Twelve 2017 Future Fund Grant Recipients Receive a Total of $11,500



Future Fund Grant Recipients-2017

 

Catholic Charities: Webcams will be purchased to aid efforts to go paperless for the SEK case management staff.

 

Communities in Schools of Mid-America, Inc.: STEM Student Engineers, a career exploration experience at PSU in engineering technology in March 2018, will allow 50 area students to participate and have the materials needed.

 

Families & Children Together Inc.: Will implement a Growing in the Garden therapeutic, psychosocial rehabilitation group for clients receiving services at the Community Mental Health Center of Crawford County.

 

First United Methodist Church – Wesley House: One computer for the Wesley House Computer Lab will be provided for the completion of a variety of applications and for employment classes.

 

Northeast School district #246: The purchase of Moby Max, an online, web based intervention program will help meet the needs of all students.

 

Southeast Kansas Education Service Center – Greenbush: Will purchase audiology diagnostic equipment for hearing screening and diagnostics for at least 500 early childhood aged Crawford County children.

 

SEK Women Helping Women: A Fairy Godmother’s Fund: Working women in need due to crisis situations will be identified with the help of employers and will be helped with one time grants.

 

The Lord’s Diner: Will be able to purchase kitchen equipment of a veggie slicer and veggie dicer.

 

The Salvation Army: Will purchase and provide hats and gloves to adults in need during the Christmas distribution.

 

USD 250 Crawford County Pittsburg, Interlocal 637, PHS: Two adapted 3 wheel bicycles for use by PHS students with disabilities will be purchased to expand the Project Ride program previously funded through the Women’s Health Funds.

 

USD 250 Crawford County Pittsburg, PHS: Will provide a master class for PHS Repertory Theatre students and a Q&A for area school theatre students and the community with Tony nominated Broadway actress Nancy Opel.

 

Women’s Resource Center of SEK: The purchase of a changing table with liners will meet a pressing need for families receiving services while at the clinic. 

General Fund Awards Announced



The Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is proud to announce the funded proposals in the areas of Basic Human Needs and Youth Activiities for the 2017 General Funds grant cycle.

 

2017 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GENERAL FUNDS GRANTS

 

BASIC HUMAN NEEDS 

BOURBON COUNTY INTER-AGENCY COALITION, INC. WILL SUPPORT RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE SO FAMILIES CAN STAY IN THEIR HOMES AND AFFORDABLE FAMILY SWIM PASSES.  

CATHOLIC CHARITIES, INC. WILL PROVIDE ONE-TIME FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AT RISK OF EVICTION OR CUT-OFF OF ESSENTIAL HOME UTILITIES THAT WILL PREVENT IMMINENT HOMELESSNESS OF THE FAMILY.  

CLASS LTD PLANS TO ASSIST RESIDENTS OF CK, CR, AND LB COUNTIES WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES WHO HAVE EMERGENCY FOOD, SHELTER OR CLOTHING NEEDS.  

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF SEK WILL PURCHASE HEARING TESTING EQUIPMENT FOR LOW-INCOME & UNINSURED ADULTS.  

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, WESLEY HOUSE WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE IN JOPLIN, MO  

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, WESLEY HOUSE WILL ASSIST 100 INDIVIDUALS WITH PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE.  

LABETTE COUNTY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CENTER PROVIDES EMERGENCY BASIC HUMAN SERVICE NEEDS TO LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN FINANCIAL CRISIS.  

LABETTE HEALTH FOUNDATION WILL ASSIST IN PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE EMERGENCY ROOM & RURAL HEALTH CLINIC BEING BUILT IN INDEPENDENCE, KS FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF THEIR HOSPITAL.  

MERCY HEALTH FOUNDATION FORT SCOTT WILL CREATE A HELPING HANDS FUND TO ALLEVIATE FAMILIES IN FINANCIAL STRESS.  

MOUNT CARMEL FOUNDATION WILL PURCHASE A CO2 MONITOR FOR THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT VIA CHRISTI HOSPITAL.  

PRESBYTERIAN MANORS, INC. WILL PROVIDE A HEALTH FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIP TO THE FITNESS CENTER FOR 60+ RESIDENTS RESULTING IN BETTER OVERALL HEALTH.  

