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Bath Community Fund seeks grant proposals

Two women sit at a table with a banner reading 'The Heart of Revere'
A grant made in 2022 to The Heart of Revere will allow the organization to continue providing clothing, shoes, toiletries and school supplies to students and families in the Revere community.

Bath Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation will accept grant proposals from nonprofit organizations that enrich the Bath and Revere communities and improve residents' quality of life, beginning on Sept. 1.

Grant applications will be considered for programs that demonstrate a commitment to preserving Bath's historical and environmental legacy, enhancing the local arts and culture landscape, serving youth, providing educational and recreational resources, and meeting residents' social service needs.

In 2022, the fund awarded 20 grants totaling $50,000 to local nonprofit organizations serving the Bath and Revere communities. In doing so, Bath Community Fund surpassed $200,000 in cumulative grants since 2016. Approximately $50,000 will be available again in 2023 thanks to two generous gifts from anonymous donors.

Recent grants have funded support services at Stewart's Caring Place for Bath residents impacted by cancer, supported the restoration of the historic Edward Cranz Farm at Hale Farm & Village, and contributed to the implementation of the Bath Township Police Department's drone program, among other initiatives.

Detailed information about the fund's grantmaking priorities and a complete list of historical grants can be found at Qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations may apply online from Sept. 1 through Oct. 1. A link to the application is available at

A committee of Bath Community Fund Advisory Board members, donors and community leaders will review the requests and make determinations. Grant decisions will be announced in early December.

Questions about the application process should be directed to John Garofalo, vice president of community investment, at 330-436-5624 or

About Bath Community Fund                          
Established in 2014 by a group of committed Bath residents, Bath Community Fund is a permanent endowment dedicated to strengthening the Bath community for current and future generations by providing leadership, fostering collaboration, and creating a legacy of charitable giving. The fund is committed to responding to community needs, helping the less fortunate, supporting local nonprofits, and reinforcing and preserving Bath's historical and environmental legacy. Since its inception, the fund has grown to more than $1.1 million and reinvested more than $200,000 into the Bath community. For more information, contact Affiliate Fund Engagement Manager Deb Hoffman at 330-436-5614 or

About Akron Community Foundation
Celebrating 68 years of building community philanthropy, Akron Community Foundation embraces and enhances the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community. In 1955, a $1 million bequest from the estate of Edwin Shaw established the community foundation. It is a philanthropic endowment of more than $265 million with a growing family of more than 820 funds established by charitable people and organizations from all walks of life. The community foundation and its funds welcome gifts of all kinds, including cash, bequests, stock, real estate, life insurance and retirement assets, just to name a few. To date, the community foundation's funds have awarded more than $223 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information about Akron Community Foundation or to learn more about creating your own charitable fund, call 330-376-8522 or visit

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