History & Overview

The Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) is a $12 Million annual set aside from property tax revenue to specifically aid Baltimore’s Youth.

  • 2015

    2015 - The City established the Fund following unrest in Baltimore in 2015

    City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will introduce legislation at tonight’s council meeting establishing the temporary administrative framework and allowing for the long-term governance of the historic Children and Youth Fund.

  • 2016

    2016 - The voters of Baltimore city overwhelmingly approved the youth fund in a referendum

    Baltimore voters approve youth fund, all other ballot questions ... legislation, which commits the city to spending more than $11 million per year.

  • 2017

    2017 - A community task force developed the blueprint for BCYF

    The Youth Fund Task Force developed a set of values that would guide the Task Force during the process.

  • 2019


    Second round of grants process began; Transitioning of BCYF to independent status began