United Way passes out grants

Miami County Community Foundation and Northern Indiana Community Foundation received an $11,124 grant from United Way of Miami County in support of its Preschool Scholarship Program. The grant will enable 4-year-olds from low income families to obtain a preschool education that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.

United Way of Miami County received funding for the grant through Indiana Association of United Ways in the form of a dollar-for-dollar matching opportunity. While the United Way of Miami County had two years to raise the necessary funds, they achieved their goal within the first year, thus allowing them to provide this grant to the Community Foundation right away.

The YMCA Transit also received $17,235 to help provide extended after-hours of operation and non-medical Medicaid out-of-town transportation for low-income clients.