2017

Total WKCF Grants for 2017 - $2,517,132.37

1st Cycle (March) Grants ($19,968)

  • Tumbleweed Festival, Inc.
  • Kansas Food Bank
  • Finney County United Way
  • Cimarron City Library
  • USD 457 Robotics
  • Kansas Children's Service League

2nd Cycle (July) Grants ($26,408.30)

  • Dudley Township Library
  • Garfield Early Childhood PTO
  • Kearny County Hospital
  • Kearny County Senior Center
  • Magic's HOPE Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Melvin O. Kuder Senior Center
  • Plains Kismet United Methodist Church NOW Committee
  • Russell Child Development Center
  • Satanta Area Arts Council
  • Scott County Historical Society
  • Southwest Kansas Live On Stage
  • Syracuse Christian Academy
  • Youth Entrepreneurs

3rd Cycle (November) Grants ($28,442)

  • Big BrothersBig Sisters of Finney County
  • Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas
  • Deerfield Recreation Commission
  • Finnet County Senior Center
  • Garden City Community College Endowment Assoc.
  • High Plains Public Radio
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Kearny County Community Foundation
  • LARC DVS
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Montezuman Township Library
  • Pride of Life
  • Seeds of Hope Jail Ministry
  • Shepherd of the Plains Foundation
  • Spirit of the Plains, CASA
  • St. Catherine Hospital Development Foundation
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacay Center
  • Wichita County Arts Alliance

Christmas Grants ($5,900)

  • Stevens County Library
  • Morton County Library
  • Mosaic
  • Stanton County Public Library
  • Ministry of Presence
  • Los Lobos Boxing Gym
  • Oasis of Peace
  • Haskell Township Library
  • Dudley Township Library
  • Wichita County Arts Alliance
  • Bad Boyz Boxing
  • Satanta Arts Council
  • Rolla Public Library

Match Day Grants ($163,020.87)

  • Benincasa
  • Emmaus House
  • Live Well Finney County
  • Finney County HIstorical Society
  • Finney County Humane Society
  • Finney County Public Library
  • Finney County United Way
  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Garden City Arts
  • Garden City Family YMCA
  • High Plains Public Radio
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Russell Child Development Center
  • Women of Purpose
  • Community Betterment (a fund of the WKCF)

Donor Advised Fund Grants ($173,945.80)

Finney County Farm Bureau Association - Donor Advised Fund

  • Finney County 4-H Foundation

Ed & Nelda Lewis Fund

  • Garden City Family YMCA

Eltrude Elliot Hall Fund

  • Dudley Township Library

Esther & Webb Smith-Bennett Fund

Gary & Carolyn Salyer Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society

Gerald & Phyllis Greene Fund

  • KSU Foundation

Henry & Nellie Hall Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

  • Garden City Family YMCA

  • Spirit of the Plains CASA

  • Finney County Historical Society 

Herman & Marjorie Cooper Fund

  • Kansas Honor Flight

James & Christina Becker Fund

  • Meals on Wheels

Kent & Carol Nanninga Fund

  • St. Dominic School

  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo

  • Meals on Wheels

  • Finney County Humane Society

Lee Construction Fund

Luther & Ardis Fry Donor Advised Fund

  • Stauth Memorial Museum

  • Santa Fe Trail Council - Boy Scouts of America

  • High Plains Public Radio

  • Friends of the Lee Richardson Zoo

Matha Sherman Fund

  • Southwest Kansas Live on Stage

  • Garden City Piano Teacher's League 

Mildred Henselman Fund

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

  • 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

  • Salvation Army

  • Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, Inc. 

Phil & Sheryl Dick Fund

  • Friends of the Garden City Arts

Agency Fund Grants ($13,890)

Builders of Hope Fund

  • Builders of Hope

Emmaus House Fund

  • Emmaus House

Finney County Historical Society Fund

  • Finney County Historical Society

Finney County Humane Society Fund

  • Finney County Humane Society

Finney County Public Library Fund

  • Finney County Public Library

Finney County United Way Fund

  • Finney County United Way

Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo Fund 

  • Friends of Lee RIchardson Zoo

Garden City Arts Fund

  • Garden City Arts, Inc.

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

  • Satanta Lions Club

Sublette Public School Fund

  • Sublette Public Schools Foundation

Designated Fund Grants ($66,810.00)

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

  • Living Water Ranch, Inc.

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

  • Finney County Historical Society

  • Garden City Community College Endowment Association

  • First United Methodist Church

  • Emmaus House

  • Finney County Public Library

Robert Whippo Memorial Fund

  • Tumbleweed Festival, Inc.

Women of Purpose Fund

  • City on a Hill, Inc.

