Grants for Greater Good

April 2022 (David Nutt for Lindsborg Fund / Grants over $10,000)

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from April 2022, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation, funded by the David Nutt Fund for Lindsborg. This grant is for applications that request $10,000 or more. These are only awarded once per fiscal year and do involve a community survey.

 

American Legion Post 140: $69,300.00

The American Legion in Lindsborg, KS is requesting funds to relocate, enlarge and update our (2) existing restrooms to allow our elderly veteran members and visiting community members to utilize our facilities and become Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. The current restrooms are original to the facility (constructed in 1967) and are 39″ wide at the very widest point. This does not include space taken up by the urinals, toilets, sinks and partitions. The doors to the existing restrooms are 24″ wide. We have (2) existing adjacent rooms that are currently used for storage and office space that we would like to move the restrooms into. This requires substantial movement of utilities, walls and equipment and affects the front entrance/lobby area as well. We received a budget estimate from Harbin Construction, and the total cost to complete this project is estimated at $69,300.

 

City of Lindsborg (Alma Lind Swensson Memorial Garden): $27,600.00

The purpose of this project is to cover a portion of the remaining works at the Alma Lind Swensson Memorial Garden. Remaining works include the installation of hardscaping, landscaping, lampposts, benches, waterline, and stonework. The request will cover the landscaping and waterline.

 

City of Lindsborg (A Swedish American Tennis Town at Dala Court): $12,500.00

The purpose of this project is to improve the existing tennis court at Swensson Park, provide a designated location for recreational tennis, and celebrate the history and tradition of tennis in Little Sweden USA. The tremendous tennis tradition in our community needs a central location to commemorate its history and success. Once complete, this will be a one-of-a-kind tennis court designed for recreational family play and fun that the entire community can enjoy together.

 

Good Shepherd Conservancy: $75,000.00

The Good Shepherd Conservancy Center (GSCC) is a one-of-a-kind world-class attraction currently under construction in Lindsborg. The Center’s mission is to be the headquarters of a nationwide preservation effort to save America’s most important historical market breeds of poultry by reintroducing them to our food production system. GSCC will not only act as a Noah’s ark for these breeds, but also as an agritourism and gastronomical destination that draws in visitors from around the world, holds classes for locals and tourists alike, hosts events and conferences, attracts national media attention, and trains a new generation of farmers in America’s historical methods of breeding and farming poultry. We’re seeking funds for interior construction of GSCC’s first building, its Welcome Center. Completion of this structure will allow us to start inviting guests and holding events at the site while fundraising to complete the GSCC’s Exhibition Barn and Reception Hall.

 

Sprout House Learning Center: $75,000.00

The $3.1 million project to build a new purpose-built childcare center for Lindsborg is nearly complete. The fundraising for the building itself is complete. The playgrounds and furnishings are estimated at approximately $600,000. The Patterson Family Foundation has pledged a matching grant of $250,000, so a total of only $350,000 remains to completely finish phase 1 of the new center.

 

Steps to End Poverty: $50,000.00

USD 400 is committed to ensuring our children have stable, healthy, and supportive relationships in their lives. During the past two years of implementing our STEP-UP program, we have learned just how much support our kids need that is not typically provided in a day-to-day school environment. This year, through a Smoky Valley Home Liaison position, we will continue to build relationships with kids and families who are struggling and provide families with the support they need for their kids to thrive. The Smoky Valley Home Liaison will surround families with love and support and will provide the district with deeper relationships to families who are struggling so everyone in USD 400 can succeed. We want to guarantee that all kids know and believe that they are loved that they are capable, and that they are important. Will you help kids get the support they need to thrive?

April 2022 (David Nutt for Lindsborg Fund)

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from April 2022, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation, funded by the David Nutt Fund for Lindsborg.

Bethany College Messiah Arrangement – $3,500.00

For more than 140 years the Messiah Festival has enriched lives in Lindsborg and surrounding communities. Though Handel’s music has lifted hearts in many times and places, the setting, community, surrounding festival and performers make the experience of the Messiah in Lindsborg unique. As the 150 year anniversary of this special performance approaches, it seems particularly fitting that a unique arrangement of the music be created to fit Messiah Festival needs. Dr. Mark Lucas will undertake the composition of just such an arrangement.

City of Lindsborg Recreation Department – $6,000.00

The project is intended to revitalize and enhance the community built playground. The granted money is being used to purchase new panels, pay artists, and buy paint and other materials.

April 2022

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from April 2022, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

Inman Recreation Commission Kid’s Program & Activities- $7,800.00

The Inman Recreation Commission (IRC) would like to improve our programs offered to our children with the addition of portable weighted poles and net for volleyball to our practice facility, additional height adjustors to the current basketball goals in place at the elementary school to have the ability to teach the fundamentals of these sports beginning at a younger age, and additional mats and spring flooring for our gymnastics program.

McPherson Quilt Guild – $2,050.00

The McPherson Quilt guild is excited about the growing interest in quilting in our county. Our guild has grown from 10 active members to 50 members in the last 5 years. We want to bring 2 outstanding Quilt designer/teachers to McPherson for 2 different sessions of classes and trunk shows this year. Both designers bring a new twist to quilting. They will be teaching how to develop artistic flair into quilts and how to work with color and patterns with fabric. The designers are Ilene Bartos on April 9-11th. She is from Urbandale, IA and Laura Piland from Slice of Pi Quilts who will be coming on November 12-14th. She comes from Smithville MO.

Moundridge Public Library- $10,330.00

The new library needs tables and shelving for displaying new, rotating, and interesting collections in our newly remodeled facility. Keeping with our big concept for the new library of being flexible; to modify and accommodate to changing needs, the display table are mobile and can be easily moved. Marketing and displaying our products, materials, and programs are a big part of keeping libraries and library service relevant and in minds of our patrons and communities.

