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Community foundation awards over $51,000 in grants

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

BELOIT, Kan.— Over $51,000 was awarded to 21 charitable projects in Mitchell County during the Solomon Valley Community Foundation’s spring grant cycle. Grants were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Community Impact Fund for Solomon Valley.

The following organizations received funding:

  • Mitchell County Historical Society, $5,000 for new flooring in the fine arts and early learning areas of the new museum complex.
  • North Central Kansas Technical College Endowment Association & Foundation, $5,000 to help build Mitchell County Trap and Skeet Range.
  • North Central Kansas Technical College, $4,902 for AED purchases and installations in multiple campus buildings.
  • City of Beloit, $4,820 to purchase thermal imaging camera for the City of Beloit Fire Department.
  • City of Glen Elder, $4,000 to support improvements to Glen Elder City Park.
  • Waconda Cultural Association, $3,545 to purchase and install a viewfinder at the Waconda Springs Replica Pool in Glen Elder State Park.
  • Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce, $3,000 for a sound system in downtown Beloit.
  • City of Tipton, $3,000 to help the fire department install a washer-extractor.
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic School, $3,000 for the purchase and installation of a chairlift for the grade school building.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, $3,000 to replace front entry doors.
  • City of Glen Elder, $2,000 for an outfield fence at the Waconda Baseball Field.
  • Heart Choices, $2,000 for needed supplies for the Smart Parents/Safe Kids program.
  • USD 273, $2,000 for improvements to the Early Learning Center’s outdoor learning spaces.
  • Tipton Christian School, Inc., $1,043 for LEGO robotics kits for STEM-based learning activities.
  • Beloit Lions Club, $1,000 for baseball equipment for K-18 summer baseball.
  • Boost Ministries Foundation, $1,000 for shelving for the Bless House Lending Library.
  • Tipton Catholic High School, $1,000 for STEM lab equipment and supplies.
  • Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce, $750 to purchase a dozen high-top tables for use at community events.
  • Port Library, $500 to host a NASA speaker from Johnson Space Center in Houston for a presentation to summer library program participants.
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic School, $500 for the student council’s flowerbed beautification project.
  • USD 273, $500 to support creation of a LEGO wall as part of the school’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program.

Community foundation grants are also supported by contributions from the Thomas J. Schaffer Designated Fund.

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