2022 Bill Long Foundation Annual Membership Meeting, Fellowships – Morning Journal

The annual meeting of members of the Bill Long Foundation took place on April 6 via an online Zoom meeting.

Members of the Bill Long Foundation elected new board members Julia Robinson and Brittnei Sherrod, and board members Peter Jensen, Carol Lasser and John Memmott, according to a press release submitted by John Memmott, Chairman of the Board of the Bill Long Foundation.

Outgoing board members Kimberly Jackson Davidson and Deborah Roose were thanked for their service to the organization.

Members also reviewed and approved a program-related investment of $30,000 in the form of a 20-year loan to the Oberlin Community Land Trust to help them achieve their goal of providing affordable housing in Oberlin, according to the communicated.

Additionally, members reviewed grant applications for 2022 and voted on the level of funding to be awarded for each proposal, the statement said.

This year, 19 organizations submitted 20 projects with funding requests totaling $65,810.

Members voted to award $65,850 to the requests, according to the statement.

However, $2,600 in member donations were added to these amounts at the meeting, giving $68,450 to the Bill Long Foundation this year.

Grant applications are submitted in early February and funding is determined at the annual meeting of members in April.

Detailed information about the Bill Long Foundation, photographs of past projects, and the grant process for next year can be found on the Bill Long Foundation website: https://www.blfoberlin.org.

This year scholarships include amount, organization and purpose.

• $3,150 – City Fresh – Supplies for volunteers working at George Jones Farm

• $2,500 – Common Ground/Cindy North Center for Renewal – Healthy snack options and food for summer campers

• $2,500 – Community Action to Save Strays (CATSS) – Support for cats in homes with stressful needs

• $3,000 – Credo Music – Support for the Credo Festival d’été – publicity and scholarships

• $1,000 – Firelands Association for Visual Arts (FAVA) – Scholarships for participation in educational programs

• $500 – Friends of Westwood Cemetery – Purchase gravestone cleaning solution

• $2,500 – Girls Electronic Arts Retreat (GEAR) – Camp supplies and equipment for activities

• $2,200 – Lorain County Imagination Library – Book fee for Oberlin children enrolled in the Lorain County Imagination Library

• $2,050 – Mad Factory – General Operating Support

• $6,200 – Neighborhood Alliance/Senior Services – Mobile programming for seniors and home delivery of essential care/health supplies

• $2,600 – Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra (NOYO) – Financial assistance for musicians to attend discounted instrumental lessons

• $10,800 – Oberlin Community Services – Emergency Services Support – Emergency Services Support

• $2,500 – Oberlin Community Music School – Scholarships for students who need help taking music lessons at summer camp

• $600 – Oberlin High School Interact Club Backpack Program – Additional food items to be included in backpacks at special times

• $8,000 – Oberlin Weekday Community Meals (OWCM) – Operating Expenses

• $5,000 – OberlinKids Community Collaboration – Equal Access Preschool – Scholarships for participation in high-quality preschool programs

• $3,000 – OberlinKids Community Collaborative – Family Engagement – ​​Provides monthly literacy and family engagement learning kits

• $2,500 – Provide Oberlin with Responsible Efficiency (POWER) – Home repair materials and labor for weather protection, safety and conservation

• $2,500 – Ruby N. Jones Community Scholarship Fund – Graduate Scholarships for three to five students

• $5,350 – Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society – To complete repairs and restoration of plumbing in the historic home/museum

For more information, visit https://www.blfoberlin.org and go to https://www.facebook.com/BillLongFoundation

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