In its final grant cycle of the 2019 fiscal year, the Greater Salina Community Foundation awarded $27,226 to 10 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County.
- USD 305, $4,300 to purchase a Boss Laser cutter for the Salina South Middle School Technology Education program.
- Salina Area Technical College, $4,000 to support instructor salaries for the 2019 STEM-Related Day Camp for students in 6th through 10th grades.
- Salina Rescue Mission, $3,720 to replace a broken refrigreator and damaged food service equipment.
- Salina Art Center, $2,953 to support instructor salaries for the 2019 Summer Art education program.
- St. Mary Queen of the Universe, $2,953 to purchase supplies for Summer STREAM Learning Academies.
- Salina Community Theatre, $2,800 for updated sound equipment for rehearsals, auditions and classes.
- Discover Salina Naturally, $2,500 to cover rental fees for tents, tables and chairs for the 2019 Discover Salina Naturally event.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Child Development Center, $2,500 to update indoor and outdoor educational equipment for classrooms and playgrounds.
- Saline County Health Department/MCH, $1,000 to help provide safe sleep cribs or car seats to participants who complete all six sessions of the Becoming a Mom Prenatal Education Program.
- A Work In Progress, Inc., $500 to market a mindful yoga movement and meditation practice to individuals who work in high-stress professions (law enforcement, military, fire department).
This round of grants was made possible by four funds at the community foundation: the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which supports projects and programs that improve the community’s quality of life; the Fund for Early Childhood Care, Education and Development, established by Mark and Jane Berkley to better prepare children in Ottawa and Saline Counties for kindergarten; the Kansas Health Foundation Fund, which supports the public health of Saline County; and the L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund, which supports hands-on learning opportunities for youth in the areas of arts and humanities and science, technology and invention.
The foundation’s next community grant cycle will open in July. For more information, visit www.gscf.org/about-grants or contact Brandee Mayginnes, director of grants and scholarships, at 785-823-1800.