The Oxford Community Foundation approves $37,000 for fall 2020 grants

The Oxford Community Foundation, a non-profit organization in Oxford, has approved nearly $37,000 in 15 grant requests for the third grant cycle of its fiscal year.

“We are so pleased to make these awards to help creatively solve issues and improve quality of life for Greater Oxford,” said Betsy Hope, executive director of the foundation, in an Oct. 5 release.

The fall 2020 grants are awarded to:

  • City of Oxford Parks, $2,500 for its Drive Through Circus. 
  • Kramer Elementary School, $2,000 for art kits
  • Talawanda Middle School, $3,721 for its land lab. 
  • Oxford Museum Association, $1,628 for restoration efforts to the Doty House attic.
  • Oxford PFLAG, $3,000 for books for Talawanda High School.
  • Milford Township, $5,300 for Somerville Park Playground.
  • Talawanda High School, $1,274 for its Class of 23 Program.
  • Talawanda Middle School, $2,680 for robotics, tech and coding work.
  • Family Resource Center, $2,550 for security cameras.
  • Oxford Women’s Care Center, $1,500 for formula and baby needs.
  • Talawanda High School, $200 for the mock trial program.
  • Talawanda Band Boosters, $1,146 for bell safety covers.
  • Operation Warm, $2,200 for new winter coats for students.
  • Oxford Seniors, $2000 for transportation for voting.
  • Coalition for a Healthy Community, $5,071 for Reily Playground equipment.

The Oxford Community Foundation’s investment earnings are returned to the community each year in the form of grants. 

“Our funds grow with each new gift and produce income that will continue to meet local needs for generations to come,” said Hope. 

The foundation has three grant cycles each year. The next deadline for submitting grants requests is Dec. 15, 2020. For the grant guidelines and application, go to or call (513) 523-0623.

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