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WCCF Opportunity Fund deadline approaching

The deadline for applying for the current round of grants from the Washington County Community Foundation’s Opportunity Fund is rapidly approaching.

The Foundation will accept applications until next Thursday, March 28, 2013, for up to $3,032 in grants for charitable causes. The Foundation will consider applications from non-profit organizations, individuals, and groups of individuals. For-profit organizations will not be considered unless the request is for a charitable project. Grants will be limited to projects within Washington County.

Applications are available at your local post office, or online at www.washingtoncountycf.org .

This is the third year of grant making for the Foundation. 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 are the Barnes city park, the School of Therapeutic Riding, KSDS, RFD10, Hanover Senior Citizens, and the Washington city park.. For more information on previous recipients, visit the web site listed above.

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.

For more information or questions, contact the board member nearest you.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.