Sep 23, 2021 5:16 PM

Community foundation awards more than $13K in grants

Posted Sep 23, 2021 5:16 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Hutchinson Community Foundation recently awarded $13,000 to two nonprofit organizations in the latest round of its 2021 Fund for Hutchinson grant cycle.

Established in 1990, the Fund for Hutchinson serves as a permanent resource for the changing needs of Reno County. Grants represent an innovative approach or collaboration, a new efficiency, a critical need that requires funding or an opportunity that needs a bit of local support to leverage resources for the community.

Proposals for the grants are accepted year-round, with awards decided in March, May, July, September and November.

The following organizations received grants in September.

Cancer Council of Reno County, $5,000: The longtime director of the cancer council is preparing to retire. Funding provided through this grant will help cover salaries during a six- to eight-week transition period when the outgoing and incoming directors will overlap, supporting the council board’s goal of a smooth and effective transition for staff and continued high-quality and caring service for clients.

Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre, $8,000: Funding will help the Fox address necessary facility upgrades to the heating, cooling and fire sprinkler systems and begin the first steps in planning for the future of the upper levels of the theater.

Hutchinson Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropy, collaboration and innovative leadership to strengthen Reno County communities. Since 1989, the foundation has granted more than $92 million to organizations.