2012

Total Grants Awarded in 2012 - $988,258.95

1st Cycle (February) Grants ($14,518)

  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Garden City Recreation Commission
  • Shelton Memorial Christian Church Preschool

2nd Cycle (May) Grants ($16,454)

  • First United Methodist Church - Circles of Hope
  • Leave a Legacy Foundation
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Russell Child Development Center
  • Southwest Kansas Live on Stage
  • United Leaders & Heroes - Real Men Real Leaders

3rd Cycle (August) Grants ($20,504)

  • Communities in Schools - Garden City
  • Family Crisis Services, Inc.
  • Families Together, Inc.
  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Rush County Conservation District
  • Satanta Arts Council
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center
  • Youth Entrepreneurs

4th Cycle (November) Grants ($25,412)

  • Area Mental Health Center
  • Cimarron City Library
  • Communities in Schools - Grant County
  • Finney Co. Community Health Coalition
  • Finney County Public Library
  • Smoky Hills Public Television

2012 Christmas Grants ($1,250)

  • Edith Scheuerman - Tigerrific Sign Choir (Grant provided by the Robert A. Whippo Memorial Fund for the Arts)
  • Emmaus House (Grant provided by the Carl and Carolyn Myers Fund for Health and Human Services)
  • Ministry of Presence (Grant provided by the Max and Charlene Teare fund for Health and Human Services)
  • Salvation Army - Toys (Grant Provided by the Our Children, Our Future fund for Children)

Year of Giving Grants ($3,000)

January

  • Garden City Family YMCA

February

  • Lee Richardson Zoo

March

  • Peace House Ministries - Hugoton, KS.

April

  • Satanta Arts Council - Satanta, KS.¬†

May

  • National Fire and Safety Council2

June

  • Garden City Recreation Commission - Drama Department

July

  • Finney County Public Library

August

  • Finney County Humane Society

September

  • Miles of Smiles

October

  • Stepping Stone Shelter - Liberal, KS.

November

  • Grant County Community Foundation - Grant County Gives

December

  • Kismet Public Library (Grant made from the Ralph and Marilyn Germann Fund for Education)

Donor Advised Fund Grants ($88,318)

Herman and Marjorie Cooper Fund

  • Special Olympics

Phil and Sheryl Dick Fund

  • Friends of Garden City Arts
  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo

Erdene Corley Fund

  • Kansas Children's Service League

Finney County Farm Bureau Advised Fund

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Finney County
  • Finney County Extension - Southwest Master Gardeners
  • Miles of Smiles

Dr. Luther and Ardis Fry Family Fund

  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association
  • High Plains Public Radio
  • Salvation Army
  • WKCF Grant Program

Henry and Nellie Hall Fund

  • Finney County Historical Society
  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association
  • Garden City Family YMCA
  • Garden City Presbyterian Church
  • McPherson College
  • Spirit of the Plains, CASA

Lee Construction Fund

  • United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries

Kent and Carol Nanninga

  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Russell Child Development Center
  • St. Dominic School

Gary and Carolyn Salyer

  • Finney County Humane Society

Agency Fund Grants ($15,601)

Builders of Hope

  • Builders of Hope

Emmaus House Fund

  • Emmaus House

Finney County Humane Society Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society

Finney County Public Library Fund

  • Finney County Public Library

Garden City Arts Fund

  • Garden City Arts, Inc.

Garden City Public Schools Fund

  • Garden City Schools - USD 457

KHF Leadership Garden City Fund

  • Leadership Garden City

KHF Leadership Garden City Children's Fund

  • Leadership Garden City

Designated Fund Grants ($64,125)

Benincasa House Fund

  • Benincasa¬†

Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center Fund

  • Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center

Dan and Chris Fankhauser

  • Garden City Family YMCA

Jeanne B. Corley Hospice Fund

  • St. Catherine Hospital Hospice

Cecil and Frances O'Brate Fund

  • Youthville

Dorothy M. and Louise Wampler - Finney County Library Fund

  • Finney County Public Library

Garden City Family YMCA Fund

  • Garden City Family YMCA

Field of Interest Fund Grants ($300)

Dr. Max and Charlene Teare Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Scholarship Funds ($13,226.52)

