BACF was established in 1998 to grant seed money to charitable organizations in the Barrington area for the purpose of initiating or expanding programs and projects that address unmet needs in our community.  Each year we plan to grant five percent of our assets based on a rolling average over the trailing 20 quarters.  Since issuing our first grant of $5,000 in 2000 – and including the $222,000 we granted in 2017 – we have invested $1,750,390 in our community. 

BACF addresses a wide range of unmet needs in our community in the areas of Human Services, Healthcare, Education, Art & Culture, Environment and Economic Development.  

Our website is designed to provide the latest updates on BACF as well as link visitors to programs and organizations that serve our community.  We look forward to highlighting those organizations that have significant impact on our community while providing grantees and donors electronic access to BACF.

We are very grateful for the support members of our community have given BACF through the years.  If you would like to be a part of that effort, please make an on-line donation by clicking on the “Make a Donation” tab on the left or by mailing a contribution to our office. 

We are delighted to be an integral part of our community and look forward to reaching out to you in the future.