Grantmaking

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.

The Summer Funding Collaborative (SFC) 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. 

 

In 2022, 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). 

Summer Funding Collaborative

Grassroots Fund

Addressing traditional gaps in Baltimore’s funding landscape by providing unrestricted funding for grassroots, Baltimore-based, youth-serving organizations.

 

The 2022 application is now closed.

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Community-Centered

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Transparent

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Transformational

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Committed

Grant Opportunities

There are no current grant opportunities available.

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