Apply for Grants


Beginning in 2021, Barberton Community Foundation will accept grants three times per year with specific focus areas.

February 1 – Education and Workforce & Economic Development
June 1 – Arts and Community
October 1 – Health and Wellness

LOIs are due 3 weeks prior to the grant deadline, but we hope you’ll submit one as soon as you consider making an application for a project. Small grants of $1,000 or less will continue to be accepted for review at any time.

Letter of Inquiry

If your nonprofit is considering submitting a grant to Barberton Community Foundation or Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation, we ask that you first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) outlining your project. 

Your brief narrative should include:

  • a concise description of the program or project, including why it is needed
  • amount requested and how the funds will be used
  • who you will serve and how many
  • timeframe (begin and end dates)

If you choose not to submit your LOI as a formal letter, be sure to date your document and include the contact person’s name, phone number, and email.

Please mail or email your LOI to Carrie Herman. 

We will phone you to discuss your project within a week of receiving your LOI.

Contact Carrie Herman, Director of Community Impact, with any questions about the grants process. Call 330-745-5995 or email

Barberton Community Foundation