Troy Foundation awards grants

TROY — At their December meeting, the Distribution Committee of The Troy Foundation reviewed 26 grant applications. The grants were awarded through the General Fund of The Troy Foundation. In the end, The Troy Foundation awarded 24 organizations were chosen to receive $169,504.51 as follows:

Troy City Schools, Cookson Elementary, $855 for running shoes for the Girls on the Run program.

St. Patrick Catholic School, $1,100 for flexible seating and movement for the fifth grade.

Miami East Local Schools, Miami East Junior High, $1,000 for a graphic novelist illustrator presentation.

Troy City Schools, Troy High School, $1,871.12 for the purchase of a laptop for the Communications class.

FISH, Inc. of Troy, $2,000 for the fuel for FISH program.

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.

Overfield Early Childhood Program, Inc., $2,000 for the playground green space expansion project.

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

Upper Valley Career Center, $2,000 for Chromebooks for the Troy High School Teacher Academy class.

Miami East Junior Diamond Sports, $3,000 for field conditioner and maintenance for Miami East School fields.

Ohio Attack Softball Organization, $3,000 for fast pitch softball training tools.

GIVE Medical Ministry, $3,299.89 for new lighting for warehouse.

Troy Christian Schools, junior high and high school, $3,500 toward the Robotics STEM Cart and Touch Kits for Engineering and Robotics classes.

St. Patrick Catholic School, $4,668.50 for new sound and visual system for the gymnasium.

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

Troy Christian Church, $5,000 for a Night to Shine, a prom night experience for people with special needs.

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

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.

Troy-Miami County Public Library, $8,000 for the purchase of new children’s materials for the library.

Isaiah’s Place, Inc. $10,000 for the purchase of evidence-based training “Together Facing the Challenge.”

Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, $11,690 for the Downtown Troy Summer Music Series providing family entertainment to the residents of Troy.

Miami Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, $10,000, providing mentoring support for approximately 253 young men and women in Troy participating in Cub Scout and Boy Scout packs.

Troy City Schools, Troy High School, $25,750 for the refurbish of the Steinway piano.

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

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 The deadline for submitting a grant application for the next quarterly meeting is Wednesday, February 15th by 4pm for review at the March meeting.