CANTON: Trustees of the Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation approved requests totaling nearly $175,000 in its most recent grant cycle.
The recipients are 14 nonprofit organizations, all support programs that promote the physical and mental well-being of residents in Stark, Wayne, Holmes or Tuscarawas counties.
Those receiving grants include:
• Children’s Dyslexia Learning Center, $15,000 for dyslexia remediation program.
• Faith in Action, $15,000 for services for low-income elderly clients.
• Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children, $20,000 for expansion to accommodate increased enrollment.
• J.R. Coleman Community Renovation, $3,500 for nutrition outreach program as part of the Mahoning Road Corridor Farmers Market Project.
• Meals on Wheels, $8,000 to repair a boiler and cooler.
• Prescription Assistance Network, $25,000 for medication assistance for low-income or uninsured clients.
• Quota International, $18,950 to provide hearing aids for children.
• Refuge of Hope Ministries, $5,000 to improve ventilation/air flow system in the sleeping and shower areas of this homeless shelter.
• STEPS at Liberty Center, $10,000 to support school-based program aimed at the prevention of teen dating violence.
• Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured, $15,000 to expand medical services by hiring an additional part-time physician.
• Tuscarawas County Child Advocacy, $8,500 for intervention services for children who are victims of abuse.
• Wayne Holmes Mental Health Coalition, $15,000 to maintain services for adults with severe and persistent mental health concerns.
• Western Stark Free Clinic, $10,000 for free medical and dental care to qualified recipients.
• YMCA of Western Stark County, $5,000 to underwrite memberships for needy clients.
Austin-Bailey also provided $4,000 scholarships to students in health-related programs at Aultman College, Kent State University-Stark, Kent State University-Tuscarawas, Malone University, Stark State College, University of Mount Union and Walsh University.
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine also received $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 June 20.
For more information, go to www.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/austinbailey/ or call 330-580-2380.