FSACF Awards 2012 Grants to Area Programs

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Board of Directors presented 10 area non-profit organizations with grants for the 2012 Grant Cycle during a Chamber Coffee on November 1. The following organizations were presented grants:

  • Fort Scott Middle School: Project ART – to help cover transportation costs for going to KC productions.
  • Care to Share: Gas Vouchers – for $25 each to supply 40 vouchers.
  • Lowell Milken Center: For Audio for African/American display.
  • Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene: For 1 42” flat screen TV for downtown nonprofit Coffee House.
  • First United Methodist Church: For Condiments and basic ingredients for weekly free meals.
  • Bourbon County Interagency Coalition: For Rent/Utilities assistance vouchers.
  • Young Life: To help establish Young Life in Fort Scott.
  • Ellis Foundation: Scholarship for a student from Bourbon County.
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bourbon County: To fund mentorship matches.
  • Gordon Parks Center: Graphics for the Interactive display – funded by a Dr. Pratt & Pauline Irby Grant.
Members of the FSACF board pose with representatives of Care to Share.
Care to Share’s Sharing Bucket leaders Joy O’Neal and Levetta Simmons are awarded a 2012 grant by FSACF board members Shirley Palmer and Carol MacArthur during the Chamber Coffee held November 1.

FSACF received several Thank You notes from Sharing Bucket gas voucher recipients. One said, “I was one of the lucky recipients of a gas card at our recent Care to Share meeting. My sister received a chemo treatment in Pittsburg today and your card was put to good use.”