HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Community Foundation awarded $40,200 to area nonprofit organizations Friday in its most recent round of Fund for Hutchinson grants.
Those receiving awards are Stage 9, who will get $10,000 to collaborate with the Hutchinson Art Center, Blue Barn Productions and Jillian's on “Hutchinson: The Pandemic!” an original script transformed into a live virtual performance accessible to ticket holders through YouTube.
The Reno County Historical Society will get $15,200 to help the Reno County Museum digitize the archival collection of Pat Mitchell. The images will be made available online at WSU's Special Collections page at no additional cost to patrons. This is a two-year grant of $15,200 per year.
And finally, the Hutchinson Historic Fox Theatre is receiving $15,000 for the purchase of a monitor mixer and stage monitors, equipment that is essential for all productions but is currently rented for each performance.
Established in 1990 by the foundation’s founding board of directors as a permanent resource for the changing needs of Reno County, more than $3.7 million have been awarded to more than 170 area organizations and agencies from this fund.
Proposals for Fund for Hutchinson grants are accepted year-round, with awards decided in March, May, July, September and November.