Grants

The grant programs listed below are open to requests for funding. If the areas of interest and eligibility criteria look like a match for your need, click on the name to read the complete guidelines and instructions for applying.

Please note that many of the grants distributed by BCF each year come from donor-advised funds at the recommendation of the fund advisor. Most donor-advised funds are not open to requests for funding.

Check out our grantseeker FAQs for more information.

Baker-King Foundation Fund

Areas of interest: Medicine, education, and child welfare

Eligibility: The Baker-King Foundation was incorporated in 1954 by John T. King, Jr., M.D., a Baltimore physician, and his wife Charlotte Baker King. The fund was established to support religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational institutions. Now a fund at the Baltimore Community Foundation, all grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Dr. and Mrs. King participate in making decisions regarding grants in support of Dr. and Mrs. King's philanthropic legacy. Generally, the fund has supported non-profits operating in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Particular emphasis is on medical, educational and child welfare organizations. Grants awarded range from $500 to $2,500. To apply, please send a letter and supporting documents with your request via e-mail to

William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund

Areas of interest: Strengthening Baltimore’s arts and culture sector, enriching the lives of metropolitan residents and supporting civic engagement through the arts.

Eligibility: Cultural organizations (or their fiscal agents) serving the Baltimore area that qualify as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serving the Baltimore area that do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, political persuasion, age, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation.

BWGC – Baltimore Women's Giving Circle

Areas of interest: Promote self-sufficiency for women and their families.

Eligibility: Organizations (or their fiscal agents) serving the Baltimore area that qualify as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Programs primarily serving serve women and their families living in Baltimore City or Baltimore County.

Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation

Areas of interest: Arts, education, and health (HIV/AIDS and cancer).

Eligibility: Organizations (or their fiscal agents) serving the Baltimore area that qualify as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serving the Baltimore area that do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, color, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation.

Children's Fresh Air Society Fund

Areas of interest: Funding for camperships that give disadvantaged and disabled metropolitan Baltimore children the benefits of a summer camp experience.

Eligibility: Organizations (or their fiscal agents) serving the Baltimore area that qualify as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, that operate a day or residential summer camp program.

Education Grants

Areas of interest: School readiness, school leadership, and school effectiveness as well as advocacy and public policy efforts that support these three areas.

Eligibility: Organizations (or their fiscal agents) that qualify as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serving Baltimore City or Baltimore County, that do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, political persuasion, age, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation.

Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds

Areas of interest: Mini-grants to nonprofit organizations to facilitate their good works in neighborhoods and schools.

Eligibility: Organizations (or their fiscal agents) that qualify as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serving the Baltimore area and that do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, political persuasion, age, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation. Organizations must have a total budget less than $250,000; Apply for a project whose budget is no more than $10,000.

Neighborhood Grants Program

Areas of interest: Projects that get more neighbors involved in the community, build new leaders or improve existing leadership for the neighborhood, or increase neighborhood vibrancy through the arts.

Eligibility: Funding is for resident-led projects and community-based organizations that include resident leadership and that address a community need. Groups in Baltimore City and Baltimore County may apply. Most grants do not require 501(c)(3) status; see guidelines for more information.

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP Continuing Fund

Areas of interest: Programs, initiatives and organizations in the field of education in Baltimore City.

Eligibility: Organizations serving the Baltimore area that qualify as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, color, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation.

Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation

Areas of interest: Programs in mental health, aging, health, and higher education.

Eligibility: Organizations (or their fiscal agents) that qualify as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, color, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation.

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