Foundation 2018 Fall Grants

The Distribution Committee of the Piqua Community Foundation recommended that the Board of Directors approve $46,570 for distribution at their October meeting, with grants being awarded to organizations in November 2018 at the annual meeting.

Mini-Grants Were Awarded To:

  • Edison Community College – for a student magazine
  • Lehman Catholic High School – for STEM+MM equipment
  • Miami Shelby Barbershoppers – for the ACES program
  • Piqua City Schools – for PCIS Little Indians Boutique
  • Piqua City Schools – Springcreek – for sensory items
  • Piqua City Schools – Washington – for guided reading books
  • Upper Valley Career Center – for safety glasses
  • Upper Valley Career Center – for a guest author visit
  • Upper Valley Career Center – for rides for adult ASPIRE students

Standard Grants Were Awarded To:

  • Brukner Nature Center – for the Owl Extraordinaire program in Piqua schools
  • Child Care Choices – for the Story Lady project
  • Edison Community College Performing Arts – for a lighting console
  • Forest Hill Cemetery – for a granite tablet with memorial poem
  • Friends of the Piqua Library – for the anniversary gala concert
  • Friends of the Piqua Parks – for the Route 36 entrance to Piqua
  • Fusion Spiritual Community – for supplies and programming
  • Health Partners Free Clinic – for telephones and communication system
  • Lehman Catholic High School – for reader pens
  • Lehman Catholic High Schools – for lockdown barricades
  • Piqua Catholic School – for ukuleles and music books
  • Piqua City Schools – PCIS – for Makerspaces
  • Piqua Parents as Teachers – for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery trip
  • Dr. E. Torrence Medical Benevolence Fund – for funding for Piqua patients

The Distribution Committee will meet next in April 2019. All grant applications received prior to March deadlines will be considered at that time.

Mini-grant Recipients
Seated, (L to R): Tracy Hall of Lehman Catholic High School, Kris Mitchem of Piqua Central Intermediate School, and Sarah Thomason of Upper Valley Career Center. Standing (L to R): Julian Fasano of Miami-Shelby Chapter of Barbershoppers, Jo Ann Vetter and Roger Voisard of Upper Valley Career Center, Ross Loudenback of Springcreek Elementary, Libbey Leininger of Washington Elementary, and Steve Staley, distribution chairman.

Standard Grant Recipients
Seated, (L to R): Rachel Birman of Piqua Catholic School, Angie Shappie and Pam Wendel of Lehman Catholic High School, Kris Mitchem of Piqua Central Intermediate School, and Betsy Hamman of Child Care Choices. Standing (L to R): Justin Coby of Health Partners Free Clinic, Don Smith and Monti Mohler of Friends of the Piqua Public Library, Jason Thompson of Fusion Spiritual Community, Carole Cobb of the Torrence Medical Benevolence Fund, Ross Loudenback of Springcreek Elementary, Ruth Koon of Friends of the Piqua Public Parks, David Cobb of the Torrence Medical Benevolence Fund, Yvonne Wion of Piqua Parents as Teachers, Jim Roth of the Forest Hill Cemetery and Arboretum, Steve Staley, distribution chairman, and Brian Ayres of Brukner Nature Center.

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