Troy Foundation awards $430,162 in grants


Staff Reports

TROY — At their December meeting the Distribution Committee of The Troy Foundation reviewed thirty-seven grant applications. The grants were awarded through the General Fund, the Lucy Fund and the Clyde and Kathryn Marr Funds of The Troy Foundation. In the end, The Troy Foundation is pleased to announce 36 organizations were chosen to receive $430,162 as follows:

• Child Care Choice, $300, for a computer upgrade in the office to assist with payroll and accounting and the monthly newsletters.

• Miami Soil and Water Conservation, $500, for a tree seedling project to foster awareness and perspective on the worth of trees and the investment they are in our community.

• Miami County Educational Service Center, $699.55, to purchase multi-sensory speech therapy materials to be sued with preschool students to learn speech sound production skills and with the school-aged students to help oral and written language skills.

• Cookson Elementary School, $855, for the purchase of new running shoes for the spring season of Girls on the Run.

• UVCC, Early Childhood Education and Care, $956, for support of the ECEC Level II students in applying for the Child Development Associate credentials.

• First Place Food Pantry, $1,000, to support the transportation home program in conjunction with the Miami County Transit.

• St. Patrick Early Learning Center, $1,100, for the purchase of materials to introduce the preschool children to early math, science, literacy, music and art skills.

• Reading for a Change, $1,951, to purchase sound proofing materials to provide a reduction in the overall noise of the location.

• Upper Valley Career Center, $1,987, for the purchase of Ozobot and Robot kits for the pre-engineering program being taught at the Troy Junior High School.

• The Overfield Tavern Museum, $2,000, to provide support to maintain the monthly electronic newsletter and promoting Troy Historical Alliance special events through social media.

• St. Joseph’s House, $2,000, providing operational support for the emergency housing costs during the months of December through March

• St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Patrick, $2,000, to provide support for the rent, utilities, and food assistance for Troy families in need.

• Troy High School Wrestling Parents Association, $2,000, for the purchase of Bulgarian bags for the 2016-2017 wrestling season.

• GIVE Medical Ministry, $3,500, to purchase a portable oxygen concentrator and several knee walkers to provide equipment for loan to residents with medical needs.

• Juvenile Education, DARE, $3,500, for support of the DARE operations for the young people of the City of Troy.

• Camp Invention, $5,000, for the week long summer camp for Troy area children focusing on the enrichment science, technology, engineering, and mathematics opportunities.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, $5,500, for roof and flashing repairs at the front entry of the center.

• Eagles’ Wings Stable Inc., $6,000, for support of the tuition gap for equine assisted therapies for individuals for an 8 week session of therapeutic riding and equine assisted learning.

• First United Church of Christ, $8,000, for support of the backpack food program that provides bags of food for the weekend for elementary school children in the Troy City School District who are at risk for hunger over the weekend.

• New Creation Counseling Center, $8,000, to provide support of the shortfall of patients who are unable to pay for psychiatric services.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley, $9,000, to provide support of the community based and school based mentoring program for Troy residents.

• WACO Historical Society, $9,943, to help partially fund the replacement of the current HVAC system at WACO.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, $11,120, for the Downtown Troy Summer Music Series providing family entertainment to the citizens of Troy.

• Troy Christian Schools, $13,600, for the purchase of an upgraded security alarm system that connects directly with the Troy Police Department.

• Miami Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, $10,000, providing mentoring support for approximately 190 young men and women in Troy participating in Cub Scout and Boy Scout packs.

• Miami County YMCA, Robinson Branch in Troy, $20,000, for the purchase of an exterior LED Display Sign.

• American Red Cross Northern Miami Valley Chapter, $15,000, to support the Home Fire Campaign in the Troy area.

• Partners in Hope, Inc., $25,000, for the operational support “Relief, Education, and Development” programs.

• Troy Main Street, $17,500, for the MKSK Urban Design Study for Downtown Riverfront Development.

• UVMC Foundation and Upper Valley Medical Center, $25,000, providing support of the Rachel’s Challenge program promoting kindness and compassion in Troy City Schools.

• Health Partners Free Clinic, $30,000, for ongoing operational expenses providing services to the uninsured and under-insured.

• Hospice of Miami County, $21,660, for upgrades to conference room and the holiday wish program.

• Miami County Recovery Council Inc., $40,000, for support of the Social Detox Program provided in an organized, residential, non-medical setting.

• Pink Ribbon Girls, $17,500, toward the purchase of a new vehicle for the transportation of clients to appointments and support of a seminar for UVMC Cancer Care.

• City of Troy, Ohio, $47,990, for the Wayfinding Strategy Initiative to connect and provide direction for visitors and residents to easily locate their destination as they maneuver into, thru, and around town.

• Dayton Children’s Hospital, $25,000, for support of the new patient care tower for the continuation of life-saving pediatric care.

The Distribution Committee meets quarterly to review grant applications. Only organizations with a 501(c)3 status are eligible to apply. For more information about the foundation and its funds that make these grants possible please visit www.thetroyfoundation.org. The deadline for submitting a grant application for the next quarterly meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 15 by 4 p.m. for review at the March meeting.