Distribution Committee Report
The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation had their second meeting of Fiscal Year 2023 recently and reviewed 25 grant applications totaling $723,541. The committee awarded 12 grants totaling $109,348 to various community organizations. Three applications were referred back to the requestors for more information.
The grants awarded include:
$40,000 to the Keene Parent Teacher Organization to assist in the design and building of a playground at the River View Intermediate School.
$25,000 to Coshocton County Agricultural Society to assist in Phase #2 of their resurfacing Project at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds.
$18,874 to Coshocton Public Library to provide for required Windows software-updated computers for Staff.
$5,000 to the Coshocton County Handicapped Society to provide support in Building and Repairing of Wheelchair Ramps for Community Access.
$4,404 to the Village of Warsaw to provide support for the purchase of doors and for lock replacement for the Picnic Shelter Kitchen and Restrooms.
$3,200 to Licking County Health Department for a dental sealant program in Coshocton County Schools.
$3,000 to River View Local School District to assist with Automated External Defbrillator (AED) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and equipment for students and staff.
$3,000 to Women of Witness, Inc. to provide support for Programming Expenses at the Chestnut Crossing Learning Center.
$2,500 to Hope Hollow to provide support for Direct Services for Coshocton County Cancer Patients.
$2,000 to the United Way of Coshocton County in support of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Project.
$1,370 to the Village of Warsaw to provide for Security Cameras at the Warsaw Community Park Picnic Shelter.
$1,000 to the Coshocton County Handicapped Society to provide support for Roof Repair of the Hospital Beds’ Storage Facility.
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 specifc purposes.
The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation had their first meeting of Fiscal Year 2023 recently and reviewed 24 grant applications totaling $1,267,624. The committee awarded 6 grants totaling $15,525 to various community organizations. Several applications were referred back to the requestors for more information. The grants awarded include:
- $5,135 to the Coshocton County Board of Elections to provide support with creating ADA accessible sidewalk curb ramps for a new city polling location.
- $5,000 to Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to provide Junior Achievement Programming in Coshocton County Schools.
- $2,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio to provide nights of rest to families from Coshocton County staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
- $2,000 to Coshocton City Schools to provide support for updating of chairs and chair backs in the Coshocton High School’s McKinley Auditorium.
- $1,000 to the Humane Animal Treatment Association to provide support for the transfer and rescue program that helps save hundreds of dogs and cats each year.
- $400 to Central Christian Church to assist in the purchase of Grief Share, a curriculum for dealing with grief by providing insight to the mechanism of grief while assisting individuals to accept loss and find their way back to healthy social relationships.
- $73,867.84 to the Coshocton County Commissioners to provide support with matching funds, engineering and environmental costs for the County Road 621 Multi-Use Path Project-Phase 1. The Commissioners seek to provide a safer option to pedestrians, bicyclists and those using mobility devices to access shopping, dining, recreational, and educational and health services opportunities.
- $23,825 to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department for Communication Equipment for use in High-Risk Arrest Warrants and Drug Raids.
- $15,000 to the Village of Plainfield to assist with the cost of an Emergency Rotating Siren to notify citizens of the village and surrounding areas of an impending emergency.
- $9,875 to Village of Warsaw to provide support for Water Vendor Upgrades to provide improved access to those who lack potable water.
- $5,939.21 to the West Lafayette Volunteer Firemen’s Association to provide support for the purchase of Cordless Rescue Tools to equip their new Fire Engine, #602.
- $5,000 to Jackson Township Fire Department to assist in the purchase of Battery-Powered Fans for Ventilation, improving safety and flexibility.
- $4,772 to Coshocton County Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc. to provide support for the “Too Good for Drugs’ Curriculum in all Coshocton County Schools.
- $2,750 to Moving Mountains Ranch to purchase Adaptive Tack, Sensory Props and Miscellaneous Equipment in order to provide services to individuals with disabilities and mental health needs.
- $2,174.75 to Village of Warsaw to replace Broken and Missing Playground Equipment at River View Community Park.
- $2,000 to Coshocton County Fatherhood Initiative to provide support for their Collaborative Polar Bear Express Event.
- $1,750 to Coshocton City Schools to assist with the cost of providing Eastern Ohio Summit (a mock Ohio Legislative Session) for Gifted 6th-8th Graders.