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

Scholarship Funds ($15,310)

Anne Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Erica Ramos

Bernadine Sitts Scholarship Fund

  • Erik Chapparo
  • Erica Ramos
  • Marcus Tula

Bud Ward Family Scholarship Fund

  • Breanna Temaat

Charles Helfrich Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Bernadette Shaughnessy

Chase Mitchel Webber Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Payton Whaler

Duane Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Megan Roth
  • Wyatt Wyckoff
  • Gracen Haar-Becker

Erdene Corley Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College - Endowment Association

Garden City Wrestling Alumni Scholarship Fund

  • Ezequiel Herrera

Jan McLeland Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Joni Loepky

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #1

  • Gracen Haar-Becker

Katherine C. Jones Scholarship #2 - Continuing Education

K.O. & Ruth Powell Scholarship Fund

  • Garden City Community College - Endowment Association

Non-Permanent Fund Grants ($244,723)

Buffalo Living Legacy 

  • USD 457, Garden City Public Schools

Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC Scholarship Fund

  • Luis Mijares
  • Maurilio Coronado
  • Stephenee Crotinger
  • Kaitlyn Franz
  • Priya Bhakta

Earl & Dora Fry Fund

  • University of Kansas Endowment Assoc.
  • Bethany College
  • Kresge Eye Institue - Wayne State University
  • HIgh Plains Public Radio

Eatinger Family Fund

GC Catholic Schools Alumni & Friends Association Fund

Garden City High School Non-Permanent Fund

Garden City Public Schools Foundation, Non-Permanent Fund

Fry Family Trust Fund

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

O'Brate Scholarships

  • Aileen Gurrola
  • Emily Greene
  • Michaela Loewen
  • Kyra Bellows
  • Sabaha Hassen
  • Ty Poer
  • Colton Schmidt
  • Ashly Lopez-Reyes
  • Hannah Schultz
  • Rebecca Doll
  • Tyler Cloud
  • Brandon Linn
  • Emily Unruh
  • Christopher Wendel
  • Christopher Sondergaard
  • Austin Teeter
  • Chambre Droste
  • Goretti Mendez-Vallejo
  • Mary Huelskamp
  • Josephine Neely
  • Lexi Hogan
  • Zac Karlin
  • Alexzandria Aldrige
  • Hasina Patel
  • Madelyn Sandoval
  • Zachary George
  • Shyann Cox
  • Long Nguyen
  • Gabriel McFall
  • Marie-Isabel Lemke

Ron Peek Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Lauren Evans
  • Lincoln Biera

Women of Purpose Non-Permanent Fund

  • City on a Hill, Inc.
  • LiveWell Finney County (Pay-It-Forward Grant)
  • Community Congregational Church
  • Bible Christian Church

Total Affiliate Grants ($1,758,714.40)

Grant County Community Foundation ($1,741,927.55)

Community Grant Awards ($16,318)

  • American GI Forum of KS - Education Fund
  • USD #214, Ulysses Public Schools
  • Grant County Recreation
  • Ulysses Lions Club
  • Kepley Middle school
  • Grant County Extension Office
  • Ulysses Boy Scouts
  • Grant County Community Foundation - to benefit Connect Ulysses Fund

Grant County Gives Event ($62,407.36)

  • American GI Forum of Kansas
  • Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
  • Compass Behavioral Health
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • DU Good Events
  • Grant County Historical Society and Museum
  • Grant County Recreation Commission
  • Grant County Scholarship Foundation
  • Genesis Family Health
  • High Program
  • Kansas Children's Service League
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Cupboard
  • Los Lobos Boxing Gym
  • Tigers in Action
  • Ulysses Animal Shelter
  • Ulysses Boy Scouts
  • Ulysses Girl Scouts
  • USD #214, Ulysses Public Schools

Grants to Grant County Community Foundation ($1,636,119.41)

Agency Funds ($3,250)

Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Fund

  • Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Grant County Ambulance Fund

  • Grant County Ambulance Service

Grant County Extension 4-H Fund

  • Grant County Extension Office

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 ($1,510)

Grant County Community Foundation Operating Fund

  • Grant County Community Foundation Non-Permanent Operating Fund

Keusler Family Fund

  • Grant County Community Foundation

Pioneer Communications Community Fund

  • Grant County Recreation

Designated Funds ($5,190)

Chaplaincy Fund

  • The Legacy at Parkview

David & Amanda Kepley Family Fund

KHF Operating Fund

  • Grant County Community Foundation

Park View Assisted Living Fund

Substance Abuse Treatment Fund

Ulysses, USD 214 School Fund

  • USD 214, Ulysses Public Schools

Women of Purpose - Grant County

  • Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

  • Grant County Community Foundation - to benefit Connect Ulysses Fund

Non-Permanent Funds ($17,132.78)

Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation

  • Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Grant County Community Foundation Operating Fund

Ulysses Animal Shelter Operating Fund

Women of Purpose - Grant County

  • Grant County Community Foundation

Wichita County Community Foundation ($16,786.85)

Community Grant Awards ($3,740)

  • USD #467 WIchita County Schools
  • USD #467, Box Top Organization
  • Wichita County AIM Coalition
  • Wichita County Municipal Golf Course
  • Wichita County Historical Society
  • Wichita County Library

Donor Advised Funds ($550)

Al Droste Memorial Fund

  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Community First Fund

  • USD #467 - Wichita County Schools

 Happy One of Leoti Fund

Designated Funds ($4,840)

City of Leoti Fund

  • City of Leoti

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 Muncipal Golf Course

Agency Funds 

Field of Interest Fund ($460)

Heart Strings to Purse Strings Fund

  • Ogallala Commons, Inc.

Scholarship Funds ($750)

Herndon Trust #2 Scholarship Fund

Spring Semester

  • Skylar Hembree

Fall Semester

  • Jorge Luis Gallegos-Ornelas

WCCF Scholarship Fund

Non-Permanent Funds ($6,446.85)

Heart Strings to Purse Strings Fund

  • Ogallala Commons, Inc.

Tyler M. Graff Memorial Park Fund

  • Wichita County Park and Recreation

WCCF Non-Permanent Operating Fund

Wichita County Track Fund

  • Wichita County Economic Development, Inc.

(Page updated on 1/23/18)



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