Grants for Greater Good

February 2017

Messiah Festival of the Arts $300: To help sponsor one student-musician in the String Apprenticeship Program. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson High School $2,588: To purchase sensory items for USD 418’s Assistive Technology Program. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

February 2017

The Canton-Galva Youth Advisory Council assisted MCCF in pursuing the following grants for the Canton-Galva school district:

Canton-Galva Elementary School Library $229: To purchase Makerspace, an interactive, hands-on addition to the library. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Canton-Galva Jr./Sr. High School $209: To purchase a presentation cart for the school. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Canton-Galva Elementary School $300: To purchase headphones for student use with literacy program. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Canton-Galva Elementary School $320: To purchase guided, leveled reading books. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Canton-Galva Elementary School $440: To purchase reading center tables for the fourth grade classrooms. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

December 2016

Cradle to Crayons Childcare and Preschool, $2,500: To purchase needed laptops for learning programs for children and tracking student progress by teachers. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Lincoln Elementary School, $5,900: For the purchase of curriculum and equipment to establish a WeatherBug weather station for all USD 418 students to access. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Housing Coalition, $10,000: A project to prevent homelessness in McPherson County. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

October 2016

McPherson County Council on Aging, $15,800: The Council on Aging will use grant funds to administer foot care services at each senior center in McPherson County. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Senior Center, $18,500: A project to repair the aging roof. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

United Way of McPherson County, $500: A project to help fund the “Show You Care! Give Where You Live” book. The book was written and illustrated by Windom Elementary students and teachers. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Women and Children Combating Cancer, $10,000: The grant funds two WACCC projects: Mammo Ammo to provide mammograms for women who can’t afford them; and Combat Bags to provide needed supplies to women undergoing cancer treatments. The grans were made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

August 2016

Circles of McPherson County, $6,000:  Circles of McPherson County will use grant funds to participate in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. By adding a VISTA volunteer to their staff, Circles will be able to expand their services of eradicating poverty in McPherson County. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health and Larry Wedel Health Funds administered by MCCF.

GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc., $30,000: A project to provide affordable, quality health care to under-served, uninsured and under-insured families of McPherson. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

Lindsborg Senior Center, $4,000: A project to replace aging carpet at the center. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

Outreach McPherson, $2,500: A project to provide twin and queen sized mattresses to families that can’t afford beds. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Valley Hope Wedel Recovery Center, $2,000: A program to provide scholarships for chemical dependency treatments to McPherson County residents who can’t afford the care. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

Mt. Hope Sanctuary, $2,500: The grant will help pay for a new deck and playroom at the Sanctuary. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

June 2016

McPherson Arts Alliance, $2,450: For Kids Summer Art Camp. The grant is made possible through the Lisa Waldhauer Educational Fund.

McPherson County Ulster Project, $1,470: For McPherson County Ulster Project teens to attend the Prairie View adventure course.  The Ulster Project is an organization intended to promote peace; and the project provides an environment and the skills for potential leaders with Christian traditions. The grant is made possible through the Lisa Waldhauer Educational Fund.

Bethany Home Association, $750: For Music and Memory, a therapy program for dementia patients. The grant is made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

Inman Senior Center, $2,765: For nutrition assistance to Inman service area elderly. The grant is made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

MCKIDS Infant Toddler Center, $1444: For Assistive Technology at MCKIDS to purchase therapeutic toys for handicapped children. The grant is made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

Windom Elementary School, $5,000: For a school greenhouse where students can ‘Dig Into Learning’. The grant is made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

April 2016

Circles of McPherson County, $2,500: For out-of-town participants to travel to Circles of McPherson weekly meetings. The grant is made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

McPherson County Council on Aging, $600: For an LCD projector to be shared by all the Senior Centers within the county. The grant is made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

McPherson Fire Department, $300: For a ‘StatPackG1′, an emergency pack similar to the ones used by EMS personnel. The grant is made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

McPherson Fire Department, $2,845: For an EMS-compatible Automated External Defibrillator or AED. The grant is made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

January 2016

Inman Disc Golf Course, $1,000: For development of a nine-hole Disc Golf Course in Inman City Park. The grant is made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

December 2015

McPherson Family Life Center, Inc., $5,000: For Parent Link, a program to assist first-time parents with their child’s development up to age two. The grant is made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

McPherson High School Marching Band, $6,359: To purchase new tenor drums and assist with the Band’s Alamo Bowl trip activities. The grant is made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s and Lisa Waldhauer Educational Funds.

