Republic County Community Foundation Awards Spring Grants

By Ryan Duey

The Republic County Community Foundation recently awarded over $86,000 to 15 projects throughout Republic County. The following organizations received funding:

· Republic County 4-H, $13,111.21 to support improvements to the 4-H building to make it safe.

· USD 109, $825.00 to support incentives for each child as they complete their miles for the school marathon.

· Belleville Chamber of Commerce-Belleville High Banks, $25,000 to support the building of the Belleville High Banks handicap accessibility ramp.

· Belleville Main Street, $435.00 to purchase a SHURE microphone, transmitter, and receiver to replace the current system.

· Blair Center for the Arts Foundation, $7,543.60 will support the 2024 “No School” Summer movie series.

· City of Scandia, $8,500.00 will support repairs to the concrete walls for the Scandia Recreation Project.

· Republic County Czech Club, $1,500.00 will support the purchase of a custom display case for the Cuba Heritage Center and signage.

· Faithworks – Republic County Resource Council, $5,000.00 will support mental health services in Republic County.

· Church People Concerned Foundation, $3,000.00 will support the replacement of flooring.

· Republic County Hospital, $2,500.00 will support the Youth Safety and Preparedness Camp.

· NCK Free Fair, $6,120.00 to purchase and install a new garage door for the Commercial Building.

· City of Belleville, $800.00 to purchase supplies and prizes for two fishing tournaments.

· USD 109, $5,000.00 to purchase football equipment for Republic County.

· Distinguished Young Women of Kansas – $7,000 to purchase wireless microphones, storage rack cases, and power supplies.

This round of grants was made possible by four funds at the foundation: the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Republic County Community Action Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Republic County, and the Republic Public Health Fund.

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