Newton Community Foundation awarded its first grants Thursday

The newly formed Newton Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Kansas Community Foundation (CKCF), awarded its first grants Thursday, June 6th at 4:30 pm in the lobby of the Old Mill Plaza.

The 2019 grant recipients from the Newton Kansas Health Foundation Fund were recognized with a small reception from 4:30-5:30 pm. The Newton community was invited and encouraged to attend as the board celebrated the Newton Community Foundation and the wonderful work the grant recipients are doing. The Newton Kansas Health Foundation Fund was originally made possible as a result of the GROW II matching grant program CKCF organized for our local community. The general purpose of this Fund is to underwrite solutions to local issues as well as the protection and promotion of the health and well-being of individuals and their communities through the encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

This year’s recipients included Health Ministries Clinic, who will use funds to help purchase equipment to serve Newton residents; Newton Meals on Wheels, Inc., funds will be used to help with the cost of meals for the Newton elderly population; Ember Hope Youthville, who will use funds for foster care home safety and preparation; Peace Connections, funds will be used to cover the cost of a salad bar to be offered at Circle of Hope meetings.