The Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation closed it 2013 grant cycle by awarding $104,250 in grants to local nonprofit organizations.

The largest donation, $15,000 went toward the United Way of Summit County’s annual campaign.

Other grants went to:

•?Akron Art Museum, for its School Tour program, $2,500.

•?Akron Symphony Orchestra, for performances, education and outreach, $6,000.

•?Battered Women’s Shelter, for court advocacy services, $4,000.

•?Boy Scouts of America – Great Trail Council, for Pathfinder District Initiative, $7,000.

•?Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve, for programming at clubhouses, iStrive outreach and Akron Public Schools, $3,000.

•?Broken Chains Jail & Prison Ministry, for Re-entry Assistance Program, $1,000.

•?Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, for Oncology Family Support program, $1,500.

•?Community Drug Board, for homeless women and children programs, $1,000.

•?Community Hall Foundation Program Endowment, for in-house and noncommercial community-based programming, $1,500.

•?Cuyahoga Valley Preservation and Scenic Railway Association, for operating support, $1,500.

•?Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio, for programming in Akron Public Schools, $750.

•?Downtown Akron Partnership, for First Night buttons for social service organization clients, $2,000.

•?Emerge Ministries, for indigent care funds for behavioral health services, $500.

•?Fieldstone Farm, for ridership program, $2,000.

•?Furnace Street Mission, for Safety Forces Chaplaincy Center, $500.

•?GASP (Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection), for general support, $500.

•?Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, for in-School program in Summit County, $6,000.

•?Good Neighbors, for food pantry, $2,500.

•?Goodwill Industries of Akron, for General operating support, $5,000.

•?Haven of Rest Ministries, for dorm program, $2,500.

•?Ideastream (WVIZ and 90.3 WCPN) for general support, $500.

•?Keep Akron Beautiful, for environmental education grant for Akron science teachers, $1,000.

•?Mental Health America of Summit County, for Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program, $1,500.

•?Mobile Meals, for meals and supplements, $4,500.

•?NAMI Summit County, for hair care Program for those with diagnosed mental illness, $1,000.

•?National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Ohio Buckeye Chapter, for Respite Care Program for Summit County residents, $500.

•?Oak Clinic, for multi-disciplinary medical treatment center for MS patients, $1,000.

•?Oasis Outreach Opportunity, for The Way program to complete high school and gain employment, $500.

•?Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, for Richard Howe House Visitors Center, $1,000.

•?Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, for tuition assistance for student from Summit County, $1,000.

•?Pregnancy Care of Summit County, for operations, $1,000.

•?Project Learn of Summit County, to assist nonreaders and GED students, $2,500.

•?Rebuilding Together Summit County, for program support, $1,000.

•?Replay for Kids, for toy-adapting workshops for Akron Public School students with disabilities, $500.

•?Salvation Army – Summit County Area Services, for hot meals program, $5,000.

•?South Street Ministries, for Advancing Athletics and Academics Program for Summit Lake youth, $500.

•?Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, for annual fund, $4,500.

•?Stewart’s Caring Place, for therapeutic support programs, $1,000.

•?Summit County Historical Society, for educational and community outreach programming, $6,000.

•?Truly Reaching You, for furnishings for transitional housing for men and women after incarceration, $500.

•?Walsh Jesuit High School, for tuition assistance, $500.

•?Weathervane Community Playhouse, for programming, education and outreach, $2,000.

•?Young Life - Greater Akron, for additional staff person, $500.

For more information about the foundation and its grant making, contact Brenda J. Moubray, FirstMerit Bank, 106 S. Main St., Fifth Floor-TOW 23, Akron, OH 44308; 330-384-7301; brenda.moubray@firstmerit.com.