The Baltimore Immigrant Community Fund (BICF) collaborative was established in February 2020 by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) in partnership with the Morton and Jane Blaustein Foundation, the Straus Foundation, and the Baltimore Civic Fund. BICF is a public-private partnership and funder collaborative committed to increasing Baltimore’s capacity to better serve New Americans in Baltimore. The vision of the collaborative is to increase resources to build cohesive, safe, and welcoming communities where immigrants and refugees feel valued and treated with dignity.

The role of the collaborative is to catalyze for investment to respond to the changing needs of New Americans by focusing on the following areas: 

  • Capacity Building and Leadership Development 
  • Immigration Legal Services 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Education 
  • Entrepreneurship, economic development, and mobility
  • Crisis Response or other emerging needs 
  • Cross-Sector Movement Building
  • Outreach, Education, and Know Your Rights 

Thanks for supporting BICF and New Americans in Baltimore!