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Barberton Community Foundation Announces Second Quarter Grant Partners

Barberton Community Foundation is pleased to announce our second quarter grants of 2020 totaling $49,084 to five area nonprofits serving Barberton.

Coleman Professional Services received $20,000 for the Student Success Initiative which assists Barberton Middle and High School students who are struggling with excessive absenteeism or disruptive behavioral challenges at school. The program utilizes a three-prong approach. It recognizes that excessive absenteeism and disruptive school behavior are challenges that have unique origins for every student and that interventions are only effective if they are individualized and catered to the holistic needs of each student. This initiative expands on a successful Truancy Mediation program conducted at the middle school from September 2019 through February 2020.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio received $10,000 for a pilot program at Barberton Elementary West. The program provides after-school enrichment for students by focusing on three key outcome areas: academic success, character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. This program has been offered at the clubs in Akron with notable results including improvements to math and reading levels, attitudes toward school and higher education, likelihood of volunteering, willingness of students to stand up for what they think is right, attitudes toward alcohol and tobacco use, improved eating habits, and physical activity.

The Foundation granted $5,000 to Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center for their Services for Barberton Residents project. Stewart’s Caring Place provides comfort, care, and support, and promotes wellness and healing to anyone impacted by cancer. In 2019, 48 Barberton residents participated 97 times in programs and services including wig fittings, beauty services, integrative care services, legal consultations and support groups. 

The Orthodontic Care Program organized by Embracing Futures, Inc. received $5,584 which will fund the full costs of orthodontic care for one child. The program promises that children who complete treatment will receive straight and easy-to-care-for teeth. Embracing Futures Inc. provides care for children with severe orthodontic problems who are growing up in economically disadvantaged families, and who have been turned down by Medicaid.

The Foundation awarded two separate projects for United Way of Summit County. 2-1-1 Information & Referral for Barberton Residents received $3,500. Funding will be used to support operating the 2-1-1 service, responding to at least 3,000 requests, and to secure at least 500 appointments for Barberton residents who are seeking emergency food. The Foundation also awarded $5,000 to Financial Empowerment Services for Barberton Residents. The program will support meaningful client progress in four areas: banking, credit establishment and management, increased savings and debt reduction.  It will also give Barberton residents greater access to financial empowerment education and services. Due to COVID-19, anyone requiring services can visit https://www.uwsummit.org/FEC to schedule a phone call or virtual financial coaching.

Barberton Community Foundation awards grants on a quarterly basis. Proposals are due July 1, 2020 for the next grant cycle. The Foundation asks any grant applicant to first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) before submitting their application. More information about the LOI process is available online at www.barbertoncf.org/grants. If you are interested in applying for a grant from the Foundation, contact Carrie Herman, Director of Community Impact, at 330-745-5995. Grant recipients must be a nonprofit and programs must benefit Barberton residents.

Youth Philanthropy Announces Grants

Youth Philanthropy is a Barberton High School student committee organized in partnership with Barberton Community Foundation. Every year, participating students award grants to nonprofits benefiting Barberton. Students work together as a grants committee, review grant proposals, develop questions for and interview grant applicants, then make grant award decisions. Youth Philanthropy receives $5,000 from Barberton Community Foundation each year for grant making.  Students selected six nonprofit organizations to receive funding.

Barberton Area Community Ministries (BACM) received $1,470 for their program called Operation Reducing Senior Food Insecurities, which provides home delivered meals to seniors living in 44203 zip code.

Engineering the Future, a program at Barberton Elementary East, received $939.08 to purchase STEM enrichment carts for classroom use.

Soap Box Derby Club at Barberton High School received $938.33 to support food and transportation costs, and award plaques for students attending the Soap Box Derby Championship ceremony.

Students also funded Embrace Clinic & Care Center’s Safety First, Barberton Car Seats program for $705.06. This program provides convertible car seats to families in need.

Barberton Public Library received $539.98 for their program called VR for All @ Barberton Public Library. This grant funds the purchase of one virtual reality headset and case to be use by library patrons.

Students granted $407.55 to Ski Club at Barberton City Schools for transportation costs.

For their final meeting, students met on March 11 for a service day at BACM to pack 160 bags full of nonperishable food items for Operation Reducing Senior Food Insecurities.

