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Heartland Community Foundation grants over $145,500

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The Heartland Community Foundation awarded a total of $145,526 to 30 nonprofit organizations in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties during its fall grant cycle. Grants were funded by the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Heartland Area Action Fund and the Heartland Healthy Living Fund/Kansas Health Foundation Fund

The following organizations received funding:

  • High Plains Mental Health Center, $10,445 for Youth Mental Health First Aid expansion.
  • Trego County Sheriff’s Office, $10,000 for an impaired driving education and awareness program for high school students.
  • Rooks County Healthcare Foundation, $9,007 to purchase temperature and humidity monitors for every critical storage unit and room at Rooks County Hospital.
  • Hays Sunrise Rotary Club, $7,500 for Advance Ekey Community Park
  • WaKeeney Housing Authority, $7,065 to install a backup-standby generator in the property’s community room.
  • Learning Cross Preschool, $6,350 for the purchase of a Promethean Interactive Activpanel to incorporate into learning activities with grand-friends at Via Christi Village.
  • City of Victoria, $6,270 to replace old pagers with new Minitor VI Pagers for the Victoria Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, $6,068 for supplies needed to improve their CPR Certification Training program.
  • Thomas More Prep-Marian High, Inc., $5,995 for the purchase of a hands-on Discover Drones Classroom Pack.
  • Plainville Recreation Commission, $5,979 for equipment for new youth and adult programs.
  • USD 271 Stockton High School Family & Consumer Sciences Department, $5,774 for “Leadership Service in Action through Quilts,” which enables youth to identify community needs and create quilts to meet those needs.
  • The Salvation Army, $5,447 for the “Paper Pantry,” which will distribute household cleaning and personal hygiene to qualified clients four times per year.
  • USD 489, $5,269 for PREPaRE Crisis Training for teachers and staff.
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center, $5,000 for a heating system in the mobile unit garage to protect the unit during the winter months.
  • Zion Lutheran Church, $5,000 for the Trego County Food Pantry.
  • Stockton Recreation Commission, $5,000 for new equipment at the new fitness center.
  • Plainville Fire Department, $4,650 for 35 upgraded helmets for the Plainville Fire Department.
  • Plainville Recreation Commission, $4,000 to renovate the front of the Plainville Recreation building.
  • First Call for Help of Ellis County, Inc., $3,800 for the Backpacks for Kids program.
  • Damar Elementary School, $3,538 for iLearn Through iPads
  • Trego County Fairboard, $3,472 for a fairground fence restoration project.
  • Rooks County Sheriff’s Office, $3,000 toward the sheriff’s office K9 Replacement Fund.
  • Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce, $2,950 for a permanent fire pit in Stockton City Park to host the future Stockton Community Pumpkin Patch.
  • Ellis County Ham Operators, $2,578 to set up and operate a new digital radio system in Ellis County.
  • CASA of the High Plains, Inc, $2,200 to attend the National CASA Conference in Boston.
  • Stockton Swim Club, $2,034 to launch a new swim team and purchase necessary equipment.
  • City of Plainville, $2,000 for the purchase of a new generator for the Plainville Fire Department.
  • Prairie Faith Shared Ministry, $1,725 to provide Mental Health First Aid training for community leaders.
  • Prairie Faith Shared Ministry, $1,170 for community-wide wellness education in 2018.
  • Early Childhood Connections – Munjor Site, $1,077 for to educate and empower parents through health literacy.
  • WaKeeney Public Library, $800 to subscribe to BrainHQ, a cognitive training program.
  • Ellis United Methodist Church, $363 to update games for the Fifth Quarter program for high school students.