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Community foundation awards over $48,000 in fall grants

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Post Rock Community Foundation awarded over $48,000 to five projects throughout Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and USD 299. The following organizations received funding:

  • City of Hunter, $3,582.60 to install a new commercial grade play structure in Hunter City Park, along with a new playground border, ADA compliant ramp, and trash receptacles.
  • Sylvan Grove Fair and Agriculture Association, $17,338 to replace one set of bleachers on the fairground that the Sylvan Grove Fair and Agriculture Association utilizes.
  • Sylvan Senior Center, $18,350 to complete framework and exterior improvements to assist with preserving, refurbishing, and repurposing the old Farmer’s Elevator Building in Sylvan Grove.
  • USD 298 Lincoln, $250 to purchase rechargeable light boards to utilize for art tracing.
  • USD 298 Lincoln, $8,700 to purchase a laser projection system that projects onto any flooring surface for student moving and learning.

This round of grants was made possible by four funds at the community foundation: the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Post Rock Community Action Fund and the Sylvan Area Fund, which all focus on improving quality of life throughout the county, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Post Rock, which supports the public health of Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and 299.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens March 1, with online applications due May 1, 2022. For more information, visit