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Since it was founded, Bath Community Fund has invested nearly $80,000 into local causes that enrich the quality of life of all Bath residents.

View the complete history of grants below or learn how to apply.

To date in 2020, Bath Community Fund has awarded grants totaling $4,920 to two nonprofit organizations:

  • Crown Point Ecology Center, to support a new vegetable garden dedicated to providing fresh, organic produce to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and other local agencies feeding those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, $2,420*
  • Western Reserve Playhouse, to develop new online arts education programs as a safe alternative to summer camps and workshops during the COVID-19 pandemic, $2,500*

*Awarded through Akron Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund For Nonprofits

Additional grants will be awarded during the fund's annual grant cycle in fall 2020.

In 2019, Bath Community Fund awarded grants totaling $26,250 to 12 nonprofit organizations:

  • Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, to provide free and discounted concert tickets for students and senior citizens in Bath Township, $1,200
  • Bath Park Board, to support the construction of an additional restroom at Bath Community Park, $3,500
  • Bath Township, for landscaping at the Heritage Corridors of Bath Wayside Exhibit, $1,000
  • Bath Volunteers for Service, to support digital marketing and community outreach efforts for the 2020 Bath Tour of Distinctive Homes, $1,000
  • Crown Point Ecology Center, to build an outdoor classroom for environmental workshops and youth education programs, $3,500
  • Embracing Futures, to support an oral health education program for third graders at Bath Elementary School, $900
  • Revere High School PTSA, to support the BREATHE Initiative, which provides stress-management tools for students and staff at Revere High School and Revere Middle School, $1,000
  • Stewart’s Caring Place, to provide support services for Bath residents on a cancer journey, $2,000
  • University of Akron Field Station, to create a bird identification guidebook for students and visitors of the Bath Nature Preserve, $3,850
  • Victory Gallop, to support three annual 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, $1,800
  • Western Reserve Historical Society, to create an orientation space in the new Gatehouse Welcome Center at Hale Farm & Village that educates visitors about the museum’s history, $4,500
  • Western Reserve Playhouse, to build a new basement entryway to improve access to the theater’s acting classroom, $2,000

In 2018, Bath Community Fund awarded grants totaling $19,800 to 10 nonprofit organizations:

  • Apollo's Fire the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, to provide free and discounted concert tickets for students and senior citizens of Bath Township, $1,000
  • Bath Park Board, for the construction of an additional restroom at Bath Community Park, $5,000
  • Bath Volunteers for Service, to support the 42nd Annual Bath Tour of Distinctive Homes, $800
  • Crown Point Ecology Center, to support Tiny Tillers, a gardening and nature exploration program for preschoolers from the Bath area, $2,000
  • 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
  • Revere Power Pack Program, to provide food for Revere students in need to take home for the weekend, $2,000
  • Stewart’s Caring Place, to provide support services for Bath residents on a cancer journey, $1,500
  • Victory Gallop, to replace aging fencing on the farm, which offers therapeutic horseback riding programs for children with special needs and life-threatening illnesses, $2,000
  • Western Reserve Historical Society, to expand the welcome center at Hale Farm & Village, $3,500
  • Western Reserve Playhouse, to build a new entryway that makes the playhouse more accessible to seniors and people with disabilities, $1,000

In 2017, Bath Community Fund awarded grants totaling $14,135 to eight nonprofit organizations:

  • Bath Township, to support the "Celebrate the Past" family festival at Hale Farm & Village 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.

In 2016, Bath Community Fund awarded its first grants totaling $14,500 to five nonprofit organizations:

  • 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
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