2016

Total WKCF Grants for 2016 - $1,458,487.36

1st Cycle (February) Grants ($9,288)

  • EmberHope, Inc.
  • Finney County
  • Finney County Historical Society
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Shepherd of the Plains Foundation, Inc.
  • USD 457 Robotics

2nd Cycle (May) Grants ($27,508)

  • Compass Behavioral Health
  • Dudley Township Library
  • Family Crisis Services
  • Finney County Humane Society
  • Finney County Preservation Alliance
  • Garden City Recreation Commission
  • Greeley County Health Service Long Term Care
  • Interfaith Housing Services
  • K-State Research & Extension Meade County
  • Plains-Kismet United Methodist Church - NOW Committees
  • Redhawk Baseball and Softball Academy
  • Satanta Arts Council
  • Seeds of Hope Church
  • Southwest Kansas Live on Stage
  • TFI Family Services
  • Tigers in Action of Grant County

3rd Cycle (August) Grants ($24,735)

  • Jennie Barker PTO
  • Kanza Society for High Plains Public Radio
  • Lane County HIstorical Society
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Satanta Area Arts Council
  • Tumbleweed Festival
  • USD #457 School Foundation - Arts Fusion Initiative
  • Youth Entrepreneurs

20th Anniversary Mini-Grant Awards ($2,000)

(Funding for the anniversary grants was provided by Luther and Ardis Fry Donor Advised Fund)

  • ABC Pregnancy Care Center
  • Bad Boyz Boxing Club
  • Baker Arts Foundation
  • Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas
  • City on a Hill
  • Community & Youth Action Team
  • DU Good Events
  • Dudley Township Library
  • Family Crisis Services
  • Finney County Senior Center
  • Genesis Family Health
  • Kansas Children's Service League
  • Kearny County Senior Center - Food Pantry
  • Lane County Historical Society 
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Russell Child Development Center
  • Salvation Army
  • Shepherd's Center
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center
  • Wichita County Health Center

4th Cycle (November) Grants ($14,200)

  • Angel Academy - Church of the Nazarene
  • Child Care Aware of Kansas
  • City on a Hill
  • Families Together, Inc.
  • Finney County Senior Center
  • Hands for Hope
  • Morton County Library
  • Real Men, Real Leaders
  • Russell Child Development Center
  • Smoky Hills Public Television
  • Western Kasnas Child Advocacy Center
  • Wichita County Park and Rec

Christmas Grants ($6,000)

  • Genesis Family Health - Ulysses
  • Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Assoc.
  • Family Crisis Services
  • Ministry of Presence
  • Garden City Community College - Campus Closet
  • International Resuce Committee
  • Shepherd's Center - Cimarron
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Montezuma Township Library
  • Cimarron City Library
  • Copeland Public Library
  • Haskell township Library
  • Dudley Township Library

Donor Advised Fund Grants ($161,752)

Finney County Farm Bureau Association - Donor Advised Fund

  • KFB Foundation for Agriculture

Ed & Nelda Lewis Fund

  • Garden City Family YMCA

Eltrude Elliot Hall Fund

  • Dudley Township Library
  • Sublette Public Schools Foundation

Esther & Webb Smith-Bennett Fund

  • Fallen Horse Rescue
  • South Orange County Community Theater

Gary & Carolyn Salyer Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society

Gerald & Phyllis Greene Fund

  • KSU Foundation

Henry & Nellie Hall Fund

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

Herman & Marjorie Cooper Fund

  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo

James & Christina Becker Fund

  • Russell Child Development Center

Kent & Carol Nanninga Fund

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Finney County Humane Society

Lee Construction Fund

  • Genesis Family Health

Luther & Ardis Fry Donor Advised Fund

  • High Plains Public Radio
  • Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Stauth Memorial Museum
  • Spirit of the Plains, CASA

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, Inc.

