Monroe Area Community Foundation

Monroe Civil War Days - October 22-23

Mark your calendars for the big weekend - October 22 & October 23 at the Monroe Community Park on S. Main St. Event hours are 9am - 9pm Saturday and 9am - 3pm Sunday.

There will be parking on site and shuttles from the IGA & old High School lots, running every 15-20 minutes from 11am - 6pm on Saturday & 11am - 4pm on Sunday.

A full schedule is available on site. We are still adding more events as the excitement keeps building and you can also watch our website for updates: www.monroecivilwardays.com Read more »

MACF Awards 2010 Senior Scholarships

Each year, the Monroe Area Community Foundation presents several scholarships to qualifying graduating seniors at Monroe Local Schools. The MACF does so by utilizing trusts, memorial gifts and designated contributions to build individual funds to make the monies available. This year, the foundation awarded scholarships to the following recipients:

DR. JAMES AND BERTHA ANDERSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP awarded to a senior planning to major in a medical field.
Recipient: Benjamin Leahy plans to attend Centre College.
Presenter: Jane Majors, Scholarship Chairperson
Award: $1,000 paid to the college

DR. JAMES A. MACREADY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP awarded to a senior planning to major in a medical field.
Recipient: Rachel Klaiber plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
Presenter: John Singleton, MACF Executive Director
Award: $1,000 paid to the college Read more »

MACF Thirteenth Annual Meeting

The Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Monroe Area Community Foundation was held Thursday, April 15, 2010, in the James Monroe Community Room.

Master of ceremonies was John Singleton, executive director. He introduced three guests: Dr. Elizabeth Lolli, superintendent of Monroe Local Schools; Suzi Rubin, Monroe City Council member and owner, publisher, and editor of the Monroe Observer; and T. Duane Gordon, executive director of Middletown Community Foundation. Mr. Gordon informed the audience that the MCF's umbrella of investments and direction also include those of the Monroe Area Community Foundation. He shared the current financial report received from the investment company indicated there was a 35% increase in value over the previous report. It included a grant for $1000 to the Monroe Optimist Club for promoting the 2009 Christmas on the Plaza event. Mr. Gordon stressed that other grant requests and applications for scholarships from Monroe are welcome. He said there have been previous Monroe recipients of these awards and scholarships from the Middletown Community Foundation. Read more »

Lasagna Dinner at January 30 Basketball Games

Fans planning to attend the Monroe/Valley View games on Saturday, January 30, can also satisfy their appetites while there.

From 2-7 p.m., the Monroe Area Community Foundation will be sponsoring a lasagna dinner in the high school cafeteria.   Adults can purchase either meat or vegetable lasagna for $7.  This includes a salad, breadstick,  dessert,  and drink.  Pizza will be available for children for $4, which also includes potato chips, dessert, and drink. 

In addition, two basketballs will be raffled during half time of the boys varsity game.   One will be signed by them, while the other includes signatures of all girls varsity players. Read more »

Santa, Photography, Winter Sports, and the New Outlet Mall

What do Santa, photography, winter sports, and the new outlet mall have in common? All are unique features of three raffles to be sold at the Monroe Area Community Foundation's booth at the Christmas on the Plaza festivities. This year, the Santa Visit raffle will be made even more memorable because it includes a free photography package to be provided by Len Kaltman, a professional photographer. Since the holidays coexist with winter sports, the second raffle is for two passes to ALL Monroe games, courtesy of the school's Athletic Department. The third raffle is in the spirit of the season because it's a shopping bag donated by the new outlet mall. The bag is comprised of a mix of gift certificates, discount cards, and specific items from stores. Stop by the foundation's booth on November 21, 2009, to find out what's in it. While there, you may also want to purchase a Monroe Community Cookbook for $10. Read more »

Football Jamboree a Success for Both the Hornets and the MACF

The August 21 Hornet scrimmage against West Carrollton proved to be a winning combination for both the Monroe Area Community Foundation and the Hornet football team, who defeated the Pirates by a 48-0 score.  In coordination with Dave Bauer and the athletic department, all proceeds after expenses were donated to the MACF, which is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.  John Singleton and Gina Miltenberger, the foundation's executive director and development chairperson, planned the event and worked at the game, along with foundation members Glen and Jane Majors; Jamie Pierce; Joyce and Elbert Tannreuther; and Ron and JoAnn Tubbs.   Read more »

John Singleton New Executive Director of Monroe Area Community Foundation

The Monroe Area Community Foundation announced the appointment of a new executive director during its quarterly meeting this summer.  John Singleton, the previous athletic director at Monroe Local Schools, was unanimously selected by the MACF's Board of Trustees on July 22.  Mr. Singleton is also a graduate of and former teacher and football coach at Lemon Monroe High School.  "He will certainly be an asset to our organization.  We welcome him as a member of the Foundation," said Trustee Elbert Tannreuther.  The past executive director, Ron Tubbs, added that John brings with him years of  leadership experience and knowledge of the history of Monroe.  Read more »

Organizational or Club Grants Available From the Monroe Area Community Foundation

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In response to a wide variety of community needs, the Monroe Area Community Foundation bestows quarterly grants to organizations or clubs in the Monroe area in order  to maintain or advance its quality of life.  Grants are only awarded  to groups with  501 (c) 3 tax exempt status. They are not made to individuals for personal use.  The size and number of grants conferred per quarter are directly related to the amount of money available each year from investments and from the restrictions donors have placed on certain funds. 

The MACF is now accepting  third quarter grant requests, which are due by September 15, 2009.  The fourth quarter deadline is December 15, 2009.  Questions concerning  procedure or eligibility can be answered by Gloria Miltenberger at 513-633-7672.  Submissions should be made to the Monroe Area Community Foundation, Distribution Committee, P.O. Box 56, Monroe, Ohio 45050.  For additional information about the MACF, go to its website at www.monroefoundation.com.

MACF Grant Request Deadline

Grant request deadline announced:  Deadline for submitting grant requests to Monroe Area Community Foundation is June 15, 2009. MACF's Distribution Committee will review grant requests in late June. Grants are bestowed to maintain or advance the quality of life in the Monroe area in response to a wide variety of community needs.  Grants are made only to organizations with 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status.  They are not made to individuals for personal use.  The size and number of grants awarded are directly related to the amount of money available each year from investments and the restrictions donors have placed on certain funds. Grants are seldom made for operational expenses, additional personnel or ongoing expenses.  The committee considers grant requests on a quarterly basis.  The remaining deadlines are as follows:  September 15 and December 15.  Requests should be submitted to Monroe Area Community Foundation, Distribution Committee, P.O. Read more »

MACF Awards Scholarships to 2009 Monroe Seniors

Each year the Monroe Area Community Foundation presents several scholarships to qualifying graduating seniors at Monroe Local Schools. The MACF does so by utilizing trusts, memorial gifts and designated contributions to build individual funds to make the monies available. This year, the Foundation awarded the following 2009 scholarships to the recipients listed below. Read more »