The Goessel Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the recent awarding of six 2021 Community Grants. Through the generosity of community donations to our Impact Fund, the Foundation was able to “give back to the community” through local non-profits. The awards were presented at an outdoor Spring Recognition Event at Goessel Elementary School on May 1 hosted by the Foundation Board.
Those attending were given a boxed meal made by Goessel Grocery & Deli.The awards were:
$1,180—Bethesda Home $940 from the Goessel Senior Endowment and $240 from the Impact Fund to supplement expenses for the Friendship Meal Program.
$600—Goessel USD411 for CARES (Community Addressing Readiness for Everyone) from the Impact Fund for family engagement opportunities and education activities for parents of pre-school age children.
$600–Goessel Public Library from the Impact Fund to establish a permanent “Elaine Schroeder StoryWalk” along the sidewalk of Bethesda Home to promote reading for children and families.
$500—Circles Marion County (CORE) from the Impact Fund for a “Getting Ahead Scholarship”. Core Community is about bringing families experiencing poverty together where they help create solutions to get people out of poverty.
$500—Marion County FACT (Families and Communities Together) from the Impact Fund for Family Financial Assistance Network (emergency financial assistance to households that are unable to pay for basic services necessary for family health and safety).
$250—CASA (Advocacy for the Goessel area) from the Impact Fund for serving victimized children of Goessel and Marion County.
The Impact Fund grew to over $85,000 this year. The goal of reaching $125,000 for the Impact Fund, would allow for larger grants in the future. To help reach this goal, donations should be sent to GCF, PO Box 244, Goessel, KS 67053 or on-line at bit.ly/donate-goesselcf.