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BCF Grants

Grants to Barberton, Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies for
Education, Community, and Economic Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Barberton Community Foundation (BCF)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 - Deadline for quarterly grants; For monthly grants, the deadline is 45 days prior to program start date.


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Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of over $1,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations and government units dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Barberton residents. Focus areas for funding are educational excellence, economic development, community image, and social services. Funding is intended to support programs and projects that serve the city, its residents, and its schools.

More on the program areas:

- Educational Excellence: Programs that build the knowledge base for all ages resulting in success in school and career
- Economic Development: Projects that will expand the tax base and bring good paying jobs to the community
- Community Image: Projects or initiatives that will showcase the talents and treasures that Barberton has to offer to the region
- Social Services: Basic needs of access to food, services and housing concerns predominate this category. Technical assistance to organizations may also be considered.

All Grant Proposals Must:

- Identify how the program/project is in alignment with the mission and focus of BCF’s supported organizations (City of Barberton and Barberton City School District).
- Fulfill the mission of the Barberton Community Foundation: To improve, now and forever, the quality of life for Barberton residents.
- Exclusively benefit the citizens of Barberton, the City of Barberton or the Barberton City Schools.
- Demonstrate both a measurable need and impact on the community.
- Demonstrate under what strategic granting model of the Foundation that this project aligns with:
1. Responsive: Address short term needs in our community for 1-3 years while developing a sustainability model and clear future for each initiative.
2. Strategic Collaboration: Join with others to launch programs that maximize community impact.
3. Foundation Facilitated Initiative: Launch and facilitate continual development of foundation and community-driven initiatives that support transformational change to benefit the residents of Barberton.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178919

Estimated Size of Grant:

Quarterly grant - over $1,000
Monthly small grant - $1,000 or less

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applying organization must be a “qualified organization,” which means an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) and Sections 509(a)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code OR is a government unit described in Section 170(c)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(v) of the Code.
- The organization must have been in existence for a minimum of two years prior to application. The organization need not have been a “qualified organization” for two years.
- Any proposal for the benefit of Barberton City Schools and its students must first be submitted to the Superintendent for review and approval by the Barberton City School District Board. Only after the proposal is approved by the School Board, will it be reviewed by the Barberton Community Foundation.

Grants are not given to:
- Projects that do not exclusively benefit the citizens of Barberton
- Individuals
- Fund on-going operating expenses, including salaries
- Fund debt-reductions, deficits or previous obligations
- Fund annual fundraising drives or fundraising activities
- Fund political projects, sabbatical leaves or scholarly research
- Fund venture capital for competitive profit-making activities
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Endowments housed at institutions other than the Barberton Community Foundation

Pre-Application Information:

Grant requests larger than $1,000 are reviewed quarterly by the Foundation and approved by the Board of Directors. Completed submissions are due in the Foundation office the first working day of January, April, July, and October. The Quarterly Grant Process takes approximately eight weeks.

Grant requests of $1,000 or less are reviewed monthly. All efforts should be made to submit the grant application 45 days prior to the program start date. The Small Grant Process takes approximately two to four weeks.

The Foundation does not see itself as the sole funder for any one project. Organizations should provide or secure funding for at least half of the program expenses and explore ways to collaborate with others or combine services.

Strategic Granting Model:

Eligibility and Requirements:

More information on grants and program areas:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The Barberton Community Foundation
460 W. Paige Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203

Tel: 330-745-5995
Fax: 330-745-3990

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Barberton