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Community foundation awards $27,000 in community grants

Monday, April 1st, 2019

SALINA, Kan.— 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.

Recipients include:

  • 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 foundation’s next community grant cycle will open in July. For more information, visit