Financial Information

Total Assets: $169,642,168 Total Giving: $19,196,195

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available


Grants to Individuals Program, Program-Related Investment


The following grants were awarded in 2015: Highland View Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hagerstown, Maryland – $55,000
Saint John’s Episcopal Church of Gloucester, Massachusetts – $44,550
Govans Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, Maryland – $13,000
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia – $6,200
St Abraham Baptist Church Inc. Baltimore, Maryland – $10,000


Giving primarily in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, MD.
No support for religious or sectarian purposes.
No grants to individuals (except for scholarships), or for capital campaigns, annual fund campaigns, or event sponsorships.


The foundation’s mission is to inspire donors to achieve their charitable goals from generation to generation and to improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grantmaking, enlightened civic leadership, and strategic investments. BCF’s strategic grantmaking focuses on the areas of human services, youth, education, transportation, neighborhoods, diversity, environment, arts and culture, and promoting Baltimore, MD.


Incorporated in 1972 in MD – In 1972, leaders of Baltimore’s five major banks of that time joined together to establish the Community Foundation of the Greater Baltimore Area. Inspired by the success of the nation’s first community foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, and a rapidly growing network of community foundations nationwide, co-founder Robert H. Levi of Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust, who would become the fledgling organization’s first chairman, felt strongly that Baltimore needed “a philanthropic organization that was a gathering of all people–no color line, no religious affiliation, no special cause.”

Quick Facts Sheet

Located in:

Baltimore ,


United States

Contact Information / Process

Telephone: (410) 332-4171
Fax: (410) 837-4701
E-mail: [email protected]
2 E. Read St., 9th Fl. Baltimore, MD United States 21202-6903
Initial Approach: Mail or e-mail letter of inquiry (2 pages)

Donors & Leadership

Officers and Trustees:
Tedd Alexander, III Vice-Chair. and Trustee
Laura L. Gamble Chair.
Thomas E. Wilcox C.E.O. and Pres. and Trustee
Josh E. Fidler Vice-Chair.
Amy T. Seto Exec. V.P. and C.O.O.
Ralph M. Serpe V.P., Philanthropy and C.D.O.
Stephon A. Jackson
Harry S. Johnson
Marsha Y. Reeves Secy.
Stuart O. Simms
Paul C. Wolman
Danista Hunte V.P., Community Investment
Diane Bell-McKoy
Ellen N. Bernard
Thomas S. Bozzuto
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., MD
Richard W. Cass
Louis R. Cestello
Ronald J. Daniels
Mychelle Y. Farmer, MD
Mark R. Fetting
Sheldon Goldseker
Michael D. Hankin
Ellen M. Heller
Patricia Joseph
Patrick McCarthy
Wes Moore
Michael P. Pinto
Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff
Marc B. Terrill
Kenneth L. Thompson
Steven G. Ziger
Patricia Chandler V.P., Finance and Admin.