2019 Mary Rutan Foundation grant requests top out at nearly $195,000
Twenty-six requests were received for the 2019 grant cycle. Half of which are new groups or organizations. Asks ranged from $800 to $40,560.
The Foundation has allocated $50,000 towards grants targeted towards nutrition, physical activity and mental health. Below are those well-deserving initiatives who were selected:
Bellefontaine Parks & Recreation - $8,000, Myeerah Nature Play Area
Bellefontaine Middle School - $4,852, Come Aboard the SS BMS
Bellefontaine Intermediate School - $550, Healthy & Fun Recess
Bellefontaine First UMC /Unity in Community - $750, Healthy, Holistic Healing
Benjamin Logan Schools - $9,000, Growing Gardens, Growing Minds
Bridges Community Action - $5,000, Getting Ahead in Logan County
Discovery Riders - $5,000, Equine Assisted Activities
Mac-A-Cheek Learning Center - $4,200, Improving Student Wellness
Village of Ridgeway - $2,500, Village Park Improvements
Village of West Liberty - $5,000, Spray N Play Splash Pad
YMCA Camp Willson - $5,000, Camp for All
In addition, the Foundation supported the Logan County Farmers' Markets and Power of Produce (POP) program in the amount of $6,920. Since 2014, this brings the total support to area Farmers' Markets to $44,604.