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Community Foundation Board Approves Grants: Chronicle Telegram

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Brian Frederick, President/CEO
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Elyria, OH, December 22, 2013 The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Lorain County voted to approve grants totaling $707,557 at its December 18 meeting. Thirty-five local agencies including the Lorain County Historical Society, Main Street Elyria, and Salvation Army Elyria Corps received grants benefiting Elyria residents. A complete list of grantees follows:

Arts & Culture $65,050

The Beck Center for the Arts
Spotlight on Learning in Lorain County $5,000

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
General operating support $22,000

Lorain County Historical Society
Community Educational Outreach XII: Challenge Grant $13,050

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras
General operating support $5,000

Oberlin Heritage Center/O.H.I.O.
History Education Outreach and Organizational Effectiveness $20,000

Civic Affairs $149,382

American Red Cross, Lorain County Chapter
General operating support $10,000

Foundation Center Cleveland
Information + Education = Knowledge for Making Change $4,000

Be Well $10,000

Leadership Lorain County
Summer Internship $18,500

Lorain County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
General operating support $18,882

Lorain County Heritage, Inc.
Lorain County Beautiful Awards $5,000

Lorain County Urban League
Save Our Sons Diabetes Prevention Project $23,000

Main Street Amherst
General Operating Support $10,000

Main Street Elyria
Downtown Revitalization: Challenge Grant $15,000

Main Street Wellington
General Operating Support $15,000

Oberlin Business Partnership
General Operating Support $10,000

Team Lorain County
General Operating Support $10,000

Education $36,025

Baldwin Wallace University
Conservatory Outreach Summer Programs for Lorain County students $5,250

Invent Now, Inc.
Camp Invention and Professional Development in Lorain County $24,875

Scholastic Games of Lorain County
Scholastic Games of Lorain County Radio Quiz $5,900

Health $115,500

Children's Developmental Center
Resource Bank $30,000

Lorain County Free Clinic
General Operating Support $45,000

Lorain County General Health District
Car Seat Program $3,000

Mercy Health Partners Foundation, Lorain Region
Parish Nursing Program $37,500

Social Services $341,600

Avon / Avon Lake Community Resource Services
Senior Assistance Program $5,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County, Inc.
General Operating Support $50,000

Blessing House
General Operating Support $35,000

El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc.
El Dorado Senior Program and Strategic Planning $36,600

Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc
General Operating Support $50,000

Oberlin Community Services Council
Emergency Services $25,000

Salvation Army Elyria Corps
Lorain County Social Services Program $39,000

Save Our Children, Inc.
After School Program $20,000

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio
Increasing Resources to the Hunger Network $50,000

United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Gr Cleveland
Project Search $15,000

Youth Challenge
Lorain County Programs $16,000

Founded in 1980, The Community Foundation holds a $100 million endowment, the funds of which will benefit Lorain County now and forever. For more information on the Foundation or to create a Fund that will fulfill your charitable legacy, visit www.peoplewhocare.org.

Informational Only Total Grants = $707,557

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Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

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