The Pickaway County Community Foundation has been able to provide grants at a record breaking amount in 2022.
PCCF reached a record by distributing $185,740 in unrestricted grants and was able to provide all or partial funding for 23 grant applicants. Additionally, the Well Being Foundation of PCCF has also provided over $75,000 in grant funding to nonprofits in Pickaway County during 2022. Together, these two funds have provided over a quarter of million dollars in funding. Additionally, many private donors have provided grants to areas of their passion, making a huge impact on the Pickaway County communities.
A portion of the PCCF funding came through a subgrant from the Pickaway County Commissioners from American Recovery Plan funding. However, funding for unrestricted grants also comes from the Yamarick Family Fund and the Community Impact Fund. The Yamarick Family Fund is a designated fund that provides on-going annual support to PCCF for grant making. The Community Impact Fund is the PCCF fund that many of our community members donate to through payroll deduction or by mailing a donation.
The first and second quarter grant recipients have been listed in previous publications. The following is a listing of the third and fourth quarter grants that have been issued.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Ohio
Big Brothers, Big Sisters provides one-to-one mentoring relationships that support critical social and emotional development needed to help build resilience and promote the mental health and well being of children in our area.
The LifeCare Alliance in conjunction with the Central Ohio Diabetes’s Association hosts annual camps for youth who have diabetes. This funding allowed Pickaway County youth to attend this camp.
Pickaway County YMCA Youth Center
The Pickaway County YMCA is converting the racquetball courts to a teen youth center. Through support of PCCF and the Starkey Family Fund, this vision will come to fruition and the grand opening is scheduled in early October.
Historically, the Roundtown Players are known for their live productions. However, through additional funding it is their desire to purchase a sound/projection system to show old movies at Memorial Hall.
Ashville Heritage Society
The entrance to the Small Town Museum in Ashville is being transformed to be a beautiful entrance area as well as a place where those in Ashville can come and enjoy music and green space.
Snake Den Mounds
This new nonprofit is being assisted with funding to do virtual renderings and 3D modeling of the mounds. Additionally, they will have the ability to procure materials for display cases to feature exhibits from the mounds.
Funding has been provided to assist with the purchase of a van to transport clients to and from work and appointments.
The Pickaway County Health Department is enhancing the marketing and awareness of the 211 system in Pickaway County.
Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition
The Pickaway Addiction Coalition held a “Be the Change” youth rally which brought youth together from all over the county to promote positive and healthy choices.