The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed its second competitive grant cycle of 2013, awarding $19,830 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
Thirty-one applications were received with agencies requesting more than $67,000 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.
Since 2002, more than $1.7 million has been reinvested into charitable projects and agencies of the Golden Belt. The recipients for July 2013 are:
Grants made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Youth Fund
$700 Central Kansas CASA Inc. to fund speaker fees and miscellaneous expenses for a workshop for CASA volunteers and networking professionals who work with the children served by CASA
$1,000 Great Bend Police Department/DARE to purchase DARE portfolios and workbooks
$1,028 Helping Hands Early Childhood Special Education Preschool to purchase two copies of Boardmaker software
$580 Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation to provide funds for website design, setup, and training
$2,500 Smoky Hills Public Television to fund programming rights for children’s educational television
$3,693 Pawnee County to purchase a garden tractor, shed, tiller, and fencing for Larned PRIDE’s community garden.
$950 USD 428 Great Bend to update kitchen bakeware, cookware, serveware, and custom print aprons for the Panther Paw Restaurant
Grants made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Fund
$861 Clara Barton Hospital to purchase two tablet computers to be used for patient education
Grants made possible by the Amos Bayer Endowment Fund
$2,268 Lasting Life Ministries to purchase commercial chairs, rolling table storage cart, and folding tables for Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen
Grants made possible through the Amos Bayer Endowment and the Pawnee County Endowment Fund
$2,000 Fort Larned Historical Society—Santa Fe Trail Center to purchase a printer for interpretive panels for the main museum building at the Santa Fe Trail Center
Grants made possible through the Albert Gumbir Charitable Fund
$1,500 Catholic Social Service to assist families and individuals of Barton County with emergency financial situations that are not met by other community resources
$1,500 Community Food Bank of Barton County to provide funding to purchase food for local citizens in need
Grants made possible through the Arts and Culture Field of Interest Fund
$200 Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society to purchase supplies to process 500 Gray Studio glass plate negatives, according to Kansas Historical Society’s best practices guidelines
Grants made possible by the Mark and Melanie Calcara Donor Advised Fund
$750 United Way of Central Kansas to provide funding for the Caribbean Cool Color Run for youth ages 19 and under
Grants made possible by the Nutrition and Physical Activity Endowment Fund
$300 USD 349 Stafford Community Schools to provide supplies for making bread for Kansas Day
At $11.5 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 www.goldenbeltcf.org.