Foundation awards $24,200 in Donnelly Advised grants

Aerial photo of Piqua by Bret Reid

The Piqua Community Foundation recently awarded grants from the Donnelly Advised Fund totaling $24,200 to 18 organizations that serve Piqua residents.

Richard Donnelly established the Donnelly Advised Fund, along with others at The Foundation, in 2008. The grant award decisions are made by the fund committee annually based upon community needs; there is no application process.

“The committee and I enjoy meeting in the fall each year to determine how best to utilize the fund to serve the Piqua community,” Donnelly said. “The awards we make represent a broad range projects that benefit Piqua residents and improve our community. It’s a true pleasure to share from the advised fund each year.”

The organizations receiving 2022 Donnelly Advised grants are:

  • American Legion Post 184 for the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad
  • American Legion Post 184 Ambulance Fund
  • The Bethany Center
  • The Edison Foundation for the nursing scholarship
  • The Forest Hill Cemetery Fund of The Piqua Community Foundation
  • Greene Street Church food pantry
  • The Little Kinger Fund of The Piqua Community Foundation
  • MainStreet Piqua for downtown flowers and Christmas celebrations
  • Miami County Dental Clinic
  • Miami County YMCA
  • Piqua Arts Council
  • Piqua Area Chamber Foundation for The Garden Tribe Schoolyard Garden
  • Piqua Civic Band
  • Piqua Compassion Network
  • Protecting Our Water Ways
  • Salvation Army for the needs bank and summer feeding program
  • Upper Miami Valley Young Life
  • YWCA Piqua

Melinda Sillman and Steve Schultz of St. Paul’s Church at The Bethany Center

Shawn Rickert, executive director of The Bethany Center in Piqua, said that the grant award received from the Donnelly Advised Fund supports the center’s soup kitchen and food pantry.

“Already this year, we have provided food for over 16,000 of our neighbors. Our work is made possible thanks to generous donors like Mr. Donnelly!”

To learn more about the Donnelly Funds and other programs of The Piqua Community Foundation, visit piquacommunityfoundation.org.