Guidelines for Giving

The Black McDonald’s® Operators Association (BMOA) of Baltimore and Greater Washington, DC is dedicated to giving back and empowering the communities where we do business.


Funding Considerations

To be considered for funding, an organization must be:

  • 501(c)3 designation from the IRS


BMOA is most interested in organization that have:

  • A program that serves underprivileged groups in areas of Greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore
  • A program that focuses on academics, arts and athletic initiatives
  • A consistent and effective management team in place
  • A specific program they are seeking to fund
  • Focused goals and objectives

BMOA does not fund:

  • General and administrative costs, including salaries
  • Advertising or fundraising drives
  • Partisan or political programs


Deadline for Submission – November 30th


Preparation and Submission

Your request for funding must be on the Letterhead of the applying organization and include:

  1. The background of the organization
  2. A statement summarizing the specific purpose of the funds requested and expected outcomes
  3. Target population and number of individuals to be served by the project
  4. How the project will be evaluated
  5. Specific dollar amount requested from BMOA and statement as to whether organization has previously requested/received funding from BMOA


Please include:

  • Itemized budget for specific funds requested
  • Current year’s operating budget
  • Copy of 501(c)3 letter from the IRS


Responsibility of Recipient:

The recipient of any funds from BMOA must use the funds awarded for the specific purpose of their original intent.

BMOA asks that appropriate recognition be given to our donation in form of a plaque other signage, and/or through a check presentation or press release.


Please address all correspondence to:

Debra Williams
2404 Winding Ridge Road
Odenton, MD  21113
Or email to:
Subject: BMOA