2019 Cycle 1
2019 Cycle 1
A Better Life – Brianna’s Hope – $2,500
A Better Life - Brianna's Hope is a statewide faith-based recovery program. Based in Portland, IN, the participant-driven organization provides hope through Christ to those impacted by addiction. The Richmond chapter was awarded $2,500 to support its efforts in healing families and communities ravaged by substance abuse.
Birth to Five (Healthy Families) – $11,700
Birth to Five caters care for families, focusing on children rendering and mothers. Their Healthy Families program focuses on smoking cessaton for mothers and mental health. Their grant of $11,700 will help fund this program.
Boys & Girls Club – $18,400
Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County has served the Richmond community for many years, gearing our youth to become bold leaders of the future. This year they received $18,400 in a grant to fund their Prevention Plus programming. This program aims to steer children from a life riddled with substance abuse.
Cross Road Christian Recovery Center – $12,000
The Cross Road Christian Recovery Center is a site for women recovering from drug addiction. The faith-based center received $12,000 to aid in their fight to rebuild lives.
YWCA Genesis – $8,580
YWCA Genesis is a domestic violence shelter for women and children to retreat from harm. They provide services to help break the cycle, as well as outpatient counseling for women who are seeking aid. Their grant of $8,580 will help support the counseling services.
Independent Living Center - $5,600
Reid Community Benefit presented a check to the Independent Living Center to help fund operations and for reusable residential wheelchair ramps.
JACY House – $9,876
Monroe Central School Corporation
These funds are being supplied for the "Your Life Speaks" presentation for students and staff.
Northeastern Elementary School - $6,700
Reid Health Community Benefit presented Northeastern Elementary School with funding to cover the cost of supplies and training for the "Leader In Me" school program for all teachers.
Northeastern Middle School - $1,925
These funds were granted for a set of simulation goggles for health education courses.
SAWS (Servants At Work) - $5,600
These funds were granted for materials to construct wooden wheelchair ramps.
Senior Opportunity Services – $3,000
Senior Opportunity Services is a volunteer-operated agency that assists adults 55 and older in the workforce. Their services help serve the elder community in providing odd jobs to those who cannot handle big tasks on their own. Their grant of $3,000 goes toward their Homemaker & Handyman Program.
Two Twenty Eight Club INC - $2,000
These funds were granted to support "Sober Events" and for materials for two new classes.
Unchained Praises - $9,368
These funds were granted to fund the WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) program, the SMART library, and to cover various group and workshop material costs.
Union County Health Department - $5,000
Community Benefit presented the Union County Health Department with funds for operation of the clinic.
Whole Family Community Initiative (House of Ruth) – $18,200
House of Ruth is a transitional residence program assisting formerly incarcerated women. The grant awarded through Community Benefit will assist in their efforts in helping these women adjust back into society.
2019 Cycle 2
2019 Cycle 2
Gateway Hunger Relief Center - $2,000
Patrick Ripberger of Community Benefit presented Gateway Hunger Relief Center a grant worth $2000 to support the work they do to battle food insecurity in Richmond. This check will fund food bags for children of families they serve. Gateway applied for the grant through Community Benefit's cycle focused on nutrition, physical activity and weight.
Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County - $11,800
Patrick Ripberger with Community Benefit presented Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County a check to support their Club Fit program. The $11,800 was awarded through Community Benefit's grant cycle focused on meeting needs of physical activity, nutrition and weight.
Richmond Farmer's Market - $12,300
Community Benefit attended a proclamation for National Farmer's Market Week at Jack Elstro Park. Here Angela Cline presented a grant to Richmond Farmers Market director Caleb Smith to support their efforts of providing SNAP recipients the opportunity to purchase healthier food options. $12,300 goes toward the Double Dollars program - a program that doubles the purchasing power of families on SNAP.
Middle Fork Reservoir - $13,365
Angela Cline with Community Benefit presented the Richmond Parks and Recreation a check for $13,365 to support an endeavor at Middle Fork Reservoir. The renovations include kayak and boating rentals to support more family-oriented exercise in our community. The funds were awarded as part of Community Benefit's grant cycle focused on promoting programs focused on exercise, nutrition and weight.
Columbia Community Center - $2,225
Angela Cline of Community Benefit presented the Columbia Community Center in Connersville with a check for $2,225 as a part of their grant cycle focused on physical activity, nutrition and weight. With these funds the center aims to purchase exercise equipment for their youth participants to use, promoting healthier habits and exercise.
