2011 Grants Awarded

On November 3, 2011, FSACF awarded grants to the following non-profit organizations:

Be the Match for the National Bone Marrow Transplant Registry photo courtesy of Fort Scott Tribune by Jason Silvers

Be the Match for the National Bone Marrow Transplant Registry: This grant will be used to help defray the cost of processing the 60 cheek swabs taken at the drive at Fort Scott Community College on September 28 and placing these names on the national register.

Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site: This grant will be used to advertise the third bi-annual Quilt Festival.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bourbon County: This grant will be used to recruit new Big Brothers and Big Sisters. It will help fund background checks, postage and interview costs.

CASA: This grant will help recruit new advocates. It will help defray the costs of recruiting, screening, and training volunteers.

Tri Valley Developmental Services: This grant will provide the funds to purchase an industrial strength wheelchair-accessible picnic table for an outside area at Tri Valley.

Lowell Milken Center: This grant will support the printing as well as the postage for the distribution of tourism brochures featuring the Center.

Bourbon County Coalition: This grant will provide funds for assistance for rent and utilities payments for low-income families in the Fort Scott area.

Dr. Pratt and Pauline Irby Grant

First United Methodist Church: This grant will supply the paper goods and tutoring materials for the weekly free meals provided by the church each Wednesday evening.

Doctor Pratt Irby by Captured Images

Dr. Pratt Irby's 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.