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Community foundation awards over $33,000 in fall grants

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Post Rock Community Foundation awarded over $33,000 to eight projects throughout Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and USD 299. The following organizations received funding:

  • Lincoln Art Center, $9,190 for installation and supplies for a new floor for the Lincoln Art Center.
  • American Legion #359, $8,093 for installation and supplies for a new floor for the facility.
  • Sylvan Historical Society, $5,000 to provide materials and labor to complete Phase 3 of the Sylvan Grove Union Pacific Railroad Depot renovation.
  • Lincoln County Emergency Management, $4,583 for the completion of installation of the storm siren for Hunter.
  • USD 299, $2,704 to purchase Legos and Lego Robotic kits for eighth grade students at Sylvan/Lucas Junior High.
  • Vesper Community Center, $1,996 for equipment purchases to improve the community center’s emergency preparedness and food handling safety.
  • USD 299, $1,911 to purchase a new washer and dryer for life skills practice for special education students.
  • USD 299, $200 to rent the STAR LAB, from Smoky Hill Education Service Center in March.

This round of grants was made possible by two funds at the community foundation: the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Post Rock Community Action Fund, which both focus on improving quality of life throughout the county. The foundation’s next grant cycle opens March 1, with online applications due May 1, 2020. For more information, visit