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Baltimore County Announces $400,000 in Grant Awards to Community Organizations to Enhance Local COVID-19 Response

Published Tuesday July 21, 2020
TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County and the Baltimore Community Foundation today announced that 50 local community-based organizations have received grants totaling $400,000 from the Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund in a collaborative effort to promote public health and support the County’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More.

A New 21st Century School For Howard Park

Published Tuesday June 16, 2020
“Back to school” took on a new meaning for residents of the Northwest Baltimore community of Howard Park this winter. On January 6, nearly 800 students returned from winter break to a brand-new school facility: Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle School.  Read More.
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The Ongoing Fight for Race Equity

Published Tuesday June 9, 2020
BCF operates from the knowledge that profound disparities in opportunity exist between people of color and their white counterparts; and we acknowledge the historic and ongoing role that structural racism plays in creating and perpetuating those disparities. Read More.
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Baltimore Community Foundation Deploys COVID-19 Response Grants

Published Thursday April 23, 2020
Baltimore, MD – The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) announced the latest in a series of grants to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable individuals and communities in the Baltimore region.  Read More.

BCF COVID-19 Response Update #3

Published Friday April 10, 2020
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Baltimore Area Philanthropy Leaders Announce Collaborative Effort to Deploy $1.2 Million in COVID-19 Response Funding

Published Thursday April 9, 2020
(Baltimore, MD, 04/09/2020): A group of eight funders in the Baltimore region announced today the COVID-19 Response Funding Collaborative of Greater Baltimore, a streamlined opportunity for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to sustain, deepen, or pivot their operations to address critical needs in local communities resulting from the pandemic. Together these philanthropic organizations and families have committed to deploying $1.2 million to meet a wide range of urgent challenges com... Read More.

Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Published Saturday March 28, 2020
  The Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will support the County’s efforts to promote public health and support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. By creating a fund that is managed by an external partner (BCF), the County will be able to accept donations from individuals as well as foundations and corporate donors in furtherance of its efforts to help County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributions to the fund may be used to support various efforts, i... Read More.

BCF COVID-19 Response Update #1 

Published Tuesday March 17, 2020
By now, we are all aware of the magnitude of the public health crisis that our city, region, and indeed nation and world are facing due to the novel COVID-19 virus. BCF’s leadership made the decision on March 12, 2020 to move to a remote working situation beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. At the close of our first two days of teleworking, we can report that our systems are all functioning as needed, and staff are carrying on with the regular work of the foundation, including processing grants a... Read More.
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