Piqua Community Foundation awards $40K in grants

Staff reports

PIQUA — The Piqua Community Foundation is helping to make possible 25 local projects with their recent grant distribution of $40,677.00.

At the annual meeting this month, representatives were presented with money earmarked for the following projects:

• The Center for Early Learning at Piqua Catholic received a grant to fund visits by Brukner Nature Center to their Piqua campus.

• Child Care Choices received support for their Story Lady program in pre-schools and day care providers in Piqua.

• Dayton Performing Arts Alliance received support for their outreach in the Piqua City Schools’ elementary buildings.

• Edison State Community College received grants for flu preparedness, diversity visual awareness, social media marketing and an author’s visit to campus.

• Greene Street Pre-School/Daycare was granted funding to renovate their children’s restrooms

• Health Partners Free Clinic received a grant to purchase new waiting room furniture.

• Lehman Catholic High School’s science department received grants to purchase a 3-D printer and biotechnology lab equipment; Lehman also received funding for assembly chairs and music department sound equipment.

• Piqua Arts Council received financial support for a new video marketing project.

• Piqua City Schools received grants for Piqua High School’s trip to the Gettysburg battlefield and for materials for Piqua Junior High School’s digital media class. Piqua Central Intermediate School received funding for the P.C.I.S. Run Club, for fifth grade STEM technology, and frogs for dissection in sixth grade science. Washington Elementary received grants for choice-based art materials and literature to meet Common Core standards. Springcreek Elementary received funding for Snap Circuit kits for second and third graders.

• St. Boniface Church was granted funding to upgrade the security system on their Caserta Center building.

• Troy Lions Charities received funding for new mobile vision screening equipment.

• Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division received funding for a 3-D printer for their engineering project with Piqua High School and Edison Community College.

The Distribution Committee will meet next in April 2017. All grant applications received prior to March deadlines will be considered at that time. Visit the grants page at www.Piquacommunityfoundation.org for more information.

Staff reports