COLUMBUS, OH – November 19, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Community nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio will receive a financial boost from Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. More than $200,000 will be infused into 29 programs that help senior citizens, the homeless, children and mentally ill Ohioans. The grants are funded through fines collected by the Attorney General’s Office for bingo violations.”When every dime counts, even a small grant can have a significant impact on a community,” said Cordray. “The programs chosen to receive these grants will benefit thousands of Ohioans through innovative projects designed to address both physical and mental health needs.”
Funded projects include:
- A senior fitness and fun program in Mahoning County to promote exercise of the brain and body
- A playground for an affordable housing development in Franklin County
- A new swim area in Cuyahoga County for children with diabetes
- An Adams County greenhouse for people with developmental disabilities
- Support for Stark County families participating in a program to grieve the loss of a baby
- Outerwear for 1,000 homeless people in Montgomery County
For a full list of recipients, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/SmallCommunityGrants.
Organizations received between $2,000 and $10,000 each and were chosen based on several factors. The recipients were limited to organizations that had not received funding from the office in the past and that are registered with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General’s Office. More than 1,000 programs applied for the available funding.
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