Phil & Sheryl Dick Fund

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

Agency Fund Grants ($11,620)

Builders of Hope Fund

  • Builders of Hope

Emmaus House Fund

  • Emmaus House

Finney County Humane Society Fund

Finney County Public Library Fund

  • Finney County Public Library

Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo Fund 

Garden City Arts Fund

Garden City Public Schools Permanent Fund

  • USD #457, Garden City Public Schools

Leadership Garden City Fund

  • Leadership Garden City

Russell Child Development Center Fund

Satanta Lions Club Fund

Sublette Public School Fund

  • Sublette Public Schools Foundation

Designated Fund Grants ($55,250)

Anne Dew Brown Fund

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

Benincasa House Fund

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

Lawrence F. Zant and Marjorie R. Williams Memorial Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society

Mary Lou Spanier Fund

Pat & Gene LeClerc Fund

Patsy Ruddick Memorial Fund

Women of Purpose Fund

  • Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas

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 ($263,897.29)

Anne Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund

Bernadine Sitts Scholarship Fund

  • Hilario Mendez-Vallejo
  • Jennifer sandoval Barillaz
  • Lucia Saldana

Bud Ward Family Scholarship Fund

  • Jessi Williams
  • Austin Baalman

Charles Helfrich Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Tina Fehr

Chase Mitchel Webber Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Hannah Horinek

Duane Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Tavis Sitka
  • Rachel Foreman
  • Crystal Gasser
  • Grant Holcomb
  • Regan Roth

Erdene Corley Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College - Endowment Association

Garden City Wrestling Alumni Scholarship Fund

  • Aaron Lozano
  • Michael Prieto

Jan McLeland Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Andrea Wagner

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #1

  • Rachel Foreman

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #2 - Continuing Education

  • Dylan Hawkins

K.O. & Ruth Powell Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College - Endowment Association

Richard Jantz Scholarship Fund

  • Southwestern College

Non-Permanent Fund Grants ($454,591.73)

Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC Scholarship Fund

  • Megan Larkin
  • Abril Bueno
  • Rylee MItchell
  • Frank Sandoval
  • Timothy Fitzgerald
  • Morgan Barnes
  • Ashley Oropeza

Eatinger Family Fund

  • Kearny County Senior Center Food Pantry

Exercise Like an Animal Fund

  • Lee Richardson Zoo

GC Catholic Schools Alumni & Friends Association Fund

Garden City Charity Classic Golf Tournament Fund

  • City of Garden City

Garden City High School Non-Permanent Fund

  • Garden City Public Schools, USD 457

Garden City Public Schools Foundation, Non-Permanent Fund

  • Garden City Public Schools, USD 457

Healthy Community Design Fund

  • Live Well Finney County

Fry Family Trust Fund

  • Western Kansas Low Vision
  • University of Kansas Endowment Association
  • Bethany College
  • Garden City Family YMCA

Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) Scholarship Fund

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

O'Brate Scholarships

  • Parker Tanner
  • Jordyn Cure
  • Trae Bleumer
  • Winston Ruder
  • Kenny Wall
  • Kendall Dwyre
  • Tiffani Isaac
  • Kaisha Batman
  • Bryan Cox
  • Jacob Daley
  • Branson Sandoval
  • Dawson Sandoval
  • Kevin Marquez
  • Reagan Swank
  • Baily Smith
  • Jorge Martinez
  • Erica Nicholson
  • Gerald Frayre
  • William Mitts
  • Linh Le
  • Azucena Rosales
  • Aaron Lozano
  • Loan Trinh
  • Peter Keller
  • Hope Beach
  • Joshua Irsik
  • Jasmine Renick
  • McKenzie Hanigan
  • Bulma Galaviz
  • Chanelle Andrews
  • David Acosta
  • Hannah Leiker

Ron Peek Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Maria Klarissa Calvillo
  • Nicholas Milligan

