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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.

BCF Opens the COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund, Will be Working Remotely to Meet Community Needs

Published Friday March 13, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent announcement that Maryland has identified its first cases of community transmission of the virus, BCF is establishing the  COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund  to enable rapid response to mitigate the effects of the public health emergency our region is currently facing. One hundred percent of all donated funds will go directly to address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our region’s communities, workforce, and vulnerable po... Read More.

More than $1.8 Million Raised to Address Barriers Faced by Entrepreneurs of Color in Baltimore

Published Thursday March 5, 2020
Six local organizations have received grants totaling $775,000 from the Baltimore Small Business Support Fund in a collaborative effort to help entrepreneurs of color overcome obstacles to starting and growing businesses in Baltimore City and the surrounding region.  “Baltimore Community Foundation has committed a portion of our investment portfolio to impact investing in Baltimore, but to deploy those funds effectively we need a CDFI community that can meet the needs of small businesses in Bal... Read More.
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