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Schooler Family Foundation awards more than $300,000 in grants

| January 18, 2017

COSHOCTON – In the 2016 grant making period beginning May 1, 2016, the Schooler Family Foundation awarded $307,500 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations located in Coshocton County, other locations in Ohio, and nationally.

$181,000 of this total went to nonprofit organizations located in or having programs benefitting the Coshocton County community. These grants included the Coshocton City and County Park District for construction of a new bathhouse/restroom facility in Lake Park; Coshocton County Memorial Hospital for the purchase of ultrasound machines and orthopedic surgical trays; Echoing Hills Village to replace a surface water system with a ground water system; and the Pomerene Center for the Arts for operating support.

In communities outside of Coshocton County, the Foundation made grants totaling $126,500 to the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System for a wildlands acquisition project; La Casa Ministries for their College Bound program for the 2016-2017 academic year; Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital for the continuation of the Schooler Family Foundation Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship; Perry Township, Licking County, Ohio for construction of a building to house emergency/fire equipment in Perry Township, Ohio and for preservation of the Perryton Cemetery, also in Perry Township, Ohio; Perryton United Methodist Church for renovation of their church basement and kitchen; and the Village of Frazeysburg, Ohio to repair the wading pool fence and gate, update the picnic tables, purchase lounge chairs, and replace the cabinetry in the concession stand.

Organizations and agencies interested in receiving grant funding or other assistance from the Foundation may request a copy of the Schooler Family Foundation’s grantmaking guidelines by writing to [email protected] or Schooler Family Foundation, Post Office Box 6579, Columbus, Ohio 43206-0579.

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