Marshall County Community Foundation Distributes $66,210 in Grant Funds

Over $66,000 in grants was awarded to 10 organizations in Marshall County Thursday afternoon.

The Marshall County Community Foundation held its second round of 2014 Community Fund grants where non-profit organizations submitted proposals for specific projects. Linda Yoder, Executive Director of the Marshall County Community Foundation explained that the Community Fund is one of the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 318 funds.

The Plymouth Tennis Club received the largest grant worth $25,000 for improvement of the tennis courts in Centennial Park. The Crossing Educational Center was the recipient of $9,500 for startup costs for the alternative school for at-risk students.

The Marshall County Council on Aging applied for a $7,400 grant that was approved. The grant is a 20 percent match to assist the organization in buying a new van for subsidized transportation.

The Culver-Union Township Public Library received $5,000 for a project to update the meeting rooms to meet the needs of groups. Projection screens and teleconferencing equipment will be installed to assist patrons.

A $5,000 grant was awarded to the Plymouth School Corporation for project based learning support through New Tech Network at the Weidner School of Inquiry at the high school.

Project Lead the Way officials are using their $5,000 grant for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum in public and private schools spread over five counties.

The Marshall County Historical Society has plans to revamp the museum’s website and a $4,000 grant will help officials accomplish that goal.

Other grants include:
LaPaz Lions Club – $1,130 for brochures to provide history of Marshall County cemeteries and their locations.
REAL Services – $2,000 for health education workshops.
Youth Leadership Marshall County – $2,000 for support of a nine-month program.