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 Countys 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 Womens 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.
?Childrens 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.
?Stewarts 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; email@example.com.