The Fuel Fund of Maryland depends on the generosity of many individuals, companies, foundations, organizations and religious institutions to provide financial and educational assistance and resources to more than 7,200 central Maryland households who are struggling with their utility bills in times of crisis.  Your gift truly creates a brighter (and stronger) community.  

We offer many options for our donors. But, you are not limited to these options. If you would like to suggest new donation options for our organization, please contact

THE POWER OF 12: Monthly Giving Program

By becoming a Monthly Donor for The Fuel Fund of Maryland, your steady support provides provides an array of financial, educational, and community resources to our vulnerable neighbors who are struggling through a utility crisis. To learn more and join The Power of 12, click here.

1981 POWER CIRCLE: Planned Giving Program

Our donors can make a lasting impact with vulnerable households facing a utility crisis by making a planned gift to the Fuel Fund of Maryland. When you include the Fuel Fund to your estate, gift of stocks such as real estate and life insurance, you'll help fulfill our mission of helping thousands of struggling households who have no other place to turn to. Click here to learn more about the '1981 Power Circle'.

Online Giving Platforms

Fuel Fund of Maryland EIN: 52-1204629.

  • Network for Good
  • America's Charities 
  • YourCause
  • Gifts of Stocks 

Workplace Giving & Matching Gifts

The Fuel Fund participates in a number of workplace charity campaigns each year, as well as matching gifts, to raise funds for our mission. Among the few are the Combined Federal Campaign, the Exelon Matching Gift Program, and United Way of Central Maryland.

When donating to the Fuel Fund of Maryland, please designate your gift to:

  • United Way of Central Maryland (99844)
  • Combined Charities Campaign National Area (99844)
  • Combined Charities Campaign Chesapeake Area (99844)
  • Maryland Charities Campaign (7695)
  • Combined Charities Campaign Baltimore City (7695)
  • Combined Federal Campaign  

Please contact Debbie Brown, Chief Development Officer, at 410-844-3834 or

Gifts of Stocks

Stock Transfer Information 

  • Gift Account Name:  Fuel Fund of Maryland

  • Gift Account Number:  8801033

If you are depositing the following, and they are already in a depository:  Equities, Corporate and Municipal Bonds, Commercial Paper, Medium-Term Notes, Collateralized Mortgage Issues and Zero-Coupon bonds. Instruct current custodian to deliver to:

  • DTC Number:    2803

  • Agent Bank ID:  26645

  • Institutional ID:  71094

*Please contact Derrick Leak at Brown Advisory prior to deposit being made for notification.  He can be reached by email at or 443-873-5262.*

If you wish to wire cash for deposit to the account:

  • U.S. Bank, N.A.

  • ABA  091000022

  • For Credit to Account:  173103198383

  • Account:  U.S. Bank Trust Wire Account

  • Attention:  Travis Perdue

  • For further credit to account of:  Fuel Fund of Maryland (gift account)

  • Account of:  8801033

Please note that we do not determine the tax-deductive amount for donors contributing shares of stock. We will provide you with a letter acknowledging the gift that will include the date of the stock transfer.   Please refer to your accountant, attorney, or financial advisor to determine the value of your gift for IRS or other purposes.

BGE Online / Dollar Donation Fund

Did you know that you can contribute to the Fuel Fund by donating through BGE?

Last year, more than 10,000 Marylanders received help from BGE donations to the Fuel Fund. Enroll in the Dollar Donation Fund and BGE will add a donation of your choice to your bill every month.

Don’t care to enroll in this program? BGE has another option for you!

You can also add an extra amount to your BGE online bill before processing the payment.

Visit BGE's Fuel Fund Page

Coordinate a Third-Party Fundraiser to raise both funds and awareness with your friends, family, neighbors or co-workers. Happy Hour, car wash, casual Friday and a bake sale are just a few ideas!

We are partnered with AmazonSmile. You shop, Amazon donates a portion of the proceeds back to the Fuel Fund. 

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Fuel Fund of Maryland in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process. 

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify AmazonSmile charities when it becomes available.


If your business is looking to collaborate with the Fuel Fund, contact Chief Development Officer, Debbie Brown, at 410-844-3834.