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Neighbors united to create this mural in diverse O'Donnell Heights

Published Tuesday October 16, 2018
As cars approach the O'Donnell Heights Community Center on Gusryan Street on the edge of southeast Baltimore City, they are greeted with a colorful new mural, featuring a heart-shaped globe being held up by many hands. Surrounding the globe are red and orange houses -- much like those in the neighborhoods of O'Donnell Heights, Graceland Park, Medford and Broening Highway. Read More.
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Neighborhood Grants Program readers talk 2018-19 grants

Published Tuesday October 16, 2018
Volunteer grant readers joined BCF staff to review grants for the Neighborhood Grants Progam on October 12.  Read More.
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The John Shields Culinary Arts Internship & Scholarship Fund unveiled at the 20th Anniversary of Gertrude’s

Published Thursday October 4, 2018
The John Shields Culinary Arts Internship and Scholarship Fund will celebrate Shields’ legacy and commitment to the Baltimore community by providing an avenue for promising young adults to pursue a career in culinary or hospitality management. Read More.

A conversation on donor advised funds with Shanaysha Sauls

Published Tuesday September 25, 2018
Recently, Shanaysha Sauls, BCF President & CEO, sat down with Robert Waldman, a partner at Venable LLP and a member of BCF's Professional Advisor Recognition Society, to talk in detail about the advantages of donor-advised funds. Read More.

BCF announces new grants for Kirwan research

Published Monday September 17, 2018
BCF’s Advocacy Committee has selected two organizations – Education Trust and the Maryland Center on Economic Policy – to conduct research related to the recommendations of the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. Read More.

BCF announces new grants for Kirwan research

Published Monday September 17, 2018
BCF’s Advocacy Committee has selected two organizations – Education Trust and the Maryland Center on Economic Policy – to conduct research related to the recommendations of the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. Read More.
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One way BCF is working to make Baltimore better: the new LBGTQ Fund at BCF

Published Tuesday August 14, 2018
For years, BCF’s donors have committed to many causes to improve Baltimore, like improving our schools and and promoting resident-led neighborhood work. With the creation of the LGBTQ Fund at BCF, our donors are now ready to help provide life-sustaining and life-affirming supports for Baltimore's diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, community, particularly vulnerable young people. Read More.

Amy Perez Jackson on Invest for More

Published Tuesday July 24, 2018
As a 20-year member of the investment community, I have heard of countless ways to invest, vehicles to invest in, and tons of ideas how to preserve and grow wealth. However, for all my time in the industry, I was not familiar with the idea of Impact Investing until I was approached to join the Sub-Committee for Impact Investing at BCF. Upon reviewing the concept, I truly was intrigued at the uniqueness of this opportunity. We are looking for investments that have both social and economic impact,... Read More.
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