Grants Awarded

2nd Cycle 2017

Allohak Council, Inc. ($4,000.00): Funding to provide support for low income youth to participate in scouting, to build protective factors and mitigate risk factors for low income youth, defined as no more than 120% of the federal poverty guidelines. $4,000 in funding will serve 20 scouts from Washington County.

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Marietta City Schools ($8,640.00): Funding to support the implementation costs of the (MC)2 Science Collaborative Program. Marietta City School teachers (K-5) and Marietta College professors collaboratively create lessons and experiments that connect the expertise of the professors to the elementary science curriculum throughout the school year. The program culminates with Meet a Scientist Day, a fifth grade field trip to Marietta College. Marietta City Schools and Marietta College provide matching funds to the program.

Harmar Place ($500.00): Funding to support the implementation of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) Program. OMA is a best practices person-centered program headquartered at Scripps Gerontology Center, an Ohio Center of Excellence at Miami University. People living with dementia are paired with trained volunteers who focus on remaining strengths instead of lost skills. OMA enables people living with dementia to assume new roles as artists and leave a legacy of beautiful work.

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Marietta Main Street ($6,771.00): Funding to continue the momentum of the Mural Gallery Program by installing 5 additional murals. Of the five murals included in this funding request, four will be designed using historic photos of downtown Marietta and installed on the Butler Street wall of Top Drawer Furniture. The fifth mural is intended to be installed along Pike Street to serve as encouragement for travelers to continue to downtown Marietta.

Marietta College ($5,000.00): Funding to support the Nonprofits LEAD programs, offering capacity building and professional development services for local nonprofits.

City of Marietta ($3,900.00): Funding to place a Gold Star Family Memorial Monument in Look Out Park, with the purpose of offering peace and comfort to the Gold Star Families and Veterans of Washington County. The memorial will include flag poles featuring each of the branches of military, five marble benches and the center monument.

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O'Neill Senior Center, Inc. ($7,960.00): Funding to purchase vinyl wood plank flooring and replace current carpeting at the O'Neill Senior Center facility. Areas of the facility where carpet replacement will occur include the main lobby, main hallways and classroom area. The current carpeting has become dilapidated and unsafe.

Eve, Inc. ($10,000.00): Provide matching funds to help secure increased Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding, which is the core funder of Eve's services, providing Legal Advocacy, Counseling, Service Coordination and Hotline. Eve has requested an increase in VOCA funds in order to provide expanded services, including additional counseling hours and advocacy. VOCA requires a 25% match, which totals $51,000.

Eve, Inc. ($10,000.00): Funding for Visitation and Safe Exchange Center until permanent funding is secured. Donations received will prevent the center from closing at the end of 2017.

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Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley ($10,000.00): Funding for building materials to construct Home #101 in Belpre with future homeowners.

Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley ($790.00): Funding to purchase and erect a historical marker to honor Colonel Jesse Hildebrand for his role in organizing and serving in the 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. Marietta City Council has approved erection of the marker in city's right of way in front of the lodge hall located at 161 Front Street.

River Cities Symphony Orchestra Inc. ($2,700.00): The Annual Educational Outreach performance will reach approximately 850 youth in Washington County, providing a live orchestral music performance at the Peoples Bank Theatre.

River Cities Symphony Orchestra Inc. ($4,350.00): Funding to help the River Cities Symphony Orchestra present its 19th season of live, locally-produced concerts in the Marietta region and assist the orchestra in maintaining its new residency at Marietta's Peoples Bank Theater.

Marietta High School Alumni & Friends Foundation ($1,000.00): Funding to implement the Educator/Advisor Grant Program, a program that assists the Alumni & Friends group with their mission to promote the quality of academic and extracurricular life by enhancing or initiating those exceptional programs or projects that are not normally underwritten by the Marietta City Schools system. The program will award eight awards totalling $500 to teachers/advisors in the school system.