COMMUNITY & STRATEGIC GRANTS 2019
The Governing Committee of the Licking County Foundation recently approved $529,250 in grants to nonprofit organizations through unrestricted and field of interest funds. The approved grants will support 26 nonprofit organizations to enhance almost every aspect of life in Licking County—including education; arts and culture; youth, seniors and families; health and human services; parks and recreation; and more. Awarded through field of interest funds, these grants carry out the wishes of donors and help nonprofits meet the ever-changing needs of our community. All grant recipients are organizations that serve Licking County residents. Summaries of the recipient organization projects are as follows:
American Red Cross of East and South Central Ohio: $6,000 to support the Home Fire Campaign, which provides educational materials and purchase 400 smoke alarms to be installed in Licking County homes. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio: $2,500 to support the engagement of a facilitator for strategic planning. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Catholic Social Services: $15,000 to support the Supportive Services Program in Licking County, which provides intensive case management services to assist older adults to maintain their highest level of functioning while living independently in the community. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Denison University: $8,250 to support the Initiative for New Music in the Schools, which promotes the performance of new music in the public schools and collaboration between student musicians and professional composers. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Fostering Further: $4,500 to support the Grant a Wish Program, which assists with extracurricular items and activities for youth in foster care, relating to educational, recreational and socialization, skill-building and self-enhancement, and therapeutic & safety areas. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio: $10,000 to support the Homeowner Repair Program in Licking County, which preserves safe, affordable homeownership for low-income families in Licking County who are affected by age, disability, or family circumstances and struggling to maintain the integrity of their homes. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Licking County Community Health Care: $7,500 to support the direct service the clinic provides to Licking County citizens who might otherwise go without healthcare, and the clinic’s selection as a pilot clinic for Rx Outreach. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Licking County Health Department: $20,000 to support the Licking County PACE EH Project, a community-based environmental health assessment that will engage communities to explore the broad physical and social environments that impact health and safety. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank: $15,000 to support the partnership with the Food Pantry Network of Licking County, to distribute approximately 1.7 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to more than 18,500 unduplicated Licking County residents to connect our hungry neighbors to fresh, healthy food. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Newborns in Need, Greater Newark Chapter: $3,500 to support the purchase of supplies for volunteers to make clothes, blankets and other necessities to provide to newborns throughout Licking County. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
The Salvation Army: $60,000 to support the general operations of the Emergency Homeless Shelter, meeting the needs of single men, women, and families who are homeless and living in the local area. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Utica Area Foundation: $5,000 to support painting a large mural on the north side of the Masonic building in downtown Utica, which depicts the making of hand-blown window glass cylinders, to enhance the appearance of the town and relate some of its special heritage. Granted from the J.P. Shai II Fund.
The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology: $10,000 to support upgrades and improvements to technology and history exhibits, including extensive collections of artifacts and archives that represent the businesses, industries, and cultural heritage of Newark, Licking County, and the region. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Together We Grow, Inc.: $10,000 to support the general operations of the Community Garden, Here We Grow Gardens, and Green Machine Programs. Granted from the Unrestricted Fund.
Multi-Year Grants 2019
Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools of Licking County: $25,000 to support a six-week summer enrichment program, which provides books, training, stipends for staff members, field trips, classroom and administrative supplies, and two healthy meals and a healthy snack daily. Granted from the Constance C. Baldwin Fund.
Licking County Center for Visual Impairments (LCCVI): $30,000 to support the Non-Senior Eye Care Services Program, which provides the full spectrum of professional eye care services for eligible Licking County residents under the age of 60, and the Low Vision Aids Program, which provides resources for people who need help beyond their prescribed glasses. Granted from the Thomas M. Kier Memorial Fund.
Licking County Family YMCA: $25,000 to support the All For One Camp, an inclusive summer day camp, which welcomes children with many types of developmental disabililties to participate in a traditional camp environment. Granted from the Thomas M. Kier Memorial Fund.
Licking Memorial Health Systems: $50,000 to support the Children's Dental Clinic and Food Prescription Program, both of which serve uninsured, low-income children in Licking County. Granted from the William E. and Annie S. Miller Memorial Fund.
Mental Health America of Licking County: $50,000 to support the general operations of the organization, exclusive to programs that serve youth, including prevention,early intervention, and other support to address the mental and behavioral health of children, youth and families. Granted from the William E. and Annie S. Miller Memorial Fund.
Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra: $20,000 to support Community Outreach Programs for youth that not only provide exposure to music but also enhance skills such as teamwork, discipline, and creative problem solving among local students. Granted from the Constance C. Baldwin Fund.
Newark Midland Theatre Association: $30,000 to support the Arts For All and Yellow Bus Series programs, arts and cultural events that engage young people and families, including individuals who are striving to improve their life situations. Granted from the Constance C. Baldwin Fund.
Ohio State Legal Services Association: $25,000 to support the Children's Legal Assistance Program in Licking County through Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS), providing legal help for low-income families with children ages 3-18, including children with learning and other disabilities that may have been a barrier to their success in school and that may have put them at risk of entering or being placed in the juvenile justice system. Granted from the William E. and Annie S. Miller Memorial Fund.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio: $10,000 to support the Helping Hands program, designed to provide nights of rest for families of seriously-ill children from Licking County staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus. Granted from the Alice McFadden and Jack Barnett Fund and Thomas M. Kier Memorial Fund.
Please note: As referenced above, the Unrestricted Fund is comprised of grants from the following funds which were created by donors to allow the Foundation flexibility in addressing the community’s most urgent needs and emerging opportunities: H.E. (Roy) Alban and Jane Alban Fund, Thomas L. Brooke Fund, Katherine B. Camlin Memorial Fund, Robert and Nancy Dix Fund, Evans Memorial Fund, Feightner Family Fund, Ralph E. Fitch Memorial Fund, Robert H. Flory and Sylvia Sinsabaugh Fund, William E. and Alma B. Harold Fund, Shirley A. Johnson Fund, Licking County Foundation Unrestricted Fund, Louis A. Mitchell Family Fund, Tittica Roberts Mitchell Fund, Wayne L. Roelof Memorial Fund, Roger Roth Memorial Fund, William Doubet Schaffner Fund, Cecil Sebold Memorial Fund, Howard H. Thompson, Jr. Fund, Lula Vaia Memorial Fund and WCLT Community Fund.