HCF launches its 2016 grant cycle

Kelly Linnens presents Kelly Linnens presents a $6,000 check to Doug Sisk toward the purchase of playground equipment at the Memorial Park and a check for $2,000 toward the purchase of adjustable basketball goals at the Hillsboro Middle School.Hillsboro Community Foundation, established to promote and facilitate charitable giving in support of projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in Hillsboro, is launching its 2016 grant cycle.

HCF manages over $1.6 million in various funds. In 2015, 11 local projects and programs grant money through the HCF compet?i?tive grant cycle. Grants presented from HCF funds total more than $50,000 this year. Since 2010, HCF has awarded more than $240,000 to the local community.

Steve Noble, president of the HCF board, voiced his appreciation and enthusiasm about the fund?s support.

?The community endowment continues to grow because of local investment,? he said. ?We just cannot say enough about local citizens investing in Hills?boro?s future.?

Bryce Wichert presents a $2,000 check to Jan Hanschu to help purchase girls? lockers at the Hillsboro Middle School.Applications for the 2016 grant cycle are now available for electronic submission at hcfoundationks.org, central?kansascf.org, hillsborofreepress.com or cityofhills?boro.net.

Completed funding requests are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 4, 2016.

Kathy Decker (center) presents a $600  check to Delora Kaufman (left) and Cathy Fish for the  Children?s library area at the Hillsboro Public Library.Projects and programs must be for a charitable or civic purpose. Qualified applicants must possess a 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service code, be exempt under statute?for example, educational institution, church, a city or county?or be formally linked to an organization with such designation.

Grants will be awarded at the Hills?boro High School basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Bonnie Funk presents a $2,000 check to Alycia Unruh for the Childrens dental Program at USD 410.Anyone wishing to donate to HCF can send checks to HCF Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 273, Hills?boro, KS 67063, or HCF Endowment Fund c/o Central Kansas Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 200, Newton, KS 67114.


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