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Post Rock Community Foundation accepting fall grant applications

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— The Post Rock Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open August 1 and are due Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Last fall, a community foundation grant helped the Bud Finch Memorial Community Theatre replace a ripped awning and damaged lighting on its outdoor sign. Funds were used to pay for artwork, purchase materials and cover installation costs. The upgrades are helping create a more vibrant atmosphere in downtown Lincoln.

“This grant was essential in allowing us to achieve our goals replacing the awning and fixing the sign. We have received a great deal of positive feedback from community members in regards to the project,” said grant applicant James Metz. “The amount we were granted was a substantial portion of the total project cost, and the Post Rock Community Foundation’s generosity was very much appreciated.”

The new awning and lighted sign at Bud Finch Memorial Community Theatre in Lincoln, purchased with a grant from Post Rock Community Foundation.

This year, $61,974 is available to charitable projects within the Post Rock service area, which includes all communities served by USD 298 and 299. Grants will be awarded from the following funds:

  • Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – $50,000 available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. This fund is only available for projects and organizations within Lincoln County.
  • Kanas Health Foundation Fund for Post Rock/Post Rock Healthy Living Fund – $5,031 available for projects that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles throughout the Post Rock service area.
  • Post Rock Community Action Fund – $5,742 available for projects that improve the quality of life for all Post Rock area residents.
  • Sylvan Area Fund – $1,201 available for projects that support USD 299 and economic growth and development within the boundaries of USD 299.

Through a competitive application process, grants will be awarded to community improvement projects that address the present and future needs of the community. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on October 1. Complete funding criteria and the grant application are available at http://postrockcf.org/search-apply-for-a-grant.