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Since it was founded, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund has invested more than $210,000 into local causes that enrich the lives of women and children across Medina County.

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

In 2020, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $23,508 to eight nonprofit organizations:

* Denotes impact grant

In 2019, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $23,325 to nine nonprofit organizations:

  • Brunswick Educational Foundation, to support the BEAT Video Program, an award-winning, youth-driven news outlet covering Medina County, $5,000*
  • Child Guidance & Family Solutions, to support the Toddlers And Preschoolers Succeeding (TAPS) intervention program to reduce school expulsions in Medina County, $1,500
  • Feeding Medina County, to support Weekenders for Children in Medina County, $5,000*
  • Main Street Medina, to support fresh food access for low- to moderate-income residents in the City of Medina, $1,750
  • Marian’s Closet, to provide new bedding for Medina County residents in need, $2,500
  • OutSupport Inc., to purchase LGBTQ+ youth library resources for Medina County school districts, $2,075
  • Rape Crisis Center, to support the Heroes 4 Hope dating and sexual violence prevention program, providing teens with activity-rich education about healthy relationships, $2,500
  • Recovery Center of Medina County, to support art therapy interventions for women and children in distress, $2,000
  • Stewart’s Caring Place, to support cancer wellness services for women in Medina County, $1,000

* Denotes impact grant

In 2018, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $22,200 to seven nonprofit organizations:

  • Catholic Charities Community Services of Medina County, to support the Step Strong school-based prevention education program, $3,000
  • Children’s Center of Medina County, to build and furnish a playroom for family visitation at its new location, $10,000
  • Feeding Medina County, to support the Weekenders for Children program, which provides bags of healthy food for hungry elementary and preschool students to take home for the weekend, $2,500
  • Main Street Medina, to increase fresh food access for low- to moderate-income residents by accepting SNAP benefits at the Medina Farmers Market and offering a dollar-to-dollar match on purchases of fruits and vegetables, $2,000
  • Operation Homes, to provide transportation for home­­less women and children, $2,000
  • Recovery Center of Medina County, to support an art therapy program for women and children who have a family member recovering from addiction, $2,000
  • Summer Reinforcement Program Inc., to purchase Chromebooks for students in the remedial reading program to increase their literacy and digital learning skills, $700

In 2017, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $13,000 to nine nonprofit organizations:

  • Brunswick Educational Foundation, to support the BEAT Video Program, in which student journalists create print, web and video stories about Medina County initiatives for broadcast by Northeast Ohio media outlets, $500
  • Children’s Center of Medina County, to purchase diagnostic medical equipment to examine children who have reported sexual abuse, $800
  • Feeding Medina County, to provide bags of healthy food for hungry elementary and preschool students to take home for the weekend, $1,500
  • First Impression Inc., to purchase undergarments and personal items for underprivileged female job seekers, $1,600
  • Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide emergency assistance to women and children in rural southwest Medina County, $750
  • OutSupport Inc., to purchase age-appropriate library books about LGBTQ+ issues for schools in Medina County, $1,750
  • Rape Crisis Center, to prevent teen dating violence by educating middle and high school students in Medina County about bullying, consent and healthy relationships, $2,000
  • Summer Reinforcement Program Inc., to purchase Chromebooks for students in the remedial reading program to increase their literacy and digital learning skills, $600
  • Wadsworth Drug Free Community Coalition, to support substance abuse prevention and awareness programs for children and families in Wadsworth, $3,500

In 2016, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $11,250 to seven 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, $2,000
  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Catholic Charities Community Services Corporation, for the Child Assault Prevention Program, which uses role playing to teach elementary school children about bullying, stranger abduction, inappropriate touching and other dangerous situations, $4,000
  • The Children’s Center of Medina County, to purchase a fire-resistant filing cabinet to store medical examination and interview records, $1,000
  • Medina County Health Department, to purchase car seats for families in need, $500
  • Medina Creative Housing Inc., for a life skills training camp for youth and adults with disabilities, $1,000
  • Medina Health Ministry, to establish a women’s wellness program that will offer free gynecological exams, mammograms and other medical services to uninsured, working women, $3,500
  • Oaks Family Care Center Inc., to purchase gas cards for women in the mental health peer-to-peer therapy program, $400
  • Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach, for "Kids Love Musicals!", an artist-in-residency music workshop for underprivileged children in Medina County, $500
  • Rape Crisis Center, to increase awareness about sexual assault through community presentations and educational materials, $500

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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 Center, for 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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

In 2001, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded its first grant of $4,000 to one nonprofit organization:

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