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Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund Grant History

Since its founding, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund has invested nearly $150,000 into local causes that enrich the lives of women and children across Medina County.

Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund can find deadlines and other important information on our Issue-Specific Grants page.

2016 Grants

In 2016, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $11,250 to seven local nonprofit organizations:

Student journalists
A grant to the Brunswick Educational Foundation taught local students to report community news.
  • Brunswick Educational Foundation, to support the BEAT Video Program, in which student “backpack journalists” create print, Web and video stories about Medina County initiatives for broadcast by Northeast Ohio media outlets, $2,000
  • Children’s Center of Medina County, to purchase educational materials for child sexual abuse prevention programs, $1,000
  • Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers, to provide free transportation to and from medical appointments for elderly and disabled women in Medina County, $2,500
  • Feeding Medina County, to provide bags of healthy food for hungry students to take home for the weekend, $2,500
  • LifeAct, for suicide prevention and depression awareness programs at Brunswick, Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland and Medina high schools, $1,500
  • Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide emergency assistance to women and children in rural southwest Medina County, $1,000
  • OutSupport Inc., to support a leadership program that will help LGBT and allied students in Medina County promote inclusivity and diversity in their schools, $750

2015 Grants

In 2015, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $13,570 to nine local nonprofit organizations:

Students listening to presenter
A grant to LifeAct supported suicide prevention programs in Medina County high schools.
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, for domestic violence support groups in Medina County, $2,000
  • Birthcare of Medina County, to purchase diapers, wipes and other basic necessities for children in low-income families, $500
  • Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers, to provide free transportation to and from medical appointments for elderly and disabled women in Medina County, $3,000
  • LifeAct, for suicide prevention and depression awareness programs at Brunswick, Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland and Medina high schools, $1,500
  • Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide emergency assistance to women and children in rural southwest Medina County, $1,000
  • Operation H.O.M.E.S., to provide homeless women and children with transportation to work, school and medical appointments, $3,000
  • Rape Crisis Center, for the Tina Project, which helps prevent teen dating violence by educating middle and high school students about healthy relationships, $1,000
  • RePlay for Kids, to provide adapted toys to low-income families with children with disabilities in Medina County, $1,000
  • SHC/The Arc of Medina County, to support the toy lending library, which loans educational and adapted toys to families of children with disabilities, $570

2014 Grants

In 2014, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $12,000 to seven local nonprofit organizations:

Playground
A grant to Friends of Medina County Parks helped build an inclusive playground at Mugrage Park.
  • Friends of Medina County Parks Inc., to build an inclusive playground that is accessible to children of all physical abilities at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park in Granger Township, $3,000
  • GASP: Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection, to support child safety programs that teach children in Medina County about Internet safety, sexting, bullying and abuse, $1,000
  • Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide prescription vouchers to women in southwest Medina County who cannot afford the co-pays for their medication, $1,000
  • Medina Health Ministry, to provide free preventative care and health education to uninsured, working women in Medina County, $2,500
  • Oaks Family Care Center, for the Mom.Comm program, which helps single mothers learn to communicate effectively with the fathers of their children and work together as co-parents, $1,000
  • RePlay for Kids, for toy adaptation workshops in Medina County high schools that teach students to use STEM skills to adapt toys for local children with disabilities, $1,000
  • Suicide Prevention Education Alliance, for suicide prevention and depression awareness programs at Brunswick, Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland and Medina high schools, $2,500

2013 Grants

In 2013, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $9,100 to six local nonprofit organizations:

Girl with Elmo toy
A grant to RePlay for Kids helped provide adapted toys for kids with disabilities.

2012 Grants

In 2012, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $11,400 to eight local nonprofit organizations:

Toddler being buckled into car seat
A grant to the Medina County Health Department provided car seats to families in need.

