For the ninth year in a row, over 10 public and private organizations will work together to support high-quality summer programs that serve youth from families with low incomes in Baltimore City. The application period runs from today, December 1 at 5pm, to Friday, January 13, 2023 at 5pm. This year, $4.8 million is available in funding for summer programs. BCYF is investing $2 million in funding for summer programs. This year they are prioritizing organizations led by Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian leaders and summer programs serving older youth.
Does this sound like a good fit for your summer program? Learn more about the application requirements and apply for funding at bmoresfc.org.
Online Application Portal
This year, the SFC is excited to launch our new online application portal! Your application for SFC 2023 funding must be completed via the online portal, which will be released Wednesday, December 7. Live trainings for the online portal will be provided at our in-person and online information sessions on December 7 and 8. In addition, we will upload a training video for anyone who is unable to attend an information session, and will provide technical assistance for any applicants who have questions about completing the portal and online application. In advance of next week's information sessions, we encourage you to read through the full SFC 2023 Request for Proposals. The RFP contains all the information you need to learn how to apply for SFC 2023 funding. It also contains a list of the application questions that will be asked in the online portal.
Application Info Sessions
Potential applicants are encouraged to attend one optional virtual info session to ask questions about the application and its requirements:
Application Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
The SFC is excited to offer many different capacity building opportunities to support Baltimore-based organizations whose participants are youth and young adults ages 0-24. Some of our sessions will specifically help you to complete your SFC 2023 funding application. Please be sure to register for sessions in advance so that facilitators are able to plan accordingly. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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In 2016, Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative applicants expressed interest in building partnerships with other enrichment organizations and service providers in advance of the RFP release so that they are better prepared to submit applications for funding.
To this end, the Summer Funding Collaborative assembles and maintains the Baltimore Summer Enrichment Directory: a directory of organizations seeking and/or offering specific kinds of partnership, contractors, professional development, technical assistance. This directory is linked as an additional resource related to the Summer Funding Collaborative RFP. View the directory by clicking here.
If you would like to be included in the Directory, or update information from previous years, you are invited to (re)submit your information here.
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The Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative is a partnership between public, private and nonprofit organizations that supports high-quality summer programs that serve youth from low-income families in Baltimore City.