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Solomon Valley Community Foundation Awards Fall 2019 Grants

Monday, September 16th, 2019

BELOIT, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Solomon Valley Community Foundation awarded over $44,000 in grants to 16 projects throughout Mitchell County. The following organizations received funding:

  • NCK Wellness Center, Inc. for various class and non-class equipment for the senior exercise program.
  • Lincoln County Emergency Management for installation of an emergency siren and backup generator in Hunter.
  • Beloit Arts Center for an indoor/outdoor public sound system for sound production and audio recording.
  • Mitchell County to host a Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge for junior high and high school students in the spring of 2020.
  • Pawnee Mental Health Services, Inc. for S.T.A.R.S. Camp, designed for children with serious emotional disturbances.
  • City of Beloit for improvements to the Beloit Disc Golf Course.
  • Tipton Christian School, Inc. for student iPads.
  • Boost Ministries Foundation for a community resource room inside the building to store toiletries and household items.
  • Hunter Economic Development Corp. for a digital community sign for the Hunter community.
  • USD 273 for 3D printers for the STEM classroom to create a student-run business selling 3D-printed objects.
  • USD 272 to purchase Lego robotics sets for Lakeside Elementary.
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic School to support “Meet the Masters,” a multi-media art education program for elementary school students.
  • USD 273 for new plyo boxes in the weight room at Beloit Jr./Sr. High School.
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic School for enhancements to the third-grade classroom.
  • USD 273 to purchase virtual reality kits for Beloit Elementary School.
  • Smoky Hills Public Television to provide books for each child enrolled in preschool at Beloit Elementary School.

This round of grants was made possible by the community foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which supports projects and programs that improve the community’s quality of life.

The foundation’s next grant cycle will open December 1, with applications due February 1, 2020. For more information, visit

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