MCF Grants Most Money For A Single Cycle In 45-Year History

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Washington County, OH – Marietta Community Foundation has reached another milestone this year by awarding over $130,000 to local nonprofit organizations. This amount is the largest sum given to organizations in a single grant cycle in the Foundation’s 45-year history.

“This is truly exciting to experience,” said Heather Allender, President & CEO of the Foundation. “This is another record we have broken in 2019 and it is all thanks to our donors, Board of Directors, and our staff. Their hard work and generosity are changing Washington County in major ways.”

Eighteen applicants will be awarded grants, in various amounts, from the Foundation’s 2019 Spring Grant Cycle. Recipients of these grants include local charities, local non-profits, and community projects all across Washington County and the surrounding area.

2019 Spring Grant Cycle Recipients:

-   Betsey Mills Club

-   Boys & Girls Club of Washington County

-   Broughton Foundation

-   Building Bridges to Careers

-   Children’s Toy and Doll Museum

-   Christian Youth in Action, Inc.

-   Friends of the Museums, Inc.

-   Hippodrome Colony Historical Theatre Association

-   Marietta Children’s Choir

-   Marietta College – Nonprofits Lead

-   Marietta College – Summer Reading Camp

-   Marietta Sluggers

-   Ohio State University Extension – Washington County

-   Palmer Township

-   Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

-   Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department

-   Washington County Career Center

-   Williamstown Elementary PTA

“This grant will help fund the automation of our outdoor industrial training facility,” said Dr. Tony Huffman, Director of the Adult Technical Training Program at Washington County Career Center, “WCCC is extremely grateful to MCF for their continued support of our project!”

“The award from MCF will help push our project forward and help us complete the building on time,” said Nancy Broughton, with The Broughton Foundation. The Broughton Foundation applied for grant funding to use in the construction of the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building located on the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area. This building will be open for individuals and organizations in the community to use for various activities including meetings, training, and other programs.

Applicants submitted their proposal packets for the Foundation’s 2019 Spring Grant Cycle by April 1st. The Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff conducted research and site visits for multiple weeks leading up to the final approvals, determined by the Allocations Committee.

Grant recipients will often receive a combination of grants from the foundation’s unrestricted funds and donations from active donors who utilize the Foundation’s management and distribution services.

If you are involved with a local nonprofit, a local charity, or have an upcoming community project, please consider applying for the Foundations 2019 Fall Grant Cycle. The application deadline is October 1st, please click the button below for more information.