USD 418 McPherson, $1,000: For ‘Kids Konnect’, a program to introduce elementary students to local children’s programs. The grant is made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

USD 418 McPherson, $3,500: For ‘Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades’, a program to align with Kansas Colleges and Career Ready standards. The grant is made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

Women and Children Combating Cancer, $3,500: For ‘Mammo Ammo’, a program to provide mammogram screening to county residents. The grant is made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

October 2015

Canton Senior Center, $2,000:  Funds were used to purchase new carpet and vinyl flooring for the center. The grant was made possible through the Community Fund administered by MCCF.

Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, $2,704:  Funds will purchase a Promethean Smart Board. The board will be used to gather critical details during forensic child abuse interviews. Data can then quickly be shared with cooperating agencies including law enforcement and social services. The grant was made possible through the Child Advocacy and Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Funds administered by MCCF.

Marquette Council on Aging, $3,500:  Funds will be used to remodel the Marquette Senior Center kitchen. The grant was made possible through the Community Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Dog Park, $1,000:  Funds will be used to help build a three-acre, fenced-in, off-leash Dog Park currently under construction. The grant was made possible through the Community Fund administered by MCCF.

Windom Senior Center, $1,584:  Funds will be used to purchase new folding chairs for the center. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Public Health Fund administered by MCCF.

August 2015

Canton-Galva Jr./Sr. High School, $1,000:  Funds will be used to replace aging kitchen equipment so students can learn nutritional cooking. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Circles of McPherson County, $800:  Funds were used to purchase a poverty simulation kit. The kit will be used across the county to teach middle class citizens what life is like for low-income families. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Lincoln Elementary After School Connectedness, $5,350:  Funds are for an after-school program to help students with poor attendance rates and limited educational opportunities. The grant was made possible through the Lisa Waldhauer Educational and Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Funds administered by MCCF.

McPherson High Debate and Forensic Camp, $5,350:  Funds were used for a three-day debater’s camp. Camp attendees learned speaking skills, conducted research, and studied other debate essentials. The grant was made possible through the Lisa Waldhauer Educational Fund administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Recreation Commission, $1,000:  Funds will be used for a Shade Walk canopy to protect swimming pool patrons from the sun and UV rays. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF and the Moundridge Community Foundation.

Prairie View, Inc., $1,080:  Funds were used for “No Drama Discipline”, a six-week program to help parents focus on the link between their child’s neurological development and their own reactions as parents to their child’s behavior. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

May 2015

Canton-Galva Elementary School, $1,000:  Funds were used to build a cedar play set in the preschool playground. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Family Life Center, $5,350:  The grant supports Parent Link, a program to help first-time parents of McPherson County. Parent Link provides social, emotional and informational support through home visits and community play groups throughout the child’s first 24 months of life. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

United Way of McPherson County, $5,500: . This grant funded, in part, the United Way’s Volunteer Reading Initiative, a project that promotes early childhood literacy, character education and community connections. This year the initiative is introducing the book ‘Show You Care: Be Kind’. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Women and Children Combating Cancer, $3,000:  . This grant helps WACCC provide Combat Bags, care packages for women and children who are fighting cancer. The bags are personalized to include items that each recipient is most in need of. The grant was made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Funds administered by MCCF.

