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Since it was founded, the Medina County Community Fund has invested more than $570,000 into local causes that enrich the quality of life of all Medina County residents.

View the complete history of grants below or learn how to apply.

In 2019, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $33,210 to 16 nonprofit organizations:

  • Akron Symphony, to support the Link Up music education program in Medina County schools, allowing students, grades three through five, to explore music through a year-long curriculum of classroom activities and a culminating concert, $2,000
  • Brunswick Educational Foundation, to support the BEAT Video Program, an award-winning, youth-driven news outlet covering Medina County, $1,000
  • Child Guidance & Family Solutions, to support the Toddlers and Preschoolers Succeeding (TAPS) intervention program to reduce school expulsion in Medina County, $3,000
  • Community Assessment & Treatment Services, to support the Recover Strong initiative, a residential and outpatient physical health and wellness program for substance abuse patients at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, $3,000
  • Easter Seals of Northeast Ohio, to create a continuum of enhanced care for adults with disabilities in Medina County, $1,000
  • Friends of Medina County Parks, to support the Connecting Children & Nature program, allowing thousands of Medina County students, grades two through six, to attend educational field trips to Wolf Creek Environmental Center in Sharon Township, $3,000
  • Leadership Medina County, to support Medina County civic engagement through the Government Academy, a series of classes for individuals interested in learning about serving Medina County through public office, $1,000
  • Medina Cares, to support underserved Medina residents with temporary financial assistance for medical expenses during crisis situations, $3,000
  • Medina Community Police Activity League, to support the MCPAL soccer tournament, $1,910
  • Medina Creative Housing, to support vocational training and supportive employment for individuals with disabilities, $2,500
  • Newbridge Place, to support the organization’s housing program for low-income individuals suffering from mental illness, $5,000
  • Oaks Family Care Center, to support the Creative Living Program, offering post-high school and college students life skills for independent living, $1,300
  • ORMACO, for the Jazz Under the Stars free concert series in Medina’s public square, $1,000
  • Recovery Center of Medina County, to support Sérénité Culinary Institute, offering addiction recovery through food and hospitality, $1,000
  • Stewart’s Caring Place, to support cancer wellness services for Medina County residents, $1,000
  • Wayne County Fire and Rescue Association, to support agricultural safety and rescue training for first responders in neighboring communities, including Medina County, $2,500

In 2018, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $25,400 to seven nonprofit organizations:

  • Akron Symphony, to support the Link Up music education program for third- through fifth-grade students in Medina County, $1,000
  • Children’s Center of Medina County, to build and furnish a playroom for family visitation at its new location, $15,000
  • Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide fuel and auto repair vouchers to impoverished residents in rural areas of Medina County who need transportation to work, school or medical appointments, $4,000
  • ORMACO, for the Jazz Under the Stars free concert series in Medina’s public square, $1,000
  • Project: LEARN of Medina County, to upgrade classroom technology for GED test preparation, $1,400
  • Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio, to support the 2018 Medina County Senior Service Day / Safe at Home projects, which address home health and safety issues for low-income seniors, $2,000
  • Recovery Center of Medina County, to support a culinary training program for people recovering from addiction, $1,000

In 2017, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $27,700 to six nonprofit organizations:

  • Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers, to purchase a van to transport Medina County residents to life-sustaining medical appointments, $15,000
  • First Impression, to help disadvantaged women in Medina County secure sustainable employment by providing them with professional clothing and interview training, $1,500
  • Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide fuel and auto repair vouchers to impoverished residents in rural areas of Medina County who need transportation to work, school or medical appointments, $4,000
  • Medina County Arts Council, to support free performances and arts programs throughout Medina County during the 2017 Arts Week Festival, $1,200
  • Newbridge Place, to purchase a van to transport low-income veterans in Medina County to medical appointments and community resources, $5,000
  • ORMACO, for the Jazz Under the Stars free concert series in Medina’s public square, $1,000

