The Greater Salina Community Foundation has awarded $58,603 to 16 local nonprofits during its last grant cycle, for a total of $202,563 for the year.
Funding for these grants are made possible by the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund, Fund for Early Childhood Care, Education & Development, Fund for Greater Salina, Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF, and the L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund.
The following grants were awarded:
- $4,650- Salina Initiative for Restorative Justice- Expansion of Neighborhood Accountability Boards as an alternative to prosecution for first-time adult offenders charged with misdemeanor theft
- $3,996- Kansas Wesleyan University- Rec2Reality program that partners USD 305 Special Education students with KWU students through recreational activities
- $4,995- Salina Central High School- Equipment for SCHS’s First Robotics Team- HorsePOWER 3172
- $5,000- Sunflower Adult Day Services, Inc.- New vinyl flooring for heavy traffic use areas
- $5,000- Central Kansas Foundation- Upgraded psychiatric telemedicine equipment
- $2,000- Kansas State Polytechnic- Virtual World 2.0 Discover summer camp for K-12 students that focuses on hands on STEM activities
- $2,987- Therapeutic Recreation Program, City of Salina- Summer employment program to provide job training to people with special needs
- $3,000- Communities in Schools of Mid-America- Support services for at-risk students at Lakewood Middle School and Salina Central High School
- $4,275- Girls on the Run Heart of Kansas- Saline County Girls on the Run program that promotes health and self-esteem in girls through running
- $5,000- Salina Arts & Humanities- Entertainment for Friday Night Live’s fall and winter program
- $1,800- Ell-Saline Jr./Sr. High School- High School Forensics 2016 National Catholic Forensics League Tournament
- $2,400- Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland- STEM Activity Kits for troop leaders to check out as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Journey curriculum
- $3,000- Assaria Family Park Committee- Accessible swing set for Assaria’s community park
- $1,500- Salina Family YMCA- New Core Knowledge Curriculum for the YMCA’s Early Education Center
- $4,000- Salina Art Center- Paperworks papermaking outreach program for local elementary schools
- $5,000- Ashby House- Finding the Right Balance program to help residents learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget
Grant applications to these funds are accepted throughout the year through the Foundation’s website. The next round of applications are due July 15. Grant deadlines and guidelines can be found on the Foundation’s website, www.gscf.org./grants.