South Summit Chamber of Commerce
About Barberton Community Foundation
The Barberton Community Foundation was established in 1996 as a 509(a)(3) public charity as a way to strengthen the community through the continually giving power of an endowment. In November of 1996, the citizens of Barberton overwhelmingly supported turning an original $75 million in funds and securities from the sale of Barberton Citizen Hospital into a permanent endowment, allowing the funds to continue giving over time. Since its inception, the Barberton Community Foundation has awarded over 2,500 grants and scholarships totaling more than $78 million and invested over $12 million more to promote job creation, neighborhood improvements and educational opportunities within Barberton.
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.
As a 509(a)(3) public charity, the Barberton Community Foundation partners with community stakeholders, donors, and charitable organizations to improve the quality of life for Barberton residents by maximizing the strategic impact of charitable contributions.