Inman Food Pantry – $1,555.00

The Inman Food Pantry is sponsored by the Inman Ministerial Alliance. It is housed and operated out of St. Peter’s UCC church in Inman. We currently use 2 adjacent rooms in the church.
One is where the people come in and select the foods they need. It has shelving and is very adequate.
The second room is where the back stock is kept.- received from food drives and individual donations. This room has one table and no shelving. Thus the room is lined with cardboard boxes around the perimeter of the room. We desperately need shelving for this room to get the food up off of the floor. We would like to purchase 9 – 48″ w x 24″d x 72′ tall shelving units for this room.
We are currently serving 40-50 people a month with food for their pantry needs.

McPherson Family YMCA – $10,225.00

The McPherson Family YMCA, the McPherson Recreation Commission & the City of McPherson Water Park, working together for our community. We share administrative staff, aquatics director, and lifeguards, updating our safety equipment allows the facilities to train cohesively. Making safety our first priority for our community.

Purchasing the following items:

1) Update our CPR manikins – estimated cost of 2500.00
2) New backboards with head immobilizer for passive and spinal emergencies. estimated cost: 1320.00
3) Updated AEDs for all of our locations; Estimated cost 5956.00
4) New lifeguard rescue tubes. Estimated cost 450.00

February 2022 (David Nutt for Lindsborg Fund)

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from February 2022, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation, funded by the David Nutt Fund for Lindsborg.

Wild Dala Herd Horse Refurbishment – $5,650.00

The Wild Dala Herd is an essential community marker for Lindsborg. This herd, with its origins dating back to 2001, was meant to be a short-term, only-for-fun project. The response from the community and especially from visitors was remarkable. Needless to say, the horses stayed, and the streets of Lindsborg now sport a 38-horse herd. Google “Lindsborg” and the search results will yield many photos of these endearing animals.  As a community that relies on tourism as a source of revenue, our community branding is essential, and these horses have provided a clear ode to Lindsborg’s Swedish roots and the community’s long-standing love of the arts.  These horses have come to be an essential part of what Lindsborg offers to the traveler’s experience, as is evidenced in the many “selfies” that fill social media pages. These one-of-a-kind fiberglass horses were created for Lindsborg only by the manufacturer, now a well-known icon.

Back Room Renovations (Lindsborg Senior Center) – $5,050.00

The back room of the Lindsborg Senior Center is used primarily for daily pool practice and hosting pool tournaments. It has been many years since this room has been painted, the lighting is still the old fluorescent bulbs which can no longer be purchased and several of the pool tables need to be repaired. If this grant is received, the room will be repainted by a professional, new lighting fixtures installed and the covering on four pool tables will be replaced.

February 2022

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from February 2022, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

Arts After School – $12,500.00

Arts After School exists to provide accessible supplemental arts education to McPherson area middle schoolers. In doing so, we strive to improve our community by partnering with families, schools and other local organizations to enhance the lives of all involved. The program is free of charge to students regardless of income level or socio-economic status

Camp Invention Summer STEM Program in McPherson – $4,500.00

A grant of $4,500 would underwrite the Camp Invention participation fee for as many as 19 McPherson children with financial need during summer 2022. The program is facilitated by McPherson teachers and will bring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to life for children in grades K-6 with curricula focused on developing creativity, inventive thinking and problem-solving skills. Camp Invention combats summer and COVID learning loss by providing equitable STEM education for all children.

Furthermore, as children are immersed in the program’s inquiry-based and real-life challenges, they have opportunities to develop 21st Century skills, preparing the next generation of the workforce for success. The program features National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Inductees — world-changing inventors — who initiate constructive and challenging dialogue, giving children the opportunity to innovate in relevant and meaningful ways and preparing them to change the world.

Inman Senior Center – $7,400.00

The Inman Senior Center requires new carpet (Carpet Tile). Our Existing glue down carpet was installed over 10 years ago and can no longer be maintained or cleaned. The senior center building was originally a motorcycle shop, and the floors were covered with engine oil spills which slowly come up and stain our existing carpet. We have purchased a professional carpet cleaner and used it many times, but our glued down carpet will no longer clean or release stains.

We propose cleaning the concrete and installing carpet tile over the entire senior center. Similar carpet tile is used in the Wellness Center and both banks and our community building with great results.

December 2021

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from December 2021, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$1,000 – Community Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners

 

To be used for community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

Project Description:  We provide a free, hot, and delicious meal for all members of our community, with no regard to income, gender, race, religion or need.  We want everyone to feel welcome and treated special as they dine in a family environment, decorated for the season.  Not only do we hope to provide a wonderful meal for those attending but a wonderful time of fellowship as well.  We do deliver meals to those who are not able to get out and attend, but we do encourage those to come and eat, if able.

This grant is made possible by the Community Fund.

 

$2,000 – Canton-Galva Jr./Sr. High School

 

To be used for Canton-Galva betterment program.

Project Description:  The Betterment Program would like to Provide snacks and/or drinks to all students at the Canton-Galva Jr/Sr High School. Most students at our school are not fulfilled with the breakfasts and lunches the school provides. Students also get tired during the school day. A snack and/or drink during the school will fulfill their eating and hunger needs and will provide an extra boost of energy to help them get through the rest of the day. We will be thankful for any amount donated to this project.

This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

 

$7,000 – McPherson Free Methodist Church – Outreach McPherson

 

To be used for Meeting the urgent need for beds for children and adults who are living in poverty in McPherson.

Project Description:  Outreach McPherson is requesting funds to purchase beds at the best price we can receive from local mattress companies. Prices have increased 25% over last year because of shortages. Also, with covid-19 our requests have increased.

