Ottawa County Community Foundation awards funds to local organizations

The Ottawa County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $33,305 at its May meeting. On June 19, a Grant Award Breakfast was held to present the approved grants to the following projects/programs:

ARC of Ottawa County, to assist with summer field trip expenses; 

American Red Cross of Ottawa County, to provide scholarships for Babysitter Training;

Bethel United Brethren Church, for tables and chairs to be used by the many programs at The Block;

Friends of Genoa Branch Library, to add kitchenette area to community room;

Friends of P.C. Parks, for construction of walkway railings through the north parking lot;

Friends of P.C. Parks (committee), to help fund the War of 1812 Bicentennial celebration;

Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County, to help with construction of a home for a family in need;

Humane Society of Ottawa County, to spay or neuter family pets for families needing assistance;

Musical Arts Series at Firelands, to provide concerts at four senior residence facilities;

Ottawa County Board of D.D., to expand Project Lifesaver in western Ottawa County;

Ottawa County Museum, to purchase equipment for recording and filming historical events and remembrances;

P.C. Friends of the Cemetery, to pave a section of road in Riverview Cemetery;

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, to purchase chrysanthemums for the traditional flowerbeds;

Stein Hospice Service, Inc., to provide support materials focused on veteran’s needs;

The Church of Truth Ministries, to purchase food for seniors and military families in need;

The First Tee of Lake Erie, to provide scholarships for youth to attend the First Tee program;

The Salvation Army, to provide school supplies and book bags for low-income students;

City of Port Clinton, to support the Waterworks Park Beautification Project. 

Funding to provide these grants came from the earnings from five different unrestricted funds held by the Ottawa County Community Foundation. The Ottawa County Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Ottawa County area. The Foundation annually supports a variety of charitable programs and projects designed to address current and emerging needs of local residents in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environment, natural resources and the arts. For more information on how you can establish a fund or support the Foundation, visit the website at

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