Grant and Scholarship Overview

We award grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students from the hundreds of charitable funds that make up the Baltimore Community Foundation. Generous donors have established or contributed to funds at BCF to make these grants and scholarships possible.

Currently we are focusing our discretionary resources in the areas of education and neighborhoods

Many of the grants distributed by BCF each year comes from donor-advised funds at the recommendation of the fund advisor. Most donor-advised funds are not open to requests for funding. BCF also distributes grants from funds that are restricted for specific purposes and general causes, including funds established to benefit public agencies.  

See our Grants page for a list of all grant programs that are open for applications, or browse a complete list of 2016 grants.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship or see a list of 2016 scholarships.

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Parsing School Effectiveness and Leadership

We want every student in Baltimore to have the opportunity to attend a school that operates at the highest level, delivering the best possible education, led by a strong and effective leader. Defining what that actually means, and how to get there, is the challenge.

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

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. 

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Baltimore Beyond Plastic rally at City Hall

Nearly 200 students from a dozen Baltimore City schools converged at City Hall on February 6 for a rally to support legislation that would ban polystyrene food containers within Baltimore. 

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