The Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people in the Greater Baltimore region through various donors and key initiatives. Created "by the people, for the people," the BCF has been very involved with bettering the Baltimore area — In 2014 alone, they distributed $29 million to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, and they have granted over $421 million since the foundation's inception in 1972.
After the trying times in Baltimore earlier this year in April, the Baltimore Community Foundation established the Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore to help repair and strengthen the city following the events. Baltimore has been CyberPoint's home since the company's creation in 2009, and we were deeply affected by the unrest that occurred in our beloved city. As part of our efforts to help the city move forward, CyberPoint participated in the fundraiser by making a leadership gift of $5,000 along with individual employee donations. The fund, which raised nearly $600,000, has been instrumental in helping local businesses and families recover and rebuild.
Our partnership with the Baltimore Community Foundation has always been strong, but in the fall of 2015 it was strengthened further: CyberPoint's very own co-founder, Vicki Gumtow, was elected to the BCF's Board of Trustees. As a member of the Education Committee, Vicki will continue upholding CyberPoint's dedication to Baltimore and provide further support to those in our community who need it most.
Going one step further, on the occasion of our 6th anniversary, CyberPoint committed $1,000,000 over the next 10 years to establish the CyberPoint Foundation Fund, a charitable endowed fund at BCF. The new CyberPoint Foundation Fund will be primarily focused on supporting educational initiatives, with additional support to the arts, economic development, and other causes important to CyberPoint employees. A portion of the fund represents an endowment supporting CyberPoint's community goals in perpetuity.
CyberPoint is very proud to have such a close relationship with an organization as devoted to community outreach as the Baltimore Community Foundation. It's no secret that we love our city, and the BCF's dedication to Baltimore is something we greatly admire. To read more about the foundation and its mission, click here.