Announcements

2019 Grant Application

posted Nov 16, 2018, 9:37 AM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated Mar 1, 2019, 1:54 PM ]


The 2019 Grant Application form is no longer available. Deadline for submission was February 8th, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.

More information about the grant application process can be found on the Grants page (link in the menu on left side of this page).

2019 Annual Membership Meeting & Grant Awards

posted Mar 22, 2018, 5:41 PM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated Mar 1, 2019, 1:52 PM ]

The Bill Long Foundation’s annual membership meeting will be held April 10th, 2019, in the Heiser Auditorium, Kendal at Oberlin – beginning with socializing at 6:30pm and the business meeting at 7:00pm. Foundation members will hear grant requests local organizations for Oberlin community projects. This is a unique event as the membership considers the proposal applications and then discusses and votes the level of funding to be awarded. Interested people can become members of the foundation at the door. Last year over $37,000 was awarded by the Foundation and an additional $9,200 was contributed by the audience at the meeting resulting in over $46,000 being awarded to projects supporting local activities.

BLF Investment Policy

posted Mar 16, 2018, 12:53 PM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 12:56 PM ]

Bill Long Foundation Statement of Investment Policy 

This Investment Policy Statement describes the investment policy, objectives, guidelines, and goals for The Bill Long Foundation (Foundation) and is set forth in order to: 

A. State the Policies under which the investment portfolio will be managed.
B. Assign responsibilities to all parties involved in the management of the investment portfolio. 
C. Set specific investment goals and relevant time horizons over which the assets will be managed. 
D. Identify reporting and performance measurement requirements. 

Link to the full document is below.

Adopted by the Bill Long Foundation Board of Trustees - March 15, 2018

Donor Privacy Policy

posted Mar 17, 2017, 12:37 PM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 12:53 PM ]

All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, addresses and telephone numbers, the names of their beneficiaries, the amount of their gift, etc., shall be kept strictly confidential by the Bill Long Foundation, its board and volunteers, and will not be shared with any third party unless permission is obtained from donors to release such information.

If you have comments or questions about the Bill Long Foundation’s donor privacy policy, please email blfoberlin@gmail.com or write Bill Long Foundation, PO Box 0141, Oberlin, OH 44074-0141.

(adopted by the Board of Trustees - March 16, 2017)

Stories of Bill

posted May 22, 2015, 10:38 AM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated May 22, 2015, 5:06 PM ]

The "Stories of Bill" Project

If you knew Bill Long, you likely have a story to tell! Please take a moment to share your memory so that future generations can truly appreciate the impact he had on our community and lives.

Submit Your Story of Bill

Fifth Annual Bill Long Birthday Bash!

posted Nov 17, 2014, 8:25 AM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated Jan 8, 2019, 7:52 PM ]

Birthday Bash
2019 Bill Long Birthday Bash

The Fifth Annual Bill Long Birthday Bash

January 7, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
at Ben Franklin-MindFair
(13 West College St., Downtown Oberlin)

Raffle, prizes, food, music, fun... and what's a birthday party without presents?
If you are able, 
please bring a wrapped gift or "white elephant" to exchange

Please join us while we celebrate Bill's 104th birthday
with live music, 
refreshments and great conversation!

We look forward to seeing you there!


BLF Bill Long Birthday Bash


Membership Drive & Donating to the Foundation

posted Nov 16, 2013, 6:23 PM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:17 PM ]

Looking to renew your membership in the Bill Long Foundation or to become a new member?
Or looking to donate to the Bill Long Foundation?

Just click on the Donating & Membership link!

You can become a member of the Bill Long Foundation
for a donation of $10 (regular) or $5 (student).

Donations can be submitted using the PO Box 0141 address
or through the Donate button on the Donating & Membership page.

If you are interested in planning a legacy gift
please contact us at our email blfoberlin@gmail.com

BLF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

Your contributions are fully tax deductible.

BLF Facebook Page

posted Jun 19, 2013, 10:18 AM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated Mar 18, 2017, 10:05 AM ]

The Bill Long Foundation is now on Facebook!

Just click here to go to our page.

Or use your smartphone to scan the QR code below.

Bill Long Foundation QR code

Board of Directors Meetings

posted May 7, 2010, 8:47 AM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

Board of Directors Meetings
7:15 PM (unless otherwise noted)

April 14, 2017 (4:00 PM)
September 7, 2017 (6:00 PM)
October 12, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 7, 2017
January 7, 2018
(Bill Long Bash 7:00 PM)
January 18, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 11, 2018 (Membership 6:30 PM)
(Contact John Memmott for locations)

Donating to the Bill Long Foundation

posted Nov 3, 2009, 8:31 AM by Bill Long Foundation   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 12:53 PM ]

Every November a letter is sent out requesting donations and reminding members to renew their membership. By making a donation you become a member. At the annual meeting you meet and hear from representatives of the charitable causes requesting funds from BLF. You get to ask them questions. And you vote on how to distribute BLF grant funds. A copy of the letter can be viewed or downloaded in the Attachments below. Information about donations and membership can also be found on the Donating & Membership page.



Donor Privacy Policy:

All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, addresses and telephone numbers, the names of their beneficiaries, the amount of their gift, etc., shall be kept strictly confidential by the Bill Long Foundation, its board and volunteers, and will not be shared with any third party unless permission is obtained from donors to release such information.

If you have comments or questions about the Bill Long Foundation’s donor privacy policy, please email blfoberlin@gmail.com or write Bill Long Foundation, PO Box 0141, Oberlin, OH 44074-0141.

(adopted by the Board of Trustees - March 16, 2017)

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