Osborne County Community Foundation announces spring grant recipients

OSBORNE, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Osborne County Community Foundation awarded over $51,000 to 15 projects throughout the Osborne County area. The following organizations received funding:

  • USD 392, $6,000 for STEM opportunities in the library lab.
  • Luray Fire Department, $5,500 to purchase new bunker gear.
  • Bull City Community Foundation, Inc., $5,475 to purchase new Christmas lights for downtown Alton.
  • City of Natoma, $5,000 to build a new dugout on the baseball field.
  • Heart Choices, $5,000 for supplies and fixtures needed to renovate the EMS building.
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 109, Natoma, $5,000 for materials to restore the legion.
  • USD 399, $5,000 to pour a concrete slab for the school use.
  • USD 272 – Lakeside Jr./Sr. High School, $4,000 to purchase additional robots for Lakeside schools.
  • Peace Lutheran Church, $2,650 to update lighting at the church.
  • Osborne Area Chamber of Commerce, $2,500 to hold a leadership program.
  • USD 272, $1,672 for new apliances for the FACS classroom.
  • City of Alton., $1,500 to replace the sidewalk.
  • USD 392, $1,130 to add sensory paths on the district sidewalks.
  • Osborne Community Foundation, $850 for Main Street beautification.
  • Downs Community Garden, $700 for community outreach and educational programs.

This round of grants was made possible by two funds at the Osborne County Community Foundation: the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which focuses on improving quality of life throughout the county and the Osborne County Community Action Fund, which addresses both the present and future needs of Osborne.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens September 1, with online applications due November 1, 2020. For more information, visit http://osborneccf.org/search-apply-for-a-grant/.