Welcome to The Piqua Community Foundation
INFORMATION FOR GRANT APPLICANTS
The Piqua Community Foundation accepts grant applications from any charitable not-for-profit organization, provided the applicant and its application meet the following criteria:
● The application must be accompanied by documentation verifying the applicant's 501 (c) (3) status or equivalent tax-exempt status
● The applicant organization must adhere to a mission that is religious, educational, scientific, literary or charitable in nature
● The application must document the way the project for which funds are being sought will benefit the residents of Piqua, Ohio
The Foundation makes two kinds of grants:
● Standard Grants (grants of more than $500)
● Mini-Grants ($500 or less, with a simpler application than required for a Standard Grant)
The Foundation makes Mini-Grants and Standard Grants twice each year. Deadlines for grant applications are as follows:
Mini-Grants – March 15 and September 15 each year
Standard Grants – March 31 and September 30 each year
All applications must be presented using The Piqua Community Foundation’s grant application forms. Forms are available from The Foundation by writing (PO Box 226, Piqua, Ohio 45356), emailing Piquacf@sbcglobal.net, calling 615-9080, or faxing 615-9981. Completed applications must be delivered personally or by mail, and are not accepted by email or fax. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
The Foundation does not make grants to the same organization, project or program in consecutive years. In most cases, The Foundation does not make grants for salaries or for general operating expenses.
For Recipients of all Piqua Community Foundation Grants:
Required follow-up reporting may include a brief presentation (for Foundation donors) by your organization, describing the project and its outcomes. In addition, The Foundation expects the recipient organization to make appropriate public acknowledgment of The Foundation's assistance with the organization's project, through literature or otherwise. The Foundation logo will be provided to all grant recipients to facilitate this acknowledgment of The Foundation's assistance.
Applicants are invited to contact The Foundation’s executive director with any questions or concerns, at 615-9080 or Piquacf@sbcglobal.net.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS AWARDED
GRANTS AWARDED FOR SPRING 2013
The Piqua Community Foundation made grants totaling $54,793.50 to numerous local non-profit organizations and schools at the YWCA Piqua on May 15, 2013.
Mini-Grants were awarded to:
- Council on Rural Services – for their Reading Buddies program
- Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc. – for continuing education for their trainers
- High Street Primary School – for a book-themed rug for the library
- Lehman Catholic High School - for copies of Shakespeare’s “The Twelfth Night”
- Lehman Catholic High School – for a backward engineering CAD project
- Piqua Catholic School – for games for after-school child care programming
- Piqua High School – for storage for the Indian Outfitters space
Grants were awarded to:
- City of Piqua Public Works - for the splash pad at Pitsenbarger Park
- Council on Rural Services – for classroom iPads
- Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley – for furnishings at Sunrise Center for Adults in Piqua
- Home Based Arts USA - for student copies of historical books on the 1913 flood
- Johnston Farm Friends Council - for interpretive programs for school visits
- Lehman Catholic High School – for a mobile computer lab
- Mental Health Coalition – for veterans’ programming
- Miami County Park District – for high adventure activities at Hug the Earth festival
- Miami County YMCA – for ADA-compliant stairs for the large Piqua swimming pool
- Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation – for video camera equipment
- Piqua Catholic School – for an instant response system for classroom use
- Piqua Catholic Center for Early Learning – for furnishings
- Piqua Heritage Festival – for entertainment for the 2013 festival
- Piqua Juvenile Education Fund – for DARE program incentives
- Senior Independence of Miami Valley – for support of events for Piqua residents
- Western Ohio TV Consortium – for production equipment for Piqua TV5
The next Piqua Community Foundation grants will be made in November 2013. All grant applications received prior to the September deadlines will be considered for funding. Any 501(c) 3 organization interested in receiving application information should contact the Foundation office at 615-9080 or visit the website www.PiquaCommunityFoundation.org for more information.
Piqua Community Foundation grant recipients at the May distribution meeting included:
(Seated, L to R) – Liz Schoonover, Council on Rural Services; Mary DeMar, Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley; Betsy Vondenheuvel, Senior Independence of Miami Valley; Jennifer Welker, Western Ohio TV Consortium; Linda Applegate and Denise Stauffer, Lehman Catholic High School.
(Standing, front row, L to R) - Casey Reed, Miami County Park District; Kathy Sherman, Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Jenni Smith, Piqua Catholic Center for Early Learning; Joyce Reid Kasprzak, Home Based Arts USA; Chief Bruce Jamison, Piqua Juvenile Education Fund; Kelly Monnin, Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc.; Mary Jo Hines, Piqua High School; Sandra Brubaker, Mental Health Coalition.
(Standing, back row, L to R) - Greg Morrow, Council on Rural Services; Jared Wesbecher, Miami County YMCA; Bill Lutz, City of Piqua Public Works; Andy Hite, Johnston Farm Friends Council; Chuck McGlaughlin, Piqua Heritage Festival; Joshua Bornhorst, Piqua Catholic School; Steven K. Staley, distribution chairman of the Piqua Community Foundation. Not pictured: April Vosler, High Street Primary School.
