Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative Commits $5 Million for Children & Youth Programs
Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative Commits $5 Million for Children & Youth Programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5 Contact: Tom Waldron, firstname.lastname@example.org 2023 410-350-6637 Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative Commits $5 Million for Children & Youth Programs Range of public, corporate and nonprofit funders work collaboratively to provide great summer opportunities for Baltimore’s young people […]
Why community review?
Why community review? – Shondrea McCargo The Baltimore Children and Youth Fund (BCYF) utilizes a community grant review process to ensure community voices are heard and included on matters such as how to prioritize funding. A community review involves engaging community members and stakeholders in the Grassroots Fund grant application review and decision making processes. […]
Why do we invest in Black, Brown, and Indigenous organizations?
Why do we invest in Black, Brown, and Indigenous organizations? – Shondrea McCargo The Baltimore Children and Youth Fund (BCYF) was created to support community-led initiatives that improve the well-being of Baltimore’s children and youth. BCYF recognizes the importance of investing in Black, Brown, and Indigenous organizations, which is essential in the community for several […]
Why prioritize youth interests?
Why prioritize youth interests? – Shondrea McCargo Prioritizing youth interests is critical for the success of the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund (BCYF) and its partner organizations. BCYF was established in 2015 to support community-led initiatives that improve the well-being of Baltimore’s children and youth. To ensure that BCYF successfully serves its intended audience and […]
2023 Avis Ransom Institute
Baltimore, MD – The Avis Ransom Institute (ARI), a partnership between Baltimore Children and Youth Fund and Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, is proud to announce the launch of its second year of operation. The ARI project aims to equip young people in Baltimore with the skills and knowledge to become effective leaders and advocates […]
REI – Why it Matters
The Baltimore Children and Youth Fund’s (BCYF) mission to improve the lives of Baltimore’s youth could not be achieved without an intentional and comprehensive approach to equity and inclusion. That’s why it is essential for us to have an REI (Race, Equity, and Inclusion) framework to guide our work. The REI framework that we utilize […]
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 announces the “Grassroots Fund” for youth-serving organizations
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.
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 […]