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Salina Community Foundation Awards Grants

KSAL StaffApril 3, 2015

The Greater Salina Community Foundation has announced $34,000 in grants. According to the organization, the grants are  from two community funds including the Foundation’s Community Health Fund and from the Dane G. Hansen Community Fund for Saline County.

The following grants were awarded from the Foundation’s Community Health Fund. The community Health fund was created in partnership with the Kansas Health Foundation through GSCF’s participation in the GROW II matching grant program.

• $3,000 – Salina Family YMCA- Camp Wood- to provide support for elementary students to attend a week-long resident camp that allows children to receive life-changing outdoor experiences

• $3,000-Salina Parks & Recreation Department – Therapeautic Recreation Program-to provide funding for summer camp for participants ages 5-25 who have special needs or disabilities

• $3,000 – St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church – Camp H.Y.P.E – to support a summer camp where kids will learn about healthy lifestyles, good eating habits and exercise

The foundation awarded the following grants from the Dane G. Hansen Community Fund for Saline County. These grants are made in partnership with the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, KS.

• $5,000- Circles of the Heartland-Consumer Credit Counseling-to support additional hours for a staff to coach working with families in poverty

• $5,000 – Ottawa & Saline County CASA Program– to provide support for trained volunteer advocates working with children in foster care as they navigate the child welfare system

• $3,000 – Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas – to assist with funding for 3 computers for use by advocates and volunteers serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

• $3,000 – Salina Art Center –to assist with a campaign to grow Second Sundays, a free monthly program for families and the Summer Art program for kids ages 4-14

• $3,500- Salina Arts & Humanities- to assist with the Eulenspeigel Puppet making and performance workshop specifically reaching out to Hispanic families, concluding with a bilingual production performed at the Smoky Hill River Festival

• $825 -Kansas Wesleyan University/The Volunteer Connection – to provide funding for the RSVP Chorus and Salina Children’s Choir to perform an intergeneration vocal concert

• $4,300 -Central Kansas Mental Health Center– to support the purchase of televideo equipment which will provide access to child psychiatrist services through Telemedicine

• $375- Salina Safe After Prom- to assist with an event serving more than 600 Salina students to enable them to continue their prom evening in a safe, alcohol free environment


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