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Funded Programs

For a full list of all grants awarded in 2016, click here.

 

 

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American Red Cross will be reimbursed for services related to disaster relief and armed forces communications up to $40,000 for the year.

Boy Scouts of America, Black Swamp Council

was awarded $47,500 for two programs: Boy Scouting program which promotes positive youth development that has a lasting impact on youth into young adulthood and throughout their life; and Exploring, which includes preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes and explore career opportunities. An additional $5,000 has been set aside to reimburse the organization for assisting boys who want to participate in Boy Scouts but do not have the financial resources to do so.

 

Camp Fire of Northwest Ohio was awarded $60,000 for their Thrive program, a research-based, measurable approach to youth development. An additional $60,000 has been set aside as a challenge grant to this organization and could be awarded if they meet established recommendations set forth by the community solutions committee.
 

Cancer Patient Services was awarded $130,000 for its Patient Direct Services program providing medical supplies, nutritional supplements, emotional support and education to cancer patients.

CASA/GAL of Hancock County was awarded $120,000 for its advocacy program which recruits, trains and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates as they represent children who are abused, neglected or dependent or are involved in domestic relations disputes.
 

The Center for Safe and Healthy Children was awarded $26,000 for their forensic interview and examination program for abused children. The program provides a safe and caring place utilized by professionals who investigate child abuse allegations and guide these children and their families through the legal and healing process in the least traumatic way.

 

 

Century Health was awarded $55,000 for its Peer-to-Peer program, a recovery focused direct service provided by Peer Support Specialists trained to advocate and support others struggling with mental illness and addiction recovery.

 

Challenged Champions Equestrian Center was awarded $35,000 for its therapeutic riding program supporting residents of Hancock County with special needs, from early childhood to adulthood, and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder through horseback riding and other horse related activities that promote physical, emotional and mental developments.
 

 

 

Children's Mentoring Connection was awarded $102,000 for its Mentoring Youth at Risk program which recruits and screens adult volunteers to serve as mentors to children.
 

 

 

Dental Center of Northwest Ohio is currently funded through other sources, but remains a United Way partner agency. The organization receives "investor's choice" dollars as well as marketing support and training.

 

Family Resource Center was awarded $131,490 for three programs: Bright Beginnings which focuses on early childhood programming; Community Prevention which focuses on tobacco, substance and alcohol abuse prevention; and Hancock Addiction Prevention Program for Youth (HAPPY), a peer-to-peer prevention program.
 

 

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless was awarded $265,000 for four programs: the Housing Office, providing housing assistance and community referrals to low-income people; Independence Project which moves homeless families into permanent, affordable housing and out of poverty; Hope House Shelter, providing transitional housing to women and women with children; and Bridges Out of Poverty, a multi-faceted initiative focused on assisting people in generational poverty to be prosperous and communities to remain sustainable.
 

 

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio was awarded $57,000 for the Personal and Professional Development program which promotes girls’ personal growth and leadership development through a coordinated, progressive series of activities and experiences that help them become socially, morally, emotionally, physically and cognitively competent.
 

 

Hancock County Saves was awarded $25,000 to provide programs to promote and increase saving and debt reduction to produce financial stability among individuals and families through education and awareness.
 

Community Action Commission was awarded $242,151 for Hancock Area Transportation Services (HATS), a public transportation program taking people to work, health appointments and more.
 

 

Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio was awarded $9,000 for the Patient Direct Services and Education program in Hancock County.

 

Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services was awarded $300,000 for three programs: Adult Services, providing immediate shelter for persons fleeing from violence; Child Services which includes screening for abuse, conducting support groups for children and providing supervised visits; and Violence Recovery, a program for offenders focused on taking responsibility and changing behavior.

 

Findlay Family YMCA was awarded $91,000 for two programs: the Open Door Membership program which makes services accessible to low-income families while still requiring a financial contribution, allowing the family to take ownership and regard themselves as a contributing member to the YMCA and community; and the child care program which provides educational, social and physical development while also assisting low-income families with child care expenses.

Halt Hunger Initiative Grants

The Hancock County Agency on Aging received $20,000 for the purchase of a vehicle to promote the expansion of their Mobile Meals program into the county. Mobile Meals delivers up to two nutritious meals on weekdays to those unable to prepare their own meals and is delivered with the assistance of volunteers.{C}{C}{C}{C} {C}{C}{C}{C}
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Recognizing that a cancer diagnosis often creates unexpected expenses in the home and that optimum nutrition is vital to their recovery process, Cancer Patient Services received $20,000 for its nutritional supplement program. Individuals with a cancer diagnosis or in treatment are able to acquire free nutritional supplements in the forms of drinks or pudding.

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Hancock Christian Clearing House received a grant for $50,000 for its Caring Cupboard program which provides food vouchers four times a year for those in need and who qualify for the help.{C}{C}{C}{C} {C}{C}{C}{C}

Findlay Hope House’s Getting Further Ahead program will receive $8,400 or $350 per student, for its occupation-based program aimed at empowering individuals who live in poverty to maximize their food resources.

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Lutheran Social Services of Findlay received a grant for $5,000 for their emergency food pantry which offers a three-day supply of food one a month for people who are food insecure{C}{C}{C}{C} {C}{C}{C}{C}
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Ohio State Extension received a grant of $15,000 for continued support of the Extension’s Food and Nutrition Educator.

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Salvation Army received $55,000 for its Emergency Food Pantry.

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West Ohio Food Bank was awarded $65,000 for its food distribution program, providing food through mobile food pantries and to local food banks.

 

Findlay Family YMCA will continue to manage the Feed A Child program and is reimbursed by United Way of Hancock County

 

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