This past year we have purchased beds from Mattress Hub, Mattress Haven and Mattresses By Appointment; working with different vendors helps get the best prices to buy the maximum number of beds at the least cost. The beds will be stored at Storage Town in McPherson and distributed to families in need on a first come, first serve basis by Outreach McPherson volunteers. We will continue to take donated used mattresses and box springs as available and distribute all available beds as needed.

This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the Wedel Health Fund.

December 2021 (David Nutt for Lindsborg Fund)

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from December 2021, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation, funded by the David Nutt Fund for Lindsborg.

$10,000 – Bethany College

 

To be used for the Chamber Orchestra of Smoky Valley.

Project Description:  This project will establish a fully professional chamber orchestra comprised of members who play with the Salina Symphony, Wichita Symphony, and Hutchinson Symphony.  The intent is to hold three concerts in the Swedish Pavilion in Heritage Square, the first of which would take place October 24th.  Chamber Orchestra of Smoky Valley will provide the community with a type and quality of music not otherwise available, enriching the lives of audiences as well as musicians.  A grant toward this project would fund facilities and stipends for musicians.    The contribution of music to our communities is invaluable.  By providing concerts free of charge to the public, the Chamber Orchestra of Smoky Valley will enhance the cultural offerings in the region, opening up a new musical experience to any who wish to enjoy it.

 

$5,660 – Birger Sandzen Memorial Foundation

 

To be used for Sandzen Gallery portable folding stools.

Project Description:  The Birger Sandzen Memorial Foundation is seeking grant assistance to purchase 20 portable, folding stools for use by gallery visitors and groups, along with a trolley to contain the stools when they are not in use.

December 2021 (Canton-Galva Youth Advisory Council)

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from Canton-Galva Youth Advisory Council, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation, funded by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

 

$260 – Canton-Galva Elementary School

 

To be used for Technology for Free play.

Project Description:  This project is to incorporate more technology for my students to use during our free play time every day. This money will allow me to purchase some Osmo kits to use with some of the IPads that I currently have in my room.  These kits will enhance reading and math learning and provide a fun way to reinforce classroom learning.

 

$325 – Canton-Galva Jr./Sr. High School

 

To be used for Jr./Sr. High School Math Supplies.

Project Description:  With this Grant the Jr./Sr. High School Math department plans on using this money to provide students with new Calculators, Compasses, and Protractors to use within the math classrooms as tools to assist students in math.

 

$460 – Canton-Galva Elementary School

 

To be used for Literature Books: Freak the Mighty.

Project Description:  Freak the Mighty is a sixth-grade literature book unit done each year. The paperback books we use now are beginning to fall apart and I don’t have enough for my students. Perma-Bound books would last for many years to come, and I would have enough for a class.

 

$60 – Canton-Galva Jr./Sr. High School

 

To be used for Canton-Galva Betterment Program.

Project Description:  The Betterment Program would like to Provide snacks and/or drinks to all students at the Canton-Galva Jr/Sr High School. Most students at our school are not fulfilled with the breakfasts and lunches the school provides. Students also get tired during the school day. A snack and/or drink during the school will fulfill their eating and hunger needs and will provide an extra boost of energy to help them get through the rest of the day. We will be thankful for any amount donated to this project.

 

$60 – Canton-Galva Elementary School

 

To be used for Pre-K Sensory Needs.

Project Description:  I have many sensory needs in my preschool classroom. I have some kiddos who need defined space, some who need oral stimulation, and some who just need to fidget. I am looking to

buy items that will aid with each of these areas for them. I would like to get some cube chairs and trays to use as a table if they would like, some different oral sensory items that can be sanitized and used again, and a few different fidget sensory items to use to help aid in focus during group time.

October 2021 (David Nutt for Lindsborg Fund)

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from October 2021, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation, funded by the David Nutt Fund for Lindsborg.

 

$10,000 – City of Lindsborg

 

To be used for Alma Lind Swensson Memorial Garden Arbor.

Project Description:  The objective of this proposal is to fund preparatory work, fabrication, and installation of an arbor in the Alma Lind Swensson Memorial Garden in Swensson Park. The Alma Lind Swensson Memorial Garden is a community project, led by a diverse group of community volunteers and facilitated by the City of Lindsborg Parks Department, to remake the former fishpond area in

Swensson Park. The garden, designed by local artist Lindy Nelson, will include a sculpture of Alma Lind

Swensson, the work of Michaela Groeblacher, and the arbor as focal points.  Surrounding these artistic elements will be hardy, sustainable shrubs, flowers and other garden elements and landscape pavers. The opportunity to showcase the work of local artists has been an important component of this project. Continuing this theme, the arbor will be fabricated by local metal artist Kelly Dauer.

 

$1,500 – Lindsborg Wavemakers Swim Team

 

To be used for a Dolphin Timing System.

Project Description:  Lindsborg Wavemakers Swim Team, which is a part of Lindsborg Recreation, is needing to purchase a used Dolphin Timing System. The Marion Swim Club has offered to sell the Wavemakers their timing system, at a very discounted price. The timing system would impact swimmers in a positive way by having accurate times to ensure fair swimming competitions. Currently, the Wavemakers do not own a timing system, and rely on volunteers to hand-time swim races. The Dolphin Timing System would be a fantastic upgrade that would be used for many, many years. Whether you use Dolphin wireless swimming stopwatches in swimming competition or practice, Dolphin is an accurate, wireless, effortless swim timing solution. This timing system will save time and improve timing accuracy, all by simply connecting to a laptop.

 

$7,000 – Bethany Lutheran Church

 

To be used for the Sound System for Bethany Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

Project Description:  We have worked with Hopp’s Sound for an estimate for speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, microphones, mounts, mixer, player system, charging equipment and labor.  This would be for Fellowship Hall at Bethany Lutheran.  This is necessary not only for the church but for the community.  This space is utilized for many church functions, but also for community groups and events such as Svenska Vanskapsgrupen, Kiwanis, Boy Scouts, MOSAIC, Bethany College Athletics banquet and reunions, Real Men Sing, CVB tour groups, Bethany Village board meetings, CKL music festival, Arts council auditions, cub scouts, American Scandinavian Association, Kansas State Parks and Wildlife, PEO, Quarterback club, our local recreation department, StepsMC, Mental Health First Aid, and ASIST training  With so many groups utilizing the space, many of them elderly with potential hearing issues and COVID needs to space out, a sound system that is effective is crucial to not only the church but our community as a whole.

