The Community Foundation for Crawford County recently announced more than $405,000 in grants to local non-profit agencies distributed so far this year.
This included $191,000 to 37 organizations in designated agency and agency fund grants and $214,000 to 15 agencies in community grants.
Community grants went to:
* Together We Hurt, Together We Heal — $10,000 towards a sober living facility for male recovering addicts
* Village of Crestline – $3,500 towards the Lady Softball Complex
* American Red Cross – $20,000 towards a new disaster response vehicle
* Team Focus – $5,000 towards a leadership camp for young Crawford County fatherless males
* Wayside Christian School – $1,200 for an automated external defibrillator
* Junior Achievement – $5,400 towards program funding for Crawford County school classrooms
* Alpha Recovery 12-Step Program – $10,000 towards renovation for a sober living facility for female recovering addicts
* Bucyrus Public Library – $7,200 towards an upgraded security system
* Galion Youth Baseball – $20,000 towards improved fencing and backstop at Peco Park and Galion Graders fields
* Bucyrus Township Volunteer Fire Department – $2,945 for six gas air monitoring systems
* Wildlife Haven – $5,000 towards food and intern scholarship expenditures
* United Way of Crawford County – $3,750 towards the 2-1-1 information and referral service
* North Central State College Foundation – $50,000 for the Crawford Success Center
* Crawford County Education and Economic Development Partnership – 1) $50,000 towards the 2020 Vision initiative, and 2) $20,000 to Crawford Works to help the working poor advance to self-sufficiency
Established in 1984 with the help of the Timken Foundation, The Community Foundation for Crawford County works to enhance the quality of life for all Crawford County residents.