Nick McWilliams reporting – Nearly 40 local non-profits are set to receive almost $665,000 in grants from the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.
The grants come from the Max and Erma Miller Donor Advised Fund, general fund of the foundation, the Dr. Leslie Harrold Charitable Endowment Fund, the Dennison Community Fund, and the AAA Tuscarawas County Donor Advised Fund.
The Max and Erma Miller Fund gave out $245,000, highlighted by $55,000 to the RTY Park Place Teen Center, $35,000 to the United Way of Tuscarawas County, and $25,000 to Dress-A-Child, Trumpet in the Land, and the Grace Lutheran Church of Dover.
The Dr. Leslie Harrold Fund gave $229,000 to Community Hospice and $119,793 to the Salvation Army, and a total of $185,000 to eight local school districts.
Foundation grants came in just under $100,000, with top dollar amounts going to the United Way of Tuscarawas County for $17,500 for the Ohio Imagination/Dolly Parton Library project. The Tuscora Park Foundation was awarded $10,000 for new picklebar courts, with Dover City Schools set to upgrade electrical and signs at Crater Stadium.
A full list of grant recipients can be found below.
More information about the foundation can be found at www.tuscfoundation.com.
Dr. Leslie Harrold Charitable Endowment Fund
Community Hospice – $229,032.63
Eight local school districts – $185,000
Salvation Army – $119,793.09
Max T. and Erma Miller Donor-Advised Fund
Trumpet in the Land, $25,000
Rainbow Connection, $10,000
Community Hospice, $10,000
New Philadelphia High School Quaker Foundation, $10,000
RTY Park Place Teen Center, $55,000
Buckeye Career Center Foundation, $10,000
Tuscarawas County Council for Church and Community, $10,000
Grace Lutheran Church of Dover, $25,000
Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapters of the American Red Cross, $15,000
United Way of Tuscarawas County, $35,000
Salvation Army, $5,000
Tuscarawas County Historical Society, $10,000
Dover Soccer Association, $7,708.21 for a storage barn
Village of Dennison, $4,800 for emergency storm damage repairs
Trumpet in the Land, $10,000 for emergency lighting tower repairs
Kent State University Tuscarawas, $10,000 for the Multi-County Advanced Manufacturing Corridor project
United Way of Tuscarawas County, $17,500 for the Ohio Imagination/Dolly Parton Library project
Tuscora Park Foundation, $10,000 for new pickleball courts
Dover City Schools, $10,000 for electrical and signage upgrades at Crater Stadium
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, $5,000 for new Polar Express decorations
Tuscarawas County YMCA, $4,975 for parking lot re-sealing
Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, $10,000 for a roof replacement project
Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition, $1,000 for purchase of books for the “One Book, One Community” project
Little Theater of Tuscarawas County, $8,221 for an LED lighting system
AAA Tuscarawas County Donor Advised Fund
Kent State University Tuscarawas, $10,000 for a Paramedic to Associate Degree in Nursing program
Tuscarawas Philharmonic, $15,000 for organizational support
Dennison Community Fund
The Twin City Youth Baseball/PHAC Park was provided with a $2,350 grant;
Trinity Hospital Twin City Medical Center received a grant for $2,350
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum was awarded $4,700
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