Hardin County Community Foundation Awards Nearly $193,000 in Grant Money

Written on April 20, 2021

The Hardin County Community Foundation awarded numerous grants on Tuesday.

A total of just under $193,000 was awarded to non-profit groups and other projects around the county in 2021.

Because of the pandemic, trustees decided not to hold a grant award banquet this year. 

That means checks will be issued to recipients.

Earlier this year, the foundation reported total assets of $9.5 million, which included $78,218 in property and equipment.

Requesting Entity-Project Description-Amount Approved:

Ada High School- Academic honors, competitions and music dept- $1,942.09

Ada Exempted Village School- Reading program for K, 1st and 2nd Grade- $1,200.00

Ada Public School District Library- Summer reading program- $1,200.00

Alger Community Fire Association- Miscellaneous personal safety equipment and flashlights- $2,000.00

Alger First United Methodist Church- Backpack Blessings program- $1,500.00

Alger Public Library- Summer reading program- $1,200.00

AMVETS Riders Ohio Chapter 1994- Handicap ramps for veterans- $1,000.00

Angels for the Elderly- Food boxes and toiletries- $2,000.00

Beatitudes Ada- area free lunch program for youth- $1,300.00

Belle Center Free Public Library- Summer Reading Program- $500.00

Blanchard Dunkirk Washington EMS- EMS Week materials and personal Emergency Care Kits- $500.00

Blue Star Mothers OH32- Care packages for deployed military members- $2,500.00

Boy Scouts of America Troop 150- Educational programs and summer camp- $600.00

Camp Common Ground Camp- Wednesday program- $500.00

City of Kenton- Repairs to the office at Salisbury Park- $2,000.00

City of Kenton Tree Commission- Trees- $1,000.00

Critter Crusaders, Inc.- Pet medical treatments- $1,000.00

Cub Scouts Pack 121- Patches, pins, belt loops, derby cars/boats/rockets and awards- $1,000.00

Cub Scouts Pack 124- Scouting camp- $1,000.00

Dolly Parton Imagination Library- Books for children birth to 5 years old- $1,500.00

Dunkirk Firefighters- Fire Safety and Prevention educational materials- $500.00

Dunkirk Masonic Lodge- Winterfest- $500.00

Forest Fire Department- Backpack style leaf blowers used at grass and field fires- $1,000.00

Forest Firefighter’s Association- Educational materials- $250.00

Forest Firefighter’s Association- Computer and monitor- $1,000.00

Forest-Jackson Public Library- Story Walk- $1,500.00

Girl & Boy Scouts of Hardin County- Scout supplies & projects- $971.05

Greenwood Grange #1061- Insulation- $1,000.00

Hardin County 4-H & FFA- Freed Fund- $1,942.09

Hardin County 4th of July Committee- Fireworks- $3,000.00

Hardin County 4th of July Committee- Licensing reimbursement- $750.00

Hardin County Agricultural Society- Roof paint and brushes- $3,000.00

Hardin County Armory Restoration Foundation- Updating restrooms- $3,000.00

Hardin County Community Foundation- Hart Fund- $1,395.00

Hardin County Family YMCA- Summer Day Camp- $1,310.00

Hardin County Health Department- Youngpeters Fund- $1,923.00

Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc.- Signage- $950.00

Hardin County Humane Society- Spay and neuter clinics- $2,000.00

Hardin County Junior Fairboard- Child sized picnic table at the fairgrounds- $700.00

Hardin County Recovery Court- Educational materials to maintain sobriety- $500.00

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office- Special Response Team (SRT) equipment- $1,500.00

Hardin County Special Deputies- Portable flashing safety lights- $300.00

Hardin County Special Deputies- Reflective safety vests- $500.00

Hardin County Veteran Services- Annual Veterans Dinner- $1,000.00

Hardin Hi-Lighters 4-H Club- Tables- $1,000.00

Hardin Hills Health Center- Fingerstick machine and necessary slings to assist with bloodwork- $6,799.00

