The Piqua Community Foundation awarded $65,650 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 organizations awarded 2022 spring grants are:
Bethany Center – blessing food box
The Edison Foundation – biology structural models
The Edison Foundation – Edison State Charger Stations
The Edison Foundation – EMT, nursing & paramedic IV hand models
Friends of the Piqua Parks – repair of baseball/softball area at Pitsenbarger Sports Complex
Friends of the Piqua Public Library – plaster bust of William H. Pitsenbarger
Miami County YMCA – new facility campaign
Piqua Catholic School – Regulating Our Bodies materials
Piqua City Schools – Piqua Central Intermediate School – Draw Your Destiny assembly
Piqua City Schools – Piqua Central Intermediate School – garden mulching project
Piqua City Schools – Piqua High School – William H. Pitsenbarger mural project
Piqua Neighborhood Improvement Corporation – Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Piqua Police Department – Piqua Careful Corners
SafeHaven, Inc. – vocational readiness
St. James Episcopal Church – little pantry
Young Life – summer camp fundraisers
The grant awards were made to a variety of organization service sectors, all with a demonstrated impact on Piqua residents. Chief Rick Byron said that the grant received by the Piqua Police Department will allow the purchase of supplies to continue to efficiently offer the Careful Corners program to local youth.
“With support from The Piqua Community Foundation grant, the Piqua Police Department will be able to rejuvenate the Careful Corners Program for Piqua children entering kindergarten in the fall,” Byron said. “Grant funding will help to purchase a street scene tarp and other equipment for the program. Thank you for your generous grant for our Careful Corners program.”
The Piqua Community Foundation’s next grant cycle has a September 30 deadline. To learn more about the grant and scholarship programs of The Piqua Community Foundation, visit piquacommunityfoundation.org/grants.