Cope Environmental Center - $2,115
Angela Cline with Community Benefit presented Cope Environmental Center with a grant worth $2,115 to benefit two of their programs focused on physical acitivity for participants. One program - "Hike Yourself Healthy" - is geared toward adults; while their "Get Outside and Play" program is focused on youth. Both programs begin on September 9.
YMCA of Darke County - $2,500
Patrick Ripberger of Community Benefit presented YMCA of Darke County a check for $2500 as part of a grant they received for their Diabetes Prevention & Weight Loss Program. The Greenville organization applied through Community Benefit's grant cycle focused on meeting the needs of physical activity, nutrition and weight.
Richmond Parks & Recreation - $3,475
Angela Cline of Reid's Community Benefit presented Richmond Parks and Recreation grant funds for two popular programs focused on getting the community active. J.U.K.O. received $3,475 to support the summer camp for students; and, $2,729 was given to help fund the "Get Healthy in the Park" program which invites people to pariticpate in monthly walks.
Hope Pregnancy Center - $2,000
Patrick Ripberger of Community Benefit presented Connersville's Hope Pregnancy Center a grant for $2000. The Hope Center applied for the funds through Community Benefit's grant cycle focused on physical activity, nutrition and weight. The Hope Center looks to provide new mothers and parents with goods to provide healhty care to their newborn.
Natco Community Empowerment Center - $3,000
Angela Cline of Reid Health Community Benefit presented Natco Community Empowerment Center with a check for $3000 to help fund their upcoming program "Healthy Me, Healthy You." The program pairs adults with children in establishing healthier habits to improve overall wellness. They applied for the grant as part of Community Benefit's grant cycle focused on programs related to physical acitivity, nutrition and weight.
Council on Rural Service Programs - $2,100
Angela Cline visited the Council on Rural Service Programs in Greenville, OH which serves students at an alternative school. Community Benefit presented them with a grant of $2100 to support their running/walking program to provide their students physical acitivity. The organization applied through the grant cycle that focused to meet needs related to physicial activity, nutrition and weight.
Preble County YMCA - $11,450
The @Preble County YMCA received a grant worth $11,450 to support two important programs at their facility. Patrick Ripberger of Community Benefit presented them the check on-site in Eaton. The funds will support the Y’s Diabetes Prevention course and Livestrong programs. They applied for the grant through Community Benefit’s grant cycle focused on exercise, nutrition and weight.
The Wayne County Cardinal Greenway - $11,692
Angela Cline of Community Benefit presented Cardinal Greenways with a check for $11,692 as part of their grant cycle focused on physical exercise, nutrition and weight. The funds will continue to support Cardinal Greenways's Loaner Bike and Running/Walking programs. Congrats and keep up the great work!
Richmond Friend's School - $4,804
Richmond Friends School applied for a grant through Community Benefit's grant cycle that focuses on physical exercise, nutrition and weight. They were awarded with an amount of $4,804 to enhance their outside learning area and playground. Patrick Ripberger of Reid Health presented them the check.
Amigos - $1,400
Angela Cline of Community Benefit presented AMIGOS a check for $1400 to support their health fair. Amigos applied for the funds through Community Benefit's grant cycle focused on physical activity, nutrition and weight. The health fair is later this fall, so make sure you come to the free event at Elstro Park.
Circle U Help Center - $2,000
Angela Cline with Reid Health Community Benefit presented Circle U Help Center with a check for $2,000 to support their food pantry and meal service. The monies will go toward supplying the non-profit healthy produce and foods to serve their clients. The grant awarded was part of Community Benefit’s grant cycle highlighting programs focused on managing nutrition, exercise and weight.
Richmond Youth Football League - $3,300
Angela Cline of Reid Health Community Benefit presented Tom Williams with a check for $3300 to support the Richmond Youth Football League. With these funds Williams and his board can purchase new helmets for the fifth and sixth graders that participate in the tackle-football league. The monies were awarded as part of Community Benefit’s grant cycle highlighting nutrition, exercise and weight.
Birth to 5 - $10,775
Patrick Ripberger of Reid Health Community Benefit presented a check for $10,775 to Birth to Five. The organization received the grant through Community Benefit's second application cycle. The funds will support its "Parents as Teachers" program.
Communities In Schools of Wayne County - $2,000
Patrick Ripberger of Reid Health Community Benefit recently visited Communities In Schools of Wayne County. He presented the organization a grant check for $2,000, which will aid in supporting new physical activity programs in local schools. This award is a part of Community Benefit’s grant cycle focused on nutrition, exercise and weight.