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Baltimore Funding Model Challenges ‘Nonprofit Industrial Complex’ Practices

More than two decades in the making, Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) provides local youth-focused groups with grants ranging from $500 to $500,000. BCYF is funded annually by 3 percent of the city’s property taxes. What’s innovative is how its principals structured it to ensure that small Black grassroots groups that usually go unfunded have a seat at the table.

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