Several local non-profit groups will share over $10,000 worth of grant funding in the semi-annual disbursement from the Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation. At last weekâs Kiwanis Club meeting, Foundation Chairman Jeff Tucker announced the recipients...
- Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center: $1,485 to fund instructor training for therapeutic horsemanship.
- Southeastern Ohio Young Life: $1,000 to support summer camp for Buckeye Trail High School students.
- Cambridge Fire Department: $4,740 to purchase air bottles used by SCBA units.
- The Salvation Army: $2,500 to aid the annual summer sack lunch program.
- Kiwanis International Foundation: $1,250 for a Zeller Award in memory of Kiwanian Bill Shepard.
The Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation disburses funds twice annually to organizations having recognition as a tax exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grant application guidelines may be obtained by writing the Kiwanis Foundation at P.O. Box 1757, Cambridge, OH, 43725. Deadline is September 30 for the next disbursement scheduled in December 2013 by the Foundation.
The Kiwanis Club of Cambridge established the Kiwanis Foundation in 1994 after receiving a bequest from the estate of Mary Baker Witten, widow of long-time Kiwanian Fred O. Witten. Chairman Tucker was pleased to acknowledge the receipt of four contributions to the Foundation within the past six months from various individuals and corporations. âWe always welcome tax-deductible donations to help further the mission of our organization,â Tucker concluded. To date, the Kiwanis Foundation has awarded over $880,000 to more than 100 organizations. The annual meeting of the Kiwanis Foundation was held last month. Re-elected were Chair Jeff Tucker, Vice-Chair Teresa Cowden and Secretary-Treasurer Sara Natale. Also serving are Trustee Kari Burke, Trustee Dick Baker, Kiwanis Club President-Elect LaDawn Spring and Kiwanis Club Member-at-Large Don Sigman.