Troy Foundation Awards Grants
Information provided by the Troy Foundation
TROY - The Troy Foundation’s Distribution Committee made their first grants from the Foundation’s new Priority Needs Fund. This fund was established in November of 2021 as a result of contracting with Measurement Resources Company to perform a community needs assessment. The needs identified were led by transportation and childcare along with affordable housing and mental health services.
Grants made from the Priority Needs Fund are listed below.
Priority Needs Fund Grants
• Rides to Work was awarded $10,000 to continue and expand hours for the Rides To Work
program that helps folks get to jobs when they do not have reliable transportation.
• Partners in Hope received $10,000 for their car repair ministry, which provides auto tune-ups
and minor repairs to assist families in maintaining reliable transportation at a very minimal cost.
During their December meeting, the Distribution Committee also committed $20,320.56 to the Priority
Needs Fund from the General Fund.
During the December meeting, The Troy Foundation also approved grants totaling $180,243.61 to 23
organizations. The grants will be used in support of the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of
life for our community by connecting donors to charitable causes for a better tomorrow.
Grants were awarded from the Foundation’s General Fund, the Lafferty Family Fund, and the Priority Needs Fund.
General Fund Grants:
• Reading for Change received $407.38 for new resources for their continued programming. The new resources allow for more interactive programing and allow students to practice at home.
• Altrusa International, Inc. of Troy, OH was granted $500 for Operation Refresh, a program that provides school supplies to Troy City Schools in January when students and teachers may be running low.
• Miami County Educational Service Center was awarded $832.73 for speech therapy materials. These materials will be used to help a range of preschool students with speech disorders and disabilities.
• Troy Christian Schools received $633.33 for a SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw for the STEAM Lab. This saw will allow students to learn valuable skills using safe, user-friendly equipment.
• Special Olympics Ohio – Miami County was given $1,905 to use for their golf season fees. The golf season will be 100% free for the athletes and volunteers who participate.
• National Church Residences Foundation was awarded $2000 to use toward senior programming at Staunton Commons. Programs will include holiday dinners, birthday celebrations, arts and crafts, and more that promote community and improve mental health.
• Troy High School Hockey Boosters received $2,500 toward certified hockey helmets. This grant will allow Troy student athletes to participate safely in upcoming hockey seasons.
• Isaiah’s Place was granted $4,000 for Phase 1 NMT Training. This training will give clinicians at Isaiah’s Place a framework that takes factors such as trauma into account, allowing the clinician to provide more developmentally appropriate treatment.
• We Love Birthday Parties was awarded $4,200 for their birthday boxes and community birthday party programs. These programs ensure that all children in the area can have a special birthday including gifts and activities.
• National Inventors Hall of Fame received $5,000 toward participation fees for Troy students to attend the Camp Invention STEM Enrichment Program.
• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center was awarded $5,125 for the Friday’s on Prouty – Downtown Troy Summer Music series. Troy-Hayner is looking forward to inviting in crowds from surrounding counties to enjoy this unique series throughout the summer.
• First United Church of Christ was granted $6,000 for the weekend backpack food program which provides students with food to take home over the weekends throughout the school year.
• Troy City Schools was given $7,810 to purchase a Tricaster Mini. The schools use this piece of equipment for live-streaming events and providing students with hands-on experience in journalism and communications.
• St. Patrick Catholic School was awarded $9,450 for classroom door replacement. The new doors in the school will create a safer environment for the staff and students in the school.
• Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley received $10,000 for the Mentor Troy program which provides youth facing adversity with 1-to-1 mentoring. This mentoring leads to positive outcomes in academic achievement, healthy lifestyle choices, improved relationships, and more.
• The Juneteenth Committee was granted $10,000 to bring in Ruby Bridges to speak at the 2022 Juneteenth event in Troy. At just six years old, Ruby Bridges was the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the south.
• St. Patrick Catholic School was awarded $13,000 to replace teacher laptops. This will allow the teachers to work much more efficiently by reducing down time and maintenance costs for the current older laptops.
• City of Troy received $14,500 for the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. This will be the fifth time Troy will host the three-day event which includes a calendar filled with events, activities, and destinations for the 1500 riders and the community.
• The Troy Foundation received $20,320.56 to put toward the Priority Needs Fund. This fund was recently created to fund projects addressing the key areas identified in the Foundation’s 2020 Priority Needs Assessment.
• Troy Community FM Power 107.1 was granted $30,000 for EmPowering Local Nonprofit Organizations. Power 107.1 offers a platform for non-profit organizations to share their stories with the community. They also offer underwriting sponsorships for local businesses.
• Health Partners Free Clinic was given $32,000 for ongoing operational support. The clinic offers a variety of health services to uninsured and underserved folks in the area. The clinic offers walk-in visits and scheduled appointments for a total of over 1700 visits so far in 2021.
From the General Fund ($2,026.00) and the Lafferty Family Fund ($599.00)
• Troy Main Street was granted $2,026 from the General Fund and $599 from the Lafferty Family
Fund. These funds will be used to continue the planter program in downtown Troy and print
updated walking maps of the downtown area.
The Distribution Committee meets quarterly to review grant applications. Only organizations with a
501(c)3 status are eligible to apply. For more information about the foundation and its funds that make
these grants possible please visit www.thetroyfoundation.org. The deadline for submitting a grant
application for the next quarterly meeting is Tuesday, February 15th by 4pm for review at the December