2010 Grants Awarded

On December 16, 2010, FSACF awarded grants to the following non-profit organizations:

Fort Scott Middle School Class

Visioning a Healthier Bourbon County: This grant will provide a sprinkling system for a community garden to be created in the spring of 2011 on the corner of 9th and Horton.

Fort Scott National Historic Site: This grant will be used to bring in characters to portray historic individuals at the Fort’s Chautauqua during the 2011 Good Ol’ Days.

Living History

Gordon Parks Center for Culture and Diversity: This grant will be used to bring in a Dance Company from Lawrence, KS to perform at the Middle School during the 2011 Gordon Parks Celebration of Culture and Diversity.

The Beacon: This grant will help provide more fresh produce to low income families year around.

Fort Scott Middle School: This grant will be used to help defray the costs of performance tickets, books and copies of plays, and transportation costs for Project A.R.T.

Mother to Mother: This grant will be used to provide diapers, wipes, and cleaning supplies to single mothers and low income families. It will also provide utility assistance.

Dr. Pratt and Pauline Irby Grants

Doctor Pratt Irby by Captured Images

When Dr. Pratt Irby passed away in July of this year, his memorials were made to the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation to start an endowed fund. The interest from this fund will continue to support Fort Scott organizations that Pratt and Pauline Irby supported during their lifetimes. Two grants are being awarded in 2010 from the Dr. Pratt and Pauline Irby Fund:

The Lowell Milken Center: This grant will help assist local teachers and students produce projects which show the patriotism and service of Veterans as Unsung Heroes.

Fort Scott Public Library: This grant will be used to sponsor special storyteller or music performances for children in the summer of 2011.