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Solomon Valley Community Foundation awards spring grants

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Solomon Valley Community Foundation awards spring grants

BELOIT, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Solomon Valley Community Foundation awarded over $60,000 in grants to 23 projects throughout Mitchell County. The following organizations received funding:

  • Mitchell County Community Foundation dba Leadership Class 2020, to cover the cost per person for ASIST training.
  • Mitchell County Historical Society, to pay for part of the new security system hardware.
  • North Central Kansas Technical College, for an indoor/outdoor public sound system for sound production and audio recording.
  • Waconda Cultural Association, to host entertainers and purchase advertisement and equipment for the Wakonda Indian Festival.
  • Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, to purchase equipment and fund any additional resources that help aide the maintenance and training of staff and volunteers.
  • USD 272, to purchase new weightlifting equipment.
  • Glen Elder Volunteer Fire Department, to purchase additional thermal imaging masks.
  • Beloit Ministerial Association, to purchase needed items for the food pantry.
  • City of Beloit, to purchase aggregate material to complete one third the trail.
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/School, to purchase bee keeping equipment.
  • Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce, for musical entertainment for the street dance and entertainment at Millapalooza.
  • Tipton Heritage Association, for a Lenova ThinkPad Notebook with additional electronic equipment.
  • Tipton Christian School, Inc., to purchase four Dell Inspiron touchscreen laptop computers.
  • Beloit Arts Center, for equipment and supplies for art gallery exhibiting, audience seating and viewing.
  • USD 273, to purchase developmentally appropriate furnishings and supplies for use by students in the preschool classroom.
  • Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition, for partial funding on the concept development, copy writing, design, proofing, print management, and color printing costs for 25,000 Sightseeing Maps/Field Guides.
  • Post Rock Humane Society, to enhance development processes and education of pet adoption services.
  • Glen Elder Library, to purchase tables, vacuum cleaners, exit/emergency lights, and ladders.
  • Boost Ministries Foundation, to purchase tables for community luncheons and varying outreach events and opportunities.
  • Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation, to develop, coordinate and implement a comprehensive prenatal breastfeeding education course.
  • Glen Elder Friends Church, to purchase scrolling LED signs.
  • Pawnee Mental Health Services, Inc., to pay for a portion of the total summer programming for the 30 Mitchell County children and youth.
  • Port Library, for the cost of stuffed animal workshop kits and extra copies of the story book.

This round of grants was made possible by the community foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Thomas J. Schaffer Designated Fund and the Pleasant View Community Fund. The foundation’s next grant cycle will open June 1, with applications due August 1, 2020. For more information, visit

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