Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Awards $400,000 in Impact Grants

Safelite AutoGlass Foundation has awarded $400,000 in impact grants to 14 separate Columbus, Ohio-area non-profit groups, each receiving $25,000 or more. This is the fourth year the foundation has awarded the grants and donations have grown $100,000 over last year.

The recipients of Safelite’s fourth annual impact grants are:

A Kid Again

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus

CASA of Franklin County

Children’s Hunger Alliance

Community Shelter Board

Flying Horse Farms

Gladden Community House

The Godman Guild

The Heinzerling Foundation

Lutheran Social Services

Mid-Ohio FoodBank

St. Vincent Family Center

Unverferth House

Seven of the fourteen group chosen were first-time recipients of Safelite’s annual impact grant. Applications were reviewed by members of the foundation, a volunteer committee, and selected by the “breadth and depth of impact the grant would have on the local community.” The foundation received 77 grant requests this year.

Funding for the grants is made possible by the group’s Annual Charity Golf Classic, which also funds a number of other donations. Presenting sponsors of the 2014 Safelite AutoGlass Charity Classic were Sika Corp., Asahi Glass Corp., Pilkington NA/NSG Group and Fuyao Glass. Founding partners were Adrian Steel, Auto Temp Inc., InstallerEdge and Ron Foth Advertising.

“We feel humbled and blessed by each charitable organization we’re able to help through our impact grants,” says Tom Feeney, Safelite president and CEO. “Giving back to our community is simply the right thing to do. We thank our partners and employees who have made it possible, and we look forward to the good work of our Impact grant recipients.”

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