The Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) is happy to announce that a new Request for Proposals (RFP) is underway for 2022. As part of a multi-layered approach to community-centered grantmaking, the upcoming RFP will be the BCYF Grassroots Fund.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
BALTIMORE, MD – Baltimore Children and 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 […]
“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 […]
Baltimore Children & Youth Fund Commits $5.5 Million to Support City Nonprofits and Create New Opportunities for Young People
The Baltimore Children & Youth Fund has adopted an interim funding strategy for 2021 that devotes major resources to strengthen the nonprofit landscape in Baltimore and supports proven strategies that provide work and learning opportunities to young people.
The Baltimore Children & Youth Fund is hosting a series of virtual programs to highlight local community programs for Baltimore youth.
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.