Charles Helfrich Memorial Scholarship

  • Miss Brittnee Rodriquez

Richard Jantz Scholarship

  • Mr. Mike Morales

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #1

  • Mr. Mitchell Gaede
  • Miss Mallory Komlofske

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #2

  • Miss Gabriela Armendariz
  • Miss Tori Fairbank
  • MIss Sarah Hill
  • Miss Chloe Pfeifer
  • Miss Nicole Sabourin
  • MIss Samantha Wilken

Jan McLeland Scholarship

  • Miss Sarahi Miramontes

Bernadine Sitts Scholarship

  • Mr. Jared Dinkel
  • Miss Shelby Heatwole

Bud Ward Family Scholarship

  • Miss Hannah Hubert
  • Mr. Ethan Jirak

Chase Mitchel Webber Memorial Scholarship

  • Miss Daryan Whaler

Non-Permanent Fund Grants ($628,016.04)

Herb and Bonnie Clutter Memorial Scholarship

  • Miss Sarah Hill

Exercise Like an Animal Fund

  • Healthy Kids Challenge

Earl and Dora Fry Fund

  • University of Kansas Endowment Association

GC Catholic Schools Alumni & Friends Association Fund

  • St. Dominic School
  • St. Mary School

Garden City High School Fund

  • Garden City Schools - USD 457

Garden City Public Schools Fund

  • Garden City Schools - USD 457

High Plains Grant Makers Fund

  • Garden City Police Department - SWAT Team

Kansas Children's Service League Healthy Families Finney County Fund

  • Finney County Health Department

M & S Fund

  • Anonymous Donations

Neighborhood Improvement Project (N.I.P.) Scholarship

  • Mr. Chris Gomez
  • Miss Brittany A. Mesa

Cecil and Frances O'Brate Fund

  • Youthville
  • Mr. Kaleb P. Baxa (Scholarship Award)
  • Miss Taylor Bleumer (Scholarship Award)
  • Mr. Aaron Crotinger (Scholarship Award)
  • Miss Janae Droste (Scholarship Award)
  • Mr. Dean Millershaski (Scholarship Award)
  • Mr. Landon Vanderree (Scholarship Award)
  • Miss Michelle Wehkamp (Scholarship Award)
  • Miss Christina Wyatt (Scholarship Award)

Lee and Joyce Stapleton Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association
  • Mr. Leroy Loewen

Public Art Fund

  • Baer Bronze

Women of Purpose Fund

  • Garden City Family YMCA

Affiliate Grants ($97,534.39)

Grant County Community Foundation ($85,173.12)

Grant County Community Foundation Non-Permanent Operating Fund

  • Grant County Gives Grant Awards ($77,708.12)
  • Grant County Community Foundation to benefit various Endowed Funds
  • American GI Forum of KS - Education Fund
  • Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
  • Communities in Schools of Grant County
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • DU Good Events
  • Grant County Scholarship Foundation
  • High Program, Inc.
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Cupboard
  • Parents as Teachers of Grant County
  • United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries
  • High Program, Inc.
  • Ulysses Girl Scouts

Grant County Community Foundation Unrestricted Grant Fund

  • Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
  • Communities in Schools of Grant County
  • Grant County Extension - Grant County Community Garden Organization
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Cupboard
  • Communities in Schools of Grant County

Grant County Women of Purpose Fund

  • Grant County Extension Office

Kansas Health Foundation Children's Fund for Grant County

  • Area Mental Health Center
  • Smoky Hills Public Television

Wichita County Community Foundation ($12,361.27)

Community Grants ($2,296)

  • Leoti Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wichita County Health Department
  • Wichita County Register of Deeds

Al Droste Memorial

  • Wichita Co. Economic Development - Wichita Co. Arts Alliance

Community First

  • Wichita County Health Center

Judy Biel Memorial Scholarship

  • Mario Mancillas

Herndon Trust #1 - Christ Covenant Youth Fund

  • Christ Covenant Youth - GAP

Herndon Trust #2 - Scholarship Fund

  • Kelsey Bangerter
  • Julia Hoeme

Wichita County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund

  • Miss Naomi Brandt

Wichita County 4-H Council Fund

  • Wichita County 4-H Council


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