The Bill Long Foundation is a membership-powered community foundation that gives grants to support projects and activities in Oberlin that address basic human needs or enrich cultural life. Membership in the foundation is open to all. Members elect volunteer trustees who manage all operations and award grants based on the vote of members attending the annual meeting.

BLF Grant Application 2023.pdf

The 2023
Grant Application Form
is now available!

Completed forms must be submitted no later than February 3, 2023. Directions for this process can be found on our Grants page. The application can be downloaded from our Documents page.


Spring arrived – and so did the Bill Long Foundation Annual Meeting! This year’s event took place on Wednesday, April 6th, and, like last year, it was conducted via Zoom. While the news about declining Covid cases is uplifting, the wellbeing of our members is paramount.

The program kicked off at 6:45 pm with an informal "social”, followed by the formal proceedings, which began promptly at 7:00 pm.

You shouldn't want to miss a minute of this event! The Bill Long Foundation Annual Meeting is a uniquely rewarding event that brings together our generous and caring members and the organizations seeking BLF support. If you attended this year's online meeting thank you for participating. Please join us at next year's meeting to hear about the good work being done in our community, and to make your voice heard in contributing support and resources to these organizations.

To learn more go to our
Annual Membership Meeting Information Page

Projects receiving funds from the Bill Long Foundation
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(Photos provided by organizations receiving BLF grant funding)

2020 Bill Long Birthday Bash
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