Historically, the SFC brings together groups of adult and youth reviewers to assess proposals based on various metrics, including program history and performance, program activities, and family and community engagement. In addition to the reviewers' assessments of proposals, funding decisions are informed by individual foundations’ funding priorities and eligibility requirements.
Due to Covid-19, it is not possible to conduct in -person adult and youth reviews of proposals this year. Instead, Baltimore's Promise will provide funders with a comprehensive guide that captures the perspectives and priorities of youth ages 16-24 collected in youth engagement sessions over the past year. In addition, the SFC will conduct focus groups with parents and caregivers of youth in Pre-K - Grade 8 to inform the decision-making process for programs that serve younger participants. The SFC strives to account for the needs and priorities of Baltimore's youth in the most meaningful and safest ways possible.