Grant Recipients Announced

Solomon Valley Community Foundation awards fall grants

BELOIT, Kan.— During its recent fall grant cycle, the Solomon Valley Community Foundation awarded over $40,000 in grants to 11 projects throughout Mitchell County. The following organizations received funding:

  • Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce, $4,000 for a display designed as an extension and advertisement to the Chautauqua Isle of Lights display to help bring visitors to the large Christmas display in the park.
  • Mitchell County, $6,000 for Mitchell County Dive Team volunteers to purchase equipment to help assist with training and response to recovery incidents.
  • Tipton Fire Department, $5,700 to purchase fire department bunker gear to replace out-of-date gear.
  • American Legion Post 278, $3,000 to place a row of flagpoles along the front fence of St. Boniface Cemetery, and to replace a flagpole at the Tipton Lutheran Cemetery.
  • Beloit United Methodist Church, $1,127.96 to purchase a freezer, baby changing stations for the restrooms, and TV monitor with DVD player.
  • North Central Kansas Technical College, $5,000 to assist with public safety preparation for students and faculty in response to emergencies and disaster events.
  • Beloit United Methodist Church, $339 to establish a Little Free Library, as well as install a park bench on the property of the church.
  • City of Hunter, $6,000 to install a new play structure in Hunter City Park along with a new playground border and compliant ramp, additional rock, a heavy-duty park bench, and two secured trash receptacles.
  • City of Simpson, $6,000 to assist with Simpson’s 150th Year Celebration along with Shanks Park Cleanup and Renovation.
  • Glen Elder United Methodist Church, $2,275.62 to help fund an upgrade to the church’s sound system.
  • Pawnee Mental Health Services, Inc., $1,000 to purchase outdoor signage for the new office in Beloit.

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, 2022. For more information, visit