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Bath Community Fund Grant History

Since its founding, Bath Community Fund has invested nearly $30,000 into local causes that enrich the quality of life of all Bath residents.

Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from Bath Community Fund can find deadlines and other important information on our Issue-Specific Grants page. 

2017 BCF Grants

2017 Grants

In 2017, Bath Community Fund awarded grants totaling $14,135 to eight local nonprofits:

Girl in a wheelchair using a telescope
A grant to Summit County Astronomy Club made a telescope at the Bath observatory accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Bath Township, to support the “Celebrate the Past” family festival at Hale Farm & Village on Feb. 24, 2018, to kick off the yearlong Bath Bicentennial Celebration, $1,000
  • Bath Park Board, for the construction of a new shelter at Bath Community Park to commemorate the township’s bicentennial, $3,000
  • Bath Volunteers for Service, to support the 41st Annual Bath Tour of Distinctive Homes, $135
  • Embracing Futures Inc., to support an oral health education program for third-graders at Hillcrest Elementary School, $1,000  
  • Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio, to support a running-based youth development program for girls in the Bath community that combines physical activity with discussions about self-confidence, bullying and healthy relationships, $1,000 
  • Summit County Astronomy Club, to purchase equipment to make one of the telescopes at the Bath Nature Preserve Observatory accessible to people with disabilities, $3,000
  • Victory Gallop Inc., to support the 2018 therapeutic horseback riding program for children with special needs and life-threatening illnesses, $3,000
  • Western Reserve Historical Society, to resurface walking paths in the Goldsmith Garden at Hale Farm & Village to improve guest access and mobility in honor of Hale Farm’s 60th anniversary, $2,000

2016 BCF Grants

2016 Grants

In 2016, Bath Community Fund awarded grants totaling $14,500 to five local nonprofits:

Green frog cob oven
A grant to Crown Point Ecology Center helped the organization build a natural cob oven.
  • Bath Township, to support the second phase of the Heritage Corridors of Bath Wayside Exhibit, which will complete the trail that leads visitors around the picturesque property and add landscaping with native flowers and wildflower beds, $500
  • Bath Park Board, for the construction of an additional restroom near the Regal Beagle at the Bath Nature Preserve, $5,000
  • Crown Point Ecology Center, to build an environmentally friendly cob oven out of mud, sand, water and straw that will be used for workshops and events, $5,000
  • Victory Gallop Inc., to support the 2017 horse shows, where children with special needs and life-threatening illnesses can demonstrate their riding skills, receive recognition for their accomplishments, and practice good sportsmanship, $1,000
  • Western Reserve Playhouse, to upgrade the historic facility’s air conditioning system and provide a comfortable atmosphere for patrons, $3,000