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Community foundation awards over $71,000 in spring grants

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Community foundation awards over $71,000 in spring grants

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Post Rock Community Foundation awarded over $71,000 to sixteen projects throughout Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and USD 299. The following organizations received funding:

  • Lincoln County, $3,280 to replace volunteer firefighter equipment for Hunter Rural Fire Department.
  • Lincoln County, $5,000 for the Ambulance Service to replace Cardiac Monitor and Defibrillators.
  • Sylvan Grove Fair and Agriculture Association, $14,875 to replace sections of bleachers for the fair.
  • City of Lucas, $2,000 to help fund new building furnishings for the Lucas Public Library.
  • Rouner Post 309, $2,000 to replace roof overlay for American Legion Post 309.
  • USD 299, $1,362 to help purchase new microscopes for science and agriculture classes.
  • City of Lincoln – Lincoln Recreation Dept., $1,000 to fund final construction and signage of the Lincoln Disc Golf Course.
  • Vesper Community Center, $10,000 for assistance with floor removal and resurfacing of the center.
  • Lincoln Conty Economic Development Foundation, $10,000 to create McReynolds Park, a new public park surrounding the Saline River dam, offering outdoor activities for residents and visitors.
  • Lincoln Carnegie Library, $5,000 to complete Phase 3 of the Lincoln Carnegie Library Restoration Project.
  • USD 299, $2,000 for the purchase of a vision screener.
  • USD 299, $5,000 to update stage lighting and audio components at both the grade school and high school.
  • USD 298 Lincoln, $1,848 to purchase five Newline Smartboards to be used at the elementary school.
  • USD 298 Lincoln, $10,000 for resurfacing the track at Mettner Field Stadium.
  • USD 299, $4,500 to cover the costs of purchasing Chromebooks for 4th-6th grade students.
  • USD 299, $1,198 to upgrade infant care simulators for the Human Growth and Development class at Sylan-Lucas Unified High School.

This round of grants was made possible by five 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 Kansas Health Foundation Fund and the Post Rock Healthy Living Fund, which both support the public health of Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and 299, and the Sylvan Area Fund, which supports USD 299 and the economic growth and development within the boundaries of USD 299.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens August 1, with online applications due October 1, 2021. For more information, visit