Hardin Leadership, Inc.- Hardin Leadership classes- $1,000.00

Hardin Memorial Hospital- Lichty Fund- $964.00

Hardin Northern Community Center- New windows- $2,000.00

Hardin Northern Public Library- Summer reading program- $1,200.00

Hardin Northern School Library- Right to Read Week activities and author visit- $750.00

Hardin Northern Schools- 6th Grade Playground equipment- $450.00

Heartbeat of Hardin County- Cribs and online parenting curriculum- $1,500.00

Helen Mabrey Shoe Fund- Shoes for less fortunate children- $3,500.00

Helping Hands Outreach Ministries- Back to School project- $5,000.00

HHWP CAC Kenton Head Start- Outside playground equipment and activities- $1,000.00

House of Prayer Pentecostal Church of God- Updating restrooms with touchless technology- $500.00

Jackson-Forest Emergency Medical Service- Educational materials and CPR classes- $1,500.00

Jackson-Forest EMS- Training- $1,000.00

Keep Hardin County Beautiful- Jackson & Liberty Garden flowers- $1,211.00

Keep Hardin County Beautiful- Seasonal decorations for urns around the courthouse- $1,000.00

Keep Hardin County Beautiful- Recycling education program expenses- $500.00

Kenton Area Swim Team (KAST)- Touch pads- $1,500.00

Kenton Band Boosters- Spirit wear- $0.00

Kenton City Schools- Back Pack Food program- $2,000.00

Kenton City Schools- Books- $500.00

Kenton City Schools- High School Theatre Department Lighting for auditorium- $1,200.00

Kenton City Schools- Kenton Top Twenty and Kenton Dimensions Be a Star workshop for grades 1-6- $850.00

Kenton City Schools- Third Grade Leadership Club supplies- $500.00

Kenton Fire Department- King Vision and portable refrigerator for ambulances- $2,000.00

Kenton First Baptist Church- Building Fund Bondi Fund- $2,168.00

Kenton First United Methodist Church- We Love Our Neighbors Day- $750.00

Kenton Full Gospel Church- Food for food pantry and funds to repair floor- $1,500.00

Kenton Historic Courthouse District- Downtown flower pot supplies- $3,044.00

Kenton Little League- Updating concession stand equipment- $1,500.00

Kenton Police Department- Bullet resistant vests- $1,500.00

Kudo Studio- Art supplies- $500.00

Lake of Lights- LED lighting and electrical wiring- $1,500.00

Love Inc of Hardin County- Copier/fax machine, phones & shredder- $700.00

McGuffey Church of Christ- Sunday Youth Program- $1,000.00

McGuffey Church of Christ- Chromebooks- $1,000.00

McGuffey Church of Christ- Annual Block Party- $1,000.00

McGuffey Volunteer Fire Company- Upgrade booster fire hose and nozzle- $650.00

Memorial Park Golf Club- Junior golf clinic- $1,212.00

Midwest Regional ESC Equipment and materials for Hardin County preschools- $1,000.00

Midwest Regional ESC- Fencing to close in play area- $3,000.00

Midwest Regional ESC- Technology to be implemented in the SWD classrooms at USV- $750.00

Midwest Regional ESC- Sensory kits for emergency responders for use with autistic children- $1,000.00

MLJ Hardin County District Library- Community garden supplies- $200.00

MLJ Hardin County District Library- Summer reading program- $1,200.00

MLJ Hardin County District Library- Adult art classes supplies- $1,200.00

New Hope Ministry Park- Facility renovations- $1,500.00

New Hope Ministry Park- Blessing Box food pantry- $800.00

Northern Hardin County Fire District- Normex particulate hoods- $2,080.00

ONU College for Student Faculty- Special Study Projects- $6,797.33

ONU Department of Music- Freed Fund- $2,913.14

ONU Department of Theater- Freed Fund- $2,913.14

Painter Creek Community Grange- Windows- $1,000.00

Project Linus of Hardin County- Materials to create blankets for children- $750.00

Quilts for Kids NW Ohio Chapter- Materials to create quilts for ill children- $550.00

