Giving for Barberton's Future

Did you know Barberton Community Foundation holds more than 90 funds? We thank our generous donors for establishing these funds, and invite the community to learn more about them. 

Thank You for Joining Us

Thanks to you, our Virtual Annual Dinner was a success! You helped us celebrate an unforgettable 25th anniversary, make our final payment on Barberton High School and honor our three newest Game Changers: Lisa McLean, Summa Health – Barberton Campus and Barberton City Schools. 

Newest Grant Partners

In their final meeting of the year, Barberton Community Foundation Board of Directors met at Barberton Public Library on Thursday, November 18, to approve $89,820.50 for ten grants in the third cycle for health and wellness programming.

Donors Who Give Back

When we ask our donors why they choose to establish funds here, we often hear them say, “I want to give back.” When you decide to give back through the Foundation, we help you to make your philanthropy personal, meaningful, and fulfilling. It’s our privlege to connect donors – and your charitable interests and resources – with local needs.

We envision an improved quality of life for Barberton residents, now and forever.

White Rabbit Galleries Scholarship

Barberton Community Foundation is pleased to announce the White Rabbit Galleries Scholarship Fund established by Laura Smith and Molly Brown. This scholarship is dedicated to supporting the local Arts and Artists in Barberton by assisting Barberton students pursuing an arts degree.

Barberton Community Foundation Job Opening: Director of Finance

Barberton Community Foundation seeks a Director of Finance who will provide leadership and management for all finance, accounting, human resource and program-related investment functions, as well as serve as an advisor to the Board, its committees, all fund holders and the staff.

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Our Impact

Whether it’s through our grants and scholarships, or through donations of time, talent and treasure, we are proud of the impact our donors and grant partners have helped us make on the community.


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Celebrating Ray Leach Sr.

Please help us welcome the Leach Family to the Foundation with the announcement of the Ray E. Leach, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Tina, Kathy, Mike, John and Ray have decided to honor their father (and Brianna her grandfather), with a scholarship that will benefit a Barberton student pursuing a trade school or technical education. READ MORE…

If you would like to support the Ray E. Leach, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, there are several ways to make a donation. DONATE NOW

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Who We Are

We are a neighbor and partner. We are committed to improving the quality of life for Barberton residents, today and in the future.

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What We Do

We work with community stakeholders, donors and charitable organizations to meet our mission. Learn more about our grants process.

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All of the assets gifted to the Foundation remain in the community.


Contact Us

We want to hear from you! Call us anytime at 330-745-5995 or email us your comments, questions, and ideas.