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Golden Belt Community Foundation announces November Grant recipients
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The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.  
Twenty five applications were received with agencies requesting more than $69,000 in funding. Programs or projects must demonstrate need and show how the program will benefit the communities of the Golden Belt area. Projects establishing new or fostering existing collaborations are favored.
The grant recipients for November 2013 are:
Grants made possible through the Albert Gumbir Charitable Designated Endowment Fund: $3,000 Barton County Emergency Aid Association to assist individuals in emergency situation with their utility bills
Grants made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Fund: $1,089 Great Bend Regional Hospital for flu vaccines and educational materials for a public health outreach project at local shelters
Grants made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Health Endowment Fund: $2,500 City of Albert for two park benches and cement, PVC and rock to edge their new playground equipment; $200 Dominican Sisters of Peace for publicity to families for the Heartland Farm Kids to Farm Health Initiative program; $1,200.42 Holy Family School for the Healthy Kids Healthy Families program; $2,000 Jordaan Memorial Library for the reading program; $805 Lasting Life Ministries, Inc. for the Teen Challenge curriculum for the Central Kansas Dream Center; $240 Lovely Branches Ministries, Inc. for a diaper changing station; $340 Stafford Educational Foundation – STARS After School for two sets of Maps and Apps 4-H National Science Experiment curriculum and ten signs for marking the Trojan Trail; $1,300 United Way of Central Kansas for exercise balls for the Crunch Out Obesity program in Ellinwood; $1,000 USD 350 St. John High School for printing supplies for the Get Active St. John project
Grant made possible by the Mark and Melanie Calcara Donor Advised Fund, First Kansas Bank Charitable Endowment Fund, and the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Health Endowment Fund: $2,744 Barton County Extension Service for six sewing machines, sewing supplies and fabric
Grants made possible through the Don Miller Endowment Memorial Fund: $446 Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation for computer equipment and software for Camp Hope
Grants made possible through the Stafford County Endowment Fund and Amos Bayer Endowment Fund: $830 Stafford PRIDE Organization, Inc. for a sign promoting their downtown district
At $12.2 million in total assets and more than 140 funds under management, the Golden Belt Community Foundation has been connecting people who care to causes that matter since 1996.  For more information about the Golden Belt Community Foundation, call (620) 792-3000 or visit their website at