Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation announces 3rd Quarter Grant Recipients

Tuscora Park’s 3rd quarter 2015 grants totaled $46,000. All grants given benefit those in Summit County and surrounding counties including the City of Barberton.

Program Name
Grant Amount
Embracing Futures, Inc.
Orthodontic Care Program
Akron Area YMCA-Camp Y Noah
Overnight Adventure Camp for Barberton Kids
Victory Gallop. Inc.
Victory Gallop 2015-2016 Programs
Breaking Barriers Program
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve
iStrive Outreach After-School & Summer Program
Barberton Parks & Recreation
Winter Youth Adventure Camp
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
Therapeutic Services Enhancements

To learn more about the Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation grants, please visit the Barberton Community Foundation’s website at

BCF Announces 3rd Quarter Grant Recipients

BCF Announces 3rd Quarter Grant Recipients

Our 3Q15 grants totaled $36,796 All grants given will directly benefit the Barberton community.

Program Name
Focus Area
Grant Amount
Strategic Granting Area
Embracing Futures
Orthodontic Care Program for Barberton Children
Social Services
Responsive Effort
Barberton Parks & Recreation
Lake Anna Holiday Lighting
Community Image
Responsive Effort
Barberton Parks & Recreation
25th Annual Mumfest
Community Image
Strategic Collaboration
Boys & Girls Club of the Western Reserve
iStrive for Van Buren Homes in Barberton
Educational Excellence
Responsive Effort
Stewarts Caring Place
Cancer Support Services for Barberton Residents
Social Services
Responsive Effort
Barberton Area Community Ministries
Barberton Head Start Backpack Program
Social Services
Responsive Effort

Strategic Granting Model

Responsive Effort – Address short-term community needs for one to three years while simultaneously helping to create a sustainability model

Strategic Collaboration – Designed to allow the Foundation to work with other organizations to launch programs that maximize community impact

Foundation Facilitated Initiative – Programs that are funded and managed by the Foundation and designed to create transformational change to benefit the residents of Barberton

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Barberton’s 17th Annual Jeep Davis 5K Honors Olympic Legend and Legacy

Barberton, OH – August 26, 2015 The 17th annual Jeep Davis Memorial 5K presented by Medical Mutual will be Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 9 a.m. at Lake Anna in Barberton. Organized by the Barberton Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Barberton Community Foundation, the 5K race continues a rich tradition of community and regional support for Barberton athletics as it helps fund youth sports projects, programs, and individuals through the Jeep Davis Olympic Hopeful Fund.

The Jeep Davis Memorial 5K is part of the prestigious Subway Challenge Series, a season-long series of races in which runners accumulate points and earn prizes, drawing runners both locally and from across the region.

This year’s event includes a walking division, along the new route including the Medical Mutual’s Magic Mile and a sub from Subway and your beverage of choice.

The Jeep Davis Memorial 5K will end in front of the Barberton Public Library, where there stands a bronze statue of the late Glenn “Jeep” Davis, a three-time Olympic gold medalist.

Jeep’s Legacy through Grant Funding

With the desire to see Barberton’s magic continue in Barberton, Glenn “Jeep” Davis established the Jeep Davis Olympic Hopeful Fund at the Foundation in 1999, which awards grants to non-profits assisting young aspiring athletes. And though Mr. Davis finished his final race here with us in 2009, the annual springtime 5K continues to provide funding for youth sports programs throughout the community, granting over $30,000 since the fund’s inception.

In coordination with the event, Barberton Community Foundation recently announced the 2015 Olympic Hopeful Fund award recipients. Awardees include:

  • Lake Anna YMCA – $1,430 to help fund Barberton youth’s middle school basketball traveling league.
  • Barberton Youth Soccer Association –$1,250 for the Columbus Crew to come to Barberton and provide a mini clinic for all Barberton youth soccer participants.
  • Barberton Youth Football and Cheerleading – $1,609 to help fund equipment that meets safety requirements as well as contribute to the growth and development of the players
  • Buckeye Youth Outdoors – $1,311 to help fund Barberton youth resident, Joe Polacek, to compete in the state and local tournaments for trap shooting

For more information on the 5K and application information on the Jeep Davis Olympic Hopeful Fund, please contact the Foundation at (330) 745-5995.

About the Barberton Community Foundation
Established in 1996, the Foundation has awarded over 2,500 grants and scholarships totaling more than $78 million since its inception and invested over $12 million more to promote job creation, neighborhood improvements and educational opportunities within Barberton. The mission of the Barberton Community Foundation is to strengthen the Barberton community for current and future generations by providing leadership, fostering collaboration, and creating a legacy of giving, especially in support of the City of Barberton, the Barberton School District, and public health. For more information, visit

About Jeep Davis
Glenn ‘‘Jeep’’ Davis call Barberton his hometown and was known as the greatest hurdler in the world after winning gold medals in the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics. After careers on and off the track and field, Davis returned to Barberton to teach mechanical drawing and driver’s education at the high school. He continued to find opportunities to keep working with kids up until his passing, January 28, 2009. Known as a remarkable and humble person who always had a kind word, he was a former three-time Olympic champion, Sullivan Award winner, 26-time Big Ten champion at Ohio State and four-time NCAA champion. Jeep held five world track & field records and also played for the NFL’s Detroit Lions.