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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 2017 to help make Bay Village a better place to live, work and play.

Your contributions have allowed the Foundation to make a real difference in our community. We have heard very positive comments about the improvements that were made to Play-in-Bay, and its grand re-opening was a great success. Children throughout Bay Village are enjoying the wonderful changes that were made to the playground. In addition, your gifts helped us to provide grants to:

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  • Bay Village Green Team – purchase a water bottle refilling station in Cahoon Park
  • Youth Challenge – implement an Adaptive Arts program at BAYarts for children and young adults with physical disabilities
  • The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health – extend the SweetArts Café program at Huntington Park for individuals with dementia/Alzheimer’s and their care partners
  • Lake Erie Nature & Science Center – install a new exhibit for the Ohio’s largest amphibian and America’s largest salamander, the endangered Eastern Hellbender
  • Bay Village Historical Society – purchase computer system, printer, archival storage, and catalogue software to organize and store the entire historical collection of photographs, maps, papers, books and other memorabilia
  • Destination Bay – fund the promotional costs for this community-wide celebration

Your generosity also allowed the Foundation to continue to fund one half of the cost of the 4th of July fireworks display, to sponsor the bi-annual Bay waterway clean-up day, and to award three scholarships to deserving Bay High School seniors, Anna Walker, Will Huntington and Madison Noren.

And, at our annual Memorial Day ceremony, bronze plaques were installed on the walking bridge at Cahoon Park to honor Herman and Joyce Bredenbeck, Edward (Ned) Matthews, Robert Thomas, and the Hawthorne Family for their outstanding commitment to Bay Village.

Bay Village is a wonderful city, thanks in large part to our citizens and the active role they play. The things that the Foundation is able to do to help improve our community are only possible because of your generous contributions. With your ongoing support, we will continue to invest in our city, and make it an even better place to live for generations to come.