October 2021

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards from October 2021, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$10,000 – McPherson Coalition for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

 

To be used for McPherson Community Fridge Project.

Project Description: Similar to the community pantries or “blessing boxes”, the fridge project will place a refrigerator where the public can donate and access cold and frozen food 24/7.  Eventually, fridges will be placed in other areas of town (especially the south end where there are no grocery stores), but the first location will be MPNaz church at 1455 N Main. This location is a few blocks north of Dillons and also near low-income housing. A building will be built to shelter the fridge and shelves. We have estimated this cost at about $5000 for the building permits, shed, electrical, ac/heating element, shelving, fridge/freezer unit, security, and door counter. This location will need continued financial support for electricity at approximately $50-$75 a month for the fridge and the air conditioning/heating unit, as well as $200-$300 a week for food. We would like to have 3 months of these costs covered by the grant. Continued funds for food and maintenance will be community fundraised.

This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund.

 

$20,000 – Inman Elementary School PTO

 

To be used for Inman Elementary School playground update.

Project Description:  IES PTO works hand in hand with our school to provide an environment for our students that is conducive to learning and growing.  The improvements to our school playground are much needed.  The current equipment has been at the school for years.  It’s worn down and very limited in selection.  Kids become bored quickly and are more apt to find less constructive things to do.  We want to provide an environment that keeps our kids active and healthy.  By implementing the changes we have in mind, we feel this is an initiative that can be accomplished.  Kids from all groups can benefit from the new equipment.  The uses could expand beyond recess and include the physical education program as well.

This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the Youth Fitness for Life Fund.

August 2021

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$2,400 – Kansas Thespian Conference registration for Smoky Valley Troupe 3858

To be used for Smoky Valley students to attend the Kansas Thespian Conference in January 2022. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

Proposal summary – Smoky Valley Theater, Troupe 3858 would like to attend the Kansas Thespian Conference in Wichita KS Jan. 7 & 8, 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity for our High School students who are members of the International Thespian Society to attend workshops, network with other schools, watch other school performances and audition for theater scholarships. The registration for this conference is $160 per student. This can cause attendance to be cost prohibitive for some students as they are expected to pay the fee. We are submitting this grant to cover the cost of 15 students to register from Smoky Valley. This event not only helps create engagement amongst the students but helps continue the strong arts community within McPherson County.

 

$10,000 – Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County

To be used for weekly children’s programming. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

Proposal Summary – The leading reason people are in poverty is because they were born into it. STEPMC needs your help to break the cycle of poverty for local kids who were born into poverty – something they can’t do anything about. We are seeking to transform STEPMC’s weekly childcare into a robust youth development program that provides crucial learning and engagement at a foundational stage of development for children living in poverty. Through weekly programming, we hope to provide children with opportunities that they would not otherwise have to grow, learn, develop healthy social and emotional skills, and, ultimately, break the cycle of poverty. We are walking alongside parents as they overcome poverty – now, we want to ensure that we are also walking alongside our kids so that they have the skills to stay out of poverty when they grow up.

June 2021 (Moundridge)

The Moundridge Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards to the Moundridge Community, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$25,000 – Moundridge Public Library

To be used for increasing capacity for community enrichment. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund and the Moundridge Community Foundation operating fund.

 

$875 – Angels’ Attic

To be used for rent and operating expenses. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Foundation operating fund.

 

$875 – Cradle to Crayons Childcare Center

To be used for high energy rates in February 2021. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Foundation operating fund.

 

$5,000 – Mercy Hospital

To be used for “strengthen the feeble knees”. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation for Moundridge fund.

 

$1,500 – Associated Ministries of Moundridge

To be used for Moundridge youth services. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Foundation youth fund and the Moundridge Community Foundation operating fund.

 

$4,000 – Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County

To be used for the missing step on the stairway out of poverty. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Foundation operating fund and the Kansas Health Foundation for Moundridge fund.

June 2021

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$8,480 – Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ, Inc.

To be used for suicide prevention education and resource awareness in McPherson County. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

 

$4,000 – McPherson Swim Club / Aquapups

To be used for 2021 Summer swim team. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the Youth Fitness for Life Fund.

 

$5,000 – Women and Children Combatting Cancer

To be used for their 2021 Mammo Ammo program. This grant is made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund and the Community Fund.

 

$1,571 – Moundridge Elementary School

To be used for the Moundridge Elementary school-wide read program. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

 

$5,000 – Bluestem Pace

To be used for physical therapy equipment. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund.

 

$5,000 – Mt. Hope Sanctuary, Inc.

To be used for new bicycle storage shed. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the Community Fund.

 

$5,404 – McPherson Housing Coalition

To be used for media and technology development. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, and the Community Fund.

April 2021

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$17,000 – McPherson Senior Center

To be used to bring 5 doors to ADA Compliance. This grant is made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$4,500 – National Inventors Hall of Fame

To be used for camp invention summer STEM program. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$5,000 – Associated Ministries of Moundridge

To be used for their 2020-2021 Executive committee budget. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, and the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$2,766 – McPherson Fire Department

To be used for automated external defibrillators. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$2,500 – Inman Public Library

To be used for digitizing microfilm records. This grant is made possible by the Community Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

April 2021 (David Nutt for Lindsborg Fund)

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation and  made possible by the David Nutt for Lindsborg Fund.

