NEWARK – The Licking County Foundation recently announced more than $1.1 million in grants to local non-profit agencies for its 60th anniversary.
This included $496,480 to 37 organizations in designated agency and agency fund grants and $619,956 to 26 agencies in community grants.
Community grants went to:
•Center for Disability Services — $20,000 for the Circle of Friends program offering school students a chance to develop social skills
•Center for the Visually Impaired — $25,000 for the non-senior program providing basic Eye7 care, exams, glasses and more to low-income individuals from birth to age 59.
•Children’s Reading Foundation of Licking County — Reach Out and Read program providing books to children 6 months to the age of 5 at their pediatric check-ups.
•City of Newark — $10,603 for improvement of recreation facilities at Everett Avenue Park, Wells Park and T.J. Evans Park
•Habitat for Humanity of MidOhio — $10,000 for the homeowner repair program helping low-income homeowners maintain the integrity of their homes
•Licking County Aging Program — $28,714 to the nutritional department for a dishwasher
•Licking County Community Health Clinic — $3,387 for the purchase of automatic blood cuffs, diabetic monitoring strips and educational pamphlets
•Licking County Family YMCA— All For One Camp for children of various abilities to experience the traditional summer camp experience
•Licking County Health Department — $29,955 for the Licking County Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative to create a newborn home visitation program, expanding capacity of the child passenger safety program and increasing safe sleep training efforts
•Licking County Humane Society — $13,000 for a full-time volunteer coordinator
•Licking County Job and Family Services — $32,760 for a registered nurse to manage medical assessments and reports for youth involved with children services
•Licking County Library — $38,642 for the Library-In-a-Box program located at the Central Ohio Technical College campus in Pataskala.
•Licking Memorial Hospital — $63,565 for the Licking Memorial Dental Clinic for Children and Kid’s Place child advocacy center
•Look Up Ministries — $22,530 for the dental clinic
•Mental Health America of Licking County — $75,000 for general operations
•Mid-Ohio Foodbank — $5,000 for fresh produce acquisition to expand the Food Pantry Network of Licking County
•Newark Midland Theatre Association — $25,000 for the Arts for All program to engage youth and families in arts and cultural events
•Newark Rotary Club Foundation — $20,000 for needed surface and equipment upgrades at Rotary Park
•Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra — $5,300 for the Newark-Granville Youth Symphony, Newark-Granville Chamber Strings and the Overture Project
•Newborns in Need — $3,000 for purchase of materials to make items for premature or newborn babies who are sick or at risk of not having basic needs met
•Ohio Campus Compact — $15,000 for Pay It Forward to involve students with hands-on philanthropy, grant making and volunteer service
•Ohio State Legal Services Association — $25,000 for children’s legal assistance project to provide low-income families with children aid for children at risk of being placed in the juvenile justice system
•Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio — $10,000 for the Helping Hands program to provide nights of rest for Licking County families with sick children
•The Salvation Army — $50,000 for daily operations of the emergency homeless shelter
•Utica Parks and Recreation Improvement Committee — $25,000 for rebuilding and renovations at Miller Park
•The Works — $25,000 for the Flight Lab, a permanent exhibit focus on Newark aviator pioneer Jerrie Mock
Found in The Newark Advocate on March 20, 2016