In 2016, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $25,750 to 11 nonprofit organizations:

  • Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers, to provide free transportation to and from medical appointments for elderly and disabled Medina County residents, $4,000
  • Feeding Medina County, to provide healthy food for elderly and disabled Medina County residents living in low-income housing, $2,500
  • Marian’s Closet, to purchase new socks and underwear for Medina County families in need, $1,550
  • Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide fuel and auto repair vouchers to impoverished residents in rural areas of Medina County who need transportation to their jobs, school or medical appointments, $4,000
  • Medina Community Police Activity League, for monthly dinners and summer school lunches that build trust between police officers and youth, $1,500
  • Medina County Arts Council, to support free performances and arts programs throughout Medina County as part of the 2016 Arts Week Festival, $1,200
  • Medina Health Ministry, to provide free laboratory testing for underinsured Medina County residents who cannot afford to pay their health insurance deductibles, $5,000
  • ORMACO, for the Jazz Under the Stars free concert series in Medina’s public square, $1,000
  • Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio, to purchase materials for home repairs and safety modifications for low-income, elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners in Medina County, $1,500
  • RePlay for Kids, to provide adapted toys to low-income families with children with disabilities in Medina County, $1,000
  • Society for Handicapped Citizens of Medina County, to loan home medical equipment to residents recovering from surgery, accidents or an illness, $2,500

In 2015, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $38,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations:

  • 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, $2,500
  • Children’s Center of Medina County, to purchase human trafficking education and prevention materials to distribute to families and professionals in Medina County, $1,200
  • Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers, to provide free transportation to and from medical appointments for elderly and disabled Medina County residents, $9,000
  • Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide fuel and auto repair vouchers to rural residents in poverty who need transportation to their jobs, school or medical appointments, $5,000
  • Medina Community Police Activity League, to provide snacks for after-school programs, $500
  • Medina County Arts Council, to support free performances and arts programs throughout Medina County as part of the 2015 Arts Week Festival, $1,200
  • Medina Creative Housing, to purchase a handicapped-accessible van to transport participants in the life skills and vocational training programs, $9,000
  • Oaks Family Care Center, to support a fatherhood education seminar in Medina County, $2,000
  • Operation H.O.M.E.S., to provide homeless families and individuals with transportation to work, school and medical appointments, $5,500
  • ORMACO, for the Jazz Under the Stars free concert series in Medina’s public square, $1,000
  • RePlay for Kids, to provide adapted toys to low-income families with children with disabilities in Medina County, $1,100

In 2014, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $30,523 to 14 nonprofit organizations:

  • Battered Women’s Shelter, for domestic violence support groups in Medina County, $2,000
  • 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, $3,000
  • Children’s Center of Medina County, to increase the awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse by purchasing educational materials to distribute to families and professionals in Medina County, $1,823
  • City of Wadsworth, for landscaping surrounding the Boy with the Leaky Boot Statue, which was built in honor of the city’s bicentennial celebration, $1,500
  • Cornerstone of Hope, for grief counseling and education programs in Medina County, $2,000
  • Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide fuel and auto repair vouchers to rural residents in poverty who need transportation to their jobs, school or medical appointments, $3,000
  • Medina County Art League, to host the 37th Ohio Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition and bring award-winning art to Medina County, $1,200
  • Medina County Arts Council, to support free performances and arts programs throughout Medina County as part of the 2014 Arts Week Festival, $1,000
  • Medina County Veterans Memorial Hall, for renovations to expand and modernize the Veterans Memorial Hall in Medina, $1,500
  • Medina Health Ministry, to provide free preventative care and health education to uninsured, working women in Medina County, $6,000
  • Oaks Family Care Center, to support a mediation program that helps couples in crisis resolve parenting and financial conflicts, $3,000
  • ORMACO, for the Jazz Under the Stars free concert series in Medina’s public square, $1,000
  • RePlay for Kids, to support toy adaptation workshops in Medina County high schools, where students use STEM skills to adapt toys for local children with disabilities, $2,000
  • Suicide Prevention Education Alliance, for suicide prevention and depression awareness programs at Brunswick, Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland and Medina high schools, $1,500