 

$20,000 – The Associated Churches of Lindsborg (T.A.C.O.L.)

To be used for expansion and improvement of T.A.C.O.L. thrift shop.

 

$100,000 – Sprout House Learning Center

To be used for purpose built childcare center HVAC system.

 

$35,000 – Lindsborg Community Health Care Foundation

To be used for the Frederickson Outdoor Fitness Park.

 

$25,000 – City of Lindsborg

To be used for repurposing Riverside Park tennis courts to pickleball courts.

 

$15,000 – Smoky Valley Historical Association

To be used for road maintenance and monument repair.

 

$20,000 – Bethany Home Association

To be used for dining room renovations.

 

$60,000 – Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County

To be used for STEP-UP, year 2.

February 2021

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$1,260 – Girls on the Run

To be used for Inman Girl’s On The Run financial assistance. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$10,000 – Moundridge Public Library

To be used for increasing capacity for community enrichment. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund, and the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$10,000 – City of Lindsborg Recreation Dept.

To be used for repurposing Riverside Park tennis courts to pickleball courts. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, and the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$1,050 – McPherson Fire Department

To be used for carbon monoxide detectors. This grant is made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

December 2020

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$10,000 – Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County

To be used for STEPMC programming during COVID19. This grant is made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund and Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$1,000 – Community Thanksgiving

To be used for 2020 Community Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners. This grant is made possible by the Community Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$5,000 – Kansas Food Bank Warehouse

To be used for Food 4 Kids program. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$3,660 – McPherson Free Methodist Church – Outreach McPherson

To be used for mattresses. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$1,000 – McPherson Hospital

To be used for sonography examination tables. This grant is made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

December 2020 David Nutt for Lindsborg Fund

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards made possible by the David Nutt Lindsborg Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$1,000 – Raymer Society

To be used for the Brunswick Art Fair.

 

$2,500 – Lindsborg Midsummer’s Festival

To be used for a sound system for the Riverside Park Stage.

 

$2,450 – Broadway RFD

To be used for a new keyboard and accessories.

 

$2,000 – Smoky Valley Arts and Folklife Center

To be used for the Swedish costume exhibition and ongoing documentation.

 

$4,000 – Svensk Hyllningsfest, Inc

To be used for 2021 Svensk Hyllningsfest children’s area.

 

$1,000 – Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church

To be used for technology updates to assist community use of their church building.

 

$1,500 – City of Lindsborg Recreation Department

To be used for Lindsborg Recreation program supplies.

 

$4,000 – Lindsborg Community Health Care Foundation

To be used for providing a safe meeting space during the pandemic, for psycho-social well-being.

 

$5,050 – USD 400

To be used for 5 outdoor picnic tables.

 

$1,500 – The Associated Churches of Lindsborg (T.A.C.O.L.)

To be used for locks and furnishings for the new addition.

October 2020

The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards:

 

$7,625 – Santa Fe Trail Association – Quivira Chapter

To be used for the Santa Fe Trail 200th Anniversary events. This grant is provided by the Community Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$10,000 – Valley Hope Foundation

To be used for Valley Hope immediate patient assistance. This grant is provided by the Wedel Health Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$5,000 – City of Canton

To be used for playground equipment. This grant is provided by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$5,000 – McPherson Family YMCA

To be used for childcare expenses. This grant is provided by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

June 2020

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

For COVID19 Relief:

$2,800 – McPherson Family YMCA

$4,100 – Arts After School

$3,000 – McPherson Housing Coalition

$19,197.92 – USD 418 Food Service

$643.21 – Internet capability for students

$10,000 – For McPherson COVID19 Small Business recovery

$6,000 – For Canton COVID19 Small Business recovery

$5,000 – Churches United in Ministry for COVID19 assistance for families and individuals

$39,000 – McPherson Hospital for ventilators

$2,000– Inman Rec Center

$2,000 – CASA, A Voice for Children

$1,000 – USD 418 Early Childhood Center

$5,600 – Elyria Christian School

$1,316 – Windom Senior Center

$1,500 – Central Kansas Conservancy

$1,000 – Inman Senior Center

$7,500 – McPherson Museum

$2,000 – Mt. Hope Sanctuary

$2,000 – Live Free Ministries

$1,500 – Inman Museum

 

The above grants were made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund, the COVID19 Emergency Response Fund, the Community Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

June 2020 (Lindsborg David Nutt Fund)

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

For COVID19 Relief the following distributions were made:

14 nonprofits received $36,500

30 businesses received $59,088

24 households received $14,739

 

The remaining balance was distributed to the following

$6,000 – Smoky Valley Historical Association

To be used for the Coronado Heights road project.

 

$10,000 – Lindsborg Community Library

To be used for the 60-year celebration of the Lindsborg Community Library.

 

$14,500 – USD 400

To be used for the A.J. Steinberg Auditorium systems upgrade.

 

$2,000 – Lindsborg Senior Center

To be used for lighting upgrades.

 

$4,000 – Trinity United Methodist Church of Lindsborg

To be used for fellowship hall carpet replacement.

 

$8,000 – Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church

To be used for the Lindsborg Food bank and additional programs to address food insecurity.

 

$12,500 – Bethany Home Association

To be used for the dining hall renovation.

 

$37,000 – Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County

To be used for STEP-UP a partnership of Steps to End Poverty and USD 400 to ensure all children have supportive relationships in their lives.

 

$20,500 – Lindsborg Community Health Care Foundation

To be used for a partnership park for trail side senior fitness.

 

$50,000 – Sprout House Learning Center

To be used for the purpose-built childcare center building.

June 2020 (Moundridge)

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$4,000 – Angels’ Attic

To be used for cleaning supplies, funded by the Moundridge Community Fund.

 

$2,400  – Associated Ministries of Moundridge

To be used for program expenses, funded by the Moundridge Community Fund.

