2014

Total WKCF Grants Awarded in 2014 - $1,760,794.81

1st Cycle (February) Grants ($19,550)

  • Communities in Schools of Grant County
  • Garden City Arts
  • Garden City Church of the Nazarene
  • Garden City Family YMCA
  • Garden City Recreation Commission
  • K-State Research & Extension - Meade County
  • National Math Foundation

2nd Cycle (May) Grants ($30,275)

  • Communities in Schools of MidAmercia in Southwest Kansas
  • Finney County 4-H Foundation
  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association - ETS Program
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Russell Child Development Center
  • Southwest Kansas Live on Stage
  • Ulysses Lions Club

3rd Cycle (August) Grants ($55,103)

  • Bright Beginnings Preschool
  • Finney County Community Health Coalition
  • Garden City Arts
  • Garden City Family YMCA
  • Georgia Matthews Elementary School
  • Leave a Legacy Foundation
  • Lee Richardson Zoo
  • String Academy of the Plains
  • USD 457 School Foundation - American Fusion Project
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center
  • Wichita County Arts Alliance
  • Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center (Immediate Needs Grant)

4th Cycle (November) Grants ($29,208)

  • Cimarron City Library
  • Finney County Community Health Coalition
  • Finney County Preservation Alliance
  • Friends of the Sandsage Bison Range
  • Lane County Historical Society
  • Redhawk Baseball & Softball Academy
  • Scott Recreation Commission
  • Smoky Hills Public Television

2014 Christmas Grant Awards ($4,000)

  • Crisis Center of Dodge City (to support the WKCF service area)
  • Emmaus House
  • Family Crisis Services
  • Ministry of Presence
  • Salvation Army
  • United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries

Donor Advised Fund Grants ($415,710)

Herman and Marjorie Cooper Fund

  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo

Erdene Corley Donor Advised Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Phil and Sheryl Dick Fund

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

Finney County Farm Bureau Advised Fund

  • Finney County Historical Society
  • Meals on Wheels

Dr. Luther and Ardis Fry Family Fund

  • Bethany College
  • Finney County Humane Society
  • High Plains Public Radio
  • Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Smoky Hills Public Television
  • Stauth Memorial Museum
  • Western Kansas Community Foundation - Community Grants Program

Eltrude Elliott Hall Fund

  • Santa Fe Trail Council - Boy Scouts of America

Henry & 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

Gerald & Phyllis Greene Fund

  • Rotary International
  • United Methodist Foundation at KSU

Mildred Henselman Fund

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Finney County
  • Community Congregational Church
  • Emmaus House
  • Finney County Senior Center
  • Finney County United Way
  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association
  • Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
  • Salvation Army

Lee Construction Fund

  • United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries

Kent & Carol Nanninga Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society
  • Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Meals on Wheels
  • St. Dominic School

Gary & Carolyn Salyer Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society

Matha Sherman Fund

  • Garden City Piano Teacher's League
  • Southwest Kansas Live on Stage

Esther and Webb Smith-Bennett Fund

  • South Orange County Community Theater

Agency Fund Grants ($36,416)

Builders of Hope Fund

  • 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 Public Schools, USD 457

KHF Leadership Garden City Fund

  • Leadership Garden City

KHF Leadership Garden City Children's Fund

  • Leadership Garden City

Russell Child Development Center Fund

  • Russell Child Development Center

Satanta Lions Club

  • Satanta Lions Club

Sublette Public Schools Foundation Fund

  • Sublette Public Schools

Designated Fund Grants ($180,160)

Benincasa House Fund

  • Benincasa 

Anne Dew Brown Fund

  • Earlham College
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Friends Academy
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Wasatch Academy
  • Western Kansas Community Foundation

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

Pat & Gene LeClerc Fund

  • Women of Purpose Fund located at the Western Kansas Community Foundation

Cecil & Frances O'Brate Fund

  • Youthville

Ellen H. Oswalt Fund

  • Finney County Public Library

Patsy Ruddick Memorial Fund

  • Emmaus House
  • Finney County Historical Society
  • Finney County Public Library
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Ulysses USD 214 Edowment Fund

