Community foundation names grant recipients

The Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation has awarded the following grants to agencies and organizations around the area.
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 7, 2012


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.




Those darn rich people spreading the wealth. Just can't trust them can you?

danny r.

They should've donated to my record label....or money for wings...come on can't you do anything good with your money? I guess you figured I was already getting enough from Obama health care...but I still deserve more. Just showa you if you get the right quack to write you a letter....set for life...

the office cat

It's never enough, is it? Bootstrap funding is just one more opportunity for Obama-haters to get a dig in. Sad.


Grants to worthy causes from a privately funded foundation. How...NOVEL! And that, folks, is how it OUGHT to be done!

For the record, would I personally have given to all of the groups mentioned here? No. Do I consider some significantly more worthy and worthwhile than others? Yes. But I'm not the one reading the grants or disbursing the funds, and I have no argument whatsoever against those who were. Kudos to one and all involved as well as thanks to those who made the funding possible.