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Community foundation names grant recipients

Sandusky Register Staff • Oct 7, 2012 at 5:12 PM

• In the category of Youth Services, grants were awarded to:

Erie County Juvenile Detention Center, $1,000 for library books


Erie County DJFS/children's Services Division, $1,000 for recordable books for foster children


Grace Lutheran Church/Castalia Boy Scout Troop 024, $3,000 to assist with the purchase of a storage shed


Berlin Heights Community Center, $1,000 to purchase folding tables and chairs for after school programing


Vermilion Family YMCA, $2,000 for 2012 Childcare Scholarships


• In the category of Social Services, grants were awarded to:


Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Inc., $3,300  for direct assistance to patients in Erie County


Firelands Habitat for Humanity, $5,071 to purchase safety equipment and a new telephone system


Heartbeat of Sandusky, Inc., $1,830 for educational supplies for moms' groups


Nehemiah Partners, $1,500 for Cinderella’s Closet


Care and Share of Erie County, $10,000 for food


Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc., $1,650 to purchase 2 laptops and docking stations for mobile attorney project


Double S Industries of Erie County, $5,000 for a changing bed


American Red Cross, Firelands Chapter, $9,039 for fire prevention units in high rises


Boys and Girls Club of Erie County, $1,500 for Parent University – supplies


Agape Love Ministries Outreach, $2,000 to purchase a refrigerator for kitchen equipment upgrade


Grace's Kitchen, $1,500 to improve cooking equipment with a proofer holding cabinet



• In the category of Community Development/Municipalities, grants were awarded to:

The City of Vermilion, $4,880 to provide a handicap accessible lift for community pool


City of Sandusky Police Department. $2,500 to assist with the purchase of a treadmill for the fitness center


Perkins Township, $1,665 for Pelton Park Fence Rehab



• In the category of Education, grants were awarded to:


North Point Educational Service Center, $1,497 for independence for students with multiple disabilities through the use of IPads


EHOVE Career Center, $4,999 for Job Connections Program - curriculum and materials


Sandusky Central Catholic School, $2,529 to provide an elementary school entryway security system


Huron City Schools, $5,000 to assist in purchasing a TAPit - barrier -free interactive learning device



• In the category of Environment, a grant was awarded to:


Humane Society of Erie County, $2,600 to help purchase a shelter security system upgrade

Erie MetroParks, $1,448 to provide a melody maker panel for accessible playground



• In the category of Arts and Humanities, grants were awarded to:


Museum of Carousel Art and History, $5,000  to assist with roof repairs


Edison Birthplace Assoication, Inc., $1,700 for a redesign of Edison Birthplace website


Milan Historical Museum, $2,500 to purchase a tiffany lamp for Art Glass Wing Renovation


The Huron Playhouse, $3,000 for their 65th Season sustainability initiative


Funding for these grants was made possible as the result of another major grant to the Community Foundation from the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation as well as through the generous support of many donors in the community.


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