The Peninsula Foundation is the loving caretaker for over twenty of Peninsula’s historically significant buildings. Owning and maintaining these structures, most of which are over 100 years old, is a very daunting task for our nonprofit organization. We rely on the generous support of private donors to help us follow our mission of historic preservation.
Education and supporting the arts are also key elements of our mission. The Peninsula Foundation strives to make quality educational and arts programming accessible to all economic levels of the public. Concerts through the Voices in the Valley music program, music workshops, Peninsula’s Music on the Porches festival, Music in the Valley festival at Hale Farm and Village, exhibits, theater and our Civil War lectures series are just a few of the cultural events that the Foundation sponsors.
The Peninsula Foundation is in the middle of two capital improvement campaigns:
- The Bronson Church Steeple Fund: Help us restore the Steeple to the beloved and historic Bronson Church Memorial Building. This church was built in 1839 by Hermon Bronson, the founder of the Village of Peninsula. The steeple was removed due to water damage and we would love to see it returned to its previous glory, but we need your help. The project’s total cost is $105,000.00 and to date we have raised $34,000.00. Please consider this worthwhile cause. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio Historical Society’s History Fund. The History Fund is supported exclusively by voluntary donations of Ohio income tax refunds and designated gifts to the Ohio Historical Society. www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund
- The G.A.R. Hall ADA Project– Something near and dear to our hearts has always been making the G.A.R. Hall accessible to all by installing an ADA accessible bathroom on the first floor along with appropriate entryway ramping. These improvements along with some much needed TLC to the wonderful building comes with a large price tag. We received a $200,000.00 grant from the state capital fund for cultural improvements, but this is a matching grant so we need to raise $200,000.00 on our own. The G.A.R. Hall has become a local destination and regional treasure. Please consider helping us make the G.A.R. Hall accessible to everyone.
Help us continue to bring value to Peninsula, and the Cuyahoga Valley, and Northeast Ohio by making a tax-deductible donation to the Peninsula Foundation today!