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The Piqua Community Foundation encourages charitable giving to benefit the citizens of Piqua, and provides a variety of methods for donors to help fulfill their charitable giving wishes.


G. William Hartzell Community Grants


Do you know of any local charitable organizations serving Piqua that could use extra funds? The Piqua Community Foundation’s G. William Hartzell Charitable Fund may be able to help.

G. William Hartzell Grants are available to charitable organizations serving the Piqua community. Mr. Hartzell was instrumental in continuing the Hartzell family businesses in Piqua for many years and was a major supporter of the Piqua community. The donor advised fund established through his estate planning allows The Foundation to financially continue his generosity to the community.

The grants are not earmarked for specific programs or projects, so the organizations that receive them may use the funds for any purpose allowed by regulations governing not-for-profit organizations. Organizations interested in receiving the grants must complete the application form (CLICK HERE) – and must return the form prior to the July 31 deadline. Organizations will be considered by the advisory committee, based on their missions and their efforts toward improving life for residents of Piqua. The committee will give highest priority to organizations that did not receive grants from the G. W. Hartzell Fund in 2017.  Eligibility will not be affected by the receipt of a grant from any other fund of The Piqua Community Foundation.

Schools and their teachers are not eligible to apply, since so many of The Foundation’s existing grants are made to schools. Organizations that operate programs held in the school systems (such as U.V.M.C. Rachel’s Challenge, Brukner Nature Center wildlife programs, etc.) may apply.

The committee will determine the amount of each grant made – those made to different organizations in a given year may not be equal.  Successful applicants will receive their grants at a date to be determined (late August or early September.)

Those wishing more information may contact Karen Wendeln at 937-615-9080.

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Piqua, OH 45356-0226