The Oberlin Community

Endowment Fund

The Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund represents a long term effort to provide funding for creative programs to enrich every student's experience in our local public schools. Established in 1986, the Endowment Fund enables exciting, special learning opportunities which engage students in the classrooms, field trips, in art, music, athletics and more. Gifts to the Endowment Fund keep on giving, every year in perpetuity. Join us and show the children of Oberlin that our community generously supports them. Your donation makes a difference.

If you would like to help, your tax deductible donation may be sent to:

Community Foundation, 9080 Leavitt Road, Elyria, OH 44035

If you would be interested in serving on the board, please email :

Endowment Fund Site


Facilities Project

Oberlin City Schools have engaged in analyzing the cost savings and educational benefits of a new school facility. The district is currently working with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) and our local School Facilities Committee on the project.

Facilities Project Site

Facilities Use Requests

The Oberlin City Schools utilize JobRouter for facilities request and will not be accepting any request on the previously used paper form. In order to utilize the system, you will need a username and password. To obtain your username and password, please contact Steve Nielsen at When requesting your username and password please provide the name of your organization, the name of the main contact, as well as their email address and phone number.

Before placing a request, please reference the Board Policies listed in the resources section.

Click Here To Access JobRouter

Community Partners

Ninde Scholars

Oberlin High School students in grades 11 and 12 may apply to become a Ninde Scholar. Applicants must demonstrate a drive for learning and desire to continue their education post graduation. The program is open to students who lack the support and resources to apply to college. We especially seek underrepresented students, low-income students, and students who would be the first in their families to attend college. Selection criteria include academic success measured by grade point average and quality of essay; financial need measured by eligibility for federal free and reduced lunch; educational background measured by highest level of parent education; and motivation and engagement in education measured by short answers and essay on an application.

Ninde Scholars

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Oberlin Makes A Difference Group

Oberlin Makes A Difference

As part of the Oberlin City School District's focus on excellence, the “Oberlin Makes a Difference” Hall of Fame honors outstanding graduates of Oberlin High School. The honorees are trailblazers in their field, influencing their community and their significantly impacting their area of expertise, including medicine, science and health, the arts, literature, entertainment, business and finance, government and politics, education and humanities, sports, philanthropy, and the military.

Bill Long Foundation

The Bill Long Foundation is a membership-powered community foundation that gives grants to support projects and activities in Oberlin that address basic human needs or enrich cultural life. Membership in the foundation is open to all. Members elect volunteer trustees who manage all operations and award grants based on the vote of members attending the annual meeting.

Foundation Site

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Oberlin College

As part of its commitment to the community, Oberlin College is contributing its greatest resource - a first-class education - as an encouragement to all Oberlin students to pursue excellence and seek a college degree. Beginning in the 2001-02 academic year, Oberlin College will offer full tuition scholarships to qualified graduates of Oberlin High School. The scholarships are a component of the College/Schools Partnership, a collaborative effort between the College and the Oberlin public schools to enhance the quality of public education for all students in Oberlin. The entire program is part of the Oberlin Partnership.


In the city of Oberlin, community and educational organizations came together in order to ensure that our children are entering kindergarten prepared and ready to learn. From this collaboration came OberlinKids, designed to impact children in this critical time of development. The collaborative looks to identify each child's and family's needs and put them on a track to be prepared for kindergarten.

OberlinKids Site

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Boys & Girls Club

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County serve more than 5,800 children ages 6 to 18 with programs that emphasize education, career development, life skills and character development. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids!

Club Site