 

$4,800  – Moundridge Senior Center

To be used for program expenses, funded by the Moundridge Community Fund and the Moundridge Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund.

 

$2,000 – Moundridge Public Library

To be used for technology upgrades, funded by the Moundridge Community Fund and the Moundridge Youth Fund.

 

$750 – West Zion Mennonite Church

To be used for Moundridge teacher appreciation gifts, funded by the Moundridge Youth Fund.

 

$6,000 – Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County – Moundridge

To be used for expanding the STEP program into the Moundridge community, funded by the Moundridge Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund.

February 2020

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$500 – Canton-Galva Elementary School

To be used for the development of a “makerspace” lab. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$1,000 – Canton-Galva Elementary School

To be used for 2 new I-pads for the classroom. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$162 – Canton-Galva Elementary School

To be used for the Sphero Bolt program. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$15,000 – Central Christian College Foundation

To be used for McPherson Community Wrestling Center. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$1,280 – Eisenhower Elementary PTO

To be used for the visit of author Diane Bailey. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$4,000 – National Inventors Hall Of Fame

To be used for Camp Invention scholarships. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$2,000 – McPherson Community Theatre

To be used for the summer musical orchestra. This grant is made possible by the MCCF Community Fund.

December 2019

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$2,940 – McPherson Free Methodist Church – Outreach McPherson

To be used for the purchase of mattresses. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund.

$1,000 – Soderstrom Elementary School

To be used for equipment for the sensory room. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$5,000 – Kansas Food Bank Warehouse

To be used for the Food 4 Kids Backpack program. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$10,000 – Cradle to Crayons

To be used for Outback conversion Phase 2. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$10,000 – Valley Hope Foundation

To be used for the Hope Builder Club. This grant is made possible by the Wedel Health Fund.

December 2019 (Lindsborg)

The following grants are made possible by the David J. Nutt Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$2,100 – Bethany Lutheran Church

To be used for snacks and meals for the K.I.C.K. program.

$4,320 – USD 400/ Nursing / Athletics

To be used for portable automated external defibrillators.

$2,100 – Cub Scout Pack 3120

To be used for increased registration costs and a pinewood derby track.

$500 – We Care in the LBK

To be used for weekend meal bags for kids.

$2,500 – Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church

To be used for the offset of increased expenses related to the Sprout House Collaboration.

$680 – Midsummer’s Festival

To be used for Kubb tournament sets.

$2,720 – USD 400

To be used for resources related to teaching technology and digital citizenship to elementary and middle school students.

$2,530 – USD 400

To be used for the Smoky Valley Baseball Field equipment.

$750 – USD 400

To be used for the Soderstrom Grand Pals program.

$2,500 – Lindsborg At Work Association

To be used for the Lindsborg Mural Program.

$4,300 – Sprout House Learning Center

To be used for creative curriculum.

October 2019

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$1,000 – Community Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners

To be used for the community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. This grant is made possible by the Community Fund.

$6,668 – GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc.

To provide oral health outreach for children and teens in McPherson County. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

August 2019

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$4,500 – McPherson Hospital

To be used for hospital security upgrade. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund.

$1600 – McPherson Middle School

To be used for birthday books at MMS. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$8,600 – United Way of McPherson County

To be used for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$4,400 – The Cedar’s

To be used for an electric lift and 2 slings. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund.

$1,374 – The Art Room

To be used to purchase an electric pottery wheel. This grant is made possible by the Community Fund.

$500 – McPherson College

To provide the art exhibit titled: “Dreams of Flight.” This grant is made possible by the Community Fund.

June 2019 (Moundridge)

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$1,500 – Mercy Hospital, Inc.

To be used for portable radios. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Fund – Moundridge.

$1,800 – West Zion Mennonite Church

To provide meals for their K-4 Youth ministries program. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Foundation Youth Fund and the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund.

$19,205 – Cradle to Crayons

To be used for building conversion for additional classrooms. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Fund.

$2,000 – Valley Hope Foundation

To be used for the Hope Builder Club programming. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Fund – Moundridge.

$2,645 – Moundridge Recreation Commission

To be used for a pool vacuum. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Fund – Moundridge.

$1,200 – Angels’ Attic

To be used for yearly expenses. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Fund.

$500 – Moundridge Public Library

To be used for summer reading program STEMout. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Fund – Moundridge and the Moundridge Community Fund.

$750 – Moundridge High School

To be used for Wildcat Pride program. This grant is made possible by the Moundridge Community Fund.

$400 – Moundridge Middle School

To be used for stock the bathrooms. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Fund – Moundridge.

$1,500 – Moundridge Senior Center

To be used for replacing flooring in the quilt / nursing room. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Fund – Moundridge.

June 2019

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$2,300.50 – McPherson Arts Alliance

To be used for summer art camp. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$500 – Moundridge Public Library

To be used for summer reading program STEMout. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$2,400 – GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc.

To be used for patient voucher assistance. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

$3,835 – Hutchinson Community College – McPherson Campus

To be used for an autoclave for the nursing program. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund and the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

$5,000 – McPherson Church of the Nazarene

To be used for start-up costs associated with The Hangout – programming for youth. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$1,000 – Early Childhood Center

To provide scholarships for families. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$10,000 – Arts After School

To be used the Executive Director position. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$1,000 – McPherson County K-State Extension Office

To be used for the Ag in the Classroom program. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$500 – McPherson College

To be used for the Body Venture program. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$4,000 – Windom Elementary School

To be used for their outdoor classroom. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

April 2019 (Lindsborg)

$110,000 – Lindsborg Convention & Visitors Bureau

To be used to pay for a portable event/ performance stage.

$25,000 – City of Lindsborg Recreation Department

To provide a community wellness / recreation feasibility study.

$25,000 – Lindsborg Community Hospital Association

To assist with providing technology: telehealth & virtual education.

$9,000 – Lindsborg Senior Center

For roof repairs.

