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Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation Announces 2nd Quarter Grants

 

Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation 2Q18 grants totaled $41,000.

Grantee Program Name Grant Amount
Info Line Increasing Access to Services for Barberton and Norton Residents Through 2-1-1 $3,000
OPEN M OPEN M Medical Clinic $12,000
Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy Farmers’ Market Food Expansion Project $5,000
Prevent Blindness, Northeast Ohio Chapter Vision Care Outreach Program $4,000
Mobile Meals Meals & Supplements for Recipients in Southern Summit County $2,000
United Way of Summit County iC.A.R.E. Mentoring $15,000

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 ww.barbertoncf.org/tphwf.

BCF 2018 – Quarter 2 Grants

Grants Focus on Community Image as Top Priority

Barberton, OH (May 25, 2018) – 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 $81,500 to eight organizations upon its board of directors’ approval at the May 10, 2018 meeting.

Organization Name Focus Area Program Title Strategy Area Amount Received
Barberton City School District Educational Excellence Preschool Expansion – Helping the Youngest Learners Strategic Collaboration $10,000
United Way of Summit County Educational Excellence iC.A.R.E. Mentoring Strategic Collaboration $15,000
Barberton All Sports Boosters Educational Excellence Barberton Synthetic Turf Project Strategic Collaboration $20,000
City of Barberton Beautification Community Image Holiday Display Lights Responsive $2,500
City of Barberton Beautification Community Image 28th Annual Mum Fest Strategic Collaboration $10,000
City of Barberton Community Image Barberton Labor Day BBQ and Music Festival Strategic Collaboration $5,000
Summit Artspace Economic Development/Community Image Permanent External Art Installations Foundation Facilitated $15,000
Barberton Parks & Recreation Community Image Lake Anna Summer Entertainment Series 2018 Responsive $4,000

Press Release -Q2 2018 BCF Grants

BCF 2018 – 1st Quarter Grants

Grants Focus on Economic Development as Top Priority

Barberton, OH (February 26, 2018) – 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 $55,000 to six organizations upon its board of directors’ approval at the February 15, 2018 meeting.

Organization Name

Focus Area

Program Title

Strategy Area

Amount Received

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Educational Excellence

Camp Invention STEM Based Enrichment for Underserved Barberton Youth

Responsive

$2,500

College Now Greater Cleveland

Educational Excellence

Barberton College Access Initiative

Strategic Collaboration

$20,000

Stewarts Caring Place

Social Services

Cancer Support Services for Barberton Individuals and Families

Responsive

$4,500

Barberton Public Library

Social Services

Barberton Library Teen Central Improvement

Responsive

$4,500

BCDC

Economic Development

Business Incubator Funding Scan

Foundation Facilitated

$10,000

City of Barberton

Economic Development

Project Impact and Housing Rehab

Foundation Facilitated

$25,000

Applications for the next quarterly grant cycle are due by April 2, 2018. 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.

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BCF 2017-4th Quarter Grants

Barberton, OH (November 20, 2017) – Barberton Community Foundation (BCF), an organization that has been committed to improving the quality of life for Barberton residents, announces its fourth quarter grants. BCF awarded $55,393 to four organizations upon its board of directors’ approval at the November 16, 2017 meeting.

Press Release -Q4 2017 BCF Grants

BCF Grantee Workshop

Barberton Community Foundation Grantee Workshop

Friday, October 13, 2017
Summa Barberton Hospital Barberton Community Foundation Conference Center 155 5th St NE, Barberton, OH 44203

The Barberton Community Foundation invites you to attend our 2017 Grantee Workshop. This year we have partnered with Grants Plus to bring value to beginner to advanced grant seekers.

View the invitation by clicking here.

Register for the event by clicking here.

 

 

TPHW Announces 1st Quarter Grants

Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation 1Q17 grants totaled $25,500.

 

Grantee Program Name Grant Amount
Barberton City School District Helping “Magics” Succeed – offset medications and eyeglasses for Barberton students $4,000.00
American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign – smoke detectors and home fire plans for those in Summit County $2,000.00
IBH Addiction Recovery Center REACH Project – transportation costs for the participants in the REACH Program $2,500.00
OPEN M OPEN M Dental Services $10,000.00
Love An Angel Foundation The Gathering Place – outdoor playground installation $4,000.00
Leadership Akron Barberton Community Leadership Institue (CLI) – programmatic costs $3,000.00

 

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 ww.barbertoncf.org/tphwf.

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.

 

BCF feature in the Akron Beacon Journal

On Sunday, December 4, 2016 the Barberton Community Foundation was featured on the front page of the Akron Beacon Journal. The article celebrates the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary of Building a Better Barberton, while taking a look ahead at the next 20 years. To view the article in full click here.

TPHW Announces 3rd Quarter Grants

Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation 3Q16 grants totaled $54,897. Following this granting cycle, there is $43,775 left for granting in the fourth quarter of 2016. Applications are due by Monday, October 3 to the Barberton Community Foundation offices.

 

Grantee Program Name Grant Amount
Victory Gallop, Inc Victory Gallop 2016-2017 Program Support $7,000
Elves & More of Northeast Ohio 2016 Elves & More of Northeast Ohio Annual Bicycle Giveaway $2,500
Art Sparks Fabulous Fitness $5,000
ACCESS Breaking Barriers Program $8,000
Stewart’s Caring Place Health & Wellness Programs $8,000
Embracing Futures Orthodontic Care Program $15,897
Summit County Farm Bureau Mobile Learning Laboratory Project, Inc. Ag Lab Visits Barberton Elementary Schools $1,500
The Salvation Army, Summit Co. Area Services Learning Zone Behavior Specialist Services $4,000
Lake Anna YMCA/Barberton City School CATCH in Barberton Schools Latchkey Program $3,000

 

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 www.barbertoncf.org/our-foundation/tuscora-park-health-wellness-foundation.

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 drolland@barbertoncf.org or 330.745.5995.

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