2019 Summer Grant Recipients

THE PORTLAND FOUNDATION

 

The Portland Foundation Announces Summer 2019 Grant Recipients

 

Out of the requests from 28 different projects totaling $445,512.00, the Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved grants totaling $230,210.00 for 21 Jay County projects for the second half of 2019.  $225,696.00 comes from unrestricted funds and $4,514.00 from field of interest funds. Those grants are as follows:

 

Arts Place - $15,000 to fund the summer 2020 Arts in the Parks program

Breakfast Optimist Club of Portland - $2,500 to fund the purchase of four outdoor picnic tables for the Optimist Stand at the Jay County Fairgrounds.  $1,487 comes from unrestricted funds and $1,013 comes from the Fund For A More Attractive Community, a field of interest fund

Jay Community Center - $13,135 to fund senior citizen programming.  $10,000 comes from unrestricted funds and $3,135 comes from field of interest funds that support senior citizens

Jay County 4-H Clubs - $5,000 to fund repairs of the kitchen in the 4-H building and the purchase of an air conditioner

Jay County Civic Theatre - $2,500 to fund the rights for the play “Freaky Friday”

Jay County Fair Association - $38,176 to fund the establishment of eighteen new full service camp sites at the Jay County Fairgrounds

Jay County Fair Association - $27,310 to fund the purchase of 80 new benches for the Farmers Building

Jay County FFA - $5,495 to fund the purchase of a High Striker (ring a bell) to be used at the FFA area at the Jay County Fairgrounds

Jay County Historical Society - $6,000 to fund roof repairs at the Jay County Historical Museum

Jay County Historical Society - $45,800 to fund the purchase of property for additional storage space and parking

Jay County Humane Society - $1,000 to fund fence repair for a dog run

Jay County Pee Wee Football - $1,500 to fund the purchase of 80 pair of “Gear Intimidator” shoulder pads

Jay County Robotics - $1,853 to fund the purchase of robotics equipment

Jay-Randolph Developmental Services - $5,000 to fund the upgrade and repair of the walking trail and execrise stations at JRDS

Jayland Partners - $1,441 to fund the purchase of books for a book club for people with disabilities. $1,075 comes from unrestricted funds, and $366 comes from the Jay County Endowment for Literacy, a field of interest fund.

John Jay Center for Learning - $41,500 to fund Phase II of the replacement of aging heat and air units

Kate’s Kart - $4,000 to fund the purchase of books to be distributed at IU Health Jay Hospital

Pennville Community Boosters - $1,500 to fund the Pennville Pumpkin Festival

Redkey Junior League - $2,000 to fund the purchase of new bleachers

Tri Kappa Sorority, Beta Theta Chapter - $2,000 to fund the purchase of a new frozen beverage machine

West Jay Community Center - $7,500 to fund the replacement of water heaters and the purchase of a treadmill and a tier rack for weights

 

 

 “As always, The Portland Foundation is very pleased to be able to award these grants. The funds would not be possible if not for the countless gifts from Jay County citizens over the past 68 years. These programs help support our mission; to enhance the quality of life for the people in Jay County,” said Foundation Executive Director Doug Inman. 

 

The next grant application deadline is January 2, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

 


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