Together, as the Maryland Community Foundations Maryland Philanthropy Network (MCFA), we speak with one voice in promoting philanthropy to benefit towns, cities and rural areas across the state.
In a one year period, 14 Maryland Philanthropy Network members invested nearly $12M to address homelessness in Baltimore City. Join us as we develop a more intentional group to address homelessness in Baltimore, including funders interested in employment and workforce development, to discuss issues and strategies.
The Public Policy Committee serves as a clearinghouse of policy information, responsible for informing members on government policies affecting the charitable sector and member interest areas; a resource on philanthropic practice, responsible for advancing members’ public leadership and policy advocacy; and an advocate, responsible for advising Maryland Philanthropy Network on local, state, and federal legislation that impacts foundations and nonprofit organizations.
Join Sadiq Ali, Executive Director, Maryland MENTOR, and his team to discuss their recently released report, Upholding the Covenant: State of Mentoring in Maryland 2018, based on the 15 mentoring town hall meetings they completed between April and July 2018. This is intended to be a high-level discussion on the state of mentoring throughout Maryland and Baltimore City, as well as the introduction and eventual fleshing out of a skeletal, innovative framework for funding mentoring in Maryland.
All Maryland Philanthropy Network members, especially Corporate Giving members, are invited to a conversation with the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) and its new Opportunity Zone Coordinator.
Join the Community Investment Affinity Group to hear about these two exciting developments in the affordable housing landscape the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and Community Land Trusts .
Join us for an update on Baltimore City Schools facilities. Learn more about infrastructure problems that exist, the funding mechanisms that exacerbate the problem and the steps City Schools is taking to proactively address facility challenges and buildings with alternative financing mechanisms.
This discussion, convened by the Arts Funders Affinity Group, will begin with some information sharing about the expectations for Baltimore’s Arts and Entertainment Districts’ nonprofit host organization and for what they are being held accountable and move into a strategic discussion about possible collective actions to maximize the benefits of and support to Arts and Entertainment Districts so that they continue to generate innumerable social and economic benefits inherent in creative placemaking projects.
Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Program Committee is responsible for guiding Maryland Philanthropy Network staff about the educational needs of Maryland Philanthropy Network members and helping to design and implement programs to meet those needs. This meeting is for committee members only. If you are an Maryland Philanthropy Network member interested in serving on the Program Committee, please contact Elisabeth Hyleck.