21st CENTURY ENDOWMENT FUND 2008 GRANTS FOUNDATION FOR THE TRI-STATE COMMUNITY, INC.
FIRST QUARTER FUNDING CYCLE
HELPING HANDS OF GREENUP COUNTY, Kentucky, $2,000
This grant assisted Helping Hands with upgrades to its facility, including new chairs for the client waiting area and new lighting for its sorting room.
HILLCREST-BRUCE UNITED METHODIST MINISTRIES, Kentucky, $1,084.86
leather craft Project
This grant funded the purchase of supplies and equipment needed to teach leather craft to mission clients. The children made leather items to enter into county and state fairs, while the adults made items to sell over the Internet or at flea markets to increase their incomes.
IRONTON-IN-BLOOM, Ohio, $5,000
Ironton in Bloom
Grant funds assisted in the purchase of basic landscaping along sidewalks for nine city blocks, including hanging baskets, large planters and fresh floral displays.
URBAN FORESTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, West Virginia, $3,200
Replenishing and Preserving Huntington’s Urban Forest
This grant purchased 400 square feet of rubber sidewalk, which is made from recycled tires. This pilot program replaced numerous sections of sidewalks throughout the city that have been damaged by tree roots.
BOYD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, Kentucky, $1,500
Celebrating the Arts in our Community
This grant assisted with expenses related to the Spring into Arts event held in Central Park on May 17. This event highlighted bands, orchestras, choral groups, drama presentations, and the outstanding artwork of nine area school districts. This grant was funded, in part, by the Boyd County Fund.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, Tri-State, $1,154
Volunteer Recruiting Displays
BBBS purchased recruiting/informational materials specifically designed for its programs with the national agency’s colors and pictures, including a mega tabletop briefcase display, outdoor banner stand and a table runner imprinted with local contact information.
JUDGE DENNIS BOLL GROUP & SHELTER HOME, Ohio, $1,000
Laptop and Educational Materials
This grant funded the purchase a laptop computer, which will benefit the residents of the group home in two ways: the laptop will (1) enable residents to view case-specific DVD materials in a more private environment, and (2) allow residents to complete paperwork, via Word or other computer programs, with added confidentiality.
EBENEZER MEDICAL OUTREACH, INC., West Virginia, $1,500
Healthy Lifestyle – Healthy Life
A portable kitchen was purchased with this grant. The kitchen will be used in conjunction with Ebenezer’s current “Life with Diabetes” classes to teach participants the importance of good nutrition and healthy cooking. This grant was funded, in part, by the West Virginia Neighborhood Investment Program Endowment Fund.
FIRST STAGE THEATER, West Virginia, $3,667
Peter Pan The Musical
This grant purchased cordless and hanging choir microphones to optimize sound for First Stage’s productions, beginning with “Peter Pan” in late October 2008. This grant was funded, in part, by the John R. and Donna S. Hall Fund.
GREENUP GROWING WITH THE ARTS ADVISORY COUNCIL, Kentucky, $5,000
“Penny Wise,” A Mini Musical for Greenup County
This grant assisted with expenses related to the production of “Penny Wise,” a musical drama based on Jesse Stuart’s book, “A Penny’s Worth of Character.” The production will feature children and adults from the tri-state area and will be performed at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park each fall during Jesse Stuart weekend. This grant was funded, in part, by the Putnam Agency and the Chellgren funds.
ASHLAND ALLIANCE FOUNDATION, Kentucky, $600
Young Professional Association’s First Step to Financial Literacy
This grant enabled the Ashland Alliance Young Professionals Association to purchase the Berenstain Bear’s book, Dollars and Sense, to assist in educating 2nd graders in Boyd and Greenup Counties on the importance of saving money.
CABELL-HUNTINGTON COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS, West Virginia, $2,500
This grant assisted in the creation of a Ready Room at the Coalition’s office. This room will promote job readiness for individuals experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. Ready Room visitors will be able to work on resumes, search for jobs, gain training in many computer software programs or any additional job skills the client may require. The grant was funded, in part, by the West Virginia Neighborhood Investment Program Endowment Fund.
CASA OF NORTHEAST KENTUCKY INC., Kentucky, $1,968
Improving Internal Management
CASA purchased CASA Manager Software with this grant. This new software will enable CASA to track, monitor and evaluate all case activity as well as to measure outcomes. The grant will also provide funds for software training.
HOSPICE OF HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, $3,000
Patient Wandering System
This grant assisted Hospice House with the purchase of a patient-focused monitoring system to address safety concerns for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other end-stage diseases who may wander unattended outside the house.
HUNTINGTON AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, West Virginia, $1,700
Improving Safety & Saving Lives
One complete automated external defibrillator system was purchased with this grant.