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The Bay Village Foundation is your community foundation! Thanks to the generosity of you and your neighbors – we were able to make significant improvements to the Play in Bay playground and award a number of grants and scholarships in 2016 to help make Bay Village a better place to live, work and play.

You are making a real difference in our community. With your ongoing support, we improved Play in Bay by adding new playground equipment, wood decking, handrails and post caps covers, composite material to the grounds, and other improvements to provide a safer playground for our children and grandchildren. We hope you join us this spring for a grand re-opening event to celebrate these exciting playground enhancements.

In addition, your gifts provided for grants to:

  • Youth Challenge, for an adapted bowling program at Bay Lanes for teens and young adults with physical disabilities;
  • Destination Bay, to support a city-wide celebration of entertainment and educational events;
  • BAYarts, for a canvas awning at the main entrance of the John Huntington House;
  • Bay Village Community Theatre, Inc., to support continued live theater in Bay Village; and
  • Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, for the renovation of the Stream Tank Exhibit.

Your generosity also resulted in the awarding of three scholarships to deserving Bay high school seniors, Evan O’Donnell, Abigail Christel and Joe Auckley.

Finally, at our Memorial Day ceremony, bronze plaques were installed on the walking bridge at Cahoon Park to honor James Potter, Eileen Vernon and Richard Schier for their outstanding service to Bay Village.

Bay Village is a wonderful city thanks in large part to our citizens and the active role each plays. Grants and scholarships like the ones described above are only possible with your and your neighbors’ generous contributions to the Foundation. With your ongoing partnership, we will continue to invest in our city, and make it an even better community for generations to come.

Please make your gift today to the Bay Village Foundation online using secure internet credit card payments via The Cleveland Foundation's website by clicking  HERE

Or through PayPal with your PayPal account or any credit card.​