The Washington County Community Foundation has announced the 2012 grant recipients from the Washington County Opportunity Fund.
The Hanover Senior Citizens received $350 toward the purchase of a microphone and speaker system for the Kloppenberg Center. The City of Washington was awarded $478 for two observation benches at the swimming pool. A $500 grant was given to KSDS to help provide accessible housing at KSDS for students’ and graduates’ needs. And the Washington County Rural Fire District #10 in Hanover received $935 to help purchase new radio equipment.
This is the second year of grant making for the Foundation with grants awarded annually through a competitive application process. It offers the grant program as part of its goal—to improve the quality of life of Washington County communities and residents.
Previous recipients of grants were the Barnes North City Park for playground equipment, and Independence Farms, Inc., School of Therapeutic Riding in Washington. The awards given from the Opportunity Fund now total more than $3,000 for the two grant cycles.
The Washington County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation in Salina, Kansas. Local board members include Randy Wyatt, Larry Mueller, Lori Huber, Janet Elliott, A. J. Goeckel, Karen Stewart, Elizabeth Baskerville-Hiltgen, Deb Kruse, Steve Pierson, Mary Tate and Jim Scheetz.