The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is pleased to announce on behalf of the Elm Acres Foundation a new grant opportunity.
“The purpose of the Elm Acres Foundation, Inc. is to provide support to at-risk youth in the Southeast Kansas community (Crawford, Cherokee and Labette counties), including supporting any entities that provide services for at-risk youth.  First preference will be given to youth that are receiving services from Elm Acres Youth and Family Services, a Program of DCCCA, Inc.  Funds will be granted through a process once a year.  Applications should be for programs and services for at-risk youth, and not personnel costs or capital improvements.”
Applications are due in the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas offices in the Commerce Bank building at 100 S. Broadway according to the timeline below.    Questions can be directed to Sherri Stephens, at 620.231.8897 or by email at

Process and Timeline 2017:
April 17:  Distribute grant process and applications to community
May 19:  Grant application DEADLINE
July 1: Grants recipients announced
April 1, 2018:  Final Report Deadline
Grant Information & Timeline
Elm Acres Foundation Grant Application 



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Rita J. Bicknell
Women’s Health Grant Application
The Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund and Circle of Friends
grant applications are available NOW until 3:30 on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Find the link to the application here or under For Grantseeker's, Women's Health Fund or Circle of Friends.
We look forward to receiving your application.

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