2015

Total WKCF Grants Awarded in 2015 - $1,678,478.24

1st Cycle (February) Grants ($30,253)

  • Finney County Juvenile Detention Center
  • First Baptist Church
  • Garden City Arts
  • Kearny County Extension and Lakin PRIDE
  • Kepley Middle School
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Real Men Real Leaders
  • String Academy of the Plains
  • USD 216, Deerfield Middle/High School
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center

2nd Cycle (May) Grants ($50,430)

  • Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Kansas
  • Finney County Sheriff's Office
  • Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association
  • Southwest Kansas Live on Stage
  • Saint Francis Community and Family Services
  • Wichita County Historical Society
  • Russell Child Development Center
  • Plains-Kismet United Methodist Church
  • St. Catherine Development Foundation
  • Child Care Aware of Kansas
  • Sublette Chamber of Commerce
  • Southwest Guidance Center
  • American Red Cross Central and Western Kansas
  • High Plains Public Radio

3rd Cycle (August) Grants ($30,932)

  • Catholic Social Service
  • City on a Hill, Inc.
  • Communities in Schools of Grant County
  • Dudley Township Library
  • Holcomb High School - Math Department
  • Santa Fe Trail Council - Boy Scouts of America
  • Satanta Arts Council, Inc.
  • Satanta Elementary USD 507 Library
  • Seeds of Hope Jail Ministry, Inc.
  • Tumbleweed Festival
  • USD 457 School Foundation
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center
  • Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas

4th Cycle (November) Grants ($22,600)

  • Kearny County Hospital
  • Finney County United Way
  • Senior Center of Finney County
  • Smoky Hills Public TV
  • Communities in Schools of MidAmerica in Southwest Kansas
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Finney County
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center
  • St. Dominic School
  • Families Together
  • Real Men Real Leaders

Christmas Grants ($4,000)

  • Ministry of Presence
  • Salvation Army
  • United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries of Ulysses
  • Emmaus House
  • Family Crisis Services
  • Stepping Stone Shelter
  • Shepherd's Center

Donor Advised Fund Grants ($260,812)

Finney County Farm Bureau Association - Donor Advised Fund

  • Finney County Sheriff's Office

Ed & Nelda Lewis Fund

  • Garden City Family YMCA

Eltrude Elliot Hall Fund

  • Sublette Public Schools Foundation
  • Dudley Township Library

Esther & Webb Smith-Bennett Fund

  • South Orange County Community Theater

Gary & Carolyn Salyer Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society

Gerald & Phyllis Greene Fund

  • KSU Foundation

Henry & Nellie Hall Fund

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

Herman & Marjorie Cooper Fund

  • Finney County Historical Society

Kent & Carol Nanninga Fund

  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center
  • Finney County Humane Society
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • St. Dominic School

Lee Construction Fund

  • United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries

Luther & Ardis Fry Donor Advised Fund

  • Western Kansas Low Vision
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • University of Kansas Endowment Association

Matha Sherman Fund

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

Mildred Henselman Fund

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

Phil & Sheryl Dick Fund

  • Friends of Garden City Arts
  • Finney County Historical Society
  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo

Agency Fund Grants ($14,613)

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

Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo Fund

  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo 

Garden City Arts Fund

  • Garden City Arts

Garden City Public Schools Permanent Fund

  • USD 457 School Foundation

Russell Child Development Center Fund

  • Russell Child Development Center

Satanta Lions Club Fund

  • Satanta Lions Club

Sublette Public School Fund

  • Sublette Public School Foundation

Designated Fund Grants ($118,335)

