A thank you to the foundations who contributed second quarter

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce it has received nine grants supporting its programs and services for the 2019 year. The grants were awarded by the CareSource Foundation, the City of Cincinnati Community Preventative Education Committee, the Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation, the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, the Peter F. and Elizabeth L. Coffaro Family Foundation Project Fund of the GCF, the Project LIFT Fund of the GCF, the SC Ministry Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Sr. Elise Grant of SC Ministry Foundation, and the Summertime Kids of the GCF for the following programs and services:

  1. The CareSource Foundation awarded Santa Maria $5,000 for the Promoting Our Preschoolers and Every Child Succeeds programs which help children and guardians overcome barriers that limit their ability to change their circumstances and to find the means toward improved education.
  2. The City of Cincinnati Community Preventative Education Committee awarded Santa Maria $10,000 for the Youth Development Program which provides youth with opportunities to develop life skills, build character, and participate in healthy recreational activities.
  3. The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation awarded Santa Maria a five-year grant of $150,000 for the Building Youth Assets in Price Hill program which helps youth build peer resistance, improves success in school, and develops personal and social responsibility.
  4. The Peter F. and Elizabeth L. Coffaro Family Foundation Project Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation awarded Santa Maria $22,522 in general operating support.
  5. The Project LIFT Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation awarded Santa Maria $25,000 for client assistance to assist removing barriers that keep families from achieving their goals toward stability.
  6. The SC Ministry Foundation awarded Santa Maria a two-year grant for the Promoting Our Preschoolers Program which prepares students for kindergarten and continued success in school.
  7. The Scripps Howard Foundation awarded Santa Maria $30,000 for the Early Childhood Education Programs which help children and guardians overcome barriers that limit their ability to change their circumstances and to find the means toward improved education. 
  8. The Sr. Elise Grant of SC Ministry Foundation awarded Santa Maria a grant for the Immigrant Outreach Program which provides Cincinnati’s immigrants a unique, effective, and welcoming community support center. 
  9. The Summertime Kids of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation awarded Santa Maria $1,000 for the Youth Development Program which provides youth with opportunities to develop life skills, build character, and participate in healthy recreational activities.