BCF Grantee Workshop

The Barberton Community Foundation is holding our annual Grantee Workshop on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. This event we have partnered with Grants Plus to bring value to beginner to advanced grant seekers. The seminar includes best practices and topics that are important to today’s grant seekers. Including core competencies that will leave nonprofit grant seekers better equipped to pursue grants strategically and efficiently.

Grantee Workshop Invitation

To register CLICK HERE.

Bike 2 Barberton Day – Success!

Bike 2 Barberton


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for attending Bike 2 Barberton Day!

The event was a great success with over 100 bikers and 20 volunteers in attendance.  It was a great opportunity to meet with riders from Barberton and surrounding communities, while highlighting Barberton as a bike friendly community.

Special thank you to our sponsors and partners who helped bring this event to the community free of charge.

2016 Sponsors and Partners:

Barberton Community Foundation

City of Barberton (Police Department and Parks & Recreation Department)

Medical Mutual Magical Movement Endowment Fund held at the Barberton Community Foundation

AAA Barberton /Ohio Auto Club Fund held at the Barberton Community Foundation

Akron Children’s Hospital

Sundance LTD

JohnDow Industries

Big Kmart

Kiwanis Club of Barberton

Magic City Kiwanis

East of Chicago Pizza


Lake Anna YMCA

Boy Scouts Troop 110


Donations collected at the event will go towards the Larry Bidlingmyer Memorial Bike Ride Pass Through Fund and the Barberton Bicycle Safety Pass Through Fund both held at the Barberton Community Foundation. To learn more about these funds or to make a donation click below.

Larry Bidlingmyer Memorial Bike Ride Pass Through Fund

Bicycle Safety Pass Through Fund

Photos from the event can be found on the Barberton Community Foundation’s Facebook page:

SAVE THE DATE: July 8, 2017 for the 2nd Annual Bike 2 Barberton Day


Barberton’s Bell

Bell Postcard - Version 1

In 2017, Barberton’s Bell Will Be 125 Years Old.

The Barberton Historical Society recently rescued this 900 pound solid bronze bell from the bell tower at Moore Memorial United Brethren Church (now Faith Gym) at Lake Anna.  The bell was donated to us by Al Horvath who needed to remove it from the church’s bell tower. 

Broken and deteriorated the bell is in need of major restoration, which will cost $2950.  Please consider making a tax deductible donation to this very worthy restoration project.  Checks can be sent to the Barberton Community Foundation at 460 W. Paige Ave, Barberton, Ohio 44203 or by clicking here. Checks should have “Barberton Bell” in the memo line.

The restored bell will be unveiled at our annual Anna Dean Farm Walking Tour on May 28, 2017, where our guests will be able to hear the bell toll for the first time in many, many years.


Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation Announces 2nd Quarter Grant Recipients

Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation 2Q16 grants totaled $48,678.

Grantee Program Name Grant Amount
City of Barberton Workplace AEDs $8,288
Lake Anna YMCA Overnight Adventure Camp $5,000
Barberton West Elementary Making it Fun for Girls on the Run $1,000
Barberton Middle School Garden Club The Magic Garden Gets Wet $3,640
Hattie Larlham Foundation Day Camp for Children & Adults with Disabilities $3,250
Mobile Meals Home Delivered Meals & Supplements to Enrich Lives and Foster Independence of Low Income Summit Co. Residents $2,000
Community Pregnancy Center Safety First $6,000
Barberton Area Community Ministries 2016 Produce Voucher Program $2,500
Interfaith Caregivers Program Neighbors Helping Neighbors $2,000
Akron-canton Regional Foodbank 2016 Barberton Food Distribution $8,000
Info Line Access to Basic Need Services/Resources for Greater Barberton/Norton $7,000

The Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation (TPHWF) was created in 1996 via the merger of the original Barberton Citizens Hospital Foundation and the Barberton Citizens Hospital Auxiliary, which had long histories of improving the quality of health care in our area. TPHWF is a private and independent philanthropic organization that provides grants to charitable organizations that share our mission to provide health and wellness opportunities for citizens of Barberton and surrounding communities.

The Barberton Community Foundation has partnered with the Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation and is responsible for its administration. For more information visit

TPHWF Announces 2nd Quarter 2016 Grant Recipients

BCF Announces 2016 2nd Quarter Grants

Foundation Grants More Than $33,000 in Second Quarter

Barberton, OH (June 10, 2016) – Barberton Community Foundation (BCF), an organization that has been committed to improving the quality of life for Barberton residents, announces its second quarter grants. BCF awarded $33,500 to seven non-profit organizations upon its board of directors’ approval at the May 19, 2016 meeting. This quarter’s largest grant was to City of Barberton for the 26th Annual Barberton Mum Festival – Art in the Park, a tribute to Barberton’s 125th Birthday.

Org name Focus Area Program Title Strategy Area of Focus Amount Rec.
Magical Theatre Company Educational Excellence Performing Arts Can Teach (P.A.C.T.) Barberton Responsive $2,000
City of Barberton Beautification Community Image 26th Annual Barberton Mum Festival – Art in the Park, a Tribute to Barberton’s 125th Birthday Strategic Collaboration $12,000
City of Barberton Beautification Community Image Lake Anna Holiday Lighting Responsive $2,000
Info Line Social Services Access to Basic Need Services/Resources for Barberton Residents Responsive $3,000
Akron Canton Regional Foodbank Social Services 2016 Barberton Food Distribution Responsive $7,500
Barberton Community Health Clinic Social Services Barberton Free Clinic Responsive $4,000
Mobile Meals Social Services Meals & Supplements for Low Income Children, Elderly and Disabled Responsive $1,000
Summit County Public Health Social Services Mobile Dentistry for Children Responsive $2,000


Applications for the next quarterly grant cycle are due by Friday, July 1, 2016. Additionally, the Foundation’s Small Grant Program accepts applications monthly for grants up to $1,000, due the Last Friday of every month. More information is available at For more information on grants, please contact Debby Rolland at or 330.745.5995.

Press Release -Q2 2016 BCF Grants

Barberton Community Foundation