2018 CFSEK General Funds Grant Awards Announced



 

2018 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.  

EASTERN KANSAS ADULT EDUCATION RECEIVED GED TESTING SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE.

FAMILIES & CHILDREN TOGETHER, INC.WILL HOLD A COUNTY WIDE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY ON OCTOBER 21, 2018.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, WESLEY HOUSE WILL PROVIDE DENTAL HEALTH CARE TO UNDERSERVED EMPLOYMENT AGE CLIENTS IN PITTSBURG.

KANSAS CHILDREN’S SERVICE LEAGUE WILL PROVIDE PERIOD OF PURPLE CRYING SHAKEN BABY PREVENTION MATERIALS TO PARENTS OF BABIES BORN IN SEK.

K-STATE RESEARCH & EXTENSION WILL HOLD AN AGING WITH ATTITUDE REGIONAL EXPO IN FT. SCOTT IN APRIL 2019.

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

LABETTE HEALTH FOUNDATION WILL EQUIP THEIR BIRTHING FACILITIES WITH NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING EQUIPMENT.  

MERCY HOSPITAL FORT SCOTT WILL BE PURCHASING A SPECIAL CHAIR DESIGNED FOR ADVANCE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE PATIENTS.  

MOUNT CARMEL FOUNDATION PLANS TO PURCHASE NEW STRETCHERS FOR SURGERY PATIENTS.  

NEXT STEPS INC.WILL ASSIST THOSE LIVING IN POVERTY WITH DENTAL AND EYE CARE FOR EMPLOYABILITY.

SAFE HAVEN OUTREACH MISSION WILL SUPPLEMENT THEIR FOOD SUPPLY FOR MEALS FOR SHELTER RESIDENTS.

SEK WOMEN HELPING WOMEN: A FAIRY GODMOTHER’S FUND WILL PROVIDE ONE TIME GRANTS TO WOMEN IN NEED WHO WORK IN CARETAKING PROFESSIONS.

STILLWELL HERITAGE & EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION PLANS TO INITIATE A WALKING CHALLENGE FOR DOWNTOWN PITTSBURG RESIDENTS.

TRI VALLEY DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES WILL PURCHASE NEW CPR MANIKINS FOR STAFF AND CLIENT TRAINING.

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

ARMA RECREATION WILL BE ADDING AN ELECTRONIC SCOREBOARD AT THE CITY BALLFIELD.

CHERRY STREET YOUTH CENTER IS DEVELOPING YEAR ROUND GREENHOUSE GARDENING.

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER, INC. IS UPDATING ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAM MATERIALS.

CITY OF GIRARD PLANS TO ADD EQUIPMENT FOR SAFETY AND ENJOYMENT TO THE CITY POOL.

CURIOUS MINDS DISCOVERY ZONE INC. WILL OFFER FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHTS TO SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PARSONS AND SURROUNDIG AREA.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER IS ADDING 5 CAMERAS FOR INTRUDER SAFETY.

HORSES OF HOPE RIDING CENTER, INC. WILL BE PURCHASING SENSORY INTEGRATION AND COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CLIENTS AS PART OF THEIR TOUCH OF HOPE PROGRAM.

KIDS FIRST DAY CARE & PRESCHOOL IS REJUVENATING THEIR PLAYGROUND SPACE.

LEARNING TREE INSTITUTE AT GREENBUSH IS EXPANDING THEIR ADVENTURE BASED EDUCATION WITH INDOOR CHALLENGE EQUIPMENT.

MINERS HALL MUSEUM WILL BE UPGRADING THE MUSEUM TECHNOLOGY.

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

PSU NURSING WILL PROVIDE A NEONATAL PATIENT SIMULATOR TO NURSING STUDENTS.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AUTHORITY WILL UPGRADE COMPUTER EQUPMENT TO BETTER OFFER PROGRAMMING TO THE AT RISK YOUTH THEY SERVE.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS (PITTSBURG AFFILIATE) WILL PURCHASE SUPPLIES FOR THE SOUTHEAST REGIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT.

USD 235 UNIONTOWN IS ADDING FLEXIBLE SEATING FOR THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM.

USD 246 WILL PURCHASE GOOGLE EXPEDITION KITS FOR VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS FOR ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS.

USD 246 WILL PROVIDE FLEXIBLE SEATING TO STUDENTS IN THE JUNIOR HIGH.

USD 249 FRONTENAC IS ADDING WHOLE-CLASS NOVELS AND BOOK CLUBS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL READING STUDENTS.

USD 506 WILL PURCHASE MINI I-PADS TO CREATE MAKERSPACE FOR PROJECT BASED LEARNING.

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.

 

ARTS & CULTURE  

USD 250 PHS THEATRE RECEIVED SUPPORT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE.

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