Grants and Projects
Several of the grants and projects that CCF supported in 2011 included continued support of the renovation of the Whetstone Recreation Center and our first contribution to Public Art for Clintonville. See a history of Clintonville Community Grants.
Whetstone Patio Project
The Clintonville Community Fund was a partner in the Whetstone Recreation Initiative, serving as a lead donor and fiscal agent for the project. The Clintonville Community Fund’s gift of $50,000 to the project is recognized as a part of the Community Room and patio project. The patio will serve as a gathering spot for the Clintonville community. Lined with bricks donated by supporting Clintonville residents, the patio is where folks can come together and enjoy the Rec Center, Whetstone Park and all the things that are special about our community. Thank you for those who donated to this important project.
Public Art in Clintonville
In summer of 2010 the Clintonville Community Fund provided financial support to local artist Jodi Kushins who directed the painting of a mural on the side of Clintonville’s own Smiths Deli. Jodi enlisted volunteers from the Graham School and the Clintonville Arts Guild to create a wonderful mural reflecting several architectural styles found throughout Clintonville. The mural also helped to publicize the Clintonville Homes Tour being held in the very Northmoor neighborhood in which the mural resides. Thanks to Jodi and all of the wonderful volunteers who created this lasting impression for all of Clintonville to enjoy.
Clintonville Community Fair
During the 2010 Clintonville Homes Tour, local Clintonville groups were invited to participate in a Community Fair. Based on the interest that each of these groups generated from attendees at the Community Fair, CCF awarded small grants to these organizations:
Pets Without Partners
We are using the Clintonville Community Fund proceeds to support our no kill mission. Without community support, our shelter wouldn’t be here.
Our vet expenses for our adoptables range from $40 for a male puppy to $90 for female dogs and female cats. Our adoption fee for an adult cat is $50 and the vetting alone is $90, a $40 deficit which needs to be offset by fund raising and donations. This doesn’t even take into account our other operating expenses or additional vet costs should a pet become ill while in our care.
Our basic vetting package includes spay/neuter, initial vaccines, FL/FIV testing for cats, heartworm testing for dogs 6 months and older, rabies vaccine if old enough.
Your donation will help offset the difference between our adoption fees and our operating costs. to 1 year and kittens under 6 months, respectively.
Fundraisers like yours make our shelter a reality. Thank you for your support!
Clintonville Farmer’s Market
This year, the Clintonville Farmers’ Market will make possible the use of the Ohio Direction Card (food assistance or SNAP; formerly food stamps) through electronic benefits transfer (EBT) at the market. This will increase access to good local food for under served populations. Thank you so much for all that the Clintonville Community Fund does for Clintonville.
Laura, Market Manager
We have allocated the funds for our Joey’s Good Sam program. Joey’s Good Samaritan Fund provides assistance to owned cats who are in need of medical care beyond the financial ability of their family. Joey’s Good Samaritan Fund will help keep beloved felines in their forever homes. With so many people out of work, our Joey’s Good Sam fund has been utilized this year more than ever before. The funds will certainly ensure that we can help more cats and those who love them.
Gail Harbert, Program Manager
Park of Roses Volunteers
Our group plans to use our funds from the event to have new T-shirts made for our volunteer corps. This will identify members when they work in the garden and start conversations when they are out in the community. We are an entirely volunteer organization, without any paid staff, organized under the sanction of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. We encourage people to visit our web site, www.parkofroses.org for more information on the Park and the volunteer program.
-Tina Bozzuto, Friends of Columbus Park of Roses, email@example.com
Clintonville Beechwold Community Resource Center (CRC)
Funds from event will help fund our Senior Services program. The funds will help us to help others. Stephanie Baker
The donation will be allocated to our core programs which assist and support the community in overcoming mental, emotional and other challenges to a productive life, focusing on employment, economic stability and life skills. Sally Tyler, Director of Development