2020 Youth Philanthropy Students

Students pack bags of food for distribution at BACM

Barberton Community Foundation Announces New Director of Community Impact

Barberton Community Foundation welcomes Carrie Herman as the new Director of Community Impact.

Carrie will manage the implementation of the Foundation’s grant and scholarship programs. She will also be responsible for advancing initiatives for the Foundation’s mission, building relationships with community stakeholders, and working to identify community engagement opportunities that will lead to positive and lasting change.

“We are so happy to welcome Carrie to Barberton Community Foundation and to introduce her to the community,” said Executive Director Dr. Suzanne Allen. “She will be working closely with our nonprofits and donors to help us Build a Better Barberton.”

Carrie has over 30 years of experience in the social services sector and has successfully served as a leader and convener in Akron area organizations. Professionally, she was the executive director of Women’s Network for 13 years, coordinating and collaborating on economic development, as well as strategic issues and opportunities. Most recently, she has served for 19 years as the Business Development Group Manager for United Disability Services (UDS) in Akron, creating and implementing UDS’s social enterprises, as well as partnering with internal and external stakeholders to further the mission of the organization.

Carrie is one of the co-founders of the Women’s’ Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation and has spent 14 years on the grants committee.  Her volunteer work extends to Akron ATHENA’s Board of Trustees and Master Gardeners of Summit County.  Past volunteer commitments include Friends of Main Library Board of Trustees for the Akron-Summit County Public Library, and the Ohio Women’s’ Business Resource Network, where she served as treasurer.  Carrie was named one of YWCA’s 100 Women of Distinction, one of the 500 Most Influential Women in Northeast Ohio by Northern Ohio Live Magazine, and was the Women’s History Project Woman of the Year in 2006.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling and gardening, for which she has earned the designation of Master Gardener.

The City of Barberton Disaster Relief Charitable Fund

When a disaster strikes, we all feel the impact and look for ways to offer help. Barberton Community Foundation stands ready to connect donors with our neighbors in need. The City of Barberton’s Disaster Relief Fund at Barberton Community Foundation was started to help victims of the 2013 flood and is ready to support nonprofits with programs that help flood victims in our community today.

All funds raised for the City of Barberton’s Disaster Relief Fund will go directly to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of local individuals and communities in the impacted areas of Barberton.

 

How to give:

DONATE ONLINE

Checks can be mailed to Barberton Community Foundation at 460 West Paige Avenue, Barberton, Ohio 44203 and please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief.” If you need assistance with your donation, please call 330-745-5995. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Thank you!

Educating Future Leaders Golf Outing

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Join us Friday, September 2, 2016 for a day of golf to raise funds for college scholarships for outstanding Barberton graduates! Shotgun start at 9am.

Proceed benefit the Mayor Robert Genet Leadership Scholarship Fund held at the Barberton Community Foundation. The Fund supports young men and women who utilize their life experiences, abilities and skills to lead others and make a difference for the community in which they live.

To register or to sponsor the event click here.

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.

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[su_column size=”1/5″]Strategic Granting Area[/su_column]
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[su_column size=”1/5″]Embracing Futures[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Orthodontic Care Program for Barberton Children[/su_column]
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[su_column size=”1/5″]$5,296[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Responsive Effort[/su_column]
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[su_column size=”1/5″]Barberton Parks & Recreation[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Lake Anna Holiday Lighting[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Community Image[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]$4,000[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Responsive Effort[/su_column]
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[su_column size=”1/5″]Barberton Parks & Recreation[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″] 25th Annual Mumfest[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Community Image[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]$16,000[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Strategic Collaboration[/su_column]
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[su_column size=”1/5″]iStrive for Van Buren Homes in Barberton[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Educational Excellence[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]$2,500[/su_column]
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[su_column size=”1/5″]Stewarts Caring Place[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Cancer Support Services for Barberton Residents[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Social Services[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]$4,000[/su_column]
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[su_column size=”1/5″]Barberton Area Community Ministries[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/5″]Barberton Head Start Backpack Program[/su_column]
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[su_column size=”1/5″]$5,000[/su_column]
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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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To learn more about the Strategic Granting Model and Foundation grants, please visit our website at barbertoncf.org/grants.

Barberton Community Foundation