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Austin-Bailey Foundation awards grants to 16 area nonprofit organizations

Beacon Journal staff report

Trustees of the Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation this month announced the approval of grants totaling about $170,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations.

The recipients provide services that promote the physical and mental well-being of residents in Stark, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas counties.

Receiving the grants were:

• Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio, $8,000 for wheelchair basketball program.

• AHEAD, $2,500 for speech pathology assistance for children ages 3-6.

• Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter, $5,000 for a counselor to lead a peer-to-peer support program.

• American Red Cross of Stark County, $5,000 for medical transportation.

• Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, $5,000 for a trauma training program.

• JRC of Canton, $5,000 for nutrition outreach program to fight obesity in children.

• Kent State University-Stark Campus, $17,000 for an intravenous simulator for new science building.

• Love Center Food Pantry, $10,000 for food for those in need.

• Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County, $24,000 for behavioral Health System Assessment.

• Paint Township Fire & Rescue, $10,000 challenge grant for a heart monitor, defibrillator and chest compressor.

• Pregnancy Support Center, $7,000 for medical equipment.

• Prescription Assistance Network, $25,000 for medication assistance for underinsured and uninsured.

• Project Rebuild, $1,755 for greenhouse program for at-risk youth.

• Stark State College Foundation, $15,000 for upgrades at dental hygiene clinic.

• Village Network, $15,000 for horticulture therapy program for mentally and behaviorally challenged children.

• Western Stark Free Clinic, $15,000 for support of dental program.

In addition to the above grants, Austin-Bailey provides $4,000 scholarships to students engaged in heath-related studies at Aultman College of Nursing, Kent State University-Stark Campus, Kent State University-Tuscarawas, Malone University, Stark State College, University of Mount Union and Walsh University.

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine also receives $11,000 for two scholarships from the foundation.

Austin-Bailey has two grant cycles each year. The deadline for submitting grants for the next cycle is Dec. 10. For more information, go to or call 330-580-2380.


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