School Board reflections with Cheryl Casciani

We're sitting down with Cheryl Casciani, the outgoing president of the board of commissioners of the Baltimore City Public Schools (she's also BCF director of special projects). She'll reflect on the challenges and successes during her tenure, and look to the future.

How Quiet Donors Became Champions for Black Giving

Eddie and Sylvia Brown contribute to education, the arts, and health care — often stipulating that other rich African-Americans also must contribute.

Regional Economic Development Planning

In a Baltimore Sun op-ed published July 29, BCF’s Patti Chandler and RBC Global Asset Management’s Catherine Banat advocated for a regional economic development plan that aligns with the unique needs of the Baltimore community. The writers join us August 16 to discuss how such a plan might provide a road map to economic success.


Investing in Baltimore neighborhoods since 1972

We believe in Baltimore. BCF donors and grant recipients are fierce supporters and advocates for the region. We strive to work at the intersection of our school communities, particularly in the West Baltimore neighborhoods like Forest Park, Howard Park, Penn North and Reservoir Hill. 

Statement from Shanaysha Sauls, BCF President & CEO, on President Trump’s Tweets about Baltimore

Today, Shanaysha Sauls, BCF President & CEO, released the following statement on President Trump’s Tweets about Baltimore.


Sound Advice from Christina Snyder

With another tax year behind us, this is a great time to review your financial plan, including philanthropic objectives. With careful planning and the use of certain planning techniques, income, tax savings, retirement and charitable giving can all be maximized. 

BCF impact investing program Invest for More nearing $4 million investment goal

Since its launch in May 2018, BCF’s Invest for More program has focused on investing in local businesses, organizations, and projects that will bring measurable social impact to Baltimore neighborhoods, and provide a financial return within BCF’s investment pool. One year later, the program has committed or invested over $3.5 million toward that goal.


My Legacy: Elaine Ritchey

"When Chuck passed away, I wanted to make an ongoing tribute that would reflect his love and passion for all the people he worked with for so many years. "

Baltimore Community Foundation Welcomes Christina Snyder and Bob Young into Professional Advisor Recognition Society

BCF welcomed two new members into its Professional Advisor Recognition Society during a ceremony today. The 2019 inductees are Christina Snyder and Robert Young.  


Sound Advice with Richard Adams

A proper estate plan is critical for everyone – no matter their level of wealth or income. 

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