2023 BLF Annual Membership Meeting
BLF Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2022
BLF Grant Cycle History 2006-2022
Elections of Board Trustees
List of Organizations Applying for 2023 Grants (spreadsheet format)
Message from Board of Trustees regarding determination of 2023 funding recommendations
The BLF story. Founded more than 30 years ago by members of the Co-op Bookstore to honor Bill Long, we follow the principles that Bill championed: participatory democracy and local impact. Our members, board, and the organizations and causes we support are all part of the Oberlin community.
The BLF reach. This year 19 organizations submitted 21 project requests totaling just over $70,000! During this year's annual meeting (held for the first time in several years as an in-person event) the membership will discuss the applications and then vote to fund the requests.
The BLF approach. All of our grants go to meet the needs of the Oberlin community. Our organization has no employees and few expenses. Our application process is as simple as possible. With a donation of $10 or more ($5 for students), anyone can become a member of BLF.
The BLF Annual Meeting. During the Annual Meeting members will conduct the Foundation business - review the activities of BLF since the last annual meeting, hear financial details, say goodbye and thanks to outgoing trustees and elect new board trustees. Then members will hear from representatives of the non-profit causes about their organizations and missions related to their grant applications, after which the members will vote on how to distribute grant funding! The event will begin at 6:30 pm with a social reception. The business portion of the meeting begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Details from the meeting will be posted on this website.
Join us or renew! It’s easy to do. Go to our Documents page, download the Donation & Membership Form and return it with your contribution, or contribute through PayPal. (link button below).
The Annual Meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube for those who want to see the meeting but cannot attend the in-person event. Link to livestream of BILL LONG FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING 2023.
Help us spread the word about BLF. Ask your friends to become members, too!
Bill Long Foundation Grant Cycle History for 2006-2023
Election for Board Trustees
2023 BLF Grants Funding Proposals
Organization, amount requested, short description of project, link to their online resources
Message from Bill Long Foundation Board of Trustees regarding how Trustees determined their 2023 funding recommendations:
2022 Annual Meeting Minutes
2023 Board of Trustees Election Slate
2023 Grants Proposal Spreadsheet
Board Grant Funding Recommendation Explanation
2023 Meeting Agenda
2022 Meeting Minutes
Trustees Election Slate
Grant Funding Spreadsheet
Explanation for Board Funding Recommendations