About the Foundation

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Grant Applications available here

The Messer Construction Co. Foundation was created to administer multi-year gifts from the company and to provide a disciplined approach to larger gifts. The Foundation awards up to four $25,000 grants per year, and to date, $1.2 million in grants have been donated since its creation in 2005.

Grant recipients are sponsored by Messer employees, recommended by a committee composed of Messer employees, and approved by the Foundation Board of Trustees. The Foundation seeks to support organizations that advance the interests of society in the areas of economic inclusion, education and workforce development.

Grant Recipients

2018

  • Columbus Collegiate Academy, Columbus, OH - Grant focus is education
  • Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, Lexington, KY - Grant focus is education
  • Renaissance West Community Initiative, Charlotte, NC - Grant focus is education
  • Re:Center Ministries, Louisville, KY - Grant focus is workforce development

2017

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation for Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc., Dayton, OH (2017)
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation for Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc., Dayton, OH (2017)

2016

  • Godman Guild Association, Columbus, OH
  • Safe Haven Family Shelter, Nashville, TN
  • Serenity Recovery Network, Cincinnati, OH
  • YMCA of Central Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Safe Haven Family Shelter, Nashville, TN (2016)
Safe Haven Family Shelter, Nashville, TN (2016)

2015

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler Co., Dayton, OH
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN
  • Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America, Columbus, OH
Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America, Columbus, OH (2015)
Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America, Columbus, OH (2015)

2014

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County, Nashville, TN
  • Lawn Life, Cincinnati, OH
  • Newton’s Attic, Lexington, KY
Lawn Life, Cincinnati, OH (2014)
Lawn Life, Cincinnati, OH (2014)

2013

  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, Louisville, KY
  • Columbus Collegiate Academy, Columbus, OH
  • The Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Thompson Child and Family Focus, Charlotte, NC
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, Louisville, KY (2013)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, Louisville, KY (2013)

2012

  • The Partnership Initiatives Fund, Knoxville, TN
  • Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Louisville, KY
  • YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN

2011

  • Boy Scouts of America - Crossroads of America Council, Indianapolis, IN
  • Emerald Youth Foundation, Knoxville, TN
  • City Gospel Mission, Cincinnati, OH

2010

  • Homeless Families Foundation, Columbus, OH
  • YWCA Dayton, Dayton, OH

2009

  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton, OH
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati, OH
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (2009)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (2009)

2008

  • Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio, Inc. Columbus, OH
  • YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • YouthBuild Louisville, Louisville, KY

2007

  • Brooklawn Child & Family Services, Louisville, KY
  • Shepherd Community Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County, Lexington, KY

2006

  • Boys and Girls Club of Tennessee Valley, Knoxville, TN
  • Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League, Lexington, KY
  • Woodward Career Technical High School, Cincinnati, OH

2005

  • Boys and Girls Club of Columbus, Inc., Columbus, OH
  • ISUS, Inc. (Improved Solutions for Urban Systems). Dayton, OH
  • University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering, Louisville, KY