The Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation capped its 2011 grant cycle with $204,750 in awards to local nonprofit organizations.

Recipients were:

• Access Inc., for emergency shelter programming, $2,500.

• Act II Production-The Illusion Factory, for actors’ rehearsal salaries, $1,200.

• Advocates for the Akron Visual and Performing Arts Inc., for spring musical for Akron Public Schools, $500.

• Akron Art Museum, for exhibition lectures, $4,000.

• Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, for general operating and endowment, $12,000.

• Akron Community Service Center and Urban League, for School’s In program, $2,500.

• Akron Inner City Soccer Club, for camp programs, $500.

• Akron Marathon Charitable Corp., for Road Runner Akron Marathon, $500.

• Akron Rotary Camp for Special Children Inc., for general operations and capital campaign, $2,500.

• Akron Symphony Orchestra, for Education and outreach opportunities, $7,000.

• Akron Women’s City Club-Coach House Theatre, for theater renovation, $1,500.

• Akron Zoological Park, for Journey to the Reef exhibit, $2,500.

• All-Star Training Club, for scholarship program, $500.

• American Red Cross-of Summit and Portage Counties, for medical transportation program, $3,500.

• Ballet Theatre of Ohio, for Riverview Elementary School educational partnership, $1,000.

• Battered Women’s Shelter, for Americore program, $4,000.

• Beacon Journal Charity Fund Inc., for Summit County orthodontic care, $3,500.

• Blick Clinic Inc., for Holistic Health and Wellness program, $1,000.

• Blossom Music Center, for Blossom Festival/Center for Future audiences, $12,000.

• Boy Scouts of America-Great Trail Council, for Pathfinder District initiative, $7,000.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, for programs, $3,000.

• Building for Tomorrow, for Early Childhood Home Visitation/Parents as Teachers programs, $1,000.

• CORE Furniture Bank, for general support, $1,000.

• Cascade Locks Park Association, for educational programs/general support, $500.

• Central Summit County Choral Society, for scholarships, programs and production costs, $1,500.

• Children’s Concert Society of Akron, for 2011-2012 programs, $1,500.

• Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Akron, for after-school tutoring, $1,000.

• Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, for Palliative Care River of Life program, $2,000.

• Civic Theatre, for All Access and Community Partnership program, $1,500.

• Community Drug Board Inc. – Community Health Center, for RAMAR residential treatment center, $2,500.

• Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, for cultural arts programs, $1,000.

• Crown Point Ecology Center, for organic farming apprentice, $2,000.

• Cuyahoga Valley Preservation and Scenic Railway, for train car repair, $2,500.

• Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet, for 36th season support, $1,500.

• Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio, for programs in Akron Public schools, $750.

• Downtown Akron Partnership Inc., for First Night Akron and beautification/green initiatives, $2,000.

• Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, for ridership program, $2,000.

• First Congregational Church of Akron, in memory of Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith, $1,000.

• Friends of 91.3, for “Get Fit” messaging on KIDJAM! Radio, $500.

• Friends of Metro Parks, for Outside is In for Akron sixth-graders, $1,000.

• Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, for general operations in Summit County, $7,000.

• Good Neighbors Inc., for food pantry, $1,000.

• Goodwill Industries of Akron Inc., for general operating, $5,000.

• Greenleaf Family Center, for Teenage Parent program, $2,000.

• Guardians Against Sex Predators – G.A.S.P., for general support, $1,000.

• Habitat for Humanity of Summit County Inc., for capital campaign, $2,500.

• Haven of Rest Ministries Inc., for food, shelter and care, $2,500.

• Ideastream-WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN, for programming, $1,000.

• Invent Now Inc., for Summit County Camp Invention, $1,000.

• Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio Inc., for programs for Summit County students, $1,500.

• Let’s Grow Akron Inc., for general operating, $3,000.

• Magical Theatre Company, for 2011-12 season, $2,500.

• Mental Health America of Summit County, for Adolescent Suicide Prevention program, $1,000.

• Mobile Meals Inc., for meals and supplements, $4,500.

• National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Ohio Buckeye Chapter, for Summit County area services, $500.

• OPEN-M, for free clinic, $2,000.

• Office of Catholic Education, for Summit County Keys to Success program, $2,000.

• Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, for Richard Howe House exhibits, $2,500.

• Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Inc., for Summit County tuition assistance, $1,500.

• Our Lady of the Elms School, for roof replacement, $1,500.

• Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, for general operating for Akron area, $500.

• Porthouse Theatre, for 2012 season, $2,000.

• Progress Through Preservation, for operating expenses, $1,000.

• Project LEARN of Summit County, for recruiting of students, $1,000.

• Salvation Army – Summit County Area Services, for hot meals program, $5,000.

• South Street Ministries Inc., for Youth Leadership Initiative, $500.

• Spring Garden School, for tuition assistance, $1,000.

• Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Inc., for its annual fund, $4,500.

• Summa Health System, for center for treatment and study of traumatic stress, $1,000.

• Summit County Historical Society, for education and community outreach programs, $6,000.

• Summit Education Initiative, for Destination College workshops, $1,000.

• Truly Reaching You Ministries (TRY), for nine-month recovery program, $1,000.

• Trumpet in the Land, for education program for Summit County students, $500.

• Tuesday Musical Association, for April 10 concert, $8,000.

• Weathervane Community Playhouse Inc., for production expenses, education and outreach programs, $3,500.

• United Way of Summit County, for general campaign support, $15,000.

• University of Akron Foundation, for School of Music guest composer residency, $1,000.

• Urban Vision, for building repairs, $500.

• Victory Gallop Inc., for rider scholarships, $1,500.

• Waiting Child Fund, for Summit Permanency Collaborative, $500.

• Walsh University, for investigative historian project, $1,000.

• Western Reserve Public Media, for arts and culture programming, $1,500.

• YMCA of Akron Ohio, for general support, $1,000.

• Young Life in Akron, for outreach/mentoring program in Firestone High School, $500.

• Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop, for March 31 production costs of The Wiz, $800.

For more information about the foundation, contact Brenda J. Moubray, FirstMerit Bank, 106 S. Main St., Fifth Floor-TOW 23, Akron, OH 44308; 330-384-7301; brenda.moubray@firstmerit.com.

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