Donating & Membership

Please consider sharing your charitable dollars with the Oberlin
community by contributing to the Bill Long Foundation (BLF). 

We have a proud, local history. Founded over 25 years ago by members of the Co-op Bookstore to honor Bill Long, we follow the principles Bill championed of participatory democracy and local impact. Our members, board and the organizations and causes we support are all part of the Oberlin community.

We serve the whole community. Last year, we awarded a total of $47,050 to 16 Oberlin non-profit organizations, including FAVA, Get with the Program, Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Oberlin High School Interact Club, Oberlin Weekday Community Meals, Road to Hope House, Senior Enrichment Services of Oberlin and Zion Community Development Corporation.

We remain thrifty and efficient. All of our unrestricted donations go to meet the needs of the Oberlin community. We have no employees and few expenses. Our application process is as simple as possible.

We are you. With a donation of $10 or more ($5 for students), you become a member of BLF.

We invite you to attend the Annual Meeting for members on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to help allocate the grant dollars. At the Annual Meeting, you will have the opportunity to talk with representatives of the charitable causes about their organizations and missions. Then you vote on how to distribute the funds. This lively event is a highlight of the year as we come together to give away money! Join us for refreshments at 6:30pm in the Heiser auditorium at Kendal at Oberlin. The business portion of our meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm.

Now is a great time to join or renew! It’s easy to do. Complete the enclosed form and return it with your contribution, or log on to our website,, and contribute through Paypal.

Help us spread the word about BLF. Ask your friends to become members, too!

Please join us for the annual BLF Birthday Bash on January 7, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at Ben Franklin-MindFair. If you are new to the Bill Long Foundation, this is an opportunity to learn more and meet BLF's trustees and members. Whether you are a new or renewing member, it's a great way to begin the New Year.


The BLF Board of Trustees

Richard Baznik, Dwight Call, Margie Flood, Greg Jones, Carol Lasser, John Memmott,
Michael Reynolds, Deborah Roose, Hannah Rosenberg, Rosalie Turner, Kevin Urquhart


Mark your calendars! 

Bill Long Birthday Bash, Monday, January 7, 2019, 6-8pm at Ben Franklin-MindFair

BLF Annual Meeting, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7pm in Heiser Auditorium at Kendal at Oberlin

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 or write Bill Long Foundation, PO Box 0141, Oberlin, OH 44074-0141.

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

Page Updated 11/10/18

Bill Long Foundation,
Nov 10, 2018, 12:13 PM