Summer Funding Collaborative

Bridging the Gap During the Summer

The Summer Funding Collaborative consists of public, private, and non-profit funders. The mission of the SFC is to fund different types of summer programs to keep students engaged and reduce summer learning loss so that more youth can reach their full potential. While members of the Collaborative bring their own priorities to the table, they work together to make complementary funding decisions with the goal of fully funding as many high-quality summer programs as possible.

Baltimore’s Promise is the Administrative Backbone for the Collaborative and works on its behalf to make sure that the youth review process, summer grant making, data collection and analysis, grantee professional development, and summer provider network-building are implemented. 


Collectively the SFC invested $5.3 million into 93 high-quality summer programs.  BCYF committed $2 million and prioritized organizations serving older youth (ages 18-24) and/or led by Black, Brown, Indigenous, or Asian folks (or BIPOC-led). 


The following 36 organizations and programs received funding from BCYF:


Program Name

¡Adelante Latina!Summer College Boot Camp at Notre Dame
A Revolutionary SummerA Revolutionary Summer 2022
Afrikan Youth Alchemy (AYA)Griot Works Youth Program
AZIZA PE&CEF.A.M.E. (Fashion, Arts, Music, & Entertainment)
Baltimore Youth ArtsBYA Studio Apprentice Program
Banner Neighborhoods Community CorporationGo Kids Go! Summer Camp
Beadly Speaking Jewelry LLCBeadly Speaking Kidz
Brittany K. Booker Foundation Inc.Watch Us Win! (Weekend Retreat for Girls)
CASAMayor’s Scholars Program / Summer Bridge Program at CASA
Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of MarylandSutton Scholars High School Enrichment Program
Creative City Public Charter School Foundation, Inc.Branching Out
Dance and BMore ProgramsVoices of Carmen – Camp Carmen
Dent EducationBet on Baltimore
DewMore BaltimoreMaya Baraka Writers Institute
Elev8 BaltimoreElev8 Freedom School
Excellence & Ambition Inc.E&A Summer Program
Holistic Life FoundationHolistic Me
I’m Still Standing Community CorporationClothing Manufacturing Entrepreneurship Program
Islamic Leadership Institute of AmericaYoung Adult Career Readiness & Empowerment (EmpoweReer)
Johns Hopkins UniversityCentro SOL -YouthWorks Extension/Community Summer Corps Program
Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center IncLTYC All Stars
Let’s Thrive BaltimoreYouth in Action
Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center, Inc. also known as Little FlowersGeneration Recharge After School Program (GRASP)
Mending Broken Wings, LLCTOGETHER WE HEAL
Mentoring Mentors IncL.E.A.D.E.R.S Summer Learning Camp
MOMCares, a fiscally sponsored project of Fusion Partnerships, Inc.MOMCares for Young Mothers
Moving HistoryMoving History Summer African American Dance and History Intensive
MTM Foundation, Inc.MTM Sports Education
MTM Foundation, Inc.Pathways to College and Entrepreneurship
PeacePlayers InternationalPeacePlayers Baltimore Summer Leadership Program
R.I.S.E Arts Center of BaltimoreTeen Arts Collective
St Veronica Roman Catholic Congregation IncSt Veronica Summer Academy
The Board Room ChessChess and Life Skills Summer 2022
The Marching Elite FoundationMarching Elite Summer Program
The Nolita Project Inc 501(c) 3The Nolita Project: Youth Summer Discoveries
W.O.M.A.N.(Working Organizing Making A Nation)Njia Ya Tayari Martial Arts/Anti-Bullying Academic and Cultural Enrichment Summer Camp

“Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) is honored to make an investment in older youth who are often overlooked and lack access to out-of-school time enrichment,” said Alysia Lee, President of the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund. “These young people are close to or in the beginning phases of adult-hood and they need to know they still have the support of their city and its institutions.”