PSU ENACTUS WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE EFFORTS FOR HOMELESS SOLUTIONS IN PITTSBURG, KS.  

THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AUTHORITY WILL HELP TO MEET THE BASIC NEEDS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH PLACED IN POLICE PROTECTIVE CUSTODY.  

SAFE HAVEN OUTREACH MISSION WILL STOCK THE OPERATION UNDERGARMENTS PORTION OF THEIR MISSION.  

SAFEHOUSE CRISIS CENTER, INC. PLANS TO INITIATE THE SAFEHOUSE GARDEN PROJECT AT THEIR NEW FACILITY FOR CLIENTS AND TO MAINTAIN AND UTILIZE.   

SHIRLEY YEAGER ANIMAL FRIENDS FOUNDATION COMMUNITY COMPASSION PROJECT WILL BENEFIT FAMILIES AND ANIMALS WITH VACCINES AND STERILIZATION.  

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN: A FAIRY GODMOTHER’S FUND WILL PROVIDE ONE TIME GRANTS TO SINGLE MOTHERS IN A TIME OF NEED WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES FROM ANY OTHER AGENCIES FOR SAFE & RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION.  

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

CHERRY STREET YOUTH CENTER WILL PURCHASE EQUIPMENT FOR THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.  

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER, INC. IS UPDATING THE INTERVIEW RECORDING SYSTEM FOR FORENSIC INTERVIEWS.  

CITY OF YATES CENTER RECREATION COMMISSION IS ADDING LIGHTS AND POLES TO THE YOUTH BALL FIELD.  

ERIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. WILL ADD LIGHTS AND LANDSCAPING TO THE ERIE DINOSAUR PARK.  

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER IS ADDING SAFETY MEASURES, A MAGNETIC  LOCK FOR A PLAYGROUND GATE, AND SUPPLIES FOR THE STORM SHELTER PODS.  

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WESLEY HOUSE WILL PROVIDE COATS TO COMMUNITY CHILDREN THIS WINTER.  

HORSES OF HOPE RIDING CENTER, INC. WILL BE NOW PURCHASE A SADDLE & PADS TO CONTINUE TO THEIR MISSION OF LIVING THE HOPE THROUGH EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES.  

INTERLOCAL 637 COMMUNITY BASED INSTRUCTION PROGRAM IN PITTSBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WILL SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH AUTISM THROUGH STRUCTURED LEARNING.  

LEARNING TREE INSTITUTE AT GREENBUSH WILL UPDATE TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING AT THE SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTER.

MCCUNE OSAGE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY AND MUSEUM PLANS TO ADD THE AFTERSCHOOL EDGE LEARNING PROGRAM TO THEIR LIBRARY RESOURCES.  

MINERS HALL MUSEUM IS EXPANDING THEIR EXHIBITS WITH THE PURCHASE OF NEW FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT.  

NORTHEAST UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL OFFER FLEXIBLE SEATING OPTIONS K-6.  

PITTSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL CONTINUE THE YOUNG AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR PROGRAM TO LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS.  

SEDAN PUBLIC LIBRARY NEEDS EQUIPMENT FOR THE CHILDREN’S LITERACY SUMMER AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS.  

SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS (PITTSBURG AFFILIATE) WILL PURCHASE SUPPLIES FOR THE SEK TRACK AND FIELD MEET.  

SPRING RIVER MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS, INC. WILL PURCHASE UPDATED CURRICULUM FOR THE CHILDREN’S PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION GROUPS. 

TFI FAMILY SERVICES, INC. WILL PILOT A SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES AND FOSTER CHILDREN IN SEK CALLED TFICARE.  

USD 250 LAKESIDE ELEMENTARY WILL PURCHASE MATERIALS FOR THE 4TH GRADE PROJECT BASED LEARNING ACTIVITIES.  

*USD 250 PHS WILL COMMISSION ORIGINAL MUSIC AND POETRY FOR THE ANNUAL VESPERS PROGRAM.  

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WILL PURCHASE NEEDED MATERIALS FOR A COMMUNITY BASED INTERGENERATIONAL PROJECT.  