$1,500 – Lindsborg Dog Park: Scentral Bark

To provide benches for the dog park.

$10,000 – Messiah Lutheran Church

To address costs associated with moisture penetration into the church.

April 2019

$500 – Inman Public Library

To be used for summer reading program of Space Exploration. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$995 – Moundridge Recreation Commission

To provide a JUGS baseball and softball pitching machine. This grant is made possible by the Youth Fitness for Life and the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$3,000 – National Inventor’s Hall of Fame

To assist with scholarships for students to attend Camp Invention. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$2,500 – WACCC

For the Mammo Ammo program. This grant is made possible by the Wedel Health Fund.

$800 – Scouts BSA Troop 1000

This grant is for the startup costs of providing a Boy Scouts of America troop for girls age 11-18. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$4,000 – Prairie View

To provide programming for the Alzheimer & Parkinson’s Support Group. This grant is made possible by the Wedel Health Fund.

February 2019

$2,400 – Youth Aviation Programs Association

To be used to pay for airport full motion flight and training simulator. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$5000 – Kansas Food Bank Warehouse

To provide weekend hunger relief for students in McPherson County. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$1,000 – Moundridge Police Department

To assist with the purchase of records management software. This grant is made possible by the Wedel Health Fund.

$3,500 – Marquette Fitness Center

For the purchase of leg extension equipment. This grant is made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund.

$10,000 – McPherson County Council on Aging

This matching grant is for foot care for seniors in need. This grant is made possible by the Wedel Health Fund.

December 2018 (Lindsborg)

The following grants are made possible by the Lindsborg / DN Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

 

$2,000 – KICK (Kids in Christ’s Kingdom) meals

To be used to pay for family meal to be served each week at KICK.

$2,500 – Lindsborg Landmark Concert Series

To provide concerts in a variety of musical styles in and around Lindsborg.

$1,000 – USD #400

To assist in providing materials for a recycling program.

$1,500 – Lindsborg Senior Center

For the study and preservation of Lindsborg Folk Costumes.

$1,600 – Anatoly Karpov School of Chess

To purchase computer and software.

$2,000 – Lindsborg Arts Council

For the Lindsborg Svensk Folkdrakt to assist with digitization and purchase of Swedish costume patterns.

$2,400 – Messiah Lutheran Church / Sprout House Collaboration

To assist with utility costs associated with Sprout House operations.

$2,000 – Lindsborg at Work

For Lindsborg Holiday lighting.

$2,500 – Broadway RFD

To purchase new LED lighting for summer productions.

$2,000 – Lindsborg at Work

For Lindsborg Seating Program.

$4,000 – STEPs to end Poverty McPherson County

For assistance with the STEPMC Lindsborg Coach salary.

$1,500 – Svensk Hyllningsfest

For the Svensk Hyllningsfest Children’s tent sound system.

December 2018

The following grants are administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$500 – McPherson High School

To be used for Unleash Your Potential program. This grant was made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$500 – Eisenhower Elementary School

To be used for changing tire mulch to pea gravel on the playground. This grant was made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$2,944 – McPherson Free Methodist Church – Outreach McPherson

To be used for the purchase of beds. This grant was made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

$3,000 – McPherson Hospital

To be used for the purchase of Vapotherm Precision Flow device. This grant was made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

$1,000 – Windom Elementary School

To be used for developing an outdoor classroom connected to the Windom Greenhouse. This grant was made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

$2,000 – McPherson Community Theatre

To be used for production of Peter Pan – fly-rigging. This grant was made possible by the Community Fund.

$1,300 – K-State Research and Extension Office

To be used for Stay Strong Stay Healthy program. This grant was made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

$1,000 – Community Fund

To be used for Community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. This grant was made possible by the Community Fund.

$2,500 – McPherson Fire Department

To be used for the purchase of an active shooter kids. This grant was made possible by the Larry Wedel Health Fund.

$7,500 – CASA: A Voice for Children

A 3 year grant to be used for the Program VISTA. This grant was made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund.

C-G YAC GRANTS

The following grants are made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, administered by the McPherson County Community Foundation.

$627.72 – 1st Grade Technology

To purchase 2 ipads and 2 cases

$500 – iPADS For Learning

To purchase 2 ipads

October 2018

$2,200 – Moundridge Recreation Commission

To provide a.c., heating and carpeting for their programming room. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the Wedel Health Fund administered by the MCCF.

$950 – Inman Senior Center

To purchase a new laptop. This grant was made possible through the Wedel Health Fund administered by the MCCF.

$5,000 – McPherson Housing Coalition

For homelessness prevention program. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund administered by the MCCF.

$3,000 – Canton Township Carnegie Library

To make building improvements. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund administered by the MCCF.

$2,100 – Mt. Hope Sanctuary

To purchase laptop computers. This grant was made possible through the Community Fund administered by the MCCF.

$3,000 – Lindsborg Svensk Folkdrakt

To digitize Swedish folk costume patterns. This grant was made possible through the Community Fund administered by the MCCF.

$640 – International Chess Institute of the Midwest

To purchase chess clocks. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by the MCCF

August 2018 (Moundridge)

$1,805 – Moundridge Recreation Commission

For AED devices. This grant was made possible through the AED Fund and Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$2,000 – Moundridge High School

For woodshop lighting. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$483.98 – Moundridge Youth Football

For football equipment. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$500 – Associated Ministries of Moundridge

For 2019 VBS cd. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$500 – Moundridge Middle School

For middle school clubs. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$1,300 – Moundridge Elementary School

For 5th grade sphero project. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$3,000 – Moundridge Manor

For training manikin. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$1,000 – Moundridge High School

For “dare to be” awards. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Youth Fund administered by the MCCF.

