Grant and Scholarship Overview

We award grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students from the hundreds of charitable funds that make up the Baltimore Community Foundation. Generous donors have established or contributed to funds at BCF to make these grants and scholarships possible.

Currently we are focusing our discretionary resources in the areas of education and neighborhoods

Many of the grants distributed by BCF each year comes from donor-advised funds at the recommendation of the fund advisor. Most donor-advised funds are not open to requests for funding. BCF also distributes grants from funds that are restricted for specific purposes and general causes, including funds established to benefit public agencies.  

See our Grants page for a list of all grant programs that are open for applications, or browse a complete list of 2015 grants.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship or see a list of 2015 scholarships.

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Judy Center at John Ruhrah recognized as Model Judy Center by State Education Department

 The Judy Center at John Ruhrah Elementary, one of the Judy Centers funded through a $6 million campaign at BCF, has been named a model Judy Center by the Maryland State Department of Education. 

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Inner Harbor Project: bringing together all harbor visitors for a better Baltimore

“The Inner Harbor is the only place I can think of where teens are rubbing shoulders with business executives. There is a huge opportunity for those people to interact with one another because the major obstacle of location is removed.” 

Youth Leadership for Change Grants Program



BCF's Neighborhood Grants Program aims to help neighborhoods become and remain safe, vibrant, clean and green. Recently, BCF worked with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to add a new grant program to NGP: Youth Leadership for Change grants. These grants support projects targeted at addressing issues in the community that impact Baltimore youth. Join Dion Cartwright, program officer, as she discusses how this program is engaging youth to make neighborhoods stronger. 


BCF's Neighborhood Grants Program aims to help neighborhoods become and remain safe, vibrant, clean and green. Recently, BCF worked with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to add a new grant program to NGP: Youth Leadership for Change grants. These grants support projects targeted at addressing issues in the community that impact Baltimore youth. Join Dion Cartwright, program officer, as she discusses how this program is engaging youth to make neighborhoods stronger. 

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