Foundation holds grant distribution

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Foundation held a virtual grant distribution celebration on Nov. 6, where it awarded 94 grants to various nonprofit organizations and schools throughout Miami County totaling $303,475. The motto of the Miami County Foundation is People Helping People. Since its founding, 35 years ago the organization has carried out its mission to promote and encourage the health, education, and welfare of the citizens of Miami County.

The Miami County Foundation takes great pride in supporting programs that provide for the cultural enrichment of the residents it serves through performing arts initiatives, nature enhancement, and literacy advancement.

Grant requests were awarded for needs ranging from mental health counseling, meal assistance and technology upgrades.

The Miami County Foundation understands that the growth and development of its youngest citizens play a key role in the success of our community. The foundation takes great pride in awarding 21 grants to local schools.

Below is a complete list of organizations that received grants from the foundation. For more information about the Miami County Foundation, visit

Bradford Community Club, Bethel Local Schools, Bradford Elementary, Bradford Railroad Museum, CANDID, Casstown Community Volunteer Fire, Cookson Elementary, Covington Elementary, Recovery Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio, Dayton Performing Arts, Dr. Torrence Benevolence Fund, Family Abuse Shelter, Fish of Troy, FISH Union Township, Fletcher United Methodist Preschool, Forest Hill Cemetery, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Girls on the Run, Greene Street Daycare & Preschool, Isaiah’s Place, J. R. Clark Public Library, Johnston Farm Friends Council, Kids Read Now, Lehman High School, Lincoln Community Center, Lockington Volunteer Fire Association, Ludlow Falls Camp, Miami Amateur Radio Club, Miami County Animal Shelter, Miami County Dental Clinic, Miami County Fire & Emergency Services Chiefs Association, Miami County Park District, Miami East Elementary Music Department, Miami East Schools, Miami Soil & Water Conservation, Milton Union Band, Milton Union High School Milton Union Middle School, Milton Union Public Library, Milton Union Senior Citizen & Community Club, National Inventors Hall of Fame, New Creations Counseling Center, New Path, Operation Venture & Caregiver Support, P.L.U.S., Pink Ribbon Girls, Piqua Catholic School, Piqua Civic Band, Piqua Fire Department, Piqua High School Baseball, Rehabilitation Center, Ronald McDonald House of the Miami Valley Region, Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, RT Industries, Salvation Army Piqua, St. Johns United Church, St. Patrick Catholic School, St. Pat’s Food Kitchen , Summer Smiles, T.L. Baseball Boosters, The Barn Ministry, The Center for Early Learning, The Future Begins Today, The Overfield School, Troy Christian Early Childhood Education Center, Troy Christian High School, Van Cleve School, Troy Lions Charities, Upper Valley Career Center, UVCC/Bradford EVSD Agriculture Education.

Jean & John Dugan Family Fund Grant awarded to the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County.

Miami County Agriculture Leadership Grant awarded to Miami County Farm Bureau Bushels for Hunger Program.

Ongoing Humanitarian grants were awarded to: Bethany Center, FISH Union Township, St Patrick’s Soup Kitchen, The New Path, Inc., The Salvation Army, Covington Outreach Association, Family Abuse Shelter, Partners In Hope, GIVE Medical Ministry, Health Partners Free Clinic, Miami County Dental Clinic, Troy Lions Charities, and Miami County Continuum of Care Rides to Work.