In 2013, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $27,000 to 14 nonprofit organizations:

  • Alternative Paths, for educational materials that aim to prevent suicide and encourage intervention, $2,000
  • Brunswick Educational Fund, for the Brunswick Schools Video Program, in which student "backpack journalists" create print, Web and video stories about community initiatives for broadcast by Northeast Ohio media outlets, $3,500
  • Cornerstone of Hope, for grief care services in Medina County, $2,000
  • Cornerstone Wellness Center, for Recipes for LIFE, a program to engage at-risk youth in social skills, life skill practice and drug prevention, $1,500
  • Easter Seal Society of Northeast Ohio, to provide testing, therapy and educational materials for a speech and language program, $1,000
  • Feeding Medina County, for a collaboration with the Medina County Juvenile Courts that teaches troubled teens to plant and grow fresh produce for distribution to needy residents, $1,000
  • Kidney Foundation of Medina County, for renal patient services, $1,500​
  • Medina County Arts Council, to support free concerts by Medina County performers, $1,000
  • Medina Creative Housing, to purchase equipment for the training and observation room at the therapeutic horseback riding arena that serves residents with disabilities, $2,500
  • Newbridge Place, for an employment and volunteer program for mentally ill adults in Medina County, $3,000
  • Oasis of Hope Pregnancy & Parenting Support Center, for a phone system, computers and software, and other business technologies to better assist clients, $4,000
  • Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach, for the 3rd annual Jazz Under the Stars concert series, $1,500
  • St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, to make energy efficiency improvements to transitional housing, $1,500
  • Young Life Greater Akron, for Capernaum, a program at the Medina campus that imparts socialization and integration skills to young adults and teens with disabilities who are residents of Medina, Wadsworth and the surrounding area, $1,000

In 2012, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $30,500 to 13 nonprofit organizations:

In 2011, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $35,000 to 13 nonprofit organizations:

In 2010, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $30,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations:

In 2009, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $37,620 to 15 nonprofit organizations:

  • Battered Women’s Shelter, to support the Financial Empowerment Project, $3,000
  • Community Action – Wayne/Medina, to purchase car seats for infants and toddlers, $2,500
  • Cornerstone Wellness Center, for behavioral health screenings, $500
  • Easter Seals Northern Ohio, to purchase testing, teaching and interactive materials for children and adults in the Speech & Language Program, $2,455
  • Hands Across Medina County Foundation, for education and follow-up with postmenopausal women regarding the increased risk factors for breast cancer, $3,965
  • The Kidney Foundation of Medina County, to provide reliable transportation to hemodialysis treatments, $2,500
  • Leadership Medina County, for the Junior Leadership Medina County opening retreat, $825
  • Main Street Medina, for artist fees to support the World Tour of Music ’09-’10, $2,500
  • Medina County Art League, to support the Ohio Watercolor Society’s 31st Annual Traveling Exhibition at the Medina County Library, $1,250
  • Medina County Oral Health Coalition, for a portable dental X-ray machine, $5,000
  • Medina County YMCA, for the Gift Exchange Program, which provides supervised visitation between custodial and noncustodial families, $3,000
  • Our Lady of Grace Church, to support the food pantry, $2,000
  • Sharon Center United Methodist Church, to support the food pantry, $5,625
  • Wadsworth Community Partners, to assist with communication efforts for the new Wadsworth High School/Community Center Campus project, $1,500
  • Wadsworth Community Playground, for the skate park, $1,000

In 2008, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $33,750 to 12 nonprofit organizations:

