Focus on Philanthropy
Barbara Shapiro's dislike of red tape inspired her to create a resource for countless good deeds.
Patterson Park Public Chart School
Great schools need great leaders.
Focus on Neighborhoods
Some new Southeast Baltimore residents have a special affinity for migrating birds in Patterson Park.
Share the love!
You love Baltimore and so does BCF. Share your love for generations to come.

Four Ways to Give

Establishing a charitable fund at BCF is an easy and effective way to carry out your philanthropy. All that’s necessary is a simple fund agreement and your gift to open the fund. Most funds may be opened with a minimum gift of $10,000; to endow a new scholarship the minimum is $200,000. Your fund may be created with a current gift, or through a planned gift like a bequest.

Dr. Freeman and Jackie Hrabowski
Jackie and Freeman Hrabowski Fund, established 2003
Jackie and Freeman Hrabowski
Invest In Baltimore
BCF’s action agenda organizes grants, initiatives and advocacy around a vision of a Baltimore with a growing economy, where all have the opportunity to thrive. You can support our entire action agenda with a gift to the Invest in Baltimore Fund or by endowing a fund for Baltimore at BCF. Your fund for Baltimore will be used now and for generations to come to address Baltimore's most pressing needs.

Zabelle was very positive about the gift to the Community Foundation. She knew it would do some good.
Stan Klinefelter
E. Read and Zabelle S. Beard Fund, established 2012
Zabelle S. Beard

Annual gifts to BCF's Civic Leadership Fund support BCF's leadership activities: convening partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to move important efforts forward, advocating on critical issues, and--when the time is right--incubating and hosting great new ideas for Baltimore.

It’s important for this city to be a good place to grow up and stay. We want young people to love this city as much as we do.
Steve and Monty Howard
The Howard Family Fund, established 2011
Steve and Monty Howard

How do you want to be remembered? Through BCF, you can support the causes you care about for generations to come. Whether it's a fund for Baltimore that will help BCF address the changing needs of Baltimore, a field of interest fund that carries on your passion for education, the arts or another field, or a specific philanthropic purpose you have in mind, BCF provides a home for your permanent legacy.

I just rolled the Hug Foundation into BCF, and it saves me a lot of time and effort.”
Richard “Dick” Hug
Richard and Lois Hug Family Fund, established 2008
Richard "Dick" Hug
Youngsters in Patterson Park get a workout in the neighborhood’s youth soccer league.
One Step Up scholars Sherrone Ricks and Jeane’ Baker celebrate with donors Jonnie-Kay McLean and Norman Morrison.
A Baltimore City student soaks up the sun at North Bay Adventure Camp.
Enjoying the lake at Druid Hill Park. Photo by Middleton Evans.
Dreams do come true: Our Playground at Stadium Place, rebuilt by determined volunteers and generous donors after the original was destroyed by arson. The work was supported by a fund at BCF. 

BCF’s efforts through the Diversity Path will work to rebuild Baltimore’s black middle class.

Baltimore’s vibrant arts and cultural scene boasts innovative projects like the Contemporary Museum’s Mobtown Modern Music Series, which combines classical instruments, jarring visual components and DJ-style electronics into informal performances of works by modern composers. Photo by Robert McIver Photography.
Cyclists atop Federal Hill take in views of the city skyline and bustling Inner Harbor. Photo by Middleton Evans.
Collecting butterflies in the field for a nature study.
In the spring of 2009, an army of dedicated volunteers worked to rebuild Our Playground at Stadium Place, which had been destroyed by arson in September 2008. Photo by Kristine Buls.
Enjoying one of the simple pleasures of summer at a neighborhood camp.
BCF’s Human Services Path emphasizes health, aging, and family economic security.
Neighbors team up to beautify and reclaim a vacant lot.
Most Middle Grades Partnership scholars qualify for the city’s competitive high schools.
Rapid and reliable public transportation for our region is a central goal of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, a fund of BCF. Photo by P.A. Greene.
Children beat the heat in the waters of the Walter Sondheim Fountain at the Inner Harbor. Contributions to construct the memorial were collected through a special project fund at BCF. Photo by Will Kirk, courtesy of Homewood Photography.
Students at Great Kids Farm learn about local food production, from “seed to fork.”
Baltimore’s successful One Plus One recycling program has engaged residents in making the city cleaner and greener.
Baltimore City students and farm manager Greg Strella (far right) with the summer harvest at Great Kids Farm.
Students at Baltimore’s Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology, one of many public charter schools helping to transform public education in our city. Photo by Stephen Jones, courtesy of Baltimore City Public Schools.
BCF’s Promoting Baltimore Path works to ensure that Baltimore continues to retain and attract citizens and businesses.
Experience-Corps Baltimore places older adult volunteers in struggling city elementary schools to serve as classroom aides, mentors, and tutors. Photograph by Michael Ciesielski, courtesy of Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Inc.


Tedd is portfolio manager, managing member and founder of Credo Capital Management. 

Prior to founding Credo, he was vice president and portfolio manager/analyst at Brown Capital Management where he co-managed over $2.5 billion in institutional assets as a member of the large/mid cap investment team. 

As a sell-side analyst at Alex, Brown & Sons, and Legg Mason, Tedd conducted research on large, mid and small cap companies. Prior to that, he was an investment banking associate at E.F. Hutton.

He holds a BA in computer science from Morehouse College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.