- $50,000 to Kids America, Inc. to provide support for their Parking Lot Project, as they seek to add 64 spaces due to successful, and oftentimes concurrent, events plus popular regularly scheduled programs
- $40,275to the Coshocton County Commissioners for an Electrical Upgrade at the Court Square to supply Main and Fourth streets with electric power for festivals and concerts
- $35,000 to Coshocton County Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc. to assist with portions of their New Sixth Street Entry/Additional Parking Project
- $11,000 to Coshocton City & County Park District to Create an 18-hole Disc Golf Course at the former Hilltop Golf Course
- $5,000 to the United Way of Coshocton County, Inc. to provide support for the literacy program, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
- $4,000 to Walhonding Valley Fire District to assist in the purchase of a Swift Water Rescue Boat to specialize in swift water rescue operations
- $2,500 to River View Local School District to assist with the cost of Restoring the Steinway Grand Piano for the auditorium stage
- $2,000 to Humane Animal Treatment Association to assist with the purchase and installation of Air Conditioning at the Cat Shelter
- $550 to Fellowship of Christian Athletes to assist with the purchase of Sound Equipment, including wireless microphones, a wireless router and extra cables for microphones and instruments used in FCA’s UNITE events
The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation met recently to further consider an Unrestricted Grant Application from Coshocton County Emergency Medical Services. After meeting with CCEMS Director Todd Shroyer and Mobile Integrated Health Captain Christopher Menapace, a $20,000 grant was awarded to assist CCEMS with the purchase of patient-centric, operational software for a newly created division within the CCEMS organization, Mobile Integrated Healthcare.
The emphasis of the new program will be on educating patients to take control of their healthcare decisions in “a nonjudgmental, nonthreatening, culturally sensitive manner. The goal is to enhance the quality of life of each patient enrolled in the program as well as reduce the improper or unnecessary usage of the emergency response division of the CCEMS organization”, explained Chris Menapace, MIH Captain. He went on to explain that after the software is installed, personnel will be trained, and patient care records can be managed on the platform within 8 weeks.
The software is designed to manage a patient from initial contact, referral process, and then track the continual visits needed to properly manage the patient’s case. In addition to reducing the need to call 911, analytically-created data points will be used to ensure that CCEMS programming is meeting the ever changing needs of their patient demographic.
· $20,000 to the Ridgewood Local School District to provide support for the Ridgewood Agricultural Education Facility & School Farm Project
· $16,520 to the Foundation for the Fuse Network: Hopewell; to assist in the Purchase of Software for efficient Client Scheduling & Logistics
· $10,000 to Echoing Hills Village, Inc. to assist with the Warsaw Campus Paving Project to improve the driveway and parking lots
· $6,001.20 to the Jackson Township Fire Department to Assist with the Purchase of 2 Automatic External Defibrillators for the Department’s trucks
· $5,000 to the Coshocton City Schools to Assist with Adding Two New, Full-Dome Programs to the Planetarium Library
· $2,000 to Rogue Elephant Productions to support purchases of Theatre Equipment and for additional production costs for the Free Summer 2022 Outdoor Theater at Clary Gardens
· $1,200 to River View Local School District to assist with the 2022 Challenger Learning Center Field Trip- flight simulation for 7th & 8th graders in College Preparatory Algebra and College Preparatory Geometry
- 40,000 to the Coshocton County Agricultural Society to assist in attaining ADA compliance with Phases 1 & 2 of the Resurfacing Project at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds
- $28,235 to Clary Garden Foundation to complete electrical work needed for the new community event venue
- $23,467.32 to First Step Family Violence Intervention Services, Inc. to assist with the purchase of a laptop and filing cabinet, and for maintenance and repairs to the Hope House Shelter to increase safety for victims and their children
- $6,500 to the West Lafayette Methodist Church to assist with providing “Blessings Bags” of much-needed food to reduce food insecurity for Ridgewood students on the weekends
- $3,550 to the Coshocton County Fatherhood Initiative to assist with the Fathers and Families Fall Festival at Clary Gardens
- $2,600 to Rogue Elephant Productions to assist in producing the free Summer 2022 Outdoor Theater at Clary Gardens
- $2,500 to Hope Hollow to provide direct services for Coshocton County cancer patients traveling to Columbus
- $2,500 to Humane Animal Treatment Association for spay & neuter assistance & vet clinic voucher program funds
- $2,050 to River View Local School District to provide a ukulele set for music classrooms, grades 3-6
- $2,000 to Coshocton City Schools for gifted 6th, 7th & 8th students’ leadership & enrichment at Eastern Ohio Summit
