BCF Awards 1st Quarter Grants

Grants Address Barberton’s Most Pressing Needs

Barberton, OH (February 24, 2016) – Barberton Community Foundation (BCF), an organization that has been committed to improving the quality of life for Barberton residents, announces its first quarter grants. BCF awarded $76,000 to five organizations upon its board of directors’ approval at the February 16, 2017 meeting.

Organization Name Focus Area Program Title Strategy Area Amount Received
College Now Educational Excellence Barberton College Access Initiative Strategic Collaboration $55,000
The National Inventors Hall of Fame Educational Excellence Camp Invention STEM Based Enrichment for Underserved Barberton Youth Responsive $3,000
Barberton Parks Community Image Lake Anna Summer Entertainment Series 2017 Responsive $4,000
Barberton Parks Community Image Canadian Geese Control Strategic Collaboration $6,000
Stewarts Caring Place Social Services Cancer Support Services for Barberton individuals and families on their cancer journey Responsive $5,000
Leadership Akron Economic Development Barberton Community Leadership Institute Strategic Collaboration $3,000


Applications for the next quarterly grant cycle are due by April 3rd, 2017. 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 www.barbertoncf.org.

About the Barberton Community Foundation:

The Barberton Community Foundation (BCF) has been committed to improving the quality of life for Barberton residents since 1996, through the continual giving power of the original endowment and through funds established by donors with their hearts focused on Barberton.


Barberton Community Foundation