March 2015

McPherson High School Speech & Debate Program, $2,000:  Funds will be used in continuing the education of McPherson High School Speech and Debate students with public speaking, oral communication, and the arts. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

The Cedars, $250:  The grant funds art classes taught by local artists for residents of The Cedars and was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

Broadway RFD, Inc., $810:  Children 1st through 8th grades had the opportunity to learn about all aspects of theater during this one-week ‘Theatre Boot Camp’ funded, in part, through this grant. Participants performed their own production of ‘The Music Man, Jr.’ The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson USD 418, $4,775: Through the ‘Destination Imagination’ program, 19 teams of McPherson students worked collaboratively to solve real-world challenges, either in STEM, the arts, or service learning. These teams competed with others across the state next April in hopes of being invited to the national competition. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Arts Alliance, $2,000: The grant help funds summer art classes for children in grades 4 to 10. Classes included such topics as Cartooning, Creative Sewing, Painting, Printmaking, Metalsmithing, Mosaics and Ceramics. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson County Council on Aging, $10,416:  McPherson County Community Foundation awarded this grant to the McPherson County Council on Aging for contract foot care to senior county residents who find foot care too costly. The foot care clinics utilize licensed professionals to service toenails, callouses and conduct general foot inspections because foot health can be an early indicator of other problems. The grant was made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health and the Larry Wedel Health Funds, both administered by MCCF.

McPherson Community Theatre’s Summer Musical Production, $2,143: Funds were used for the  production of “Cinderella Enchanted.’ McPherson Community Theatre productions are opportunities for the community to develop performing skills as well as educational and cultural enrichment for audiences. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Housing Coalition, $1,000:  This grant helped fund the Brush Up Mac Program, an annual event that provides services to low and moderate income families, seniors, veterans and single parent households in need of basic home and yard maintenance. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

First United Methodist Church, $5,000: A coalition of McPherson community members and churches coordinated exterior work for identified Mustang Mobil Home Park residents to keep them from becoming displaced. “Keep Them Home’ grant funds were used to purchase exterior repair materials for the project while the coalition coordinated volunteer labor. The grant was made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson USD 418, $2,000: McPherson USD 418 used grant funds to help with Lexia Core5, a program to supplement reading instruction in grades K to 5. This summer reading program allowed students eight weeks of support to continue improving reading skills. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

February 2015

In February, the Canton-Galva Youth Advisory Council awarded five grants through the KHF Children’s Fund during their annual grant round.

Canton-Galva Preschool ($100) for their End-of-the-Year Event.

Canton-Galva High School ($400) for an Eagle Snack Pack program to provide food for under-nourished children in Canton and Galva.

Canton-Galva High School English Department ($325) to fund new textbooks and curriculum for studying Shakespeare plays.

Canton-Galva High School Business Department ($325) for the purchase of new calculators for class work.

Canton-Galva Elementary School ($350) to learn about cultures different from what the students are familiar with.

January 2015

Canton-Galva Junior High School, $600: Hands-on investigation and exploration of science processes for 7th and 8th graders. Students will develop both engineering and problem solving skills to reinforce STEM concepts through textbooks and project kits purchased with the grant money. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Inman Senior Center, $988: The grant helped  replace 72 folding chairs for the Senior Center. The grant was made possible through the Community Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson County Coalition for Children and Families, $500:  The grant will help provide funds for the Family Fair. The Family Fair is a free event for families countywide. Local nonprofit organizations and child-serving agencies interact with children and parents to promote their agency’s resources.  The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Main Street, Inc, $7,500: A plan to develop the downtown Plaza into a more public-friendly space by adding shaded areas, green space and seating to accommodate outdoor activities. The plan includes planners and sculptures to make the entire area an aesthetically pleasing gathering place for the residents and visitors. The grant was made possible through the Community Fund administered by MCCF.

Mt. Hope Sanctuary, $10,000: The boiler at Mt Hope Sanctuary is over 100 years old and was only made to run 30-40 years. The grant helps fund a new high efficiency model to save almost one half of the current fuel usage and provides a safer home environment for residents and staff. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

 

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