News Item: 2021 Winter Grant Recipients
(Category: Press Release)
Posted by JCook
Thursday 19 September 2019 - 15:02:27

THE PORTLAND FOUNDATION

The Portland Foundation Announces Winter 2021 Grant Recipients

Out of the requests from 26 different projects totaling $626,595 the Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved grants totaling $282,485 for 22 Jay County projects for the first half of 2021.  $243,847 comes from unrestricted funds and $38,638 from field of interest funds. Those grants are as follows:

A Better Life – Brianna’s Hope - $30,000 to fund addiction treatment for Jay County individuals

Arts Place - $5,000 to fund a post-pandemic celebratory community performance at the Hudson Family Park amphitheater

Arts Place - $25,000 to fund the MusicWorks program

Beneficence Family Scholars - $5,000 to fund monthly events to educate single parents on services provided in the community. $1,324 comes from unrestricted funds and $3,676 comes from the Clyde E. Geeting Memorial Trust, which provides funding for needy families

Dunkirk Beautification Committee - $3,385 to fund the Webster Depot Park Summer Concert Series

Jay Community Center - $30,000 to fund the Boomer Sports program

Jay County 4-H Clubs - $40,000 on a $1 for $1 match to fund renovations of the 4-H buildings at the Jay County Fairgrounds

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

Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition - $25,000 to fund the organization’s Peer Recovery Coaches

Jay County Fair Association - $10,000 to fund the purchase of a new speaker system and new radios/walkie talkies

Jay County Historical Society - $5,000 to fund the Jay County Heritage Festival

Jay County Special Olympics - $7,250 to fund entry fees for Jay County Special Olympians. $5,032 comes from unrestricted funds and $2,218 comes from the Robert and Frances Gillespie Endowment and the Jean Leslie Jaqua Endowment, which are designated to support individuals with intellectual of developmental disabilities

John Jay Center for Learning - $5,000 to fund Robotics and STEM Camps

John Jay Center for Learning - $5,000 to fund the Senior Learning Series. Funding comes from the Elizabeth A. Starbuck Fund for the Elderly

John Jay Center for Learning - $5,000 to fund the Speakers Series and Symposium

John Jay Center for Learning - $31,800 to fund tuition costs for Jay County High School Students in the SkillsTrac Industrial Maintenance Program. $8,800 comes from unrestricted funds and $23,000 comes from the Weldon L. and Dorothy H. Hamma Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kate’s Kart - $4,000 to fund the purchase of books of distribution to pediatric patients at IU Health Jay Hospital. $3,630 comes from unrestricted funds and $370 comes from the Jay County Endowment for Literacy

Midwest Pet Refuge - $5,000 to fund the purchase of equipment for and the repair of the organization’s new facility. $3,924 comes from unrestricted funds and $1,076 comes from the Mel and Evelyn Hanlin Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Fund and the Harold Rex and Kiku Hardwick Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Fund

City of Portland Park Board - $10,000 to support the construction of a Disc Golf Course at Hudson Family Park

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana - $5,000 to fund the purchase of food for the Senior Safety Net program. $1,752 comes from unrestricted funds and $3,248 comes from the Ralph and Bertha Green-Tony and Helen Saffer Fund for the Elderly, Elizabeth A. Starbuck Fund for the Elderly, the Ralph Denver Stroud and Helen Stroud Endowment, and the Joseph Vormohr Memorial Fund, all of which are designated to provide support for senior citizens in Jay County.

West Jay Community Center - $8,500 to fund the repair of eaves and masonry sealing on the organization’s facility

Youth Service Bureau of Jay County - $7,500 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 70 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 June 14, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

 




This news item is from The Portland Foundation
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