2020 Summer Grant Recipients

THE PORTLAND FOUNDATION

The Portland Foundation Announces Summer 2020 Grant Recipients

Out of the requests from 14 different projects totaling $175,385 the Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved grants totaling $131,904 for 13 Jay County projects for the second half of 2020.  $128,222 comes from unrestricted funds and $3682 from field of interest funds. Those grants are as follows:

  Arts Place - $15,000 to fund the summer 2021 Arts in the Parks program

 Jay Community Center - $15,000 to fund senior citizen programming.  $11,692 comes from unrestricted funds and $3,308 comes from field of interest  funds that support senior citizens

 Jay Community Center - $10,000 to fund equipment for two fitness classrooms

 Jay County Fair Association - $20,000 for operating support

 Jay County Robotics - $3,000 to fund the purchase of robotics equipment

 John Jay Center for Learning - $40,000 to fund Phase III of the replacement of aging heat and air units

 Kate’s Kart - $4,000 to fund the purchase of books to be distributed at IU Health Jay Hospital.  $3,627 comes from unrestricted funds and $373 comes from the Jay County Endowment for Literacy

 National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture - $4,369 to fund the purchase of three laptop computers and backpacks and three copies of Microsoft Office 365 software

 Pennville Community Boosters - $1,250 to fund the Pennville Pumpkin Festival

 Pennville Community Boosters - $3,000 to fund the purchase of a water heater, refrigerator, sink, baby changing station and folding chairs for the Pennville Community Center building

 Psi Iota Xi – Gamma Alpha Chapter - $4,000 to fund the purchase of an ice cream machine

 West Jay Community Center - $4,785 to fund the purchase of an upright cooler and the repair of security doors

 Youth Service Bureau - $7,500 to fund the Keeping At Risk Students in School (KARSS) program

 

The next grant application deadline is January 8, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.


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