- $1,999 to Memory People, Inc. to purchase a MacBook Pro
- $654.12 to the Coshocton Public Library to provide 36 cases for safely circulating mobile hotspots to county residents
• $35, 175 to Kids America, Inc, to Help Revitalize the Lake Park Softball Complex to improve player safety and fan experience
• $19,641 to the Walhonding Valley Fire District to assist with the Purchase of MARCS Pagers and Chargers
• $13,800 to the Three Rivers Fire District to assist with acquiring additional Dual Band, GS Unication Pagers
• $8,234.60 to the City of Coshocton to assist with City Recreation Park Improvements- Ball Fields’ Dugout Roof Replacements
• $5,000 to the Fuse Network dba Hopewell Industries to assist with the Paving Project at the new Hopewell Industries location
• $4,7773.96 to the Coshocton County 4-H Advisory Committee to assist in Replacing Unsafe Tables at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds
• $4,400 to Footlight Players to Improve Triple Locks Theatre Drainage and to Mitigate Water Damage Issues
• $2,694 to Jackson Township Fire Department for Battery Powered Tools to Assist with Rescues
• $2,000 to Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to provide JA Programming in Coshocton County Schools
• $1,500 to Coshocton County General Health District to assist with Staff Training to become Child Passenger Safety Technicians through the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program
• $1,250 to Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, Inc. to provide assistance with providing Make Zone (STEM) Kits & Field Trips to the Make Zone for Girls in Coshocton County
• $1,000 to Help Ohio dba Ohio Dyslexia Center to provide Audio & Specialty Print Books for Students
- $25,000 to Kno-Ho-Co- Ashland Community Action Commission to help renovate a Hickory Street building to serve as a Homeless Shelter
- $15,650 to the Coshocton County Coordinated Transportation Agency for Camera Systems for CCTA Shuttles
- $10,000 to the Village of West Lafayette for the West Lafayette Police Department’s Canine Project
- $10,000 to the Roscoe Village Foundation for the Village’s Portable Stage Project
- $8,000 to the Coshocton County Handicapped Society for the installation of Aluminum Ramps for Homes in the county
- $5,000 to the Coshocton County Agricultural Society for their Sound System Upgrade Project
- $4,900 to Coshocton City Schools for a Mobile Recording Studio for Coshocton High School
- $4,000 to River View Local School District for River View High School’s Senior Project Program
- $3,902 to Kids America, Inc. to continue their Soccer Net Replacement Project with the Large Indoor Soccer Field
- $3,500 to the City of Coshocton for the 2021 Arbor Day Planting Project
- $2,500 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio to provide Nights of Rest to Families from Coshocton County
- $2,141 to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum to Secure the Wyeth Painting Exhibit and their 16th Century Violin Display
- $1,283 to Coshocton City Schools for the Student & Staff CPR Training Project
- $1,100 to the Harold W. McMillen Center for Health Education for the Digital Oral Health Curriculum at Coshocton County Head Start
- $500 to Coshocton Christian Tabernacle for the Coshocton Christian School’s Security System Project
- $27,214 to the Coshocton City Convention and Visitors Bureau for Coshocton County Promotion Essentials for 2021
- $22,424 to the Jackson Township Fire Department to Purchase New Pagers for Firefighters
- $20,000 to the Emergency Relief Fund at the Coshocton Port Authority to assist with small business Covid-19 relief efforts
- $20,000 to Echoing Hills Village, Inc. in order to sustain the Camping Program in light of the impact of Covid-19
- $15,000 to the West Lafayette United Methodist Church for Food Blessings Bags for Ridgewood Students in Need
- $10,000 to the Village of West Lafayette to Construct Restrooms at Water Works Park
- $10,000 to Kids America, Inc. to assist in Revitalizing Lake Park Softball Fields for Tournaments
- $9,000 to Coshocton City & County Park District for Tree Removal at Lake Park Pavilion
- $5,544 to Coshocton County Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc. to assist with The Flight School Children’s Behavioral Health Wing
- $5,000 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for FCA & More
- $4,679 to Ridgewood Recreation Board for their Backstop & Fence Safety Project
- $4,000 to West Lafayette Volunteer Firemen’s Association for modern Vehicle Accident Rescue Equipment
- $3,000 to Footlight Players for Building Upkeep
- $3,000 to Women of Witness for Chestnut Crossing Learning Center Upgrades and Supplies
- $2,967 to Gentlebrook, Inc. for a Wheelchair Swing at Lafayette Meadows
- $2,650 to the Coshocton Community Choir, Inc. to Create New Workspace for Community Choir
- $2,500 to Kno-Ho-Co Ashland Community Action Commission to Sterilize Equipment for PPE & Patient Exam Supplies
- $2,409 to the Coshocton Public Library for their Foyer Digital Display Project
- $2,229.56 to First Step Family Violence Intervention Services, Inc. for a New Computer for the Executive Director
Six other grants of $2,000 each and one for $1,000 were also approved