01 Feb David J. Nutt Fund Looks For Community Feedback
Members of the Lindsborg community, this is your opportunity to get involved in the decision-making process of grant allocation. The David J. Nutt Fund is hosting a survey to gather public opinion on what applications would best suit the mission of the fund. David J. Nutt Fund’s mission is to nurture the development and progress of the entire Lindsborg community.
Completion of the survey by the Lindsborg community is a crucial step in ensuring large allocations best suit the David J. Nutt Funds mission, and the community’s needs. It should be noted that the survey isn’t a vote and should be considered as an opportunity to provide feedback on the submissions. A Grant Committee, composed of a cross-section of Lindsborg residents, will make final decisions on grant applications.
A link to the survey will be posted and pinned to the McPherson County Community Foundations Facebook page or can be manually entered at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nuttfund2024survey. The survey will be open until Feb. 29.
There are 7 organizations that are in consideration for grant allocation:
Hutton Construction will construct an ADA compliant restroom and renovate the front entrance for better accessibility. SVAFC’s goal is to provide every individual the opportunity to benefit from our programs and exhibitions by removing barriers and obstacles that impede people with disabilities from participating. Neither the entrance nor the restroom are ADA compliant. The current restroom is 47” x 55” and the door is only 21” wide. Making it difficult to use by an able-bodied person. In the 1980s an exterior wall was installed in the front of the building closing off the original recessed entry. The wall will be removed leaving only one door to maneuver making the gallery easily accessible for people with disabilities and mobility issues.
Library Construction & Remodeling
This project provides funding to transform the Library main entrance into a united library space with access to the expansion at 109 S. Main. This will include remodeling the current used book store into a new heritage room for local collections and meeting space, creating interior access between 109 S. Main and 111 S. Main, and remodeling the public areas of the expansion into a new book store location, quiet reading area, and two private study rooms. This project also covers construction project staffing expense for both these components and the larger construction project. Without this phase of the project, the library expansion is prevented from using its full potential.
Older Child Playground
Our mission to provide exceptional childcare to Lindsborg and surrounding communities helps in recruiting and retaining younger families in our area which benefits multiple areas of our community. Examples of this would include, schools, churches, local businesses, and current residents.
This project will fund Phase 1 of critical repair and stabilization of the 1904 World’s Fair Swedish Pavilion’s physical structure on the campus of Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum. An October 2023 engineering assessment found that the structure is leaning by up to 2 degrees – severe “racking” visible even to untrained observers – that if unaddressed threatens catastrophic collapse of the historic treasure. This preservation project will start to ensure the future of a priceless building on the National Register of Historic Places, which has long served as a central stage of Lindsborg community and identity – particularly its deep- rooted Swedish history. From the standpoint of historical value, it is the only international building on U.S. soil by globally acclaimed Swedish architect Ferdinand Boberg, and one of only two remaining international pavilions from the St. Louis Fair – one of the most recognized touchstones of global culture in the 20th Century.