ZANESVILLE, Oh – The Muskingum County Community Foundation has selected this year’s 2nd Annual Fall Grant Competition Winners.
Four local organizations were chosen to receive grants of 10 thousand dollars each towards their capital improvement projects.
Included in those recipients is Maysville Local Schools for their proposed reading nooks, which will be set up outside of Maysville Elementary for the entire community to enjoy.
With the grant money received, they’ll be able to purchase benches, chairs, and two lending libraries for their newly added outdoor space, as well as materials for all ages to enjoy.
“This grant will allow us to provide books to families that may not have them, as well as an opportunity for both adult literacy, because one of our lending libraries will have adult books in it, and then the other one will have children’s, so families can come anytime during evening hours and be able to enjoy sitting in these reading nooks with their families or taking a book to borrow and bring back,” Stephanie Hill an intervention specialist from Maysville Elementary School explained.
In addition to Maysville Schools, Muskingum/Guernsey Mobility Management, Trulight Ministries, and Y-City Midget Baseball League also received funds through the grant competition’s fall cycle.
Funds received will go towards improvements and maintence of those non-profit oorgantizations’ facilities, which are commonly overlooked otherwise.
“Often times in grants, we ask for programming dollars and some of those capital improvements, whether it’s a HVAC unit or you’re having roof problems, sometimes those things just get overlooked and overpassed and so with this Fall grant money, we’re able to kind of help those non-profits with some of those capital projects that often get overlooked,” MCCF Director of Programs Beth Fox said.
The grants awarded are only a small portion of the over $1.5 million in grants and scholarships MCCF awards each year throughout the communities they serve.
The Fall Grant Competition will make a return next year, along with the upcoming Spring Grant Competition, More information can be found at http://mccf.org