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Volunteer grant review makes a comeback in BCF’s Neighborhood Grants Program

In September 2017, a group of BCF donors, staffers, professional advisors and nonprofit leaders met to review grant applications for the most recent round of Neighborhood Grants Program applications. It was the first time in several years that volunteers participated in the review process. 

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How to maximize your deduction in 2017

The news is spreading fast: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act effectively eliminates the charitable tax deduction for most taxpayers. But it’s not too late to take advantage of the charitable tax deduction in 2017. 

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2017 Winter BCF Edge

Read our Winter 2017 edition of the BCF Edge Newsletter


Neighborhoods Grants Program



For two decades, BCF's Neighborhoods Grants Program has been providing residents with financial support to complete projects in their neighborhood that develop leaders, mobilize neighbors, and beautify blocks. Maya Smith and Kevin Griffin Moreno sit down and discuss this successful program.

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Neighborhood Grants Program: 2017 Recipients

In 2017, BCF awarded 25 organizations with funding totaling $108,000 to complete a range of projects – from the improvement of community gardens to organizing community festivals.

Civic Leadership Fund



BCF's Civic Leadership Fund supports our work as an advocate, fosters new ideas through program initiatives, and allows us to strategically invest in education and neighborhoods in Baltimore. This month, our monthly conversation will focus on our work on civic leadership, and highlight some recent successes.

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BCF Holiday Hours

We'll be here for you, right down to the wire.

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Sound Advice with Elizabeth Green

Starting a conversation about charitable giving should not be uncomfortable. 

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