Trustees of the Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation approved requests totaling nearly $170,000 in its most recent grant cycle.

The recipients, 12 nonprofit organizations, support programs that promote the physical and mental well-being of residents in Stark, Wayne, Holmes or Tuscarawas counties.

Grant recipients were:

•?American Red Cross, $10,000 for the rape crisis program.

•?Faith in Action, $12,500 to fund free services for low-income elderly.

•?Habitat for Humanity, $6,250 for handicap-accessible construction projects.

•?Horizons of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties, $17,750 for a Caretracker electronic records system to track progress of developmentally disabled individuals.

•?Pathway Caring for Children, $5,000 for programs to enhance children’s social, fitness and independent living skills.

•?Pegasus Farm, $11,030 for equine therapy for disabled veterans.

•?Philomatheon Society of the Blind, $10,000 to provide glasses for low-income visually impaired clients.

•?Salvation Army, $15,000 for soup kitchen programs in Canton.

•?Society for Equal Access, $30,000 to transport poverty-level patients to dialysis.

•?SpringHaven, $22,500 to help maintain medical records.

•?Western Stark Free Clinic, $15,000 for the free dental clinic.

•?Windows of Hope Genetics Information Center, $12,500 to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and care of Amish individuals with inherited heart disorders.

Austin-Bailey also provided $4,000 scholarships to students at Aultman College of Nursing, Kent State University Stark Campus, Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus, Malone University, Stark State College, University of Mount Union and Walsh University who are engaged in health-related studies. Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine received $11,000 for two scholarships.

The foundation has two grant cycles each year. Deadline for submitting grants for the next cycle is Dec. 13.

For more information, go to www.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/?austinbailey/ or call 330-580-2380.