Now Hiring Director of Marketing

The Director of Marketing is responsible for conceptualizing and coordinating the effective deployment of marketing initiatives that build and promote the Foundation’s brand, image and strategic goals. Director of Marketing will play a key role in determining strategic initiatives and marketing plans to prepare the Foundation for the future. This position will be part of the senior leadership team that drives the overall strategy for the organization and work to integrate “the voice” of the Foundation in all areas of media, outreach and promotion of the strategic plan, as well as maintain key community and grant partner stakeholder relationships.

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Save the Date – BCF Annual Dinner


Barberton Community Foundation’s 17th Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Galaxy Restaurant. This year’s theme is 20/20 Vision in honor of our 20th Anniversary. The event will celebrate our past 20 years, while sharing our vision for the next 20 years. The BCF Annual Dinner is expected to have 300 people in attendance. The event will include the 3rd Annual Game Changer Award. New this year, the VIP event will be a special cocktail party to meet and greet with Game Changers and top sponsors.


**VIP Event 5:00 PM

Cash Bar 5:30 PM

Dinner 6:30 PM

Program 7:15 PM

Conclude 9:00 PM

You can view the sponsorship opportunities here. To purchase sponsorships and/or tickets you can click here.

Educating Future Leaders Golf Outing



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.

Program Name
Focus Area
Grant Amount
Strategic Granting Area
Embracing Futures
Orthodontic Care Program for Barberton Children
Social Services
Responsive Effort
Barberton Parks & Recreation
Lake Anna Holiday Lighting
Community Image
Responsive Effort
Barberton Parks & Recreation
25th Annual Mumfest
Community Image
Strategic Collaboration
Boys & Girls Club of the Western Reserve
iStrive for Van Buren Homes in Barberton
Educational Excellence
Responsive Effort
Stewarts Caring Place
Cancer Support Services for Barberton Residents
Social Services
Responsive Effort
Barberton Area Community Ministries
Barberton Head Start Backpack Program
Social Services
Responsive Effort

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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