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.

2022 Grant Application Form is now available
on our
Documents page

The Bill Long Trains were at the Oberlin Public Library Community Room Station from Dec 11th to Dec 23rd. This event was sponsored by the Long family, Bill Long Foundation, and the Oberlin Public Library.

Go to the Trains page on this website to see photos and movies!


Due to the Ohio Corvid-19 meeting restrictions the Bill Long Foundation held its annual membership meeting on April 7th online via Zoom. The attending members elected new board members, considered the grant applications, and voted on the level of funding to be awarded for each project. This year 19 organizations submitted 22 projects with funding requests totaling $65,765. The membership voted to award $65,475 of those requests. However, $6,275 in donations were added to those amounts from members attending the meeting resulting in a total of $71,750 being awarded! 95% of the grant proposals received the amount requested or more!

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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