Foundation 2019 Spring Grants

The Distribution Committee of the Piqua Community Foundation recommended that the Board of Directors approve $60,627 for distribution at their April meeting, with grants being awarded to organizations in May 2019.

Mini-Grants Were Awarded To:

Mini-Grants were awarded to:

Piqua Central Intermediate School – for sensory items for the MD classroom

Piqua High School (2 grants) – for cork board for student art displays and supplies for the “Positive Scribes” project

Upper Valley Career Center – for perfect attendance incentives

Standard Grants Were Awarded To:

Center for Early Learning at Piqua Catholic – for security upgrades

The City of Piqua – for a program providing trees to increase Piqua’s urban canopy

Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc. – for assistance with instructor certification and continuing education

Elizabeth’s New Life Center – for support of their “Earn While You Learn” project

GIVE Medical MInistryfor knee-walkers for those with below-the-knee injuries

Greene St. Day Care and Pre-School – to support use of the electronic sign

Johnston Farm Friends Council – to support the “Share the Vision” project

Miami Co. C.I.S.V. – for their Summer Step Up program for summer 2019

Miami County Dental Clinic – for help to purchase a new radiographic sensor

Piqua Chamber Foundation – to help purchase a new phone system for the Chamber building

Piqua Catholic School (2 grants) – for Chromebooks for grades 2-4 and for an iPad and tri-pod for a student news program

Piqua City Schools (3 grants) – for author visits for Piqua Central Intermediate, Washington and Springcreek Primary Schools and for Chromebooks for the world language classes at Piqua High School

Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development – purchase of a Music-Glove work-station and song pack

SafeHaven, Inc. – for support of a field trip and overnight retreat

Young Life of Upper Miami Valley – for transportation costs for summer camp

Upper Valley Career Center (3 grants) – for training for Early Childhood Education students, Chromebooks for STNA and Logistics programs, and for “Mindful Educators” workshops.

School Grant recipients:

Seated, L to R: Debbie Frazier of Greene St. Day Care/Pre-School, Rob Messick of Piqua High School, Joe Davis of Upper Valley Career Center, Sr. Mary Alice Haithcoat of Piqua Catholic School, Barbara Wooley of Piqua High School, and Theresa Miller of Piqua Catholic School.

Standing, L to R: Jennifer Henke, Eric Bowser and Susan Caudill (all of Upper Valley Career Center), Kris Stewart, April Vosler, Misty Iddings, Kyla Starrrett and Kelsey Treon (all of Piqua City Schools), and Brad Zimmerman of Piqua Catholic School.

Community Grant Recipients:

Seated, L to R: Ashley Schroeder of Elizabeth New Life Center, Shelby Hocter of Young Life, Sky Schelle of the City of Piqua, Kathy Sherman of Piqua Chamber Foundation, Carla Bertke of the Rehabilitation Center, and Tricia Stemen of SafeHaven, Inc.

Standing, L to R: Andy Hite of Johnston Farm Friends Council, Laurie Reiser of C.I.S.V., Tom Downs of GIVE Medical Ministry, Stephanie Silk of Miami County Dental Clinic, Gary Kuziensky of Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc., and Randi Pearson, Piqua Community Foundation distribution co-chairman.

Any organization interested in receiving application information should contact the Foundation office at 615-9080. Organizations must be 501 (c) 3 or equivalent and must serve residents of Piqua, Ohio.