Grants and Scholarships

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.

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.

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


BCF Responds to COVID-19

BCF is grateful to the wide range of donors who have given more than $2.2 million to date to address the effects of the pandemic on local families and communities.

A New 21st Century School For Howard Park

“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. 


Baltimore Community Foundation Deploys COVID-19 Response Grants

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. 

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