Flat rock Creek Fall Festival

Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival received $1,300 to purchase and install LED lighting for the Otto Jacob building, as well as exit lighting for restrooms on the grounds. Improvements made to the fairgrounds throughout the year make an impact on the festival come Fall.


mY 102.7

MY 102.7 Paulding County’s own radio station received a grant for $8,750 to help purchase additional equipment to expand their growing MySports initiative. MySports.live allows friends and family across the country to watch their loved ones compete in high school sports. With COVID-19 restricting fans in the stands MySports has been a great addition to the community.

paulding County economic development

Paulding County Economic Development was awarded $1,500 to purchase “I Love Paulding County” t-shirts to be given to all high school seniors in the county. The shirts will feature the Paulding County Area Foundation logo on the arm, and will allow kids to show their support and love for their hometown wherever their future takes them.

United Way of Paulding County- Dolly Parton Imagination Library

United Way of Paulding County received a grant in the amount of $5,000 to help aid their Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. The program focuses around early literacy providing a book a month for free to any child of Paulding County, newborn to the child’s fifth birthday.

Paulding Soccer Club- Lela McGuire Jeffery Park Fund

Paulding Soccer Club was awarded a grant for $5,000 to go towards their five field soccer complex in Paulding at the Lela Jeffery McGuire Park for children ages four through 8th grade. Two regulation sized soccer fields and three youth sized fields in one location will allow parents to be present for more than one child’s game at a time. This expansion will allow many kids throughout the county to engage in teamwork and a new opportunity for growth and well-being.

Synergy Learning Center

Synergy Learning Center was awarded a grant for $1,000 to be used for resources at Synergy Learning in Van Wert. The funds will be used throughout the year for the needs of the students of Paulding County.  

Friends of the grover hill branch library

Friends of the Grover Hill Library received $5,000 to purchase a digital community sign that will be used to share community events and other messages in the Grover Hill and surrounding areas, as well as events at the Grover Hill Branch Library.


Mad Anthony's Children's Hope House

Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House was awarded $1,800 to help Paulding county families that utilize the house for overnight lodging while their children undergo lifesaving treatments at area hospitals.

Friends of the paulding county parks

Friends of the Paulding County Parks received a grant for $1,000 to aid in the building of a pavilion at Rochester Park. This will allow people from the community to gather at the park and enjoy the great outdoors.