Community Foundation for Crawford County announces over $405,000 in grants to local groups

Staff report

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.

Staff report