Foundation Completes Granting for 2016

Barberton, OH (August 24, 2016) – Barberton Community Foundation (BCF) announces its third quarter grants. BCF awarded $79,780 upon its board of directors’ approval at the August 18, 2016 meeting. This quarter’s largest grants are to City of Barberton for the Downtown Lighting Project and updating the security at the Municipal Building.

Org name Focus Area Program Title Strategy Area of Focus Amount Rec.
Barberton Public Library Educational Excellence Bridging the Digital Divide Responsive $2,100
Child Guidance & Family Solutions Educational Excellence TAPS (Toddlers & Preschoolers Succeeding) Strategic Collaboration $4,500
City of Barberton Community Image City of Barberton’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Strategic Collaboration $5,000
City of Barberton Economic Development Barberton Downtown Lighting Project – Light up Tusc Foundation Facilitated $30,000
Embracing Futures Social Services Orthodontic Care Program Responsive $5,299
City of Barberton Social Services Barberton Municipal Building Security Responsive $32,881


Due to the increased number of large grant requests, the Barberton Community Foundation has no remaining funding available for Responsive or Strategic Collaboration grants for 2016. Foundation Facilitated still has $30,000 remaining. This bucket is purposeful and intended to launch community driven initiatives supporting transformational change to benefit  Barberton residents, hence the remaining dollars available in that bucket.  The intent of the strategic granting is to be more focused on granting and impact. Any potential grants from the Foundation Facilitated bucket, must follow the guidelines by submitting an online abstract.  For additional information, please visit our website or call our offices.
Due to monies being expended out of the responsive and strategic collaboration buckets, we will not be accepting grants for the fourth quarter of 2016. Recognizing the need in Barberton, the Foundation is offering a free workshop for its grantees to provide capacity building and to assist them in their efforts to raise additional support for their programs and projects.


The Foundation will be accepting applications for the first quarter of 2017, which will be due by January 3. For more information on grants, please contact Debby Rolland at or 330.745.5995.

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