  • Battered Women's Shelter, to provide safe transportation for shelter residents, $2,500
  • Brunswick Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, for Project Lifesaver, which tracks persons with Alzeheimer’s, dementia and other medical issues if they wander from home, $2,500
  • Chatham Volunteer Firemen's Association, to purchase a stair chair for firefighters and EMTs, $1,500
  • Hands Across Medina County Foundation, for the Medina County Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, $2,000
  • The Kidney Foundation of Medina County, to transport Medina County renal patients to treatment facilities, $3,500
  • Let's Make a Difference Charitable Trust, for a summer enrichment program for disadvantaged children, $1,050
  • Medina Creative Housing, for the Life Steps Summer Day Camp for children and adults with disabilities, $5,000
  • Medina Health Ministry, to support the free clinic in Medina, $9,300
  • Menwa, to install an automatic door for senior residents, $1,000
  • Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers, to install a functional signal system at the Lester Rail Trail Park, $1,000
  • Northern Ohio Railway Museum, to electronically catalog artifacts and document archives, $900
  • Oaks Family Care Center, to hire a community resource director for the Medina County Marriage Collaboration, $3,500

In 2007, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $31,478 to 12 nonprofit organizations:

In 2006, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $28,015 to seven nonprofit organizations:

In 2005, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $25,604 to 10 nonprofit organizations:

In 2004, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $27,363 to nine nonprofit organizations:

In 2003, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $18,031 to nine nonprofit organizations:

In 2002, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $21,203 to 10 nonprofit organizations:

  • City of Brunswick, for the summer/fall concert series, $683
  • Literacy Council of Medina County, for tutor and student learning materials, $1,400
  • Medina County Historical Society, for a video about Medina County's history, $5,000
  • Medina County Performing Arts Foundation, for "Art Under the Stars," featuring the U.S. Air Force Band, $1,000
  • Medina Summit Land Conservancy, for farmland preservation efforts in Medina County, $3,000
  • The Medina Toy & Train Museum, for materials and supplies, $2,000
  • Operation: Homes, for cots and mattress sets for homeless shelters, $1,920
  • The Salvation Army of Wadsworth, for a curriculum for the children's educational assistance program, $2,000
  • Wadsworth Area Historical Society, for the Traver/Johnson home restoration, $2,900
  • Young Women's Christian Association of Medina County, for an educational program to inform women of funding available for mammograms and biopsies, $1,300

In 2001, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $15,170 to seven nonprofit organizations:

  • American Red Cross Medina County Chapter, for educational materials for the Community Disaster Education Program, $1,000
  • Chatham Volunteer Firemen’s Association, for an air compressor to fill breathing apparatuses for fire fighters, $2,500
  •  Hospice of Medina County, for the Summer Kids/Teens Bereavement Camp, $2,500
  • Literacy Council of Medina County, for the Project: LEARN satellite literacy program in Lodi, $2,123
  • Medina County Performing Arts Foundation, for free concerts on the square in Medina, $1,500
  • Oaks Family Care Center, for assessment and educational resources to evaluate and diagnose clients, $4,047
  • Tour De Force Entertainment Company, for free performances for Medina County senior citizens, $1,500

In 2000, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $8,750 to five nonprofit organizations:

  • Battered Women’s Shelter, for mailing and printing costs for the new Medina shelter, $2,000
  • Bethesda Counseling Ministries, for toys and materials for playtime, $750
  • Breakpoint, to help purchase a 15-passenger van, $2,000
  • Ohio State University Extension – Medina County, for a youth program for 8- to 13-year-olds that teaches conflict/anger management, $2,500
  • Tour De Force Entertainment Company, to fund free performances to all Medina County senior citizens, $1,500

In 1999, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $8,550 to six nonprofit organizations:

In 1998, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $8,066 to five nonprofit organizations:

In 1997, the Medina County Community Fund awarded grants totaling $10,958 to five nonprofit organizations:

In 1994, the Medina County Community Fund awarded its first grants totaling $5,450 to two nonprofit organizations:

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