Miami County Foundation announces grant awards

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Foundation held its fall grant distribution celebration on Nov. 9, where it awarded over 90 grants to various nonprofit organizations and schools throughout Miami County totaling $272,128.

The Miami County Foundation takes great pride in supporting initiatives which provide for the cultural enrichment of the residents its serves. Among the grant recipients were Bruckner Nature Center and WACO Historical Society.

General grant requests were awarded for programs ranging from repairs, technology and food for the needy.

The Miami County Foundation understands that the growth and development of its youngest citizens plays a key role in the success of our community. The Foundation takes great pride in awarding more than 30 grants to local schools.

A complete list of organizations which received grants from the foundation includes: Edison Community College, Bradford Community Club, Bruckner Nature Center, Friends of Piqua Parks, Partners in Hope, RT Industries, The Center for Early Learning, Troy Development Council, Troy Senior Citizens Center, YMCA Robinson Branch, WACO Historical Society, American Red Cross, Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum, Bradford Public Library, CASA/GAL Miami County, Child Care Choices for Miami County Early Childhood Focus Group, City of Piqua Police Department, D.R.E.A.M., First Place Food Pantry, FISH Inc. of Troy, Friends of the Piqua Library, Foundation Center, Girls on the Run, GIVE of New Path Inc., Isaiah’s Place, J. R. Clarke Public Library, Miami County Continuum of Care, Miami County Dental Clinic, Miami County Recovery Council, Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, Recovery and Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio, The New Path Inc., Ohio State University Extension, Miami County, Troy Christian Church, Troy Lions, Troy-Miami County Public Library, Upper Valley Community Church Mothers of Preschoolers, UVMC Foundation, New Creation Counseling Center, Bethel Local School, Bradford Exempted School, Bradford Middle/High School Band, Bradford High School Publications Class, Troy City Schools-Cookson, Covington Elementary Multiple Disability Classroom, Covington Exempted School, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Edison State Community College, Lehman Catholic High School, Miami East High School Math Club, Miami East High School Special Education, Milton-Union Elementary, Milton-Union Middle School ELA, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Newton Local Schools, Piqua Catholic Schools, Piqua Central Intermediate, Piqua City Schools, Piqua Jr. High, Springcreek Primary, The Future Begins Today, Tipp City Schools Broadway, Tippecanoe High School, Tippecanoe Middle School, Troy Christian Elementary School, Troy Christian junior and senior high schools, UVCC, Upper Valley Career Center-Aspire Program, We Care Arts.

The Miami County Agricultural Leadership Fund awarded two grants to the Miami County Fair goat pens, and Miami East MCCTC FFA.

Jean and John Dugan Family Fund was awarded to Miami County Recovery Council.

On-going Humanitrian grants were awarded to Bethany Center, FISH Union Township, St Patrick’s Soup Kitchen, The New Path, Inc., The Salvation Army, Covington Outreach Association, Family Abuse Shelter, Partners In Hope, GIVE Medical Ministry, Health Partners Free Clinic, Miami County Dental Clinic, Troy Lions Charities, and Miami County Continuum of Care Rides to Work.

The motto of the Miami County Foundation is “People Helping People.” Since its founding over 30 years ago, the organization has carried out its mission to promote and encourage the health, education and welfare of the people of Miami County.

For more information about the Miami County Foundation, please visit their website at