Ridgemont FFA- Greenhouse lighting sensors and robotics- $1,750.00

Ridgemont Public Library Mt. Victory Branch- Summer reading program- $1,200.00

Ridgemont Public Library- Ridgeway Branch- Portable speaker system, folding canopy and popcorn machine- $500.00

Ronald McDonald House- Housing for families of ill children- $1,000.00

Roundhead Fire Department- Badges and nameplates- $1,000.00

Safe Haven of Hardin County- Supplies for Annual Holiday Gala and speaker- $750.00

Safe Haven of Hardin County- Storage unit fee- $700.00

Safe Haven of Hardin County- Yard signs for Domestic Violence Awareness Month- $450.00

Saint Vincent dePaul Society of Immaculate Conception- Hygiene products- $1,500.00

Silent Night Bed Ministry- Beds and blankets for less fortunate- $1,000.00

Silver Creek Church- Outreach program for at risk youth- $1,000.00

Simon Kenton Schools- Speakers and activities- $1,000.00

Southeast Hardin Northwest Union Firefighters Association- Evac-U-Splint and Vacuum Mattress medical equipment- $1,000.00

Southeast Hardin Northwest Union Joint Fire District- iPads for fire trucks and emergency squads- $2,000.00

Southeastern Hardin EMS- Heart monitor/defibrillator maintenance- $2,000.00

St John Evangelical Lutheran Church- Backpack program- $1,500.00

The Neighborhood Center Corp of Hardin County- Food boxes- $3,000.00

Tree Town Festival- Youth activities- $2,000.00

Trustees of Memorial Hall- Annual Ox Roast- $750.00

Upper Scioto Valley Ambulance Alger- Equipment and training- $2,000.00

Upper Scioto Valley Ambulance Roundhead- Computer and printer, educational materials, storage cabinet and plastic containers- $1,000.00

Upper Scioto Valley Schools- Modular check out station, ceiling projector and white board screen- $1,500.00

Upper Scioto Valley Schools- School summer reading program grades K-5- $1,200.00

Upper Scioto Valley Schools Middle School- Backpack Blessings program- $1,500.00

Veteran’s Memorial Park District- New clubhouse- $2,000.00

Village of Ada- Beautification projects- $1,942.09

Village of Dunkirk- Downtown decorations- $500.00

Village of Dunkirk- Phase 2 of Field of Honors project- $2,000.00

Village of Dunkirk- Trees- $1,000.00

Village of Dunkirk- Community Improvement Corp Cabinet for defibrillator and fire extinguishers- $1,500.00

Village of Forest- Community Improvement Corp Festival of Lights- $1,000.00

Village of Forest- Community Improvement Corp Flowers and to purchase additional planters- $1,000.00

Village of Forest- Parks & Recreation Picnic tables and umbrellas for splash pad- $750.00

Village of Forest- Parks & Recreation Electrical repairs at Gormley Park- $1,500.00

Village of Forest- Police Department Annual Safety Day- $1,000.00

Village of Forest- Water Department Metal Fire Hydrant Marking Flags- $1,250.00

Village of McGuffey- Beautification of the community building- $2,358.00

Village of Mt. Victory- Community Development Corp Downtown urn flowers, bronze National Register of Historic Places plaques and veterans banners- $980.00

Village of Mt. Victory- Community Development Corp Landscaping at Henry Martin Park- $898.00

Wolf Creek Center for the Arts of Hardin County- Art classes for youth and adults- $750.00



Jerry Jester Scholarship- Kenton Dollars for Scholars- $1,000.00

Catherine Lens Scholarship- Kenton Dollars for Scholars- $500.00

Mr & Mrs OJ Hogan -Kenton Dollars for Scholars- $500.00

Rushsylvania Rough Riders- Ridgemont Student- $500.00

Rushsylvania Rough Riders- Ben Logan Student- $500.00

Mr & Mrs Donald Spath- USV Student- $2,500.00

Mr & Mrs Donald Spath- USV Student- $2,500.00

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