TROY — The Troy Foundation approved grants totaling $318,752 during it March quarterly meeting. The grants will be used in support of the foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life of the residents of Troy and to grow a greater tomorrow. Grants were awarded from the Foundation’s General Fund and from funds administered by the foundation to support specific fields of interest of our donors.
General fund grants:
• St. Patrick Catholic Church was awarded $900 to purchase materials for lessons, crafts and games for the Little Flower and Blue Knights Clubs, which are non-denominational clubs for children.
• Miami East Local Schools After Prom event at Scene 75 received $1,000 to assist in providing a safe, fun experience for their students.
• SafeHaven, Inc. was awarded $1,000 for much needed items for Troy’s homeless residents.
• Miami County Educational Service Center received $1,000 in support of the Nine Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom Curriculum Training.
• Miami County Educational Service Center was also awarded $1,300 in support of the 2019 Excellence in Education annual banquet held to honor the valedictorians and salutatorians and their teacher guests from Miami County high schools.
• T.L. Baseball Boosters, Inc. will purchase a new ice machine for their concession stand at Duke Park using a grant in the amount of $1,750.
• Miami East Junior Diamond Sports received $1,900 to complete the final phase of the asphalt walking path to the ball fields.
• Troy Main Street, Inc. was awarded $1,900 for Blue Vase Hunters Training for downtown Troy businesses to attend free of charge.
• Child Care Choices, Inc.’s Story Lady Program received $2,000. This grant assists the Story Lady to travel to Troy child care centers and in-home childcare locations to engage children in early literacy activities.
• The Troy Historical Society will purchase a new microfilm reader and scanner unit with a grant in the amount of $4,100.
• Troy Main Street, Inc. was awarded $5,000 for the Downtown Troy Farmer’s Market. This year the market will move to the Southeast quadrant of the downtown.
• Dream Builders Group, Inc. — The Clubhouse was awarded $7,830 to support a teen intern for the Troy Clubhouse. The intern will design and run 110 days of free activities for children with limited opportunities and will recruit their own teen volunteers to assist them.
• City of Troy and Troy Main Street, Inc. were awarded $8,235 to replace the 20-year-old sound system in downtown Troy to enhance downtown activities.
• Johnston Farm and Indian Agency Friends Council received $10,000 in support of recreating the interior of the Johnston Home to its historically accurate state.
• Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau was awarded $10,000 in support of the Donut Jam, which will provide music, activities and food downtown Troy during the Tour de Donut and Buckeye Donut Dash.
• Troy–Miami County Public Library was awarded $15,000 in support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program providing a book per month by mail to each registered child in Miami County from birth to their fifth birthday.
• The DinosaurXperience will come to the 2019 Miami County Fair through a grant in the amount of $14,000 to the Miami County Agricultural Society.
• WACO Air Museum and Learning Center received partial funding in the amount of $15,000 to purchase chairs for the new WACO Learning Center.
• Pink Ribbon Girls was awarded $15,000 for two areas of support; $10,000 for direct services for Stage 4 Troy patients and $5,000 to partner with UVMC Cancer Care Center in support of their Cancer Seminar.
• Honor Flight Dayton, Inc. was awarded $20,000 for the Troy Foundation/Concord Township/Miami County Honor Flight of 2019. The flight honors veterans living in Miami County by taking them to Washington, D.C. to see their national memorials.
• Miami County Park District was awarded $75,000 for the Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve, providing a drive-through light display during the holidays.
• Partners in Hope, The Troy Rec, and Lincoln Community Center have received $27,723 for the Summer Lunch Program. This collaborative effort amongst these organizations will provide lunch for children in need during the summer months. Lunch sites include Garden Manor, Lincoln Community Center, Troy Rec and this year, the Gospel Community Church has been added as a site.
From the David B. and Helen N. Meeker Fund:
• Staunton Grange No. 2685 was awarded $2,000 for the Words for Thirds Dictionary Project providing each third grader in Miami County a dictionary.
• Troy Rec was awarded $3,000 in support of the Summer Lunch Buddy Program during the summer. The funding provides food for the adult volunteers each day and supplies for the program.
From the Clyde and Kathryn Marr Fund:
• Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley was awarded $3,500 to purchase an UCreate Panel for the Troy Adult Day Service Program. The UCreate Panel is an interactive display touchscreen that allows individuals to engage with colors, sounds, activities and games.
• Troy-Miami County Public Library was awarded $5,000 for support of programming for groups with special needs. The library offers these programs for children, teen and adults free of charge.
From the General Fund ($34,444) and The Lucy Fund ($556):
• Miami County Dental Clinic was awarded $35,000.00 for operating support of the Miami County Dental Clinic for 2019 and 2020. The Clinic provides quality dental care and oral health education to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured patients. In addition, the Clinic runs the Travelling Smiles program providing dental care to students on site at area schools.
From the Richard Shellenbarger Music Fund:
• Troy Mayor’s Concerts, Inc. was awarded $5,000 for the 2019 Concert featuring the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band and Chorus.
From the General Fund ($4,757) and the David B. and Helen N. Meeker Fund ($457):
• Upper Miami Valley Young Life was awarded $5,214 for support of the Summer Camp trip to Rockbridge Alum Springs in Goshen, VA., for Troy students. The camp encourages children to make a positive difference in the world.
From Ruth Hollinger and J. Cameron Dungan Fund ($1,269) and the Lafferty Family Fund ($731):
• Troy Main Street, Inc. was awarded $2,000 for the Downtown Flower Planter Program, which provides potted flowers to the entrances of downtown businesses and adds beauty and charm of Troy to downtown.