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
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 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:
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 information.
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.
FOUNDATION 2016 FALL GRANTS
The Piqua Community Foundation is helping to make possible twenty-five local projects with their recent grant distribution of $40,677.00. At the Annual Meeting in November, representatives were presented with money earmarked for the following projects:
Seated: Diane Fox, Jennifer Everett and Tina Watts - all of Piqua City Schools; Kathleen Klosterman, Missy Bennett and Tracy Hall – all of Lehman Catholic High School.
Standing, front: Diane Mengos – St. Boniface Church; Cheryl Hainey – Dayton Performing Arts Alliance; Judy Owen – Child Care Choices; Debbie Frazier – Greene Street Pre-School/Daycare; Crystal Ayers and Jessica Reed – Piqua City Schools; Marva Archibald and Darlene Francis – Edison State Community College.
Standing, back: Steven Staley – Piqua Community Foundation distribution chairman; Stephanie Morris – Health Partners Free Clinic; Jordan Knepper – Piqua Arts Council; Roger Voisard – Upper Valley Career Center; Rob Messick and Tony Lyons – Piqua City Schools; Steve Kaplan – Troy Lions Charities; Erin Grant – Piqua Catholic Center for Early Learning; Brian Leingang – Edison State Community College.
Unavailable for photo: Bruce McKenzie – Edison State Community College.
FOUNDATION 2016 SPRING GRANTS
The Piqua Community Foundation made grants totaling more than $40,000 to numerous local non-profit organizations and schools on May 12, 2016.
Mini-Grants were awarded to:
Grants were awarded to:
Seated, L to R: Kirsten Starnes - Salvation Army, April Vosler - Piqua Schools, Sena Alberts - Piqua Area United Way, Susan Supinger and Carla Bertke - Rehabilitation Center, Nikki Reese - Piqua Neighborhood Improvement, and Leiann Stewart - Miami Co. Visitors & Convention Bureau (grant for historical marker.)
Standing, L to R: Laura Jackson - Miami Co. C.I.S.V., Mindy Gearhardt (grant for Brukner Nature Center) and Bobbi Conley of Washington School, Jim Roth – Forest Hill Cemetery, June Cannon – Miami Co. Children’s Services, Paula Schmiesing – Piqua High School, Major Earline May – Salvation Army, Amy Pratt – Springcreek School, Stu Shear -Warren Lodge #24, Bill Hogston – American Legion Equipment Fund, Mike O’Donnell – Warren Lodge #24, Chief Brent Pohlschneider – Piqua Fire Department, Nancy Hargrove – Imagination Library, Dave Larson – Piqua City Schools, Lorna Swisher – Mainstreet Piqua, Rachelle Miller – Imagination Library, Carrie McGonagle – Upward Basketball, and Amanda Helmstetter – Upper Valley Career Center.
GRANTS AWARDED FOR FALL 2015
The Board of Directors and Distribution Committee of the Piqua Community Foundation recently allocated over $41,900 to be distributed to local programs and projects. At the Foundation Trustees’ Annual Meeting in November, grants were awarded to:
Mini-Grants were awarded to:
Grants were awarded to:
Seated (L to R): Heather Lewis – Piqua Catholic School, Patsy Cavender – Lockington U.M. Church, Elisha Hicks – Edison Community College, Natalee Heath - Upper Valley Career Center, Shannon Billenstein – Miami County YMCA, Claire Timmer – Miami County Dental Clinic.
Standing (L to R): Jana Krogman – Piqua Junior High School, Holly Olivieri – Edison Community College, Brandy Foreman - Miami County YMCA, Jackie Thase-Burch and Jennifer Smith – Springcreek Primary School, Stu Shear – P.H.S. Alumni Band, Jill Bob – Edison Community College, Rachel Owen – Piqua Catholic School, Steve Staley – Piqua Community Foundation distribution chairman, Kelly Monnin – Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc., Tiffany Pontius – His Hands Extended Sanctuary, Bill Horstman – Habitat for Humanity, Catherine Yant – L.I.G.H.T.S.
Not pictured: Sr. Virginia Scherer of Lehman Catholic High School.
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