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.
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.
Read our Winter 2017 edition of the BCF Edge Newsletter
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.
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.
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.
We'll be here for you, right down to the wire.
Starting a conversation about charitable giving should not be uncomfortable.