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Barberton Community Foundation

460 West Paige Avenue
Barberton, Ohio 44203
United States

Mission

To improve the quality of life for Barberton residents

Most Meaningful Change

We have only one school district in our small community, but the foundation has invested more than $50 million in funding education initiatives, ranging from investing in programs to building all-new schools. We grant four-year college scholarships to our top 100 students and brought Stark State College to our community by building and promoting enrollment. More than 500 students attend the college, now in its second semester. We have invested several million dollars in economic development projects, creating over 700 jobs.

1996 Year Founded
$87,000,000 Endowment Value
$1,409,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

27,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationBarberton Community Foundation
Address 1460 West Paige Avenue
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownBarberton
State / RegionOhio
ZIP / Postal Code44203
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone330-745-5995
Emailllallo@barbertoncf.org
Websitewww.barbertoncf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Janice Stephenson
Primary Contact’s NameLarry Lallo
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1996
Mission StatementTo improve the quality of life for Barberton residents
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced27,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Board Members15
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$3,857,810
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$211,232
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$2,289,447
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$1,409,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$87,000,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsStayed about the same
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsNo role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationDid not answer
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsImportant but not central
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityImportant but not central
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleDid not answer
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyNot important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentNot at all
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLittle
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingFair amount
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingFair amount
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationNeither helpful or unhelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearNo
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery important
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe have only one school district in our small community, but the foundation has invested more than $50 million in funding education initiatives, ranging from investing in programs to building all-new schools. We grant four-year college scholarships to our top 100 students and brought Stark State College to our community by building and promoting enrollment. More than 500 students attend the college, now in its second semester. We have invested several million dollars in economic development projects, creating over 700 jobs.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

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