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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


The inaugural G. William Hartzell Community Grants were awarded in November to charitable organizations serving the Piqua community. Bill Hartzell was instrumental in continuing the Hartzell family businesses in Piqua for many years, and was a generous supporter of the Piqua community. A gift made through his estate established the donor advised fund that enables The Foundation to financially continue his generosity to the community.

Twenty-seven applications were received in 2017, and the advisory committee’s decision was to make fewer, larger grants rather than split the amount into many small grants. Those organizations not funded this year may submit a request next year, since those who do receive grants this year will probably not be chosen again next year.  Grant amounts differed from one organization to another as suggested by the committee.

Those receiving grants this year included:

  • Forest Hill Cemetery and Arboretum
  • Friends of Mainstreet Piqua, Inc.
  • Health Partners Free Clinic
  • Piqua Area United Way
  • Piqua Compassion Network
  • Piqua Parents as Teachers
  • Protecting Our Water Ways
  • Salvation Army of Piqua
  • Shoes 4 The Shoeless
  • Troy-Miami County Library
  • Wreaths Across America
  • Young Life/Upper Miami Valley


















Hartzell Grant Recipients:

Seated, left to right – Rebecca Sousek of Piqua Compassion Network, Major Jody Kramer of Salvation Army, Rebecca Schinaman of Shoes 4 The Shoeless, Barbara Hartzell of the Hartzell Advisory committee, Shelby Hocter of Young Life /Upper Miami Valley, Kathy Booher and Adele Penrod of Piqua Parents as Teachers.

Standing, left to right – Jane Salisbury of Piqua Compassion Network, Justin Coby or Health Partners Free Clinic, Sean Ford of Piqua Ara United Way, Lorna Swisher of Mainstreet Piqua, Jeff Lange of Protecting Our Water Ways, Rachelle Miller of Troy-Miami County Library, Randi Pearson of the Hartzell Advisory committee, Ben Zimmerman of Wreaths Across America, and Larry Butt of Young Life/Upper Miami Valley.

Unavailable: Forest Hill Cemetery and Arboretum.







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