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Miami County Foundation Distributes $253,000

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TROY – Arbogast Performing Arts Center (APAC) offered an optimum venue for Miami County Foundation’s 95
awarded grants to be presented on Friday, November 10, Veteran’s Day. One hundred thirty community attendees
joined the celebration where Miami County Foundation board members and the executive director distributed
nearly $253,000 to non-profit organizations, local schools, municipalities and churches.

   A non-profit organization itself and a Miami County Foundation grant recipient, APAC’s customer service-oriented
staff shared their beautifully designed, spacious lobby to accommodate the seating, staging, decorating and
production needs for the event. The adjacent Ernst Café, now open to the public throughout the week, provided the coffee for the event.


   Directors of the board, including founding member, Dr. Richard Adams, and Angela Lewis, who just assumed her role as incoming president, served as co-emcees for the event, alongside Natalie Rohlfs, executive director of the
foundation. Paying homage to the vision of original investor, Richard Hunt, four grant committees recommended
support for programs throughout the county. With more grant applications having been received than usual, grants this fall were awarded for purposes such as fire and rescue equipment, special needs students’ learning experiences, school musical instruments, utilities relief for residents, healthy relationships education for Miami county’s teens, food assistance and capital improvement projects.


   Three organizations were first-time recipients of Miami County Foundation grant funding including Miami Valley
Down Syndrome Association, Samaritan Works and Troy Historic Preservation Alliance.


   In addition to the fall grant awards, John & Jean Dugan Family Fund representatives selected the St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen to receive a $1,300 grant from its donor-advised fund.


   Congratulations to Miami County Foundation’s 2023 fall grant recipients, who each had an opportunity to present
their projects and introduce themselves at the event:

  • Arbogast Performing Arts Center

  • Bethel Local Schools

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley

  • Bradford Exempted Village Schools

  • Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

  • Breast Wishes Foundation

  • Brukner Nature Center

  • CASA/GAL of Miami County, Inc.

  • Council on Rural Service Programs, Inc.

  • Covington Exempted Village Schools

  • Covington Newberry Historical Society

  • Elizabeth's New Life Center

  • First United Church of Christ Troy

  • FISH Inc of Troy OH

  • Girls on the Run Dayton

  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Good Shepherd

  • Lutheran Preschool

  • Greene Street Daycare & Preschool

  • Isaiah's Place Inc.

  • J.R. Clarke Public Library

  • LifeCare Alliance

  • Lockington Volunteer Fire Association, Inc.

  • Miami County Educational Service Center

  • Miami County Public Health

  • Miami County Sheriff's Office

  • Miami County YMCA

  • Miami East Elementary PTO

  • Miami East Local Schools

  • Miami East Music Boosters

  • Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association

  • Milton-Union Exempted Village School District

  • Needy Basket of Southern Miami County, Inc.

  • New Creation Counseling Center

  • Newton Local

  • Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

  • Overfield Tavern Museum

  • Partners In Hope, Inc.

  • Piqua Catholic School

  • Piqua City Schools

  • Piqua Parents as Teachers

  • Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development

  • Richards Chapel United Methodist Church

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

  • RT Industries

  • SafeHaven, Inc.

  • Samaritan Works

  • Seeds of Hope OH

  • Shoes 4 the Shoeless

  • Summer Smiles Inc.

  • The Barn Youth Center

  • The Edison Foundation

  • The Milton-Union Senior Citizens & Community Club, Inc.

  • The Overfield School

  • The Piqua Civic Band

  • Tipp City Exempted Village Schools

  • Tipp City Preschool Learning Center

  • Troy Christian Church

  • Troy Christian Schools

  • Troy City Schools

  • Troy Historic Preservation Alliance

  • Troy-Miami County Public Library

  • We Love Birthday Parties

  • West Milton Fire Co., Inc

   Miami County Foundation Ongoing Humanitarian grants, addressing the basic needs of residents in the way of
food, shelter, transportation and medical support, were awarded to:

  • Bethany Center

  • Covington Outreach Association

  • Family Abuse Shelter

  • FISH Union Township

  • GIVE Medical Ministry

  • Health Partners Free Clinic

  • Community Rides to Work

  • Miami County Dental Clinic

  • New Creation Counseling Center

  • Partners In Hope

  • St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen

  • The New Path, Inc.

  • The Salvation Army - Piqua

  • Troy Lions Charities

   Through the generosity of Miami County Foundation’s investors, benefactors, annual donors and business partners, the foundation supports the community by providing grants for local non-profit organizations, schools and municipalities. The foundation conducts two grant cycles per year with applications now solely available through online submission. More than $10 million in funding has been awarded by Miami County Foundation since
inception. Scholarships are also awarded through Miami County Foundation annually. Visit to learn more.

   Miami County Foundation was founded in 1985 by Richard E. Hunt to honor his wife, mother and children. A Troy
native, Mr. Hunt incorporated the Miami County Broadcasting Co. in 1946 and founded the county’s first radio
station, WPTW, in Piqua. It had long been his dream to establish a local foundation to serve the entire county.
Miami County Foundation effectively assists, encourages and promotes the health, education and welfare of the
citizens of Miami County by soliciting, receiving and administrating assets exclusively for their charitable needs.

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Dr. Richard Adams Emcees - Attends his 38th Year of Grant Awards 

The Miami County Foundation awards New Creation. 

Miami County Sherriff's Office Receives an MCF Grant.

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St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen is Awarded John & Jean Dugan Family Fund Grant

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