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Foundation awards nearly $100,000 in community grants
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The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 spring grant recipients. The Foundation received 37 grant applications with requests totaling more than $200,000. A total of $99,620 in grants were awarded for charitable projects across the Russell County area.
Think Big, Think Russell County
Funding for this grant supports a project that has significant impact in the Russell County area.
A $29,000 grant was awarded to USD 407 to build a safe, updated playground for Simpson Elementary that will be used for years to come. Children will use the playground to play soccer, kickball, and other fun games on a surface of smart rubber mulch.
Dane G. Hansen Grants
Funding for these grants comes from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to support health and human services needs, community beautification, inter-generational programs or projects, the arts, and environmental programs or projects.
Deines Cultural Center, Kiln Supplies and Education, $3,000
FHSU, Play, Coach and Referee Soccer Clinic, $3,800
Lucas Arts and Humanities Council, Lid Off Film Festival, $5,000
Lucas Lions Club, Baseball Complex Renovation, $5,000
Paradise PRIDE, Paradise Park Improvements, $5,000
Russell Community Theater, Lighting Improvements, $5,000
Russell Mainstreet, Downtown Christmas Decorations, $5,000
Russell PRIDE, Russell Community Adventure Trail, $6,000
Russell PRIDE, Paint with Pride, $1,500
Russell Recreation Commission, Youth Summer Art Program, $2,500
Russell Recreation Commission, Fitness Room Upgrade, $4,200
Russell Regional Hospital, County Health Fair, $5,000
Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund
This grant supports the health and well-being of children living in the Russell County area.
DSNWK, Spot Vision Screener, $500
Gorham Community Development Association, Gorham Park See-Saws, $2,000
Midway District 4-H, Leadership Boot Camp, $300
Russell Booster Club, Back-to-school Bash, $700
Russell Recreation Commission, Nature Detectives, $1,500
SHPTV, Literacy Leadership for Children, $375
USD 299, Lucas/Sylvan Field Trips, $1,795
USD 399, Collections Language Arts Program, $2,250
USD 399, Fall Musical, $1,000
USD 399, Legos are for Learning, $500
USD 407, imPACT Concussion Screening, $600
USD 407, Touchstone Leadership Retreat, $1,000
USD 407, Football Tackling System, $2,700
USD 407, Football Equipment Reconditioning, $3,200
USD 407, Middle School Math Enrichment, $1,200
For more information on the Foundation’s grant programs, please contact Angie Muller at 785-445-3611 or visit us at The next grants season is in the fall and applications are due Oct. 15.