Foundation awards nearly $63,000 in fall grant cycle

The Piqua Community Foundation awarded $62,917 to organizations that serve Piqua residents this month.

The distribution is part of The Foundation’s twice-annual standard grant cycles from unrestricted funds. The Foundation’s Distribution Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval based on a grant application and review process.

The Piqua Community Foundation delivered fall grant awards on November 8 to organizations that serve Piqua residents. Pictured here is the grant award delivery at Greene Street Daycare & Preschool with, from left, Debbie Frazier, director of the center, and Jim Sever and Randi Pearson, Foundation Distribution Committee co-chairs. The fall 2021 grant award helped to fund a new fire door at the center to keep children safe.

The organizations awarded 2021 fall grants are:

  • Arbogast Performing Arts Center – emergency AED equipment
  • CASA/GAL of Miami County Inc. – CASA Caring Tree
  • The Center for Early Learning at Piqua Catholic – gross motor equipment
  • Dr. E. Robert Torrence Medical Benovolence Fund – Torrence Medical Benevolence Fund
  • Forest Hill Cemetery & Arboretum – trash receptacle replacement program
  • Friends of the Piqua Public Library – Holiday Cabaret
  • Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – Piqua Girl Scouts financial assistance
  • GIVE Medical Ministry – knee walkers and overbed tables
  • Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley – Piqua Adult Day Support activity boxes & technology
  • Greene Street Daycare & Preschool – fire door replacement
  • Health Partners Free Clinic – certification for psychiatry services
  • Isaiah’s Place Inc. – Christmas for kids
  • Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County – volunteer program support
  • Piqua Catholic School – window security
  • Piqua City Schools – Piqua Central Intermediate School – Improving Math Facts One Step at a Time
  • Piqua City Schools – Washington Primary – first-grade STEM brain bins
  • RT Industries – service area improvement project
  • Upper Valley Career Center – scrubs for students
  • Upper Valley Medical Center Foundation – Special Care Nursery renovation

The grant awards were made to a variety of organization service sectors, all with a demonstrated impact on Piqua residents. One award was made to Greene Street Daycare & Preschool to support the replacement of a fire door to maintain the safety of the children served.

“Early childhood education has been very different the last 19 months. The Piqua Community Foundation has helped us to overcome one of our obstacles, by providing us with a grant to help replace and old fire door,” said Debbie Frazier, director of Greene Street Daycare & Preschool. “Without this help, we would not have been able to meet this fire code requirement. I would like to thank The Foundation for their gratitude toward helping to keep the children safe in our care.”

The Piqua Community Foundation’s next grant cycle has a March 31 deadline. To learn more about the grant and scholarship programs of The Piqua Community Foundation, visit

Randi Pearson, far left, and Jim Sever, far right, Piqua Community Foundation Distribution Committee co-chairs, present a grant award to Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley representatives Caryl Segalewitz, development manager, second from left, and Jen Bonifas, interim vice president of program services, on November 8. The grant award will support activity boxes and technology equipment for clients of the Piqua Adult Day Support program and was one of a total of $62,917 distributed by The Foundation in the fall 2021 cycle.