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 […]
Baltimore Children & Youth Fund addresses gaps in city’s funding landscape (WEAA)
Alysia Lee is the inaugural President of the BCYF.
She joins Dr. Kaye to share how the non-profit is addressing traditional gaps in the city’s funding landscape by providing funding for grassroots and youth-serving organizations.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Building Power: Meet Kuijuan Jackson of Communities United
Community organizing is both an endeared and often forgotten skill that sits at the cornerstone of building power in communities of color, so for Kuijuan “Big Woogie” Jackson, 23, of Communities United (CU) being a Community Organizer was an easy choice. Kuijuan came to Communities United in 2018 through Baltimore’s summer youth employment program, Youth […]
Ending The Year With a Homerun – Baltimore Urban Baseball Association
When traveling on I-95 north into Downtown Baltimore, one may be shocked to learn that the tall landmark embossed with the name Baltimore written vertically is in fact, a trash incinerator. You may be even more shocked to learn that this site, where our city burns trash, was once home to a proud Negro League […]