$14,000 Awarded in 2017 Spring Grants

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 Foundation generously supports the Welcome Warehouse Back-to-School Outreach, which provides new school supplies and backpacks to Dublin City Schools’ students in need before the start of each school year. The Outreach is also a fun community-building event with activities and games for families to enjoy together.  The Foundation’s funding has allowed us to expand the Outreach to serve more than 450 children annually. Their support helps students succeed in the classroom and strengthens our community.”

– Jean Griffith, Executive Director, Welcome Warehouse

The Dublin Community Foundation accepts grant proposals in February and August. The amount of available money varies.