News Item: 2018 Winter Grant Recipients
(Category: 2017 Winter Grant Recipients)
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Tuesday 26 November 2013 - 11:29:58

The Portland Foundation Announces Winter 2018 Grant Recipients

 

Out of the requests from 27 different projects totaling $244,985, the Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved grants totaling $182,515 for 25 Jay County projects for the first half of 2018.  $166,906 comes from unrestricted funds and $15,609 from field of interest funds. Those grants are as follows:

 

Agape Respite Care - $1,000 to fund the Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) program

 

Arts Place - $35,000 to fund the MusicWorks program

 

Boy Scout Troop 202 - $5,931 to fund the purchase of a trailer.  $4,420 comes from unrestricted funds and $1,511 comes from the Myron Freeman Fund for Jay County Boy Scouts and the Gary P. Gibson Fund for Jay County Boy Scouts

 

Dunkirk Glass Days Festival - $5,000 to fund glass blowing demonstrations

 

Jay Community Center - $35,000 to fund the Boomer Sports program

 

Jay County Fourth of July Committee - $10,000 to fund the Fourth of July celebration

 

Jay County Chamber of Commerce - $1,500 to fund the Senior Expo, which comes from field of interest funds designated to support senior citizens in the community

 

Jay County Conservation Club - $6,500 on a $1 for $1 match to fund restroom renovation

 

Jay County Fair Association - $5,962 to fund the paving of an exit at the fairgrounds

 

Jay County Historical Society - $4,500 to fund website redesign.  $952 comes from unrestricted funds and $3,548 comes from the Clyde E. Geeting Memorial Trust, which provides funding for historical facilities

 

Jay County Robotics - $4,759 to fund the purchase of laptops and wiring for the after school robotics program

 

Jay County Soil and Water Conservation District - $1,000 to fund Educational Field Days for Jay County 4th and 5th grade students

 

Jay County Special Olympics - $7,000 to fund entry fees and travel expenses for Jay County Special Olympians.  $4,841 comes from unrestricted funds and $2,159 comes from field of interest funds designated to support handicapped individuals

 

Jay-Randolph Developmental Services - $3,000 to fund the purchase of materials and equipment for basic and work ready skills

 

John Jay Center for Learning - $5,000 to fund Robotics Camp

 

John Jay Center for Learning - $10,000 to fund the Senior Learning Series.  $3,470 comes from unrestricted funds and $6,530 comes from field of interest funds designated to support senior citizens in the community

 

John Jay Center for Learning - $10,000 to fund the Speakers Series and Symposium

 

Judan Judo - $769 to fund the purchase of a cotton candy machine

 

McMillen Health - $3,000 to fund Health Education programs in the community

 

Portland Junior League Baseball and Softball - $594 to fund the purchase of a new PA system

 

Redkey Junior League - $4,000 to fund a new ice machine

 

Second Chance at Life Ministries - $10,000 to fund building renovations

 

West Jay Community Center - $3,000 to fund a security system upgrade

 

Youth Service Bureau - $5,000 to fund the Born to Learn program.  $4,639 comes from unrestricted funds and $361 comes from the Jay County Endowment for Literacy

 

Youth Service Bureau - $5,000 to fund the Keeping At Risk Students in School (KARSS) program  

 

 

 “As always, The Portland Foundation is very pleased to be able to award these grants. The funds would not be possible if not for the countless gifts from Jay County citizens over the last 67 years. These programs help support our mission; to enhance the quality of life for the people in Jay County,” said Foundation Executive Director Doug Inman. 

 

The next grant application deadline is July 2, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

 




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