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2020 presented many difficulties and challenges for individuals and organizations throughout the world. In spite of all that we are facing, The Motz Corporation team was able to end the year on a positive note, continuing our tradition of giving and connecting to our communities through our fifth annual Motz Community Impact Fund. Perhaps more than any year before, we realized in 2020 that we’re all in this together and on the same team. Giving back to districts and organizations in the communities we love feels extra meaningful after a tough year.
5 years of giving (and many more to come!)
We started the 100% employee-funded grant program in 2016, in order to support the important missions of charities, non-profit organizations, and schools across the country. The fund consists solely of pledged monthly donations from our employees who select the grant recipients from a pool of national applicants at the end of each year. Thanks to the generosity of our employees, this year we were able to award 11 grants instead of our typical 10. Each of the 11 winners were awarded a $1,000 grant. We’re proud of our team for continuing – and growing – this legacy of giving.
This year’s grant recipients
We’re very excited to introduce all 11 noteworthy recipients of the 2020 The Motz Group Community Impact Fund. And the winners are:
Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Clovernook Center will bring blind students throughout Ohio together virtually in March 2021 to connect, have fun and participate in new learning opportunities.
Roger Bacon High School
Funds will be used to support Chemo Pax, a program designed to brighten the lives of patients who are experiencing “down” days, especially due to no visitations allowed.
East Wake Academy
The grant will be used to create a school garden and composting station, helping students learn valuable lessons in sustainability, minimalism, and self-reliance.
Funds will be used to support the Countryside YMCA’s initiative to delay the progression of Parkinson’s disease for all fitness levels and providing a continuum of care for people with Parkinson’s.
Goshen Local School District
The school district designated their grant to buy Christmas gifts for families in need at our Spaulding Elementary School.
Ethan’s Purpose Inc.
Awarded funds will provide small group counseling in local schools to students who suffer from depression, anxiety, grief and suicidal ideations.
FC Cincinnati Foundation
Soccer Unites will use grant monies to support their in-school and after-school soccer program, which aims to expose children to soccer who would otherwise not have the opportunity to play.
Lemons Mill Elementary
The school plans to create an inclusive playground space that is safe for all kids to play with their grant.
MASON YOUTH ORGANIZATION
The organization will use their grant to build adapted fields for athletes with special needs that are also inclusive for typical players, removing barriers that limit participation of those with special needs.
The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League
The grant will be used to create a sensory area on their playground for sensory-sensitive children.
Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home
DCCH will use grant monies to provide survivors of child abuse with a safe home, nutritious meals, clothing, healthcare, specialized education, and behavioral therapy to help them heal.
If you would like more information on the Community Impact Fund, please call 513.533.6452 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the Community Impact Fund, The Motz Group strives to give back to the areas in which we live and serve. Here are some of the ways we choose to do that.