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. 

2024 Quick Stats:

Project Proposals - 20

Organizations submitting proposals - 19

Total combined amounts requested - $67,665

Average project request - $3,383

Total funding membership approved - $45,660

Total donations added by members during or after meeting - $8,850

Final Total amount granted by Bill Long Foundation - $54,510

Average project received - $2,726

(More details can be found below or on the Grants page)

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

BLF Grant Cycle History 2007-2024