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Grants for Greater Manhattan Grant Program

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) annually invites nonprofit, tax exempt organizations serving the greater Manhattan, Kansas area to apply for grants for charitable purposes. The Grants Committee, made up of GMCF Trustees, reviews the applications and makes grant recommendations to the Executive Board in the following areas:
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Basic Human Needs and Disaster Relief
  • Children and Youth
  • Community Development and Leadership
  • Conservation, Preservation, and Beautification
  • Education
  • The Elderly
  • Health Care and Mental Health
Project funding up to $10,000 will be considered. Program expenses will take priority, but funding for operating expenses may be considered based on monies available.

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Adult Learning Center, USD 383 Partners in Literacy and Adult Education $5,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manhattan Leadership & Mentoring: Partnership with College Students $2,000.00
Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan Summer Scholarships for Youth $5,000.00
Civil Air Patrol Implementation of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) activity booklet: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) $2,500.00
Crisis Center, Inc. Riley County Police Response Advocate Program $8,500.00
Downtown Farmers' Market of Manhattan, Inc. Market Match for SNAP (Food stamps) & Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) $5,000.00
Flint Hills Breadbasket Emergency Food Program $6,750.00
Flinthills EAA Chapter 1364 Youth Aviation Education $8,400.00
Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps $5,000.00
Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp and Extensions Expansion Project $7,500.00
Flint Hills Volunteer Center, Inc. Schools of Hope $4,000.00
Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers Foundation Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers (FHWK) Gathering 2016 $750.00
Friends of Konza Prairie Konza Prairie Summer Teachers' Workshop $1,500.00
Friends of Tuttle Creek State Park O. K. Kids Day $750.00
Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri Outdoor Adventure & Learning Program at Camp Daisy Hindman in Dover, KS for girls from Riley & Geary Counties $3,310.00
KSU Golf Course Management & Research The First Tee Manhattan - Teaching Aids & Supplies $2,000.00
Little Apple Youth Soccer Club, Inc. Free Play Soccer Saturdays $1,150.00
Manhattan Arts Center, Inc. Arts education programs for all ages. $1,500.00
Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. MESI Camera Installation and Re-Positioning $1,750.00
Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading $1,000.00
Manhattan Retirement Foundation, Inc. Memory Program Presentation & Expo $3,335.00
Manhattan Royal Family Kids Camp Manhattan Royal Family Kids Camp $3,750.00
Midwest Educational Center, Inc. Think Big and Exploring your Roots $4,000.00
Panther Power Club STEAMing Across Kansas $4,350.00
Riley County Community Corrections Adult Services $3,000.00
Riley County Council of Social Service Agencies Everybody Counts $500.00
Riley County EMS Provide child safety seats to low income parents and families. $1,200.00
Riley County Humane Society Riley County Heartworm Disease Initiative $2,000.00
Shepherd's Crossing Prescription medications assistance $4,400.00
Sunflower CASA Project, Inc. Child Abuse Outreach $3,000.00
TFI Family Services, Inc. Family Engagement Foster Care Retreat Support $2,100.00
UFM Community Learning Center Project EXCELL (Extended College Education for Lifelong Learning) $2,700.00
Total Grants for Greater Manhattan  $107,695.00

Total Grants Given in 2016 


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