Elm Acres Foundation

Good news! Grant applications for the 2020 Elm Acres Foundation At-Risk Youth grant cycle are now available! 

Applications are due by May 11, 2020. Because our office is temporarily closed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all applications must be submitted by email.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about Elm Acres Foundation grants, contact us or email Program Coordinator Sherri Stephens.

2020 Grant Application Form

Please review the instructions in the application form carefully before submitting it.

More information about the Elm Acres Foundation

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.

Elm Acres Foundation 2019 Grant Recipients

In 2019, the Elm Acres Foundation awarded $19,387 to six organizations, with the amount of each grant ranging from $3,000 to $6,205. The 2019 grant recipients were:

  • Family Resource Center – ‘Crawford County Diaper Stock’ project will receive funding to provide diapers and wipes to low income families with infants and toddlers in Crawford County.
  • Fostering Connections – ‘Foster Children Activities’ grant funding will go toward education and support for foster and adoptive families and fun, educational activities for children in care.
  • Mount Carmel Foundation – ‘Concussion Testing (ImPact)’ to purchase a computerized test that measures the effect of concussion on the brain. 
  • Mount Carmel Foundation – ‘Thermometers for All New Births’ will provide each new mother a thermometer and education about infant fevers at discharge after births at Ascension Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg or at Dr. Jessilyn Humble’s pediatric clinic for her patients that delivered at another hospital. 
  • PHS Club 209A – ‘Clothing/Food Closet’ will provide supplies for the closet that offers at-risk students with basic clothing needs or weekend food.
  • Special Olympics Kansas, Inc. – ‘Unified Bocce for Southeast Kansas’ will allow Bocce teams to be established in high schools across the southeast Kansas area allowing for adaptive physical involvement.

Whether you're a potential donor, a professional advisor, a local nonprofit director, or someone who's simply concerned about the future of Kansas, connecting with your local community foundation is the first step toward a better tomorrow for your community