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Community foundation awards $18,000 in community grants

Friday, April 10th, 2020

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $18,000 to 12 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding:

  • The CASTLE Project, $3,275.97 to purchase STEM learning materials and pay the STEM teacher for the 2020 summer program.
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas, $2,975.97 to help purchase new computers for the agency.
  • Ashby House, $2,801.91 to replace outdated freezers with new upright freezers that will accommodate food donations for the shelter and free store programs.
  • Independent Connection, Inc., $2,000 to help provide independent living skills training to students of USD 305’s Opportunity Now and students enrolled in the Jobs for America’s Graduates Program at Salina Central High School.
  • Sacred Heart Jr. Sr. High School, $1,898.05 to purchase virtual reality equipment for the STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) curriculum.
  • Saline County Health Department, $1,650 to host the Saline County Community Baby Shower, which will provide education and community resources for new and expecting parents.
  • USD 306 Ell-Saline, $1,241 for elementary student participation in AmeriTowne, a curriculum that educates on entrepreneurial, personal, civic and professional areas.
  • USD 306 Southeast of Saline, $1,168 to help purchase a Snapmaker 2.0 Modular 3D printer, which combines 3D printing, laser engraving and a CNC machine.
  • USD 306 Southeast of Saline, $1,020 to purchase Osmos, which are hardware accessories that turn iPads into interactive learning experiences.

This round of grants was made possible by three 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 Kansas Health Foundation Fund, which supports preventative programs that support healthy living across 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.