2011 Grants

In 2011, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $6,800 to five local nonprofit organizations:

Prevent child abuse poster
A grant to the Children's Center of Medina County helped raise awareness about child abuse and neglect.
  • The Children’s Center of Medina County, to raise awareness about child sexual abuse and neglect through training sessions, community events and the media, $1,000
  • HANDS Across Medina County Foundation, to purchase long-lasting, nonrefrigerated food for older adult women living in poverty, $1,300
  • Marian’s Closet Inc., to purchase diapers, wipes, formula, children’s socks and children’s underwear for needy residents in Wadsworth and the surrounding area, $2,500
  • Mobile Meals Inc., to provide medically prescribed supplements to women and children in need, $1,000
  • Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach, for a music workshop with the Cavani String Quartet for underprivileged children in Medina County, $1,000

2010 Grants

In 2010, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $9,800 to six local nonprofit organizations:

Boy bagging vegetables for an older woman at a farmers market 
A grant to the HANDS Across Medina County Foundation supported a farmer's market nutrition program for seniors.
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, for domestic violence support groups, $3,000
  • Catholic Charities Community Services of Medina, for the Child Assault Prevention Program in elementary school classrooms, $2,000
  • Cornerstone Wellness Center Inc., for a community awareness campaign about the effects of violence on children and a parent training program, $2,000
  • HANDS Across Medina County Foundation, for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, $550
  • Let’s Make a Difference Charitable Trust, for life-skills training and a mother-daughter luncheon for low-income adolescents, $250
  • Rape Crisis Center, for the Medina County Court Advocacy Program, $2,000

2009 Grants

In 2009, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $9,500 to six local nonprofit organizations:

Young girls holding hands in a circle outdoors
A grant to Alternative Paths Inc. funded a support group for adolescent girls.
  • Alternative Paths Inc., for Girls Circle, a support group for girls ages 9 to 18, $3,000
  • Birthcare of Medina County, to purchase cribs and mattresses for families in need, $2,000
  • Children’s Center of Medina County, for an examination table and TV for child victims of abuse, $2,000
  • Hands Across Medina County Foundation, for the Vial of Life Project, which stores important medical information for the elderly in case of an emergency, $1,000
  • Leadership Medina County, for the Junior Leadership Closing Retreat, $500
  • Young Women’s Christian Association Medina County, to purchase gymnastic equipment, $1,000

2008 Grants

In 2008, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $9,000 to seven local nonprofit organizations:

Young boy reading
A grant to Project LEARN supported a family literacy workshop.

2007 Grants

In 2007, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $7,233 to four local nonprofit organizations:

Woman spoonfeeding her baby 
A grant to Help Me Grow improved the health of young children across Medina County.

2006 Grants

In 2006, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $6,537 to five local nonprofit organizations:

Mother hugging two daughters
 A grant to the Salvation Army supported "Girl Talk," a program for mothers and daughters in Medina County.
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, for the Empowerment Groups for Victims of Domestic Violence program, $2,055
  • Cloverleaf Parent Teachers’ Organization District Council, for “Eggscelling with Literature,” a program for elementary school children, $2,000
  • Community Services Centerfor the Christmas Toy Program, $650
  • Friends of Medina County Parks Inc., for the Transportation Assistance Program for Medina County school children, $500
  • The Salvation Army, to bring the “Girl Talk” program for young daughters and their mothers to Medina County, $1,332

2005 Grants

In 2005, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $5,900 to three local nonprofit organizations:

Three young girls wearing straw hats
 A grant to the Medina County Performing  Arts Foundation supported a children's theater  initiative.
  • Hands Across Medina County Foundation, for the 2005 Seniors Farmer’s Market nutrition program, $900
  • Medina County Performing Arts Foundation Inc., for the Fred Hargrove Children's Theatre Initiative, $2,000
  • Young Women's Christian Association Medina County, for a double-wide slide for the children’s outside play area, $3,000 

2004 Grants

In 2004, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $6,070 to three local nonprofit organizations:

Kids playing on the playground
A grant to the YWCA of Medina County purchased a swing set for the agency.

2003 Grants

In 2003, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $6,712 to three local nonprofit organizations:

Woman holding raptor  
A grant to the Medina Raptor Center supported a hands-on program for children.
  • Alternative Paths Inc., for the Women's Connection Program, which assists incarcerated women with community re-entry, $2,000
  • Community Action - Wayne/Medina, for "Mom and Me," a one-day retreat for moms and daughters dealing with creativity and employment-related issues, $1,762
  • Medina Raptor Center, for "Kids & Wildlife," a hands-on educational program for children on birds of prey, $2,950

2002 Grants

In 2002, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $5,900 to three local nonprofit organizations:

Two ballet dancers, girl striking a pose
A grant to the Northeast Ohio Dance Ensemble supported a workshop for dance participants.

2001 Grants

In 2001, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $4,000 to one local nonprofit organization:

YWCA logo
  • Young Women's Christian Association Medina County, for the Women's Health Fair, $4,000