Troy Foundation Approves Grants Totaling $647,730
Information provided by the Troy Foundation
TROY - During the June meeting, The Troy Foundation approved grants totaling $647,730.62 to 27 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 and the Priority Needs Fund.  

General Fund Grants:
⦁    Reading for Change received $814.95 toward their Lifelong Learners project. These funds will be used to provide training for a Board Member and the Executive Director which will help them better serve the students and volunteers at Reading for Change. 

⦁    Seeds of Hope was awarded $2,000.00 toward two of their programs. The funds will be used to provide meals at their foster and kinship family support group and to provide gift cards for clothing to teens in foster care.  

⦁    Troy Skating Club was granted $2,000.00 for their Breaking Barriers Program. This summer program is designed to introduce children to ice skating who may not have the opportunity to learn how to skate otherwise. 

⦁    Troy Historical Society was awarded $2,500.00 toward a historical marker at the Sherwood Shopping Plaza. This marker will recognize the site of the first ever retail barcode scan.

⦁    Isaiah’s Place was granted $3,000.00 for foster care pre-service training. Three staff members will get certified to train the Pressley Ridge Treatment Curriculum which will lead to more licensed treatment foster parents in the area.

⦁    Upper Valley Medical Center Foundation was granted $3,000.00 to provide free blood pressure and glucose health screenings. They plan to offer these clinics at 10 different sites each month for the next two years.

⦁    American Red Cross Miami Valley Chapter was granted $3,200.00 for their home fire campaign. The funds will be used to provide disaster services to families following a home fire or other disaster. 

⦁    The Troy Foundation Apple Grant Project was awarded an additional $3,308.17 to assist in funding 2022 Apple Grants.

⦁    Troy Human Relations Commission received $4,245.00 for Civil War Historical Markers. These markers will placed at Riverside Cemetery marking the burial places of African-American soldiers who served in the Civil War.

⦁    Girl Scouts of Western Ohio was granted $5,000.00 toward the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This grant will specifically provide financial assistance for girls from low-income households to participate in the program.  

⦁    Troy City Schools Athletic Department was awarded $5,000.00 to replace a 15-year-old wrestling mat for the schools. The new mat will be safe and sanitary and be used in the upcoming Troy wrestling season.  

⦁    St. Patrick Catholic School was awarded $5,000.00 to replace desks in several classrooms. These new desks will be safer than the current damaged desks and also more mobile for flexibility in classroom setup. 

⦁    Troy Junior Football was awarded $5,000.00 to purchase upgraded football helmets. These new helmets will maximize safety for young athletes in Troy in the coming years. 

⦁    Elizabeth’s New Life Center received $8,000.00 toward their Sexual Risk Avoidance program at Troy City Schools. This program helps students establish healthy boundaries, practice refusal skills, understand unhealthy grooming tactics and abusive dating behaviors, and evaluate risks of sexual relationships outside of marriage. 

⦁    Richard’s Chapel United Methodist Church was awarded $9,000.00 for their free lunch program. Hot lunches are served at Richard’s Chapel Monday through Thursday from 12 to 1 PM.  

⦁    Miami County Local Food Council received $9,600.00 toward the Cherry Street Farmers Market. This market provides a retail space for local farmers, producers, and artisans and promotes a healthy lifestyle through programs such as Power of Produce and Produce Perks. 


⦁    Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch received $12,500.00 technology and wireless upgrades. These upgrades will enhance the experience of groups meeting at the YMCA and members who use the facility on a daily basis.

⦁    Troy-Miami County Public Library received $16,000.00 to support the creation of a maker lab in the Hobart Government Building. These funds will be used to purchase display cases and computer software for the technologically advanced equipment in the lab.  

⦁    Honor Flight of Dayton was granted $20,000.00 for the 2022 Honor Flight program. This program will send over 200 veterans to Washington D.C. on flights or caravans to view their respective memorials. 

⦁    Arbogast Performing Arts Center was awarded $30,000.00 for a master class and performance with the acapella group Naturally 7. The master class will be offered to students from local schools on October 21 and the performance will take place on October 22.  

⦁    Troy Main Street was granted $37,500.00 for the 2023 Sculptures on the Square program. This program solicits sculptures from local and national artists to be displayed around downtown Troy from June through October. Next year’s sculptures theme is “Wind and Water.” 

⦁    Lincoln Community Center received $40,000.00 in support of their summer youth program. This program offers a safe, educational, and recreational opportunity for around 115 children from Troy through the summer months. 

⦁    Overfield Tavern Museum was awarded $65,000.00 to support repairs that are necessary to keep Troy’s oldest building standing. This historic preservation initiative will stabilize the building and protect it for the future. 

⦁    Stadium and Turf Enhancement Project Committee was awarded $250,000 to be paid out in eight installments of $31,250.00 over the next two years. These funds are for turf installation at Troy Memorial Stadium and Ferguson Field along with other necessary updates. 

Priority Needs Fund Grants
⦁    Isaiah’s Place was granted $6,000.00 for the expansion of their behavioral health services. This project involves hiring a consultant to evaluate the current program at Isaiah’s Place and then build service capacity beginning with key target populations. 

⦁    FISH, Inc. of Troy received $10,000.00 for their rental assistance program. These funds will be used to boost rental assistance for eligible households from $250.00 to $300.00. Households are eligible if they have not received the assistance in the six months prior.  

⦁    Troy Recreation Association received $40,062.50 for the 2022 summer lunch program. This program is a collaboration between the Troy REC, the Lincoln Community Center, and Troy City Schools Food Services to provide lunch for Troy students through the summer months. 

⦁    First Place Food Pantry was awarded $50,000.00 to implement a mobile food delivery program. Funds will be used to purchase a box truck, insurance and gas, and additional food and personal care items in order to make the food pantry more accessible to those who need it most.

   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 Monday, August 15th by 11:59 PM for review at the September meeting. 
 

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