2016 Fall Grant Announcement of $10,000

Dublin Foundation recently awarded grants to Let Me Run, The Dublin Arts Council and The Ohio Wildlife Center.

Let Me Run inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle. The trained coaches combine exercise with fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle.

Let Me Run boys leave the program with a sense of accomplishment, a deeper belief in self, and a greater appreciation for their peers.

Through the Dublin Foundation Support, Let Me Run will increase their team base to 25 and more than double the number of participants. With funding, the program will be able to offer ¼ of the participants funding so that more boys can participate.

Donation for $2,500 to the Dublin Arts Council will provide support for Dublin City Schools Fine Arts Standards through experimental learning.

In recognition of Dublin’s large Japanese population and the friendship city declaration with Masiko Japan, the Dublin Art council is bringing a new exhibition, Masajuki Miyajuma, black white, grey and accompanying workshops. This exhibition and work provides cultural enriched that helps students connect with one another through a shared arts experience.

The study of educational field trips found that enriching field trips contribute to the development of students into civilized men and women who posses more knowledge about art, have strong critical thinking skills and exhibit increased historical empathy.

The Ohio Wildlife center allows Dublin area schools, Dublin Residents and Dublin Employed parents and children to participate in engagement with animals and learning.

The new initiative, supported with $2,500 from The Dublin Foundation, is Wild Discovery Days. This program utilizes the newly created Learning Center. With the Dublin Foundation’s support, Dublin Residents will be granted free admission to the session. Topics will likely include Butterfly Census, Celebrate Urban Birds, Monitor Water Quality, Frog and Toad Population, Garlic Mustard Field Survey or Photograph Living things.

The Dublin Foundation accepts grant proposals two times each year, in February and August, and the amount of money available for grants varies but supports programs and projects that promise to affect a broad segment of the citizens of the Dublin area or that tend to help those who are not being adequately served by the community’s resources.