The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation had their first meeting of Fiscal Year 2024 recently and reviewed 25 grant applications totaling $349,300.35. The committee awarded 11 grants totaling $47,210.00 to various community organizations. One application was referred back to the requestor for more information and is eligible for resubmission. The grants awarded include:
- $15,000 to the Ridgewood Local School District to assist in the Construction of a Greenhouse, providing students with expanded educational opportunities, at the Ridgewood School Farm.
- $7,500 to the River View Music Boosters, Inc. to provide support in the Replacement and Upgrading of the River View Music Boosters’ Fair Stand refrigeration and freezer equipment to ensure food safety for cold food storage.
- $6,000 to Roscoe Village Foundation, Inc. to provide support with additional funds to continue to grow Village Events & Entertainment and bring Tourism to Coshocton County.
- $5,000 to the Village of Warsaw to assist in the River View Community Park Playground Update.
- $3,515 to Clary Garden Foundation to provide support for the purchase of multi-use yoga equipment for people of all abilities to practice yoga.
- $2,500 to the Coshocton County Coordinated Transportation Agency to provide support for the purchase of collapsible carts for passengers utilizing public transit for grocery/daily needs shopping and dialysis treatment.
- $2,500 to the River View Local School District to provide support for Multi-Handicapped students with Transition Exploration Opportunities by attending and experiencing LifeTown.
- $2,095 to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum to assist with Collection Preservation work as recommended by the American Alliance of Museums.
- $1,400 to Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission, for the Purchase of Locking Medical Supply Cabinets, allowing for more free space for patients.
- $1,250 to the River View Athletic Boosters to provide support in the purchase of a New Jump Pit for the Track & Field Program at the high school.
- $450 to Central Christian Church to support the purchase of a Supplemental Curriculum for Dealing with Grief.
The Coshocton Foundation was established in 1966 through the Last Will and Testament of local merchant Adolph Golden and has distributed over $9 million in grants to community organizations from its Unrestricted Fund. In addition, the Foundation has over 175 Restricted Funds from which distributions are made for specific purposes.