About BCF

Bratenahl Community Foundation

 

Who We Are:

            The Bratenahl Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity.  Among the purposes of Bratenahl Community Foundation are to strengthen the educational, cultural, and environmental aspects of the community with a careful blending of its heritage and its future by gathering and disseminating information, sponsoring activities and events, and funding relevant projects.  The foundation does not engage in any activities prohibited by the Internal Revenue Code for public charities to engage in, such as promoting candidates for public office.

What We Do:

  • Publish the free newsletter titled the Lamplighter four times a year
  • Maintain a website with up-to-date community information
  • Produce the free Bratenahl phone directory (Last distributed in 2014)
  • Give complimentary gift baskets to all new homeowners
  • Offer a free village-wide holiday party each December
  • Support the “New Avenues for Independence” home in Bratenahl
  • Gave the village new entrance signage in 2008
  • Sponsor Candidate’s Night during election years
  • Support “green space” through donations to our Land Conservancy
  • Purchased a new bullet proof vest for the village K-9 Corp
  • Purchased video equipment for the village police department
  • Continuously offer the village various beautification projects

 How Can You Help

You can assist the Bratenahl Community Foundation by either volunteering to assist us with our various projects as a “Friend of the Foundation”, or donate tax deductible funds.  Please re-pledge your support each year by donating anew to the Bratenahl Community Foundation.