Deadline nears to request Fischer Funds

There is one month to apply for funds available in the Charles F. Fischer Fund. Requests must be received in the Commissioners office by 4:00 pm, Friday, April 8, 2022.

Local organizations that serve children can apply for grant. This year, a total of $35,000.00 is available, said Clinton County Commissioners Clerk, Julie L. Bolton.

Income from the trust is administered through the Clinton County Commissioners' office. The grant money that’s administered can be used to support children in the areas of improving educational opportunities, and for books or instruction in the arts, including music, dance, theatre, and the fine arts.

Known in the community as the pianist who accompanied silent movies at The Murphy Theatre from the time it opened until the advent of “talkies”, Charles “Charlie” F. Fischer, left most of his estate in trust to the children of Clinton County.

The letter should describe the children’s programming that would be the recipient of the funds if awarded to that particular organization and also mention the benefits of the program. Requests should also include the dollar amount the organization desires. Interested organizations can mail or hand-carry a letter to the County Commissioners at 46 S. South St., Suite 213, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. Email requests are also accepted and must be dated and time-stamped by the deadline. The due date is Friday, April 8, 2022, by 4:00 pm. Requests must be in the Commissioner’s office by that date, not postmarked by that date.

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