The BCYF Grassroots Fund addresses traditional gaps in Baltimore’s funding landscape by providing funding for grassroots, Baltimore-based, youth-serving organizations in support of an organization’s overall mission. In addition to financial support, organizations awarded a grant from the Grassroots Fund will also receive rigorous capacity-building support to help them sustain and grow.
The Spring grant cycle will accept and review all applications from eligible organizations. BCYF will also provide robust technical assistance for applicants. The Fund will award $150,000 three-year grants to community accountable organizations. The grants are payable in equal installments over three years. Operating on a multi-year grant cycle allows BCYF to invest in building the capacity of its grantees, which positions organizations for success beyond BCYF-funding.
The 2022 application is now closed.
All applicants will receive decision letters by August 31, 2022.
March 15, 2022
Full RFP manual released
March 17, 2022
Public Orientation and Overview for Applicants
April 15, 2022
Grant Portal Opens
May 15, 2022
Whether you have questions about your BCYF application or nonprofit organization development, join Open Swim to gather advice and support from experience consultants and technical assistance providers.
Format: Virtual Webinar – Large group
Time: 90 minutes
In these workshops, you will take a Deep Dive into an aspect of nonprofit organizational development. From designing your program to understanding the grant landscape, these topical workshops will walkthroughs steps you can take to strengthen your organization. Come ready to learn and work!
During Pop-In Hours, Technical Assistance Providers will be available for direct support. Whether you need quick answers to general questions or need dedicated 1:1 technical assistance, drop into Pop-In Hours for support. Appointments are available on a first-come, first served basis.
Bring Your Own Application accepts drop-in appointments to provide dedicated one-to-one support on drafting, revising, and proofreading your application. Whether or not you have started, you are encouraged to attend. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.