The CareSource Foundation    has chosen a dozen agencies in the Dayton region to receive more than $100,000 in grants.

The foundation, which invests in organizations that focus on trends in health and special needs and medically uninsured populations, provided nearly $220,000 in grants overall to 29 nonprofits in Ohio and Michigan.

The foundation is affiliated with Dayton-based managed care company, CareSource, which is the third largest company in the region with $2.5 billion in 2010 revenue, according to the 2011 DBJ Book of Lists.

Recipients in the region include:

• Atrium Medical Center Foundation — $8,000 to expand operations at the High-Risk Maternal Child Health Center for low-income pregnant women and their children;

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley    — $12,000 to go toward mentoring zones that target critical support for children in low-income neighborhoods, schools and community centers;

• Clark County Literacy Coalition — $10,000 to fund the health literacy program, which provides free tutoring for low-income or uninsured residents;

• Community Health Foundation of Springfield — $10,000 to create and distribute a health resource guide for women and families of Clark and Champaign counties;

• Corner Cupboard Charities of Greater Dayton — $5,000 to help expand the Corner Cupboard Thrift Store, which funnels proceeds to 22 local nonprofits;

• Interfaith Hospitality Network of Springfield — $10,000 to support operations of the Homeless Family Shelter and the women’s transitional housing program;

• Miami Valley Association of Disabled Athletes — $5,000 to expand adaptive sports opportunities for wheelchair teams in Southwest Ohio;

Miami Valley Women’s Center    — $5,000 to provide emergency food pantry assistance, car seats and high chairs for low-income parents in the region;

• St. Vincent DePaul Social Services — $10,000 to expand case management services for homeless children in the region;

The Foodbank    — $15,000 to help secure freezer storage for foods that go to 74 local food pantries in the region;

• We Care Arts — $5,000 to conduct art therapy and social programming for people with physical, emotional, intellectual and neurological challenges; and

• Womanline of Dayton — $5,100 to conduct “I Can Tell” sexual abuse programs for more than 1,000 children annually.

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