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 2021 the Board of Directors distributed these discretionary grants:

Council on Aging – $23,000
MED (Medical, Educational, Development) Foundation – $15,000
Foundations Behavioral Health Services – $4,000
Private Duty Services – $5,000
Joint Township Hospital Foundation – $10,000
St. Anthony Dinner Theater – $4,000
Choosing Life Pregnancy Resource Center – $9,500
Our Home Family Resource Center – $11,500
M.A.V. Youth Mentoring – $5,000
American Red Cross – $9,000
Mercer County EMS – $5,000
Girls Scout of Western Ohio – $2,000
House of Hope – $5,000
Lake Area Arts Group – $4,000
Celina City Schools – $30,000
Mercer County District Libraries – $5,000
Ronald McDonald House – $10,000
City of Celina – $30,000
Family Care Options – $7,500
Coldwater Kiwanis – $500
Lima Symphony Orchestra – $2,500
Maria Stein Shrine of Holy Relics – $8,000
MCERV Volunteers – $5,700
Mercer Residential Services – $15,000