William Donald Schaefer Civic Fund

The William Donald Schaefer Civic Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation is a living memorial to Governor Schaefer, honoring and perpetuating his lifelong dedication to Baltimore's neighborhoods.

You can make a secure credit card gift in his memory here (minimum $100) or mail a check to the Baltimore Community Foundation, with "Schaefer Fund" in the memo line, to:
2 East Read Street, 9th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

The Schaefer Civic Fund, a permanent endowment supporting BCF's highly regarded Neighborhood Grants Program, was seeded by Governor Schaefer in 2008 with money from left-over campaign funds and money remaining from a Civic Fund he had overseen as Mayor. Schaefer later donated his house to the Fund. When the Governor died in April 2011, his friends and associates asked that memorial gifts be directed to the Fund. In July 2012, $1.4 million from the private foundation established through Gov. Schaefer's will was donated to the Fund, which will mean $63,000 more each year in grants to neighborhoods.

Read more about the gift from Governor Schaefer's estate, and see the list of 2013 Neighborhood Grants Program award winners, funded in part by the Schaefer Civic Fund.

For more information about the Schaefer Civic Fund, download the PDF fact sheet.

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07/24/2012 - Schaefer Legacy: $1.4 Million for Baltimore Neighborhoods

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11/23/2010 - Grants Available for Neighborhood Improvement Projects

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07/29/2010 - 23 New Projects - Near You

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01/20/2010 - Neighborhood Grants Program Kicks Off 2010

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12/15/2009 - The Schaefer Civic Fund

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Youngsters in Patterson Park get a workout in the neighborhood’s youth soccer league.
One Step Up scholars Sherrone Ricks and Jeane’ Baker celebrate with donors Jonnie-Kay McLean and Norman Morrison.
A Baltimore City student soaks up the sun at North Bay Adventure Camp.
Enjoying the lake at Druid Hill Park. Photo by Middleton Evans.
Dreams do come true: Our Playground at Stadium Place, rebuilt by determined volunteers and generous donors after the original was destroyed by arson. The work was supported by a fund at BCF. 

BCF’s efforts through the Diversity Path will work to rebuild Baltimore’s black middle class.

Baltimore’s vibrant arts and cultural scene boasts innovative projects like the Contemporary Museum’s Mobtown Modern Music Series, which combines classical instruments, jarring visual components and DJ-style electronics into informal performances of works by modern composers. Photo by Robert McIver Photography.
Cyclists atop Federal Hill take in views of the city skyline and bustling Inner Harbor. Photo by Middleton Evans.
Collecting butterflies in the field for a nature study.
In the spring of 2009, an army of dedicated volunteers worked to rebuild Our Playground at Stadium Place, which had been destroyed by arson in September 2008. Photo by Kristine Buls.
Enjoying one of the simple pleasures of summer at a neighborhood camp.
BCF’s Human Services Path emphasizes health, aging, and family economic security.
Neighbors team up to beautify and reclaim a vacant lot.
Most Middle Grades Partnership scholars qualify for the city’s competitive high schools.
Rapid and reliable public transportation for our region is a central goal of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, a fund of BCF. Photo by P.A. Greene.
Children beat the heat in the waters of the Walter Sondheim Fountain at the Inner Harbor. Contributions to construct the memorial were collected through a special project fund at BCF. Photo by Will Kirk, courtesy of Homewood Photography.
Students at Great Kids Farm learn about local food production, from “seed to fork.”
Baltimore’s successful One Plus One recycling program has engaged residents in making the city cleaner and greener.
Baltimore City students and farm manager Greg Strella (far right) with the summer harvest at Great Kids Farm.
Students at Baltimore’s Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology, one of many public charter schools helping to transform public education in our city. Photo by Stephen Jones, courtesy of Baltimore City Public Schools.
BCF’s Promoting Baltimore Path works to ensure that Baltimore continues to retain and attract citizens and businesses.
Experience-Corps Baltimore places older adult volunteers in struggling city elementary schools to serve as classroom aides, mentors, and tutors. Photograph by Michael Ciesielski, courtesy of Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Inc.


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