund’s activities in July 2020 – succeeding Associated Black Charities, which has been administering the fund.