Earlier this month, Worthington City Council made its annual grant-funding decisions, giving $33,750 to community organizations.

Each year, the city budgets a portion of funds to be used to help fund community groups.

City Council determined earlier this year that priorities for those grants would be for organizations that provided “basic human necessities,” mental-health services and improvement of the community. According to city documents, Worthington received requests for $57,160 in funding from a dozen sources, more than $20,000 more than the budgeted $33,750, which was $2,500 more than budgeted in 2017.

Nearly every group that requested funding received less than it requested, including Drug Safe Worthington, which requested $9,155 and received $2,500, and North Community Counseling Center, which requested $10,000 and received $6,000.

The grant requests and allocated funds are:

• Drug Safe Worthington – requested $9,155; received $2,500

• Family Mentor Foundation – $5,000; $3,500

• Leadership Worthington Mentoring – $4,050; $1,500

• Leadership Worthington Service Day – $2,955; $1,700

• LifeCare Alliance – $6,000; $4,500

• National Church Residences Foundation – $3,000; $2,000

• North Community Counseling Center – $10,000; $6,000

• Partners for Community and Character – $2,000; $550

• Syntero – $8,000; $6,000

• Worthington-Linworth Kiwanis Club – $2,000; $1,000

• Worthington Special Olympics – $1,000; $1,000

• Worthington Resource Pantry – $4,000; $3,500

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