  • Ulysses, USD 214 Public Schools

Dorothy M. and Louise Wampler - Finney County Library Fund

  • Finney County Public Library

Women of Purpose Fund

  • Family Crisis Services

Garden City Family YMCA Fund

  • Garden City Family YMCA

Lawrence F. Zant & Marjorie R. Williams Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society

Field of Interest Fund Grants ($1,240)

* Multiple Field of Interest Funds assist with the quarterly Community Grants which are included in the totals above, those funds are:

  • Carl & Carolyn Myers Fund for Health and Human Services
  • Kansas Health Foundation Public Health Fund
  • Dr. Max & Charlene Teare Fund for Health and Human Services
  • WKCF Public Health Fund
  • Our Children, Our Future Fund for Children's Programs
  • GC Sunrisers Kiwanas Fund for Education 
  • Orville & Pauline Patterson Fund for Education
  • Ralph & Marilyn Germann Fund for Education

Kansas Health Foundation - Children's Fund

  • Used for Community Grants for Children's Programs (totals included in Community Grants)

Mary Lou Spanier Fund

  • American Cancer Society

Robert Whippo Memorial Fund

  • Tumbleweed Festival

Scholarship Funds ($58,330)

Anne Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Miss Jill Fischer

Erdene Corley Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Garden City Wrestling Alumni Scholarship Fund

  • Mr. Matthew Mare

Charles Helfrich Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Mr. Steven Pfeifer

Richard Jantz Scholarship Fund

  • Miss Ashley Smith
  • Mr. Isaac Stanley
  • Mr. Taylor Parker

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #1

  • Miss Emma Garcia
  • Mr. Andres Pacheco

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #2 - Continuing Education Scholarship

  • Mr. Nolan Gaede

Jan McLeland Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Miss Jaqueline Fuentes

Neighborhood Improvement Project Scholarship Fund

  • Miss Gabriela Molina
  • Miss Karla Murguia

Duane Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Mr. Jared Robinson
  • Miss Mackenzie Roth
  • Miss Emma Garcia
  • Miss Alexandria Knoll

K.O. & Ruth Powell Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Bernadine Sitts Scholarship Fund

  • Miss Chelsea Jackson
  • Miss Erendira Jimenez-Gonzalez
  • Mr. James Nguyen
  • Miss Richelle Orrell
  • Miss Kristin Padilla
  • Miss Alisia Saucedo

Lee & Joyce Stapleton Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Sublette Rotary Scholarship Fund

  • Mr. Nathaniel Lee

Bud Ward Family Scholarship Fund

  • Mr. Matthew Temaat

Chase Mitchel Webber Memorial Scholarship

  • Hilda Natasha Gonzalez
  • Miss Erica Whaler

Non-Permanent Fund Grants ($797,097.61)

Herb & Bonnie Clutter Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Mr. Gavin Swann

Eatinger Family Fund

  • Kearny County Health Department - Food Pantry

Dorsey & Marjorie Elliott Trust Fund

  • Marjorie Elliott

Earl & Dora Fry Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Garden City Charity Classic Golf Tournament Fund

  • City of Garden City

Garden City High School Non-Permanent Fund

  • Garden City Public Schools

Cecil & Frances O'Brate Non-Permanent Fund / Scholarship Fund

  • KSU Foundation
  • Ellis Foundation
  • Youthville
  • Scholarship Awards
  • Miss Jade Adams
  • Miss Kendra Tremmel
  • Miss Shannon Deaver
  • Miss Rachel Droste
  • Mr. Evan Knowlton
  • Miss Alexandra Bayer
  • Miss Rebecca Wyatt
  • Mr. Zachary Batman
  • Miss Marissa Ibarra
  • Mr. Greyson Tempel
  • Mr. Dustin Tempel
  • Mr. James Nguyen
  • Mr. Hunter Delgado
  • Mr. Cesar Felix
  • Miss Nykea Baquera
  • Miss Monserrat Feria
  • Miss Rebecca Nelson
  • Miss Kristina Ochoa
  • Mr. Kyle Miller
  • Miss Niketa Sandoval
  • Mr. Victor Herrada
  • Miss Allison Doll
  • Mr. Ismael Hernandez
  • Miss Yoana Cruz
  • Miss Monserrat Feria
  • Miss Hannah Vanderree

