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Russell County Area Community Foundation announces fall grant recipients

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Russell County Area Community Foundation announces fall grant recipients
RUSSELL, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Russell County Area Community Foundation awarded over $73,000 to 11 projects throughout the Russell County area and communities served by USD 399 and USD 407. The following organizations received funding:

Russell County Historical Society, $20,000 to revitalize a historic area and provide a visitor’s center, public restrooms and historic looking play equipment.
Russell Main Street, Inc., $20,000 to construct a parkinglot into a covered Market Square.
Russell Arts Council, $10,000 to purchase a new projector, server, sound system equipment and black fabric to repair around the movie screen.
Russell Pride, $7,140 to build a pedestrian foot bridge in Fossil Park.
Luray Community Pride, $6,377 to assist in purchasing youth play equipment for Luray park.
Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, $2,500 for renovations to the Pioneer Developmental Center.
USD 407, $2,000 to bring in a Reality U presenter to Russell High School.
Midway District, $1,500 to purchase necessary equipment to successfully hold an eight-week muscle strengthening class for adults.
City of Russell, $1,383 to purchase the E-draulic “Jaws of Life” equipment for the Russell Fire Department.
Cub Scout Pack 118, $1,270 to purchase technology equipment for the Russell Scout House.
USD 407, $1,264 to purchase materials and equipment for the 4th and 5th grade science class.

This round of grants was made possible by four funds at the community foundation: the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which focuses on improving quality of life throughout the county, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund, which supports public health in Russell County, Russell Schools Apple Seed Fund, which was established to promote and enhance the education of public school students within the city of Russell, and the Helen A. Hampl Student Aid Fund, which aids students enrolled in preschool and grade school.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens January 1, with online applications due March 15, 2020. For more information, visit http://smokyvalleycf.org/search-apply-for-a-grant/.