Our Work

The Fund understands that a successful public school system is crucial to ensuring the health and vibrancy of Baltimore City. Strong schools play a singular role in moving urban families out of poverty, improving neighborhoods, and increasing college and career opportunities for young people. As Baltimore’s most experienced and trusted education intermediary, the Fund works to translate and connect district priorities with community needs and expectations. We do this by creating dynamic partnerships of district, foundation, corporate and community leaders to accelerate the pace of reform for our students.

Analysis and Engagement

The Fund serves as an independent lens for the larger education community in Baltimore, finding new ways to raise public awareness and demand for changes in policy and practice that have the potential to produce significant across the board gains for our students.  Learn More…

District Fundraising

The Fund works closely with district and funder leadership to shape and evaluate innovative reform initiatives for potential private investment. As grant manager for these private dollars, the Fund ensures that implementation goals are met, funds are used in strict accordance with grant guidelines, and results are disseminated to appropriate stakeholders. Learn More…

District Innovation Support

The Fund leverages our strong understanding of the education challenges and opportunities facing the district and our communities to successfully identify, adapt and implement reform strategies with a track record of success to meet the unique needs of City Schools students. Learn More…