INFORMATION FOR GRANT APPLICANTS
The Piqua Community Foundation accepts grant applications from any charitable not-for-profit organization, provided the applicant and its application meet the following criteria:
● The application must be accompanied by documentation verifying the applicant's 501 (c) (3) status or equivalent tax-exempt status
● The applicant organization must adhere to a mission that is religious, educational, scientific, literary or charitable in nature
● The application must document the way the project for which funds are being sought will benefit the residents of Piqua, Ohio
The Foundation makes two kinds of grants:
● Standard Grants (grants of more than $500)
● Mini-Grants ($500 or less, with a simpler application than required for a Standard Grant)
The Foundation makes Mini-Grants and Standard Grants twice each year. Deadlines for grant applications are as follows:
Mini-Grants – March 15 and September 15 each year
Standard Grants – March 31 and September 30 each year
IF THE DEADLINE FALLS ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, GRANTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON THE LAST BUSINESS DAY
PRIOR TO THE ABOVE DATES.
Special grant forms are available for school related grants – those being sought by teachers, coaches, club advisers or principals. The school mini-grant and school standard grant forms must be used for programs or projects operated in a school setting rather than the more generic forms used by other charitable organizations. Any applicant who questions which form to request should discuss the matter with the Foundation Executive Director.
All applications must be presented using The Piqua Community Foundation’s grant application forms. Forms are available from The Foundation by writing (PO Box 226, Piqua, Ohio 45356), emailing Piquacf@sbcglobal.net, calling 615-9080, or faxing 615-9981.Completed applications must be delivered personally or by mail, and are not accepted by email or fax. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
The Foundation does not make grants to the same organization, project or program in consecutive years. In most cases, The Foundation does not make grants for salaries or for general operating expenses.
For Recipients of all Piqua Community Foundation Grants:
Required follow-up reporting must be submitted within one year of receipt of the grant or (in the case of school related grants) prior to the end of the school year during which the project took place. A report form was included with the grant check; to receive another hard copy or a digital copy, please contact the Foundation office. Reporting also may include a brief presentation (for Foundation donors) by a representative of your organization, describing the project and its outcomes. In addition, The Foundation expects the recipient organization to make appropriate public acknowledgment of The Foundation's assistance with the organization's project, through literature or otherwise. The Foundation logo will be provided to all grant recipients to facilitate this acknowledgment of The Foundation's assistance.
Applicants are invited to contact The Foundation’s executive director with any questions or concerns, at 615-9080 or Piquacf@sbcglobal.net.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS AWARDED
FOUNDATION 2018 SPRING GRANTS
The Piqua Community Foundation made grants totaling more than $48,000 to numerous local non-profit organizations and schools on May 10, 2018 at a distribution ceremony held at the YWCA of PIqua.
Mini-Grants were awarded to:
Grants were awarded to:
Seated, L to R: Jennifer Huelskamp, Heather Brandt and Beth Weaver-Culpepper, all of Piqua City Schools.
Standing, L to R: Ryan Wendeln of Lehman High School, Cady Sexton of Piqua City Schools,
and Steve Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation
Standard Grant Recipients:
Seated, L to R: Leigh Ann McCulla of the Miami County Park District, Cindy McCurdy and Kait Barnes of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Marva Archibald of Edison State Community College, JoCinda Johns and Linda Tinsley of the Council on Rural Services, Jeanette Fletcher of Piqua City Schools
and Rachelle Miller of the Troy-Miami County Library.
Standing, front row - L to R: Kaitlin Mullennix and Ashtyn Wilson of “The Company”, Jordan Knepper of the Piqua Arts Council, Cindy Pearson of St. James Church,
Jackie Thase-Burch of Piqua City Schools and Scott Myers of the Miami County Park District.
Standing, back row - L to R: Brad Zimmerman of Piqua Catholic School, Dennis TenWolde of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Joshua Smith
and Tony Lyons of the Piqua City Schools, and Steve Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation.