Anne Dew Brown Fund

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

Benincasa House Fund

  • Benincasa

Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center Fund

  • Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center

Cecil & Frances O'Brate Fund

  • Youthville

Dan & Chris Fankhauser Fund

  • Spirit of the Plains, CASA

Dorothy M. and Louise Wampler - Finney County Public Library Fund

  • Finney County Public Library

Ellen H. Oswalt Fund

  • Finney County Public Library

Garden City Family YMCA Fund

  • Garden City Family YMCA

Jeanne B. Corley Hospice Fund

  • St. Catherine Hospital Hospice

KHF Leadership Garden City Fund

  • Leadership Garden City

Lawrence F. Zant and Marjorie R. Williams Memorial Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society

Mary Lou Spanier Fund

  • American Cancer Society

Pat & Gene LeClerc Fund

  • Western Kansas Community Foundation - Women of Purpose Fund

Patsy Ruddick Memorial Fund

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

Women of Purpose Fund

  • Kansas Children's Service League

Field of Interest Fund Grants 

* 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
  • Lee and Joyce Stapleton Fund for Children's Programs
  • 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)

Scholarship Funds ($38,650)

Anne Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Laura Richmeier

Bernadine Sitts Scholarship Fund

  • Lindsay Bradstreet
  • David Chacon
  • Zachary Daugaard
  • Kimberly Hernandez
  • Tania Carmona-Pastrana
  • Lisa Rodriguez

Bud Ward Family Scholarship Fund

  • Austin Baalman
  • Faith Edwards

Charles Helfrich Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Ana Bailon

Chase Mitchel Webber Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Nathan Cearley

Duane Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Nhicolas Aponte
  • Shayla Jackson
  • Caitlin Richmeier
  • Christian Steiner

Erdene Corley Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Garden City Wrestling Alumni Scholarship Fund

  • Tevin Briscoe
  • Zachary Finch

Jan McLeland Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Shanya Small

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #1

  • Kaitlynn Hammon
  • Alexis Lang

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #2 - Continuing Education

  • Emma Garcia

K.O. & Ruth Powell Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

Richard Jantz Scholarship Fund

  • Braden Langston
  • Bailey Pfingsten
  • Ashley Smith

Non-Permanent Fund Grants ($615,946.41)

Herb & Bonnie Clutter Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Erich Eisenbise

Exercise Like an Animal Fund

  • Healthy Kids Challenge

GC Catholic Schools Alumni & Friends Association Fund

  • St. Mary School
  • St. Dominic School

Garden City Charity Classic Golf Tournament Fund

  • City of Garden City

Garden City High School Non-Permanent Fund

  • USD 457, Brick Fund

Garden City Public Schools Foundation, Non-Permanent Fund

  • USD 457, Garden City Public Schools Spelling Bee
  • USD 457, Garden City Public Schools

Healthy Community Design Fund

  • Finney County Health Coalition

Fry Family Trust Fund

  • First United Methodist Church - Building Fund
  • High Plains Public Radio
  • Kresge Eye Institute & Dep. of Ophth.
  • Stauth Memorial Museum
  • University of Kansas - Medical Center
  • University of Kansas Endowment Association

Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) Scholarship Fund

  • Binh Le
  • Karla Murguia
  • Silda Ramos
  • Loan Trinh

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

  • Youthville

O'Brate Scholarships

  • Isaac Alfaro
  • Julissa Andazola
  • Isaac Baxa
  • Sydney Bellows
  • Ashlee Bohannan
  • Frida Cabrera
  • Zeke Cox
  • Meriah Escarcega
  • Edgar Flores
  • Ellie Gerber
  • Austin Greathouse
  • Cole Hoskinson
  • Corinna Lemke
  • Laura Richmeier
  • Alejandro Rodriguez
  • Alex Seijas
  • Lauren Sullivan
  • Austin Swender
  • Tacy Whipple
  • Lensie Williams

Ron Peek Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Maria Calvillo
  • Abbygail Hogan
  • Brianna Pauley

Women of Purpose Non-Permanent Fund

  • First United Methodist Church
  • Bible Christian Church
  • Community Congregational Church
  • Oasis of Peace Center
  • Russell Child Development Center

Total Affiliate Grants ($491,906.83)

