Community Grants & Scholarships


​Community Grants

The Bay Village Foundation is primarily interested in supporting capital projects that improve the quality of life in the City of Bay Village. Projects must be responsive to community needs. The Foundation will also consider requests for support of programs that benefit the citizens of the City of Bay Village. Reporting requirements from a previous year’s award are required as part of the current application.

To be eligible, an organization must be located in or provide services to residents within the City of Bay Village. Funding will only be awarded to tax-exempt organizations classified as 501(c)(3) charities by the Internal Revenue Service, or programs that have a tax-exempt fiscal agent.

The Trustees of The Bay Village Foundation will review all applications based on the criteria above and will not consider any incomplete applications or applications not submitted by the due date. If you have questions, please contact Steve Ruscher at 216-346-5645 or steveruscher884@gmail.com.

Mail the completed application and attachments to Mr. Steve Ruscher, Grant Committee Chairman, The Bay Village Foundation, P.O. Box 40122, Bay Village, Ohio 44140 or send by email to steveruscher884@gmail.com.

Applications must be submitted by the last day of February 2017​.  The Foundation expects to report back to each applicant by the end of April 2017.

Scholarship

The Village Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more graduating and/or graduated high school students residing in Bay Village who have been actively involved as a volunteer in Bay Village educational, civic, or cultural activities. The scholarship recipient will possess a vision for improving and enhancing the quality of life in Bay Village and will offer a proposed project to the Village Foundation for possible implementation in the future.​

Applications for high school seniors planning to begin college in the Fall of 2017 are no longer being accepted.

​Applications for high school seniors planning to begin college in the Fall of 2018 will be available to download from this page in the late Fall 2017.

Bay High School students must submit applications to your school guidance counselor.  Other students can submit to villagefdninfo@att.net.

Scholarships are typically awarded at the Bay Village Foundation Memorial Day event.​

Donations

Grants and Scholarships are made possible through our fundraising activities and donations.​  Donations to the Bay Village Foundation help support our activities aimed at preserving the quality of life in Bay Village, Ohio. All donations are 100% tax deductible and go to support The Bay Village Foundation projects. The Bay Village Foundation is run exclusively by volunteers and has no paid staff members.

Tax deductible donations may be made by mail to P.O. Box 14022, Bay Village OH 44140 (check payable to Bay Village Foundation).

You may also make donations online using secure internet credit card payments via The Cleveland Foundation's website by clicking  HERE.
Within The Cleveland Foundation's website, choose "Bay Village Foundation Fund" in the list of fund choices, and then complete the online form.

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