Community Foundation awards grants


More than $48K distributed

Provided photo Mini-grant recipients — Seated, left to right: Jennifer Huelskamp, Heather Brandt and Beth Weaver-Culpepper, all of Piqua City Schools. Standing, left to right: Ryan Wendeln of Lehman Catholic High School, Cady Sexton of Piqua City Schools, and Steve Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation.

Provided photo Mini-grant recipients — Seated, left to right: Jennifer Huelskamp, Heather Brandt and Beth Weaver-Culpepper, all of Piqua City Schools. Standing, left to right: Ryan Wendeln of Lehman Catholic High School, Cady Sexton of Piqua City Schools, and Steve Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation.


Provided photo Standard grant recipients — Seated, left to right: Leigh Ann McCulla of the Miami County Park District, Cindy McCurdy and Kait Barnes of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Marva Archibald of Edison State Community College, JoCinda Johns and Linda Tinsley of the Council on Rural Services, Jeanette Fletcher of Piqua City Schools and Rachelle Miller of the Troy-Miami County Library. Standing, front row, left to right: Kaitlin Mullennix and Ashtyn Wilson of Ҕhe CompanyӬ Jordan Knepper of the Piqua Arts Council, Cindy Pearson of St. James Church, Jackie Thase-Burch of Piqua City Schools and Scott Myers of the Miami County Park District. Standing, back row, left to right: Brad Zimmerman of Piqua Catholic School, Dennis TenWolde of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Joshua Smith and Tony Lyons of Piqua City Schools, and Steve Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation.


PIQUA — The Piqua Community Foundation made grants totaling more than $48,000 to numerous local non-profit organizations and schools on May 10, at a distribution ceremony held at the YWCA Piqua.

Mini-grants were awarded to:

• Lehman Catholic High School – for tuners for the music department

• Piqua Central Intermediate School – three grants for a formal dining project, sensory items for an intervention classroom and multi-disciplinary items for the MD classroom.

• Springcreek Elementary – for health and fitness equipment

Grants were awarded to:

• Council on Rural Services Program – support for a HATCH interactive board

• Dayton Performing Arts Alliance – for Adventures in Sound programs in Piqua intermediate schools

• Edison State Community College – two grants for their Administrative Professionals Day and for a jazz clinic for local junior high and high school students

• Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – for summer camp fees and transportation for Piqua Girl Scouts to attend summer day camps

• Miami County Park District – for a program on pollinators at Piqua Central Intermediate School

• Piqua Arts Council – to support their Labor Day weekend Arts Festival

• Piqua Catholic School – two grants for indoor security cameras and to help underwrite student retreat fees for grades 5-8

• Piqua City Schools – four grants for the memorial garden at Piqua High School, exercise equipment for Piqua Jr. High, MUSE Machine activities at Springcreek Primary and for system-wide speech and language evaluation tools

• Piqua Music Boosters – for new risers for “The Company” show choir

• Troy-Miami County Library – for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library providing home-mailed books for Piqua children

• St. James Episcopal Church – to support installation of a chair lift for access to their second level.

The next Piqua Community Foundation grants will be made in November. All grant applications received prior to the September deadlines will be considered for funding. Any 501(c) 3 organization interested in receiving application information should contact the Foundation office at (937) 615-9080 or visit www.PiquaCommunityFoundation.org for more information.

Provided photo Mini-grant recipients — Seated, left to right: Jennifer Huelskamp, Heather Brandt and Beth Weaver-Culpepper, all of Piqua City Schools. Standing, left to right: Ryan Wendeln of Lehman Catholic High School, Cady Sexton of Piqua City Schools, and Steve Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2018/05/web1_Spring-2018-minis.jpgProvided photo Mini-grant recipients — Seated, left to right: Jennifer Huelskamp, Heather Brandt and Beth Weaver-Culpepper, all of Piqua City Schools. Standing, left to right: Ryan Wendeln of Lehman Catholic High School, Cady Sexton of Piqua City Schools, and Steve Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation.

Provided photo Standard grant recipients — Seated, left to right: Leigh Ann McCulla of the Miami County Park District, Cindy McCurdy and Kait Barnes of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Marva Archibald of Edison State Community College, JoCinda Johns and Linda Tinsley of the Council on Rural Services, Jeanette Fletcher of Piqua City Schools and Rachelle Miller of the Troy-Miami County Library. Standing, front row, left to right: Kaitlin Mullennix and Ashtyn Wilson of Ҕhe CompanyӬ Jordan Knepper of the Piqua Arts Council, Cindy Pearson of St. James Church, Jackie Thase-Burch of Piqua City Schools and Scott Myers of the Miami County Park District. Standing, back row, left to right: Brad Zimmerman of Piqua Catholic School, Dennis TenWolde of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Joshua Smith and Tony Lyons of Piqua City Schools, and Steve Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2018/05/web1_Spring-2018-grants.jpgProvided photo Standard grant recipients — Seated, left to right: Leigh Ann McCulla of the Miami County Park District, Cindy McCurdy and Kait Barnes of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Marva Archibald of Edison State Community College, JoCinda Johns and Linda Tinsley of the Council on Rural Services, Jeanette Fletcher of Piqua City Schools and Rachelle Miller of the Troy-Miami County Library. Standing, front row, left to right: Kaitlin Mullennix and Ashtyn Wilson of Ҕhe CompanyӬ Jordan Knepper of the Piqua Arts Council, Cindy Pearson of St. James Church, Jackie Thase-Burch of Piqua City Schools and Scott Myers of the Miami County Park District. Standing, back row, left to right: Brad Zimmerman of Piqua Catholic School, Dennis TenWolde of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Joshua Smith and Tony Lyons of Piqua City Schools, and Steve Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation.
More than $48K distributed