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. 

Applications for the 2024 Grant Proposals were available!
Click on the images below or download from our Documents page.

Deadline for submitting grant applications was Friday, February 2nd!

For more information go to our Grants page.

BLF Grant Application 2024.docx

BLF 2024 Grant Application (Word Version)

BLF Grant Application 2024.pdf

BLF 2024 Grant Application (PDF Version)

Party to celebrate Bill Long. Born January 7th, 1913, He was involved in city politics, racial integration, fair housing, and co-operative approaches to solving problems. For more information go to: Bill Long Bash Webpage


Date: Sunday, January 7, 2024

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Location:  Mill on Main, 95 S. Main Street, Oberlin

Click below to see photos from that evening!

Results from the 2023 Bill Long Foundation Annual Membership meeting.

21 grant projects submitted by 18 organizations funded with a total of $55,618 ($48,288 from BLF funds with an additional $7,330 donated by members attending the meeting that evening).

Bill Long Foundation 2023 Grants

Spring arrived – and so did the Bill Long Foundation Annual Meeting!  This year’s event took place on Wednesday, April 19th. Unlike the last few years, it was not conducted via Zoom. It was in-person at Kendal's Heiser Auditorium - a live together meeting much like it has been in the past.


The program kicked off at 6:30 pm with an informal "social”, followed promptly at 7:00 pm by the formal proceedings. 


The Bill Long Foundation Annual Meeting is a uniquely rewarding event that brings together our generous and caring members and many Oberlin organizations seeking BLF support. We hear about the good work being done in our community, and we make our unified voices heard in contributing support and resources to those well-deserving organizations.


To learn more: Annual Membership Meeting Information Page

Video of Annual Meeting: https://tinyurl.com/BLF2023livestream

Annual BLF meeting members

2023 BLF Annual Membership Meeting

Projects receiving funds from the Bill Long Foundation
Click here to see more project photos
(Photos provided by organizations receiving BLF grant funding)