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER OF SEK WILL PURCHASE THE ‘YOUR FUTURE ON THE LINE’ TO BE OFFERED TO THE HARBOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM.  

 FORT SCOTT AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION   THIS FOUNDATION IS AN AFFILIATE OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS.  THEY RECEIVED A GRANT TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR GRANTING PROGRAM PROVIDING MORE FOR YOUTH ORIENTED PROGRAMS FOR THE AREA THEY SERVE.  

GIRARD AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION  THIS FOUNDATION IS AN AFFILIATE OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS.  THEY RECEIVED A GRANT TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR GRANTING PROGRAM PROVIDING MORE OF YOUTH ORIENTED PROGRAMS FOR THE AREA THEY SERVE.

*RECEIVED FROM ARTS & CULTURE FUNDS

 

 

    

    

Hurricane Relief Expanded



Hurricane Relief Donations have been expanded to support the continued damage the southern part of the country is experiencing. The CFSEK will continue to collect donations via check or online donations. 

To make a donation, make the check payable to: Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas and on the memo line specify geographical area if you choose, or, click on the DONATE NOW! button above and choose the "Disaster Relief Fund." Donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 1448, Pittsburg, KS 66762-1448 or dropped by the Community Foundation office at 100 South Broadway, Suite 100 in Pittsburg.

Hurricane Harvey Relief



Hurricane Harvey caused damage and flooding through Houston and part of its surrounding area, the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is accepting monetary donations from community members to assist with the damage.

The foundation will send the donations to nonprofit agencies or its partner community foundations in the affected areas of Texas.

“We can see to it that the money will go to the non profit organizations and see it’s way into the community,” Community Foundation Executive Director Kit Parks said.
Parks said the these contributions will go towards the long term impacts of the disaster.
“The donations will be used for rebuilding, specific needs or whatever the Community Foundation designates from the city’s needs,” she said.
To make a donation for this disaster, make the check payable to: Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas and on the memo line specify: “Hurricane Harvey.”

Click on the DONATE NOW! button above and choose the "Disaster Relief Fund."  Donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 1448, Pittsburg, KS 66762-1448 or dropped by the Community Foundation office at 100 South Broadway, Suite 100 in Pittsburg.

Elm Acres Foundation Grants Awarded



The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas Announces 2017  Inaugural Elm Acres Foundation grant recipients

 

The purpose of the Elm Acres Foundation, Inc. is to provide support for at-risk youth in the Southeast Kansas community (Crawford, Cherokee and Labette counties), including supporting any entities that provide services for at-risk youth. 

 

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is pleased to be the host agency for the Elm Acres Foundation Fund. Established as the Pittsburg Area Community Foundation in 2001, the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is a public non-profit Foundation.  Specifically, the Foundation serves the region helping individuals, businesses and municipalities fulfill their charitable giving goals in ways that benefit the common good and improve the quality of life. The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation and the Girard Area Community Foundation are affiliates. The Foundation inspires a passion for generosity in each community that we serve. The Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. If you would like to know more about the CFSEK, we invite you to visit the foundation website www.southeastkansas.org or call 620-231-8897.

The Elm Acres Foundation and the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas would like to congratulate the following 2017 grant recipients:

Communities in Schools (CIS) will initiate another CIS FEEDS: Families Engaged by Eating Dinners by providing at-risk children and youth access to a healthy meal outside the school day in one other USD 250 elementary school in the 2017-2018 school year.

Family Resource Center – Crawford County Diaper Stock 2017 will develop a resource to supplement diapers/wipes to low income families caring for infants/toddlers in Crawford County.

Partnership for All Cherokee County Children, Inc. will assist at-risk middle and high school aged youth in state custody/foster care with the purchase of items needed for participation in extra- curricular school activities and graduation needs.

The Restorative Justice Authority will receive assistance with Evidence Based Community Programming curriculum and transportation.

Wesley House – Disability Mentoring Day promotes career development and skill building for individuals with disabilities.

Wesley House – Family Stability Action Program-Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work will provide at risk teenagers with the opportunity to receive employment training resulting in certification.