Community Foundation awards over $42K in grants

FOSTORIA — The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded grants totaling $42,742 to five area organizations.
Geary Family YMCA has received a $25,000 grant to be used for the operation of Foundation Park this year. This is the third-year installment of a five-year commitment to fund the park’s operating costs. The grant was made from the Greater Fostoria Area Community Involvement Fund.
Fostoria City Schools received a $10,000 matching grant to support a planned playground renovation project at Longfellow Elementary School. The grant was made from the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Fund.
The Black Swamp Area Council Boy Scouts was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Richard and Ann Carter Fund and the Greater Fostoria Community Fund toward its campaign to update and improve Camp Berry.
The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center received a grant to allow it to offer a renewable energy resources program to third-graders in the Fostoria City and St. Wendelin Catholic schools during the 2014-2015 school year. The $2,142 grant was made from the Ashland Farms Fund, Mary Esther and Orville Miller Memorial Fund, Robert and Betty Watson Fund and the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Fund.
The Caring Hands Pregnancy Center received a $600 grant from the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Fund to purchase a television, DVD player and educational materials to implement a new learning rewards program.
These grants bring the total distribution of grant awards to more than $1.4 million since the foundation’s inception in 1998. The foundation has benefited nearly 50 nonprofit agencies and organizations in Fostoria and the surrounding area. More information is available at www.fostoriacommunityfoundation.com or on Facebook.

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