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 […]

Audit Request for Proposals

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 […]

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, tom@waldronstrategies.com 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 […]