Update on “Providing Housing Stability for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care” grant

In the summer of 2022, the Scioto Foundation Board of Governors awarded Shawnee Mental Health, Inc. $15,000 from the Bertha T. Johnson Fund and the Ed & Helen Fannin Fund for “Providing Housing Stability for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care”. This grant provided partial funding to help furnish apartments and a communal area within …

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Economic and Community Development Institute, Inc. receives $6,000

In early 2023, the Economic and Community Development Institute, Inc. was granted $6,000 from various unrestricted funds to support the 2023 Makers Market project. The Makers Market, which is held over six weekends in the winter and spring, offers “maker” entrepreneurs in the area an opportunity to sell their products, find new customers and increase …

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South Central Ohio Educational Service Center – Art Show

The Scioto Foundation Board of Governors awarded South Central Ohio Educational Service Center $7,525 from the Virginia Smith Wolfe Fund for partial funding support for county school programs in the Arts and Humanities including the Scioto County Honors Music Festival, the Visually Literate High School Art Show at Shawnee State University, the Youth Art Month …

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Miami University Granted $48,000 for Scholarships

April of 2023, the Scioto Foundation Board of Governors granted Miami University $48,000 from the Bess and Marie Pixley Fund so that MU can continue to give scholarship awards to help make a Miami education more affordable to students who reside in Scioto County. The Scioto Foundation grant would provide scholarships for both students with …

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Portsmouth Area Arts Council Receives $8,000 for partial support of its “2022-2023 Children’s Theatre Series”

Last summer, the Scioto Foundation Governing Boarded awarded the Portsmouth Area Arts Council $8,000 for partial support of its “2022-2023 Children’s Theatre Series”. PAAC and the Children’s Theatre will present three shows at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts(VRCFA) during this season including one junior company show, one senior company show and one combined …

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1st Quarter Grant Awards Total $82,500

For the first quarter of 2023, The Scioto Foundation has announced seven grant awards totaling $82,500 to Portsmouth area community nonprofit organizations in the categories of social service, arts and culture, civic benefit, education, economic development and animal welfare. The American Red Cross Central Appalachian Region received $10,000 from the Mary Ann Burke Fund to …

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Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery Foundation Receives $15,900

In the fall of 2022, the Scioto Foundation’s Board of Governors awarded the Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery Foundation $15,900 dollars for its phase II of the Soldiers Circle Restoration. This grant will allow the group to restore the statue and base that sit in the center of Soldiers Circle. In 1884, the center statue was …

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South Central Ohio Educational Center – Honors Concert

Last summer the Scioto Foundation Board of Governors awarded a grant of $7,520 to the South Central Ohio Educational Center from the Virginia Smith Wolfe Fund. This grant partially supported the Scioto County Honors Music Festival, the Visually Literate High School Art Show at Shawnee State University, the Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Portsmouth …

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South Central Ohio Educational Center Scioto County Science Fair

La Last summer the Scioto Foundation Board of Governors awarded $7,450 to the South Central Ohio Educational Center from the Benjamin A. Fried & Calvin & Martha Johnson Funds for academic enrichment programs provided for the Scioto County Schools through the school year. Included in the programs are the Youth MAX Leadership Training, the Scioto …

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