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Grants 2023

Community Foundation Grants Awarded

Rounds 1 & 2, 2023

Erie County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the completion of its Round 1 and Round 2, 2023 community grants cycles. Funding for these grants was made possible as the result of a major grant to the Community Foundation from the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation and the generous support of many donors in the community. 2023 grants totaled $427,666, awarded to 68 local, non-profit organizations. Grants were awarded to organizations that serve all of Erie County, including Berlin Heights, Huron, Margaretta Township, Milan, Perkins Township, Sandusky, and Vermilion.

American Red Cross North Central Ohio - $9,800 for Supporting Blood Drives in Erie County

Animal House Sober Club - $2,135 for Books and Chips

Anthonys Villa Inc - $5,000 for Community Therapeutic Services for Children in Residential Home and Foster Care

Bellevue City Schools - $5,400 for Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) Training

Bowling Green State University - $3,000 for Keep McBride Arboretum Beautiful/Signage for Benches Having ECCF Name

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio - $6,453 for Improved Security to BGCNEO Erie Teen Center

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio - $7,500 for Enhancing Audio-visual technology at Erie Teen Center

Cancer Services of Erie County - $3,500 for Transportation for Erie County Cancer Patients

Care and Share Inc. of Erie County - $20,000 for Serving our dynamic community

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo - $5,000 for Erie County Furniture Ministry

City of Sandusky Fire Department - $1,825 for Roper Lock Box Initiative

City of Sandusky Parks & Recreation - $5,376 for Eclipse 2024: Total Eclipse of Sandusky

Downs On The Farm - $5,000 for Interactive Paddock 3

EC Agricultural Society (Erie County Fair Board) - $4,260 for Upgraded LED lighting in Building 2 and Heritage Barn at the EC Fairgrounds

Edison Birthplace Association - $2,500 for Replace Floor Mats and Vacuum (Henry Fund)

Erie County 4-H Camp, Inc - $5,105 for New Gaga Ball Pit (Access to Recreation Fund)

Erie County Economic Development Corp. - $7,500 for RISE – 2nd of 3 year commitment (Bd. Approved 9/24/21)

Erie County Economic Development Corp. - $10,000 for Business Development Services

Erie County Family and Children First Council - $3,500 for Parenting Support Group

Erie County Health Department - $10,000 for Care Beyond the Unit: Sustaining Recovery with Nutrition and Hygiene Assistance

Erie County Public Defender's Office - $8,000 for Project Strength Program

Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority - $5,037 for Purchase of a New Single Door Freezer for the Erie County Senior Center

Erie Shore Network, Inc. - $2,000 for Health & Wellness Program

Family Health Services - $20,000 for Erie County Medical Center Renovation

Father's Heart Ministry - $14,000 for Food Pantry Building

Firelands Habitat for Humanity - $7,000 for Plumbing for an extra-large Habitat Family.

Firelands Symphony Orchestra - $6,500 for FSO Artistic Expenses for 2023-2024 Season

Flat Rock Homes - $3,000 for Supportive Living Medical Equipment (Buckeye Broadband Fund)

Harbourtown Fine Arts Center - $2,000 for Cleveland Ballet & Sailorway Middle School: Ballet in the Schools

Hospice of the Western Reserve fbo Stein Hospice - $15,000 for Bringing in-home, pre-hospice palliative care to Erie County seniors

Humane Society of Erie County - $5,000 for Paving the way

Huron Public Library - $2,000 for Girls Who Code Equipment

Huron Public Library - $2,310 for Memory Kits

Kinship, Inc. dba Kinship House - $2,500 for Kinship House Painting Upgrade

Law Enforcement Foundation - $5,000 for Police Training Series, D.A.R.E. Officer Training, and Community Relations and Engagement Program

LifeAct - $4,800 for Suicide Prevention Programs for Vermilion Youth (2023-2024) (Bettcher Mental Health Fund)

Main Street Vermilion - $1,500 for Kids Play Place at the 15th Annual Vermilion Ice A Fair

Margaretta Local Schools - $3,000 for New Perspectives at Margaretta High School

Margaretta Township Firefighters Association - $3,610 for CO Detectors

Nehemiah Partners of Sandusky - $5,000 for Early Intervention and Family Engagement Pilot Program

New Jerusalem Baptist Church - $2,000 for Dora Grant, Mary Ann Lavender Award (Volunteer Center Fund)

New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church - $1,500 for Back to school shoes

OHgo - $7,500 for Project Happy Neutral and Teen gifts

OHgo - $13,230 for Pantry Supplies

OhioGuidestone - $10,000 for Support for Erie County Youth Wellness Program

Open Doors Academy - $5,000 for Afterschool Educational Support and Enrichment Services for Sandusky Intermediate School Students

Peds on Wheels - $5,000 for Project Pediatric Asthma

Perkins Township - $2,500 for Baseball for All

Project Noelle - $4,446 for Peer Support for Kids and Teens & Overdose Awareness Day

Ritter Public Library - $12,500 for Ritter Library Teen Room Sensory Space

Sandusky City Schools - $2,000 for Common Threads for Fashion Design

Sandusky City Schools - $25,000 for 1st of 2 yr commitment Strobel Field Artificial Turf replacement (Bd. Approved 7/28/23)

Sandusky Education Foundation - $10,000 for Over the Horizon of Lake Erie Public Art Exhibit

Sandusky State Theatre - $2,500 for Caryl Crane Youth Theatre

Sandusky State Theatre - $7,500 for Sandusky Pride Festival 2023

Second Harvest Food Bank - $15,000 for Food Distribution to Erie County

Spirit & Truth Ministries of Sandusky - $3,094 for Train Up a Child" Play Park Project/Swing Set

St Peter Catholic School - $5,000 for Project Enhanced Security

The Road to Hope Inc. - $10,000 for Rent subsidy for residents of Genesis by the Lake

The Salvation Army - $10,000 for Emergency Social Services and Homeless Prevention

United Church Homes - $5,000 for Campus Grounds Beautification

United Church Homes - $5,000 for UCH Engage Service Coordination

United Way of Erie County, Inc - $1,875 for Education for United Way Non-Profit Leaders

Vermilion History Museum - $4,410 for Replace 7 Windows

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana - $15,000 for Safe Housing with Dignity

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - $2,500 for 41st Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

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