$883.17 – Moundridge High School

For window coverings at MHS front windows. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$8,308 – Moundridge Elementary School

For preschool playground equipment. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$2,000 – Moundridge Youth Ministries

For youth ministries meal program. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$3,000 – Mercy Hospital

For bladder scanner. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Kansas Health Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$1,800 – West Zion Mennonite Church

For children’s meal ministry. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$2,000 – Valley Hope Foundation

For Moundridge Alumni Program. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Kansas Health Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

$150 – Moundridge Middle School

For becoming scientists program. This grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by the MCCF.

August 2018

$500 – Bethany Lutheran Church

For K.I.C.K. after school program. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by the MCCF.

$2,500 – Marquette Learning Center

For communication system. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by the MCCF.

$340 – Moundridge Arts Council

For summer art lessons. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by the MCCF.

$500 – Lady Express Softball Club

For indoor facility supplies. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by the MCCF.

$800 – USD 423

For peace space program for middle and high school students. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by the MCCF.

$800 – USD 419

For special education flexible seating. This grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by the MCCF.

June 2018

$6,000 – Arts After School – After School program offering music and art for 6-8th grade students. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF. 

$8,000 – USD 423 – Preschool playground equipment The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

$250 – Active Minds – Strike Out Stigma, a mental health awareness campaign. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

April 2018

$2,000 – Bethany Home Association – Computer Server Room Upgrades. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF. 

$600 – Lindsborg Community Library – Water fountain installation. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

$2,450 – McPherson Arts Alliance – Kids summer camp. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF. 

$3,000 – Invent Now – Camp Invention scholarships. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF. 

$540 – Moundridge Arts Council – Art lessons at Moundridge Elementary School. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

$4,000 – McPherson College – 2 day Art Kansas Conference. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

February 2018

Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess $1,000: Scholarships for McPherson county chess students. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Family YMCA $3,000: Hot tub lift. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Family YMCA $1,000: youth center upgrade. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Canton-Galva FCCLA $300: Speaker to address social media knowledge. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson High School $3,250: Assistive technology for outlying McCSEC schools. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Recreation Commission $1,250: weight room update. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson County Council on Aging $15,800: MCCA foot care for seniors in need. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund and the Community Fund administered by MCCF.

Elyria Christian School $5,000: technology initiative for 7th -12th graders. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

December 2017

McPherson County Humane Society $1,000: Trap-Neuter-Release program. The grant was made possible through the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

Christ’s Kids Child Care Center $1,200: heating and air conditioning unit. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Circles of McPherson County $3,000: child and youth education materials. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Elementary School $500: books for elementary school carnival prizes. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

October 2017

Central Christian College of Kansas $5,000: Greer lighting – light console and dimmer rack. The grant was made possible through the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

Community Thanksgiving $2,000: 2017 Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The grant was made possible through the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

Inman Museum $1,000: Enlarge the museum complex. The grant was made possible through the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson County D.A.R.E. $2,500: D.A.R.E. program for county schools. The grant was made possible through the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation, Inc. $2,500: computer system upgrade. The grant was made possible through the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

Offender Victim Ministries $1,640: startup costs for McPherson Office. The grant was made possible through the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

ReUse It Center $3,000: to assist with replacing their roof. The grant was made possible through the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

First United Methodist Church $1,106: For serve day 2017. The grant was made possible through the McPherson County Community Fund administered by MCCF.

Inman Sr Center $2,000: The grant was made possible through the the Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund administered by MCCF.

Bluestem PACE $3,000: Bluestem PACE transportation support. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

The Cedar’s $30,000: 2 year matching grant for the Memory Care center. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

Galva Sr Citizen’s $2.000: to repaint the exterior of their building. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

GraceMed Health Clinic $3,000: Reducing barriers to health care through a voucher program. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

Marquette Senior Center $5,000: Marquette Fitness Center update. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

Mercy Hospital $6,000: patient whirlpool bath safety and quality enhancement. The grant was made possible through the Larry Wedel Health Fund administered by MCCF.

August 2017 (Moundridge)

Cradle to Crayons Childcare Center $5,300: Surveillance cameras. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and the Moundridge Community Foundation fund administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Senior Center $1,250: for a new dishwasher / sanitizer. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund for Moundridge administered by MCCF.

Associated Churches of Moundridge $500: for 2017 VBS. The grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Historical Association $6,500: for new housing for water tower exhibit. The grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Food Pantry $1,000: to restock their food supply. The grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by MCCF.

Cradle to Crayons Childcare Center $2,158: for upright freezer. The grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Elementary School $150: CEO after school craft club for 3-4th graders. The grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Recreation Commission $2,548: for portable bleachers at ball fields. The grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund for Moundridge administered by MCCF.

Moundridge Valley Hope Wedel Recovery Center $500: Assistance for participation in their recovery program. The grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by MCCF.

West Zion Mennonite Church $1,750: MYM meal program. The grant was made possible through the Moundridge Community Foundation Fund administered by MCCF.

August 2017

Journey Mennonite Church $3,700: For Arts After School program for 6-8th graders. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Canton-Galva Elementary School $1,500: Lexia 5 reading program. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Canton-Galva High School $1,000: Assistance for high school students to obtain their workready certificate. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Navo $1,048: for musical performances for MHS, MMS and ECS. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Pleasant View Home $2,134: for childcare program. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

June 2017

Kansas Art Education Association $3,000: to help with hosting a conference for Art educators. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Arts Alliance $2,500: summer art camp for local youth. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Family YMCA $1,500: to allow for STEM activities during summer YKids programming. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

April 2017

McPherson Arts Alliance $785: For a juried art exhibit. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Invent Now $2,000: 2017 Camp Invention for k-6 graders. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

Eisenhower Elementary School $200: For an amazon echo. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

McPherson Community Theatre $2,592: To offer a stipend to theatre musicians. The grant was made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund administered by MCCF.

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.

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.

2016

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.

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.

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.

2015

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.