Grants

Each year the Civic Foundation receives grant requests from charitable organizations for funding for many different programs. The Foundation grant committee considers all the applications with regard to how many people will be served, stability of the program, quality of the services offered, and other important factors. Sometimes the decisions are difficult to make, but without the generosity of the donors who establish funds for unrestricted grantmaking, the Foundation could not administer a discretionary grant program.

We are most grateful for these donors who recognized that every year brings different community needs to the attention of our Board:

Jerry Andrew Memorial Fund (2012)
Robert Beougher (2011)
Walter & Aileen Bernard Fund (2000)
Henry & Louise Drake Fund (1978)
Gertrude Einfalt Fund (1979)
Clista & Hugo Fahncke Fund (1993)
Dr. John & Mary Hattery (1977)
Russell & Hannah Hattery Life Care (1991)
Ralph E. Heffner Fund (1977)
John & Ruth Houts Fund (2007)
George G. & Esther Jetter Fund (1993 & 2012)
Pemberton & Christine Lincon Jr (2016)
Knapke Art Fund (2011)
Mercer Health Care Foundation (2008)
Riley Memorial Fund (1999)
Jack Schenking (2011)
Trenary-Andrews Fund (1979)
Edward & Marcella Werling Fund (2000)

In 2020 the Board of Directors distributed these discretionary grants:

Council on Aging – $25,000
MED (Medical, Educational, Development) Foundation – $12,500
The Arts Place – $3,000
Foundations Behavioral Health Services – $4,000
Private Duty Services – $5,000
Joint Township Hospital Foundation – $7,500
St. Anthony Dinner Theater – $4,000
Choosing Life Pregnancy Resource Center – $9,500
Cancer Association of Mercer County – $10,000
Our Home Family Resources – $11,500
M.A.V. Youth Mentoring – $3,000
American Red Cross – $6,000
Mercer County EMS – $5,500
Girls Scout of Western Ohio – $2,000
Spiritual Center of Maria Stein – $5,000
House of Hope – $5,000
Lake Area Arts Group – $2,500
A Park 4 All Abilities – $4,000
Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders  – $5,000
Celina City Schools – $13,700
Celina Rotary Club – $5,000
Mercer County District Libraries – $5,000
Ronald McDonald House – $10,000
Venture Linx – $3,000
Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center – $2,500