On Saturday, September 16, 2017, the Fredonia Area Community Foundation held their annual “Appreciation and Awards Dinner” at Fredonia Junior / Senior High School. The members of the advisory board of the Community Foundation recognized community members for their contributions to Fredonia and announced the 2017 grant winners. The aim of the grant cycle is to support charitable organizations with projects or programs that directly impact communities across the Fredonia area.
The Fredonia Area Community Foundation was able to grant $35,000 during this competitive grant cycle! This year’s recipients included the following:
Recipient and project
- Fredonia Child Care Center – Relocation of the child care center
- Fredonia Adopt A Family – Adopt a Family 2018
- Shoes For Kids – Fredonia Shoes for Kids
- Fredonia Regional Hospital – Ambulance Fund
- Fredonia Public Library – Protect the Books Project
- USD #484 School Health – Vital Sign machine
- USD #484 – Composting Program
- USD #484 – Greenhouse Program
- Wilson County Health Department – Stroll and Read Family Night
Additionally, the Fredonia Seasonal Light Fund, the “I Am Fredonia campaign”, and an upcoming collaborative grant program with USD #484 were discussed as ways for community members to make tax-deductible gifts to benefit the community.
This is the third year that the Community Foundation has held a formal grant cycle and hopes to continue to give back to the community each year with the support of the Fredonia community. Since its establishment in April 2012 as an affiliate of the Central Kansas Community Foundation, the Fredonia Area Community Foundation has distributed over $110,000 in local charitable grants. Funding for these grants comes from donations, the Community Foundation’s annual Shamrockfest fundraising event held each year in March, and earnings and income from the Fredonia Area Community Impact Fund Endowment and Kansas Health Foundation Grow II Grant – Fredonia. If you would like to contribute to the Impact Fund, you may send your tax deductible donation to P.O. Box 97, Fredonia, Kansas 66737. You may also contact us at FACF@twinmounds.com. You can find more information at https://centralkansascf.org/affiliate-foundations/fredonia-area-community-foundation/ .