ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Muskingum County Community Foundation released the 2019 Spring Grant Fund Winners.
There were 19 organizations and projects selected for grant money. CEO Brian Wagner said it was a long and thoughtful process.
“The Spring Grant Competition that we just wrapped up, we are happy that we were able to fund about half of the organizations, would have loved to been able to fund all of them. What happens is our Distribution Committee receives the applications and reviews them separately, then we get together and through a process of matrix that we rank them and then we have discussions around the amounts that we wish to award,” Wagner said.
The MCCF Board of Trustees voted to provide funding, totaling $56,000, that was distributed to the winners.
“The organizations that receive the money, I think are very thankful that they’re able to receive some of the dollars. It goes into all sorts of different programming, some programming that goes on all year round, some programming that’s summer specific or season specific or event specific but all of it helps lessen their burden on what they need to raise to be able to make a deeper impact in Muskingum County,” Wagner said.
A full list of the 2019 Spring Grant Winners:
- Bethel Mission: $3,500 to support their Summer Youth Program Carr Center – $4,000 to help purchase a vehicle for non-emergency medical transportation
- Eastside Community Ministry: $4,000 for Youth Programs
- FoodWorks Alliance, Inc.: $3,500 for program to allow online orders
- Franklin Local Youth Baseball: $3,500 for lighting at Bergin Park
- Habitat for Humanity: $4,500 to help build a home for a family in need and provide Mid-East students an opportunity to grow their skills on a real construction project
- Muskingum University High School Summer Music Theatre Camp: $2,000 for immersive training program for students to improve their musical theatre performance skills
- Muskingum County Farm Bureau: $800 for 2019 Farm City Day
- Muskingum County History: $4,150 to implement public programming about local Underground Railroad and abolitionist activities
- Muskingum County Library System: $4,000 to host the 2019 “commUNITYread” event
- Muskingum Soil & Water Conservation District: $1,700 to educate youth on the importance of insects in the environment
- Ohio Grange Charitable Foundation, Inc.: $2,500 for cabin improvements
- PAWS of Muskingum County: $4,000 for spay/neuter assistance for seniors, low income households and disabled residents with companion, therapy, or emotional support animals
- Roseville Elementary: $750 to promote theatre arts
- Summer Art Program at Zane Gray Middle School: $3,500 for art camp to study Tile Making, Printing, Book Arts, Folk Art, Fiber Arts, and Central American Musical instruments
- Village of Roseville: $2,500 to assist with downtown revitalization project and add 25 new jobs
- Y Bridge Arts Festival: $1,000 to promote student artwork at the Y Bridge Arts Festival
- Zanesville Concert Association: $2,500 for free admission to youth and college students
- Zanesville Police Athletic League: $3,600 to promote family-based events and promote safe and healthy family activities