KCSL Healthy Families Fund

  • Kansas Children's Service League

Kismet Public Library Fund

  • Kismet Public Library Foundation

Lee & Joyce Stapleton Non-Permanent Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Women of Purpose - Non-Permanent Fund

  • Bible Chrisitan Church - Bible Bowl Team
  • St. Catherine Hospital - Breast Care Center (Pay-It-Forward Grant Award)

Total Affiliate Grants ($133,705.20)

Grant County Community Foundation ($104,505.20)

First Cycle (February) Grant Awards ($5,072)

  • Compass Behavioral Health
  • Grant County 4-H Pistol Shooting
  • Parkview Assisted Living

Second Cycle (May) Grant Award ($2,000)

  • Bright Beginnings Preschool of Patterson Avenue

Third Cycle (August) Grant Awards ($6,056)

  • Communities in Schools of Grant County
  • Grant County Chamber of Commerce
  • Kepley Middle School
  • Precious Beginnings Pregnancy Center
  • USD 214, Ulysses Public Schools

Fourth Cycle (November) Grant Awards ($2,800)

  • Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital - Physical Therapy Department

2014 GCCF Christmas Grant Awards ($2,000)

  • Communities in Schools
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Ulysses Animal Shelter Emergency Fund

Grant County Gives Grant Awards ($78,237.20)

  • American GI Forum Education Fund
  • Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Auxiliary
  • Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Permanent Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Communities in Schools
  • Compass Behavioral Health
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • DU Good Events, Inc.
  • Grant County Ambulance Service Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Grant County Chaplaincy Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Grant County Extension Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Grant County Health Department Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Grant County Legacy & Park View Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Grant County Recreation Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Grant County Scholarship Foundation
  • Grant County Senior Center Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Grant County Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • High Program, Inc.
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Park View Assisted Living Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Precious Beginnings
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Ulysses Animal Shelter Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Ulysses Girl Scouts
  • United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries
  • USD #214 Educational Fund (Located at GCCF)
  • Women of Purpose Fund (Located at GCCF)

Agency Funds ($2,860)

Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Fund

  • Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Foundation Fund

Grant County Extension & 4-H Fund

  • Grant County Extension Office

Designated Funds ($4,180)

Grant County Chaplaincy Fund

  • The Legacy at Parkview

Grant County Women of Purpose Fund

  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Parents as Teachers of Grant County

Donor Advised Funds ($1,300)

Keusler Family Fund

  • Grant County Community Foundation

Wichita County Community Foundation ($29,200)

Community Grant Awards ($6,780)

  • Knights of Columbus, Council #2930
  • USD 467, Wichita County Schools
  • Wichita County Economic Development
  • Wichita County Extension
  • Wichita County Health Center
  • Wichita County Municipal Golf Course

Donor Advised Funds ($670)

Community First Fund

  • Wichita County Community Foundation
  • Wichita County Health Center
  • Wichita County Municipal Golf Course

Designated Funds ($6,540)

City of Leoti Fund

  • City of Leoti

Herndon Trust #1 Fund

  • Christ Covenant Youth - GAP

Wichita County Operating Permanent Fund

  • Wichita County Community Foundation

Wichita County Operating Non-Permanent Fund

  • Scholarship for Kayla Graff
  • Scholarship for Clancy Masterson

Agency Funds ($12,410)

Wichita County Economic Development Fund

  • Wichita County Economic Development

Wichita County Health Center Fund

  • Wichita County Health Center

Wichita County Municipal Golf Course Fund

  • Wichita County Municipal Golf Course Fund

Field of Interest Funds ($2,050)

Heart Strings to Purse Strings Fund

  • Wichita County Arts Alliance

Scholarship Funds ($750)

Herndon Trust #2 - Scholarship Fund

  • Miss Katherine Flores-Bailey
  • Parker Hassell
  • Miss Karla Romero


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