The Baltimore City Foundation, Inc., is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Baltimore City. The Foundation enables the Baltimore City government to raise philanthropic resources that promote many of its health and human services priorities. Additionally, the Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that support youth and underprivileged Baltimore City residents. In conducting activities for the support or benefit of the City, and in receiving charitable contributions from private sources, the Foundation also promotes public/private collaboration for the benefit of the City and its residents.
The Baltimore City Foundation was established in 1981 by the Honorable William Donald Schaeffer.
YouthWorks -- Baltimore City’s summer jobs program -- is the largest program administered through the Baltimore City Foundation. YouthWorks annually places approximately 5,000 young people ages 14-21 in six-week summer work experiences with private sector, nonprofit, and city and state government employers throughout Baltimore. YouthWorks participants work in a variety of industries and are exposed to a wide range of careers while gaining basic workforce readiness and career-specific skills. YouthWorks is operated by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development with the assistance of employers and workforce partners, and financial support from multiple contributors who make donations through the Baltimore City Foundation.
Board of Directors
Dr. Lenwood Ivey
President, Baltimore City Foundation
Francis X. Bossle, CPA
Former Executive Director
Office of Hopkins Internal Audits
Director, Mayor's Office of Employment Development
City of Baltimore
James Piper, III
Former Executive Vice President
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Director of Finance
City of Baltimore
Mayor's Office of Employment Development, COB
Correct Rx Pharmacy Services, Inc.