Unlike traditional philanthropic entities, BCYF is committed to authentic community engagement, and our strategy and grant decisions have been shaped by a range of Baltimoreans. Instead of making decisions behind closed doors, BCYF partners with Baltimore residents themselves to decide how funds are spent.
In addition to investing financial resources, we act as a community resource for local leaders, communities and families. We are focused on investment in the larger ecosystem of support for youth and young adults so that Baltimore can thrive.
Addressing traditional gaps in Baltimore’s funding landscape by providing unrestricted funding for grassroots, Baltimore-based, youth-serving organizations.