Area Company To Award Community Funds
KSAL Staff - August 27, 2014 10:02 am
A Minneapolis company is planning to award up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations around the area.
According to G.L. Huyett of Minneapolis, Project Drive will award up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations to improve North Central Kansas communities.
The company says that Project Drive was founded in 2007 as part of a comprehensive community improvement initiative. Grants have been made to public libraries, nonprofit organizations, and social work organizations that cater to under-privileged people in the region.
In recent years, the company has found that it is difficult to spread around smaller sums and have a definitive impact. Over the past six years we have been able to increase the size of the fund tenfold.
For reference, they welcome the support of other institutions who would want to contribute funds and participate in the selection process. Project Drive has no overhead and all grant funds go directly to nonprofit organizations, when they need it, for projects that are specific and relevant. The goal is to grow Project Drive to a $100,000 annual program someday in the not-too-distant future.
Project Drive is dedicated to community improvement projects within a 50-mile radius of Minneapolis. Grants will be awarded in increments as small as $500, or up to $25,000 for any one project to a
nonprofit individual, institution, or organization that best improves a North Central Kansas community. Applications will be accepted September 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014 and reviewed by the
Project Drive Selection Committee during the month of November 2014. Awards will be announced on November 26, 2014.
For more information, or to obtain an application contact:
PO Box 232, Minneapolis, KS 67467