Our mission is to inspire Christians to advance Christ’s Kingdom by making gifts through the Baptist Foundation of Maryland/Delaware (BFMD) to support the benevolent and missionary enterprises of the BCM/D and to manage those gifts to preserve and perpetuate the giver’s Christian witness.

The Baptist Foundation of Maryland/Delaware (BFMD) acknowledges that God is creator and owner of all wealth. As stewards, we must faithfully invest our lives, including our financial wealth, in ways that honor God and advance His Kingdom. The Baptist Foundation is your innovative and trustworthy partner in managing the resources with which God has entrusted you.


The Baptist Foundation of Maryland and Delaware began as the Baltimore Baptist Church Extension Society on January 2, 1854, with the express purpose to secure lots within the city of Baltimore in suitable locations for building churches or Sabbath school.

For the next 137 years, the Church Extension Society of MD/DE, as it was later known as, was committed to planting and developing churches. The practical work of this group included helping churches buy land, erect buildings, and retire troublesome construction debts through low cost loans and outright grants.

Another antecedent of the current foundation, the Baptist Foundation of Maryland, was established in 1959 to raise funds, invest and manage those funds, and distribute the proceeds according to the donors wishes. Through the years it provided scholarships for future missionaries and pastors, and contributed substantial sums to mission causes in Maryland, Delaware, and the Northeast.

The long standing evangelistic and missions commitment of these two distinct bodies were united on January 1, 1991, to form the Baptist Foundation of Maryland and Delaware.

To view a copy of the Foundation’s most recent audited financial statements, click here: 09.30.2021_Audited Financial Statements_Baptist Foundation of MD DE, Inc

Programs Offered

Funding Opportunities


The Baptist Foundation has loans available for churches. Go to Financial and Legal under the Ministry Guide or call 800-466-5290 x202.


Scholarships are offered for Seminary education, Mission education, Girls’ camps on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 800-460-5290 x218 for more information. For scholarships for Boys’ Camps, call 800-466-5290 x226.

Church Planting

Contact the Church Planting office at 800-466-5290 x222 for information on how to start a church.

Baptist Foundation of Maryland/Delaware Sunday

To help individuals, families and churches know about opportunities to advance Christ’s Kingdom through gifts given to support the benevolent and missionary enterprises of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, February 20 has been designated as “Baptist Foundation of Maryland/Delaware Sunday.” Download a BFM/D Bulletin Insert to share with your congregation.

BCM/D Short Term Fund
The Baptist Foundation of Maryland/Delaware (BFMD) is partnering with the Kentucky Baptist Foundation (KBF) to offer a new investment option for churches and ministries seeking a low-risk investment alternative to traditional savings or money market accounts. The goal of the Short Term Fund is to offer a stable value and an above-market earnings rate while maintaining liquidity and security. Call: 410-290-5290