The next Piqua Community Foundation grants will be made in November 2018. All grant applications received prior to the September deadlines will be considered for funding. Any 501(c) 3 organization interested in receiving application information should contact the Foundation office at 615-9080 or email on the Contact Us tab.
FOUNDATION 2017 FALL GRANTS
The Distribution Committee of the Piqua Community Foundation recommended that the Board of Directors approve $43,914 for distribution at their October meeting, with grants being awarded to organizations in November 2017.
Mini-grants were awarded to:
Standard Grants were awarded to:
Seated, left to right – Jessica Reed of Washington Elementary, Sandra Streitenberger of Edison State Community College, Sister Ginny Scherer of Lehman Catholic High School, Rebecca Schinaman of Edison State Community College, Cady Sexton of Piqua Central Intermediate School, and Rachel Birman of Piqua Catholic School.
Standing, left to right – Courtney Drees of Washington Elementary, Diane Fox of Piqua Junior High School, Jon Shoffstall of Piqua High School, Dr. Paul Heintz of Edison State Community College, Brad Zimmerman of Piqua Catholic School and Steve Staley, Foundation distribution chairman.
Unavailable – Katie Motter of Springcreek Elementary
Standard Grant Recipients:
Seated, left to right – Leslie Reichert of Piqua High School, Patsy Cavender of Lockington United Methodist Church’s God’s Grocery, Vicki Kirk of Edison State Community College, and Tricia Stemen of SafeHaven, Inc.
Standing, left to right – Steve Staley, Foundation distribution chairman, Tom Downs of GIVE Medical Ministry, Gregory Koth of Upper Valley Career Center, Brad Zimmerman of Piqua Catholic School, and Chief Brent Pohlschneider and Justin Poynter of the Piqua Fire Department.
Separate photo – Anna Baumeister and Ruth Koon of Piqua Chamber Foundation schoolyard garden
The next Piqua Community Foundation grants will be made in November 2017. All grant applications received prior to the September deadlines will be considered for funding. Any 501(c) 3 organization interested in receiving application information should contact the Foundation office at 615-9080 or visit the website www.PiquaCommunityFoundation.org for more
FOUNDATION 2017 SPRING GRANTS
The Piqua Community Foundation made grants totaling more than $42,000 to numerous local non-profit organizations and schools on May 19, 2017.
Five mini-grants were awarded to the Piqua City Schools. The grants will provide alternative seating for Piqua High School math classes, club t-shirts for the Piqua High School Key Club, teacher instructional materials for reading teachers at Springcreek Elementary, and “We Both Read” take-home books for Springcreek first graders and kindergarten students.
Standard Grants were awarded to:
2017 Spring grant recipients - Pictured seated (left to right): Jill Bobb of Edison State, Debra Smith of His Hands Extended Sanctuary, Edna Stiefel and Ruth Koon of Friends of Piqua Parks, Rebecca Sousek of Piqua Compassion Network, Ryan Wright of Southern Ohio M.D.A., and Kaitlyn Flory, Katybeth Jones and
Tina Watts all representing Springcreek Elementary School.
Standing (left to right): Carl Phlipot of Piqua High School, Mel Williamson-Beckner and Tiffany Pontius of His Hands Extended Sanctuary, Steven K. Staley of The Piqua Community Foundation distribution committee, Laura Shepherd and Cindy Long of the American Red Cross, Lorna Swisher of the Piqua Tourism Committee, Gretchen Roeth of the Piqua High School Key Club, Brandy Foreman of the Miami Co. Y.M.C.A., Becky Elifritz of the U.V.M.C. Foundation, Tina Rudy of the Miami Co. Y.M.C.A., Andy Hite of the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, Stephanie Llacuna of Dayton Children’s Hospital, Misty Iddings of Piqua Central Intermediate School, Claire Timmer of the Miami Co. Dental Clinic, Erin Reese and Kathy Gehret of Edison State, Thom Grim of the Miami Co. Recovery Council, Heather Smith of Piqua Catholic School, Vicki Kirk and Paul Heintz of Edison State, and Dennis Maas of Lehman Catholic High School.
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