Grantee Stories Archive

Partnering to Create Youth Activities

The City of Fort Scott recently announced plans to open a roller-skating rink for individuals of all ages to enjoy. Leading up to this decision, volunteers and others researched the concept of a roller-skating rink to determine if it would be a viable venture in Fort Scott. When it was determined that there was community … Continue reading →

FSACF Helps Save the Steinway

Friends of USD 234’s special project, “Restoration of the Steinway grand piano,” has become a work in progress worth following. The project was one of 18 funded by Fort Scott Area Community Foundation grants last year. Here’s what you should know about it! The History of the Steinway The Steinway has been a part of … Continue reading →

All About ART

Who doesn’t remember their first experience with a live performance? Now imagine that experience happening for the first time at age 11. Project ART (Appreciation, Reading, and Theater) began over 25 years ago to ensure that Fort Scott Middle School students had exposure to the arts. The first five years of the program were funded … Continue reading →

Grantee Spotlight: Bourbon County CASA

by Stephanie Witt “You can trust them.” I found myself saying this over and over to one of my students last fall as she was caught in the middle of a difficult custody case. She needed to know, without a doubt, that CASA was in her corner. And despite the track record of adults around … Continue reading →

FSACF Awards Grant to GPT to meet Shortfall

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, along with other organizations and individuals, helped to save Fort Scott’s General Transportation Program after its funding fell short. The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation trustees recently approved and budgeted a $2,000 grant for the service. GPT Projected Funding Shortfall Recently, it was announced by the program’s board members … Continue reading →

Unexpected Grant “Surprises” Lee’s Paws and Claws

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation officially recognized a need in the community with a Surprise Grant on April 26. Doloris Sonntag of Lee’s Paws and Claws was awarded a $600 grant during the Chamber Coffee. Because of Fort Scott Rotary Club’s Dancing With Our Stars donation to the FSACF, money was available to award … Continue reading →

FSACF 2009 Grants Spotlight

Since October of last year, we’ve been spotlighting some of our 2009 grant recipients in our Futures newsletter. Now, here are all those short articles combined in one easy-to-access blog post! Good Ol’ Days The Good Ol’ Days committee received a FSACF grant from the 2009 granting cycle. This grant will be used to provide … Continue reading →

FSACF Helps Hurricanes Dive In

Over the summer, the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation helped the Fort Scott Hurricanes swim team acquire new diving blocks, constructed by Fort Scott’s own Twister Trailers. “Our previous diving blocks had been around for years. They did not properly fit to the side of the gutter, were extremely heavy and difficult to maneuver from … Continue reading →