Frequent Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When was Baptist Family & Children’s Services (BFCS) founded?
  2. What is the mission of BFCS?
  3. If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
  4. Besides donations, how is Baptist Family funded?
  5. How can I get involved?
  6. What is your organization's privacy policy?
  1. BFCS was formed in 1920 by a group of concerned Baptist laypersons from Baltimore, including Willoughby McCormick, founder of McCormick Spice Company. Click the question to view a slide presentation of our history.

  2. BFCS serves God by partnering with churches and community groups to keep kids safe, stabilize families and help build strong neighborhoods through material support, transitional housing and homes for children in need. Click the question for an agency overview.

  3. We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization's programs. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. The organization’s total annual administrative percentage is 11.4%. This figure is calculated by referring to our IRS form 990, adding our fundraising expenses and management/general expenses and dividing the result by our total expenses. Click the question to visit our "Donate Now" and "Financials" pages to learn more.

  4. Baptist Family is funded by private giving and a contract with Maryland’s Department of Human Resources (to provide Treatment Foster Care services). This contract provides 80-90% of the agency’s annual revenue. Our current strategic plan includes an initiative to balance our funding sources and sustain and build our family stability services to meet the many needs therein. Click the question to visit our "Financials" page for more information.

  5. We’re always on the lookout for individuals like you who want to get involved. Click the question to find out ways to volunteer in specific program areas.

  6. What is your organization's privacy policy?

    Our organization takes our privacy policy seriously, implementing steps to protect and ensure the safety of our supporters and clientele. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organizations, public, private or nonprofit.