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Bexley Community Foundation Grants $31,370 to City Initiatives

The Bexley Community Foundation was honored to be able to announce our first grants in 2014 at the second annual State of the Community, held last Thursday, April 10th  at the Columbus School for Girls’ new auditorium. In 2014, the Bexley Community Foundation hopes to grant out $150,000 to Bexley-based projects that sustain and enhance […]

The Grant Guide

We at the Bexley Community Foundation know that many of our grant applicants are not grant writers.  They are volunteers, city workers, teachers and business owners. They are citizens of our community who have a great idea, and want to see it come to fruition.  I can attest from personal experience that grant writing is […]

2013: A Year in Review

The end of the year is a time of reflection, as well as a time to dream about the future. As 2013 comes to a close, we at the Bexley Community Foundation are excited to share with you how we continue to make Bexley a special place to live, learn, work and play. In 2013, […]

Live. Learn. Work. Play.

The Bexley Community Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our new blog “Live. Learn. Work. Play.” which focuses on highlighting the great work of our grantees, exciting philanthropic happenings in Bexley, and information about how Bexley residents can take advantage of our wonderful city. From “how-to” instructions on grant writing, to grantee profiles […]

Foundation’s fund, city’s help finalize mansion walkways project

By Chris Bournea ThisWeek Community News Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Bexley city officials, Bexley Community Foundation representatives and students from the Jeffrey Mansion Preschool will gather at the mansion, 165 N. Parkview Ave., at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the Jeffrey Mansion walkways. The city of […]

Club thankful for support of Main Street Banners

ThisWeek Community News Tuesday, October 15, 2013 To the Editor: On behalf of the Bexley Women’s Club, I extend grateful thanks to the Bexley Community Foundation for awarding us a grant to support street pole banners along Main Street in Bexley. As a result of the efforts of our organization collaborating with the city (Mayor […]

Resident’s giving nature has lasting impact

By Deborah Dunlap ThisWeek Community News Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Giving just comes naturally for Beth Grimes-Flood. Her two children have long since graduated from Bexley High School and have moved out of state to start successful families and careers of their own. Her husband died in 2004. But it’s Bexley, where she has lived […]

2013 grants back projects tracking history, trees

projects reflect collaboration among groups, public library By Chris Bournea ThisWeek Community News Friday, September 13, 2013 Collaboration among community organizations is the focus of the Bexley Community Foundation’s 2013 major grant cycle. “We were pleased to see collaboration among our grantees,” said Whitney Abraham, executive director of the Bexley Community Foundation. “Their work is […]

Expo organizers, backers contribute to healthy Bexley

By Mike Johnson ThisWeek Community News Saturday, October 26, 2013 Our students provided feedback last spring, through the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset Survey, that they do not feel valued and appreciated by adults in the Bexley community. They also indicated they wanted to spend more time participating in high-quality interactions and activities with their […]

Group’s rapid growth calls for executive director

Worthington native tapped to align board with area needs and build up communication By Melissa Dilley ThisWeek Community News June 2, 2013 When the Bexley Community Foundation awarded its first grants in 2011, they totaled $10,000. In 2012, that number increased dramatically to $130,000. As a result of its continued growth, the foundation that turns […]