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Maryland Opera: Keeping an art form relevant in the 21st Century

Published Friday September 13, 2019
When the Baltimore Opera Company shut down, it affected two BCF funds designated to support it.  While the original BOC no longer existed, opera wasn’t gone from Baltimore forever, largely due to James Harp’s efforts. And the two funds at BCF could be used to support opera in Baltimore in accordance with the intentions of the original donors. Read More.
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Baltimore Community Foundation selects Laurie Latuda Kinkel to lead grantmaking, communications and strategy work in Baltimore City and County

Published Thursday September 5, 2019
Today, the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) announced the hiring of Laurie Latuda Kinkel as vice president of strategy. She will play a vital role in leading and shaping the foundation’s community investment, communications and public policy advocacy.   Read More.

Tools in your back pocket

Published Wednesday August 21, 2019
BCF understands that it sometimes can be hard to know where to start a conversation with a client about charitable planning. As you ask questions about the causes your clients love and how your clients intend to support the community in their estate plans, you’ll need quick access to a few go-to planning tools to inspire the dialogue. To help you do just that, we’ve assembled this list of a few of our favorite planning tools.  Read More.

Checking in with Invest for More

Published Wednesday August 21, 2019
Since its launch in May 2018, BCF’s Invest for More program has focused on investing in local businesses, organizations, and projects that will bring measurable social impact to Baltimore neighborhoods, and provide a financial return within BCF’s investment pool. One year later, the program has committed or invested over $3.5 million toward that goal.  Read More.

Reflections on the impact of a do good, feel good moment

Published Wednesday August 21, 2019
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge, when 17 million people dumped icy water over their heads to raise money for the ALS Association? It may seem like yesterday, but it was actually five years ago this summer that the viral sensation helped raise $115 million in eight weeks for research and patient services. The five-year results are captured in an  infographic , which the ALS Association has made available for everyone to share. Read More.

How Quiet Donors Became Champions for Black Giving

Published Wednesday August 14, 2019
Eddie and Sylvia Brown contribute to education, the arts, and health care — often stipulating that other rich African-Americans also must contribute. Read More.
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Investing in Baltimore neighborhoods since 1972

Published Monday August 12, 2019
We believe in Baltimore. BCF donors and grant recipients are fierce supporters and advocates for the region. We strive to work at the intersection of our school communities, particularly in the West Baltimore neighborhoods like Forest Park, Howard Park, Penn North and Reservoir Hill.  Read More.

Statement from Shanaysha Sauls, BCF President & CEO, on President Trump’s Tweets about Baltimore

Published Tuesday July 30, 2019
Today, Shanaysha Sauls, BCF President & CEO, released the following statement on President Trump’s Tweets about Baltimore. Read More.
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