The Dublin Police Department was granted $8,500 in support of their canine unit reinstatement. Dublin Police began a canine program in the 1990s; the last canine retired at the end of 2015. Bringing back the unit will allow for a canine in the Dublin district for drug sniffing, suspect tracking as well as missing child cases.
Let Me Run was granted $2,500 to provide scholarships for boys who could not participate due to their family’s financial ability. The Let Me Run program combines 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. They nurture and celebrate every aspect of what it really means to be a boy, and let them run.
A grant to Welcome Warehouse of $3,000 will provide students with school supplies and assist with cost of calculators as well as ACT and SAT registration fees. The program was created to serve people in the Dublin City School District who are struggling to meet basic needs because of job loss, underemployment, health crises or other challenges.
The Dublin Community Foundation accepts grant proposals in February and August. The amount of available money varies.
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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.
A $2,500 grant 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 Arts Council is bringing a new exhibition, Masajuki Miyajuma, black white, grey and accompanying workshops. This exhibition helps students connect with one another through a shared arts experience. Enriching field trips contribute to the development of students and fosters more knowledge about art, strong critical thinking skills and increased historical empathy.
The Ohio Wildlife Center’s Wild Discover Days received a $2,500 grant that allows Dublin schools students, Dublin residents and Dublin corporate residents free admission to a learning opportunity by engaging with animals. This program utilizes the newly created Learning Center. Topics will include Butterfly Census, Celebrate Urban Birds, Monitor Water Quality, Frog and Toad Population, Garlic Mustard Field Survey or Photograph Living Things.
The Dublin Community Foundation awarded grants to Welcome Warehouse and KidsSMILES.
A grant to Welcome Warehouse of $4,500 will provide 450 students with school supplies and assist with cost of calculators as well as ACT and SAT registration fees. This year, with the Dublin Foundation Grant, Welcome Warehouse will assist 100 more students than last year. The program was created to serve people in the Dublin City School District who are struggling to meet basic needs because of job loss, underemployment, health crises, or other challenges.
KidsSMILES was presented a grant of $4,420 to teach early dental health and provide a free dental clinic to children in need. KidsSMILES is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality dental care and education to children at an affordable cost to their families.