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Congratulations to our spring grant recipients

Monday, July 29th, 2019

The Heartland Community Foundation staff and board has been busy visiting our spring grant recipients! Scroll down to learn more about the awards and projects.

Congratulations to Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center! They were recently awarded a $2,555 grant to purchase supplies for children who go through care at the center. Pictured left to right are Sandy Jacobs, Victoria Brady, Tracy Kinderknecht, Tabitha Keith, Nikki Pfannenstiel.

Congratulations! Plainville USD 270 recently received $2,500 for new scoreboards at the Cardinal Gymnasium. Pictured are Kelli Hansen and Lisa Gehring.

Congratulations to USD 208! They recently received over $26,000 in grants to support several different projects: $6,000 for new computers and monitors in the Trego Community High School Media Lab; $6,000 to purchase a 9-12 grade social-emotional learning curriculum; $4,065 to purchase new instruments for the revitalized 5-12 grade band programs at Trego Community Schools; $3,571 to add an outdoor learning area to the K-5 STEM classroom; $3,556 to purchase two new AED machines—one for the high school gym and one to replace an outdated AED at the grade school; and $3,209 for updated microscopes and lab supplies for the biology/life science program. Pictured left to right are: Jim Moeder, Joleen Schoenthaler, James Burk, Lori Dietz, Tammi Wynn, Randy Sauer and Hardy Howard.

The Trego Recreation Commission was recently awarded $9,354 for new playground equipment at South Ballpark. Congrats! Pictured are Hardy Howard and Kyle Level.

Congratulations to the Trego Arts Club! They received $1,000 to bring Wichita Children’s Theatre touring company to perform at Trego Schools. Pictured left to right are Rev. John Anderson, Laura Anderson and Hardy Howard.

The Arc of Central Plains recently received $8,500 to install a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round at the Hays Accessible Recreation Complex! Pictured are Sandy Jacobs, Dave Herl, Cathy McAdoo and Sarah Meitner.

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Ellis recently accepted a $8,687 grant for a high-efficiency heating and air conditioning unit! Pictured are Sandy Jacobs, Sarah Cearley and Katie Dorzweiler.

Plainville Recreation Commission recently accepted a $2,000 grant to install new scoreboards at Max Malin Memorial Ballpark! Pictured left to right are Kathy Ramsay, Andrew Casey and Sandy Jacobs.

Congratulations to the Plainville Community Foundation! They received a $4,000 grant to advertise the Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial, which is coming to Plainville in the fall. Pictured are Kathy Ramsay, Susan Stahl, Carol VanDyke and Sandy Jacobs.

Plainville Fire Department received a $4,000 grant to purchase a washer-extractor for department turnout gear such as pants and coats. Pictured are Kathy Ramsay, Justin Casey and Sandy Jacobs.

Congratulations to Jana’s Campaign! They received a $5,000 grant for student leadership training to help with the prevention of dating violence. Pictured are Sandy Jacobs, MaLaura Deeter, Brooklynn Bracelin, Jennifer Farrington, Kaiti Dinges and Julie Werkowitch.

Congratulations to High Plains Mental Health Center! They recently accepted a $6,024 grant for a public education and outreach project to address the mental health crisis in the agriculture industry. Pictured are Sandy Jacobs, Kaley Connor, Walt Hill and Whitney Moeder.

Congratulations! Hays Lions Club recently received a $3,500 to conduct a one-day educational and screening event for local veterans with low vision and hearing loss. Pictured left to right are Dr. Kendal Krug, Jim Huenergarde, Karmen Porter, Ph.D., and Sandy Jacobs. Learn more here.

Country Lane Apartments recently accepted a $10,000 grant for improvements and upgrades! Pictured left to right are Kathy Ramsay, Vonda Gager, Don Languein, Kim Rounsley, Rod Hockett, Karen Sinclair, Marc Glendening and Sandy Jacobs.

Congratulations to Cedar Bluff State Park! They received an $8,000 grant to expand and update the youth and disabled fishing pond and recreation area. Pictured left to right are Brian Haug and Hardy Howard.

Congratulations! Downtown Hays Development Corporation recently received $3,000 to create a strategic plan to define the organization’s goals for the next five years. Pictured are Sara Bloom and Sandy Jacobs.