Grant County Community Foundation ($117,343.23)

First Cycle (February) Grant Awards ($1,300)

  • Bright Beginnings Preschool

Second Cycle (May) Grant Awards ($3,500)

  • Communities in Schools of Grant County
  • Ulysses High School
  • United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries of Grant County

Third Cycle (August) Grant Awards ($3,372)

  • Grant County Chamber of Commerce
  • Kepley Middle School
  • Parents as Teachers of Grant County
  • String Academy of the Plains

Grant County Gives Event ($86,381.23)

  • American GI Forum of KS - Education Fund
  • Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
  • Communities in Schools of Grant County
  • Compass Behavioral Health - Ulysses
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • DU Good Events
  • Grant County Historical Society and Museum
  • Grant County Scholarship Foundation
  • High Program, Inc.
  • Kansas Children's Service League - Grant Co.
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Cupboard
  • Parents as Teachers of Grant County
  • Ulysses Boy Scouts
  • United Methodist Mexican- American Ministries
  • Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Fund
  • Grant County Ambulance Fund
  • Grant County Chaplaincy Fund
  • Grant County Extension and 4-H Fund
  • Grant County Fine Arts Fund
  • Grant County Health Department Fund
  • Legacy and Parkview Fund
  • Grant County Recreation Commission Fund
  • Grant County Senior Center Fund
  • Grant County Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund
  • Park View Assisted Living Fund
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Fund
  • Ulysses Animal Shelter Fund
  • Ulysses, USD 214 Fund
  • Women of Purpose Grant County Fund

Agency Funds ($11,335)

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

Grant County Health Department Fund

  • Grant County Health Department

Donor Advised Funds ($475)

Keusler Family Fund

  • Grant County Community Foundation for Grant County Gives Event

Designated Funds ($5,880)

Ulysses, USD 214 School Fund

  • USD 214, Ulysses Public Schools

Women of Purpose - Grant County ($5,000)

  • Leave a Legacy Foundation AND Grant County Health Department

Non-Permanent Funds ($5,100)

Grant County Community Foundation Operating Fund

  • Grant County Community Foundation - Women of Purpose Fund

Ulysses Animal Shelter Operating Fund

  • Grant County Community Foundation - Ulysses Animal Shelter Permanent Fund

Wichita County Community Foundation ($374,563.60)

Community Grant Awards ($4,700)

  • Wichita County Library
  • Wichita County High School Math Department
  • Wichita County Historical Society
  • Wichita County Municipal Golf Course
  • Wichita County Health Center Volunteers
  • USD #467 Box Top Organization
  • Wichita County Arts Alliance

Donor Advised Funds ($445)

Ad Droste Memorial Fund

  • Wichita County Community Foundation - Wichita County Track Fund

Designated Funds ($7,895)

City of Leoti Fund

  • City of Leoti

Herndon Trust #1 Fund

  • Christ Covenant Youth - GAP

Wichita County 4-H & Fair Fund

  • Wichita County 4-H Council

Wichita County Economic Development Fund

  • Wichita County Economic Development

Wichita County Health Center Fund

  • Wichita County Health Center

Wichita County Municipal Golf Course

  • Wichita County Municipal Golf Course

Agency Funds 

Field of Interest Funds ($2,000)

Heart Strings to Purse Strings Fund

  • Wichita County Library

Scholarship Funds ($1,750)

Herndon Trust #2 Scholarship Fund

Spring Semester

  • Katherine Flores-Bailey
  • Parker Hassell
  • Karla Romero

Fall Semester

  • Katie Bailey
  • Joshua Clark
  • Skyler Hembree
  • Aidaly Heredia

Non-Permanent Funds ($357,773.60)

WCCF Non-Permanent Operating Fund

  • Clancy Masterson (Scholarship Award)

Wichita County Track Fund

  • Wichita County Economic Development

(Page updated on 12/22/15)



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