Baltimore Civic Fund

Baltimore Civic Fund

1 N. Charles, Ste. 1600
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 467-0937

Lea Ferguson
Chief Operating Officer

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1981
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1981
Number of sponsored projects: 100

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
6%, increasing to 8% in next two years

Eligibility criteria:
  • Other: Only projects of Baltimore city government

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Festivals and events
  • Food insecurity/Nutrition
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • Open space/Parks
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Youth development
Services we offer projects:
  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting
Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
  • Model L, Single Member LLC
Organization description:
The Baltimore Civic Fund, established in 1981, is one of several mayoral funds in the United States. Through grantmaking, partnership building, fiscal sponsorship and technical assistance, the Civic Fund allows agencies within the City of Baltimore to raise philanthropic funds and drive forward key priorities of the Mayor of Baltimore, while ensuring that funds are managed with a high level of integrity and responsibility.