GRANTS AWARDED FOR FALL 2012
FOUNDATION PRESENTS GRANTS
The Piqua Commun4ity Foundation helped to make possible nine local projects with their recent grant distribution. At the Annual Meeting in November 2012, representatives were presented with money earmarked for the following projects:
- Bennett Intermediate School teacher, Dan Hake, received funding for a two week Artist in Residence Watershed Program in conjunction with the Miami County Park District.
- The City of Piqua Public Works Department was granted funds to help bring the Van-Dells to their 2013 Summer Car Show which raises funds for the benefit of the city’s parks.
- Edison Community College Theatre Department requested and received funding to purchase a lighting console and provide to support for the college’s theatre programs during this academic year.
- Lehman Catholic High School’s Tracy Hall received a grant to purchase “Anatomy in Clay” learning systems for classes to increase their understanding of biomechanics and the anatomy of skeletal, muscular and other body systems.
- The Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation received funding to purchase Crime Stoppers “TipSoft” software to enable tips to be received, queried, disseminated and reported in detail more efficiently.
- The Piqua Civic Band was granted funds to establish a mentoring program for local high school student musicians, allowing them to participate with the Civic Band to assist them to increase their musical experience and repertoire.
- Piqua High School teacher, Dustin Hornbeck, received a grant to help supplement the budget for the advanced U.S. History Class’ trip to the Gettysburg National Battlefield.
- Washington Intermediate School teacher, Sarah Jane Magoteaux, acquired funding to bring high school and college students to the school for a full day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities.
- Wilder Intermediate School’s Nick Guidera, received a grant to purchase “Homework Helper” smart pens for use in math classrooms, allowing students and parents to replay classroom lessons on their home computers.
The Foundation is now accepting applications for the Spring 2013 grant cycle, and application forms can be requested by contacting Karen Wendeln at Kwendeln@piquacommunityfoundation.org.
Pictured: Seated L to R – Kathy Sherman, Piqua Chamber Foundation; Tracy Hall, Lehman Catholic High School; Sarah Jane Magoteaux, Washington Intermediate School; Tami Tennison, Piqua Civic Band. Standing L to R – Randy Herron, Piqua Civic Band; Chief Bruce Jamison, Piqua Police Department; Piqua City Commissioner William Vogt; Vivian Blevins, Edison Community College; Dustin Hornbeck, Piqua High School; Nick Guidera, Wilder Intermediate School; Dan Hake, Bennett Intermediate School; Steve Staley, chairman of the Piqua Community Foundation grant distribution committee.
GRANTS AWARDED FOR SPRING 2012
The Distribution Committee and Board of Directors of the Piqua Community Foundation approved $32,354 for distribution as grants awarded in May 2012.
Standard Grants were awarded to:
- Brukner Nature Center - for the Owl Extraordinare Project for Piqua 3rd graders
- Edison Community College – to support the baseball club team
- Forest Hill Union Cemetery – for concrete section markers
- Friends of Mainstreet Piqua – for developing the rain garden
- Habitat for Humanity of Miami County – for a Piqua home build
- Health Partners Free Clinic – for a document scanning program
- Indian Hills 4-H Camp – to renovate and move Cabin 2
- Lehman Catholic High School – to replace marching percussion
- Piqua Association of Churches – for Munch Bunch Ministry
- Piqua Catholic School – for classroom iPads
- Piqua City Schools – for P.H.S. math department iPads
- Piqua City Schools – for music movement at High St. and Washington
- Piqua Compassion Network – for website development
- Salvation Army – for summer feeding program convection oven
- YWCA Piqua – for Racial Justice programming
Mini-grants were awarded to:
- Piqua Catholic School – for a 7th grade rocket project
- Piqua Catholic School – for Kindles for tutoring
- Piqua City Schools – for P.H.S. Science Olympiad expenses
All grant applications received prior to the September deadlines will be considered for funding in Fall 2012. Any 501(c) 3 organization interested in receiving application information should contact the Foundation office or visit the website for more information.
Pictured seated (L to R): Juanita Hager of Salvation Army: Ruth Koon of Friends of Mainstreet Piqua; Kelly Freeh, Lori Williams and Joyce Thornberry all of Piqua Catholic School; Deb Oexmann of Brukner Nature Center.
Standing front row(L to R): Thom Baker of Health Partners Free Clinic; Jake Amlin of Washington School; Beverly Collett of Forest Hill Union Cemetery; Becky Smith of Piqua Association of Churches; Demetria Woods of Indian Hills 4-H Camp; Liz Schoonover of Edison Community College; Elaine Schweller-Snyder of Lehman Catholic High School.
Standing back row (L-R): Cathy Oda of YWCA Piqua; Brandon Lightle of Piqua High School; Mark Mabelitini of Habitat for Humanity; Steven Staley, distribution chairman for The Piqua Community Foundation; Rick Nicodemus of Piqua Compassion Network, Dr. Tom Martinez of Edison Community College.