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RCACF Awards $35,800 in grants

The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) awarded $35,800 in fall grants to support a broad range of community projects, including the arts, education and social services.

“This grant season highlights the important role the foundation serves in helping Russell County area communities thrive. To help us increase grant-making in future cycles, we encourage people to give to our November Match Month campaign, where donations are matched up to 300% and monies stay local to support the Russell County area,” said Angie Muller, RCACF Director.

Funds available through RCACF are the result of generous donors and regional funders since establishment of the foundation in 2001. Today the foundation holds more than $20-million in endowments used to fund scholarship and community projects. Grant applications typically span projects involving community revitalization, school education, cultural arts, economic development, quality of life, and others.

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to award these grants to organizations that benefit the Russell County area. Funding comes from the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund and Dane G. Hansen Foundation.

o  Russell Arts Council, Dream Theater Sound System, $10,000

o  Russell Community Theater, Lighting System Improvements, $5,000

o  Switchgrass Art Collaborative, Coffee Stand, $9,800

o  City of Dorrance, Park Improvements, $5,000

o  USD 407, Elementary School Percussion for Peers, $2,500 and Middle School Science Museum, $2,000

o  Developmental Services Northwest Kansas, Weighing Wonders, $1,500

Applications for the next grant season open February 1 and close March 30. For more information, contact Angie Muller, RCACF Executive Director, at 785-445-3611 or [email protected]