The Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved grants totaling $91,107 for 19 Jay County projects for the second half of 2013. $87,978.26 comes from unrestricted funds and $3,128.74 comes from field of interest funds. Those grants are as follows:
Arts Place, Inc. - $10,000 to fund the summer 2014 Arts in the Parks program
Arts Place, Inc. - $2,500 to help fund an extensive strategic planning process
Community and Family Services - $2,000 to fund the Heartlite program
Community and Family Services - $1,500 to fund the free STD Clinic in Jay County
Jay County Special Olympics - $3,250 to fund the purchase of new uniforms, golf clubs, golf shoes, equestrian helmets and fuel costs.
Jay County Civic Theatre, Inc. - $4,000 to fund new lighting and sound equipment.
Jay County Historical Society - $2,420 towards funding for new multimedia preservation and service projects.
Jay County Historical Society - $1,400 to fund the purchase of 4 new glass display cases.
Jay County Humane Society - $4,500 to fund a new dividing fence at the shelter.
Jay County Humane Society - $5,000 to help fund the Spay and Neuter program.
Jay County Trails Club - $2,500 to fund a professional consultant to give direction on creating multiuse recreational trails in Jay County.
Jay Patriot Band Boosters - $2,132 to fund the purchase of a new tarp, foam background and a new generator.
Jay County Boys Club, Inc. - $6,250 to help support the free senior citizen programming.
John Jay Center for Learning - $13,500 towards the installation of a sprinkler system and fire protection in the John Jay Center for Learning basement.
John Jay Center for Learning - $6,000 to help support the C3 (Career-College-Connection) program.
John Jay Center for Learning - $12,000 for window blinds and soft surface on the floors of the John Jay Center for Learning Café.
Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House - $2,850 to help support overnight stays for Jay County Families.
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana - $7,000 to help support the Tailgate program.
Youth Service Bureau of Jay County, Inc. - $2,305 to help support a special pilot program, Born to Learn Camp