Giving Center


Improving Lives by Building Bridges

The Barry Community Foundation is in the business of building bridges between donor intent and community needs. As an organization, we utilize the Seven Elements of a Healthy Community Framework to leverage the assets we have in ways that maximize community impact.

Our Values

that Make Us Who We Are


We value honesty, integrity, transparency, confidentiality, competency & accountability.


We will be inclusive of all segments of the Barry County Community.


We will encourage community participation, partnerships, and collaboration that result in successful responses to community challenges and opportunities.


We will strengthen community-based organizations that effectively address community needs, promote volunteerism, and provide community leadership.


We will promote community-building programs and events that inspire community pride and unity.


We will provide individuals and businesses opportunities to make charitable investments through permanent endowments that directly benefit the Barry County community.


Serving our community since 1995.

Established in July of 1995, the Barry Community Foundation bridges community needs with donor interests, granting dollars to programs, projects and organizations that fit our vision- to be a trusted resource for positive change.

The Barry Community Foundation is an accredited community foundation that as of 2023 manages over $55 million in charitable assets spread across over 300 different funds that have been established by individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Barry County.

Strategy & Key Initiatives

With vision and generosity, our partnership with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations through the years allow us to make deep investments in our community.

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7 Elements

of a Healthy Community

Supporting 7 Areas for a More Vibrant Community

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Staff & Board

Carrying out vision and providing guidance.

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Community News

2023 Annual Report

Featuring a Community Events Calendar

Check out our most recent annual report to read inspiring stories of transformation of the past year.

Defining Community

Our Stories

of Our Community

From the generosity of our donors to the impact of programs and grants, our stories exemplify the heart of Barry County and the good experienced every day.

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Online Resources

Sharing information with you so you can share with others.

Sharing our story is one way we show the impact our organization has on the lives of people in Barry County. By creating resources and sharing content we’re able to clearly communicate how our work helps to build a stronger Barry County!


Browse our annual reports and other resources.

Grantee Media Kit

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Financials & Polcies

Find our latest financial reports and organization policies.

Contact Us

Do you have questions or need assistance? We are here to help.