2018 Bay Village Foundation Annual Drive

The Bay Village Foundation also helps:


Play in Bay

For twenty years, Play-in-Bay has brought joy to thousands of young children  and relief to parents looking for a safe space for their kids to play for hours.

While it is still one of the premier playgrounds on Cleveland's Westside, the Bay Village Foundation, created as the original funding source, has  raised over $100,000 to renovate the playground.

​Thanks to our many donors and volunteers for helping us achieve this goal!!​

The bulk of this renovation is planned to take place in the Fall of 2016.

Bradley Park Playground Project

A community group has been formed to raise funds for new playground equipment at Bradley Park, and The Bay Village Foundation has agreed to assist with this fundraising effort. The Bay Village Parks and Recreation Department has carefully chosen a design for all ages.

According to Peggy Drumm, the leader of the Bradley Park Playground Project, “the present play structure has been in need of replacement for several years, leaving the playground equipment looking outdated and unappealing. The current equipment no longer provides the creative play, activity, and learning experience our children need to grow. Our residents and children deserve better! Our goal is to make the new playground safer, more appealing and a lot more fun for children of all ages. The cost to build the new playground structure, which will be installed in multiple phases, is expected to be approximately $100,000. The City of Bay Village has agreed that this is an important project, and we are pleased to announce that the City has committed $20,000 towards the first phase of the project.”

Cahoon Memorial Park

This wide, open-field, park space located between Cahoon Road and the Metroparks and between Wolf Road and Lake Erie is frequented for passive recreation and used seasonally for soccer programs and large scale events. Many know it as home to the annual Independence Day fireworks and Bay Days Carnival. The historic Community House and Rose Hill Museum, Gazebo, the Memorial Rose Garden, Lake Front Walk and Skate & Bike Park are all located in this section of the beautiful Cahoon Memorial Park.

The Bay Village Foundation​ provides plaques along the Lake Front walk to honor and memorialize donor contributions.

Community Grants/Scholarships

The Village Foundation is accepting requests for funds to be donated for specific projects of local civic and non-profit organizations.

Awards may range from $500-$5,000.

The Foundation is interested in projects or programs that improve the quality of life in Bay Village.

Projects must be responsive to community needs. Support for program development, capacity building, capital projects and equipment requests will also be considered. 

Annually we recognize one or more Bay Village seniors​ with a $2000 scholarship. Any high school senior who resides in Bay Village can apply.

Foundation Run

The Annual Foundation Run took place Saturday October 20th, 2018, over 200 participants enjoyed the run or walk through beautiful Bay Village in the eighth annual Bay Village Foundation Run and Walk benefit.