Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants

BUCYRUS — The Community Foundation for Crawford County recently awarded over $ 51,000 in competitive grants to local charitable organizations and municipalities.

The grants went to:

Friends of the Crawford Park District: $350 to purchase 1,000 pairs of solar glasses to distribute for the solar eclipse viewing on August 21, 2017

Village of New Washington: $1,400 to replace benches at the swimming pool

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio: $5,000 to provide 250 nights of room and board for families from Crawford County with hospitalized children

Crestline Assistance Ministries Program (CAMP): $1,400 to purchase a new chest freezer and computer

Team Focus Ohio Chapter: $7,200 toward the Summer Leadership Camp expenses at Ashland University where some of the participants will be Crawford County boys without fathers

Turning Point/Concerned Citizens Against Violence Against Women: $5,000 toward a new playground

Galion Community Center YMCA: – $10,717 toward replacing gymnasium backboards and scoreboards

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, Inc.: $2,868 for community outreach programs for 60 K-5th grade Crawford County girls

Odyssey Recovery Group of Crawford County, Ohio, Inc.: $1,000 for office furniture and supplies to be used by clients

Seneca Crawford Area Transportation (SCAT): $3,734 to buy a wheelchair-accessible, modified minivan for Crawford County transportation

Galion Depot, Inc.; $12,500 toward safety fencing.

The third and final 2017 grant cycle deadline is August 18, with grants to be awarded in the fall.

Established in 1984 with the generous help of the Timken Foundation, The Community Foundation for Crawford County works to enhance the quality of life for all Crawford County residents. For information on the foundation visit

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