Women of Purpose Non-Permanent Fund

  • Communities in Schools of MidAmerica in Southwest Kansas (Pay-It-Forward Grant)

Total Affiliate Grants ($427,645.34)

Grant County Community Foundation ($307,852.17)

Grant County Gives Event ($60,087.45)

  • American GI Forum Education Fund
  • Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Auxiliary
  • Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Endowed Fund
  • Compass Behavioral Health - Ulysses
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Du Good Events, Inc.
  • Grant County Ambulance Fund
  • Grant County Chaplaincy Fund
  • Grant County Extension Fund
  • Grant County Fine Arts Fund
  • Grant County Histroical Society
  • Grant County Legacy and Park View Fund
  • Grant County Recreation Fund
  • Grant County Scholarship Foundation
  • Grant County Senior Center Fund
  • Grant County Community Foundation Grant County Fund
  • Grant County Community Foundation Operating Fund
  • Genesis Family Health - Ulysses
  • High Program, Inc.
  • Kansas Children's Service League - Ulysses
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Park View Assisted Living Fund
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Fund
  • Tigers in Action
  • Ulysses Animal Shelter Fund
  • Ulysses Boy Scouts
  • Ulysses Girl Scouts
  • USD #214 Educational Fund
  • Women of Purpose - Grant County Fund

Agency Funds ($2,260)

Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Fund

  • Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital

Grant County Ambulance Fund

  • Grant County Ambulance Service

Grant County Extension 4-H Fund

Grant County Health Department Fund

Grant County Senior Center Fund

Grant County Recreation Fund

The Legacy and Park View Agency Fund

Ulysses Animal Shelter Fund

Donor Advised Funds ($290)

Keusler Family Fund

  • Grant County Community Foundation

Pioneer Communications Community Fund

Designated Funds ($3,070)

David & Amanda Kepley Family Fund

Park View Assisted Living Fund

Substance Abuse Treatment Fund

Ulysses, USD 214 School Fund

  • Ulysses Public Schools, USD 214

Women of Purpose - Grant County

  • Leave A Legacy Foundation

Non-Permanent Funds ($242,144.72)

Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Grant County Community Foundation Operating Fund

Grant County Senior Center Operating Fund

  • Grant County Senior Center

Ulysses Animal Shelter Operating Fund

Women of Purpose - Grant County

  • Leave A Legacy Foundation

Wichita County Community Foundation ($119,793.17)

Community Grant Awards ($2,160)

  • Russell Child Development Center
  • USD #467, Wichita County Schools
  • Wichita County Park and Recreation
  • Wichita County Municipal Golf Course

Donor Advised Funds ($250)

Al Droste Memorial Fund

Community First Fund

  • Wichita County Municipal Golf Course

 Happy One of Leoti Fund

Designated Funds ($4,460)

City of Leoti Fund

Herndon Trust #1 Fund

  • Christ Covenant Youth - GAP

Wichita County 4-H & Fair Fund

Wichita County Economic Development Fund

  • Wichita County Economic Development, Inc.

Wichita County Health Center Fund

  • Wichita County Health Center

Wichita County Municipal Golf Course

  • Wichita County Municipal Golf Course

Agency Funds 

Field of Interest Fund ($410)

Heart Strings to Purse Strings Fund

  • Wichita County High School

Scholarship Funds ($1,500)

Herndon Trust #2 Scholarship Fund

Spring Semester

  • Katie Bailey
  • Joshua Clark
  • Skyler Hembree

Fall Semester

  • Skyler Hembree

WCCF Scholarship Fund

  • Tamera Geyer

Non-Permanent Funds ($115,213.17)

Heart Strings to Purse Strings Fund

  • Wichita County High School

Tyler M. Graff Memorial Park Fund

  • Wichita County Park and Recreation

WCCF Non-Permanent Operating Fund

Wichita County Track Fund

  • Wichita County Economic Development

(Page updated on 6/23/16)



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