Celebrating 25 Years

2021 is a special year for Barberton Community Foundation. We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary!
Officially, our anniversary is in September – September 27, 2021 to be exact. It all started 25 years ago…

Now Accepting Nominations

The annual Game Changer award is open and accepting nominations through July 15, 2021. This has been an exceptional year for many reasons. Help us identify those individuals and organizations who deserve recognition!

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.

Foundation Board Approves Second Cycle Grants for Arts and Community Programs

Barberton Community Foundation’s Board of Directors met at the Active Adult Center on Thursday, July 15 to approve $63,179.50 for six grants in the second cycle for arts and community programming. The board also discussed several upcoming events, contracting with Heritage Ohio, and other business.

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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.

$109.7M

Total in Grants
& Scholarships

$4.5M

Scholarships
Given

$105M

Total Grants
Given

$6.9M

Total Donations
Received

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.

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Contact Us

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