Foundation to release $418,000 In Apr.

Foundation to release $418,000 In Apr.

The McPherson County Community Foundation (MCCF) has announced their grant recipients for Apr. This cycle the Foundation released over $418,000 to organizations across the county. These distributions came from four different community funds, including the yearly grants over $10,000 from the David J. Nutt Fund for Lindsborg.

The David J. Nutt Fund, started from the estate of the former Lindsborg resident, has released over 1.5 million dollars since its founding in 2017 and makes funding decisions on grants over $10,000 once a year. Nutt acknowledged that the Lindsborg community raised him and left portions of his estate with multiple entities in the community. His fund at the Foundation is a permanent resource that community organizations can utilize to improve the lives of Lindsborg residents.

Last year the fund was able to contribute to the recent renovation of the Troy D. Miller Field (Check out photos from the grand opening here).

This cycle also brings the first grant from the Marquette Community Foundation that was established in 2023. The first grant for the organization will go to funding camera equipment at Riverview estates.

Full list of grant recipients:

McPherson County ‘Dream’ Fund:


  • McPherson Police Department – McPherson Community First Responders Night – $2,800


  • McPherson Free Methodist Church Outreach McPherson – Meeting the urgent need for beds for children and adults living in poverty – $9,000


  • Eisenhower school PTO – Playground Equipment – $5,000


  • Kansas Big Brother Big Sisters – $7,500


  • Lindsborg Community Library – Library Building Project: Design and Engineering Fees – $5,000


David J. Nutt Fund Regular Grants:


  • Lindsborg Midsummer’s Festival – Viking Re-enactors – $600


  • USD 400 – Sound System for Forsberg Gym – $6,615


  • Smoky Valley High School Shooting Team – Purchase of Oscillating Trap Machines – $5,000


  • Smoky Valley Arts & Folklife Center – Art & Technology – $3,443


David J. Nutt Large Grants:


  • Bethany college – Anatomy Lab – $175,000


  • Lindsborg Community Library – Library Construction & Remodeling – $183,720

Marquette Community Foundation Grants:


  • Riverview Estates – Camera Equipment – $1,000


Moundridge Community Foundation Grants:


  • Mercy Hospital – “Bring Them In” helping the Next Generation of Physicians in Moundridge – $5,000


  • Cradle to Crayons – Foundation study – $7,500


  • Swiss Mennonite Cultural & Historical Association – Base for Proposed sculpture Depicting Swiss Volhynian Mennonite Influence in Kansas – $1,500