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:

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