Republic County Community Foundation awards over $111,000 in fall grants

BELLEVILLE, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Republic County Community Foundation awarded over $111,000 to 17 projects throughout Republic County. The following organizations received funding:

  • City of Cuba, $15,000 for handicap accessibility, landscaping and display cabinets for the Cuba Heritage Center.
  • Belleville Main Street, $13,000 to install a wireless sound system downtown.
  • USD 426 – Pike Valley, $11,517 to improve the Pike Valley Elementary playground.
  • City of Courtland, $10,000 to add shade and benches to the city swimming pool.
  • City of Courtland, $10,000 to replace the outdated sewer lift station.
  • Blair Center for the Arts Foundation, $9,810.50 to purchase a trailer.
  • USD 109, $8,800 to start a Makers Space program at East Elementary.
  • City of Courtland, $8,000 to replace lights for baseball field and sand volleyball pit.
  • City of Belleville, $7,500 to purchase a set of lights and light poles for the volleyball court at the park.
  • New Tabor Cemetery Association District 11, $6,748 to purchase American Flags with telescoping poles and rock for driveway.
  • USD 109, $4,119.99 to purchase a sousaphones for marching band.
  • Belleville Main Street, $2,400 for new grant funding and sponsorship signs at Rocky Pond Christmas Lights display.
  • Belleville Lions Club, $1,296.44 to replace or add flag holders for veterans’ graves at Belleville City Cemetery.
  • USD 109, $1,101.33 to purchase general science equipment.
  • Distinguished Young Woman of Kansas, $1,000 to purchase wireless headsets.
  • USD 109, $675 to purchase Spanish classroom literacy and curriculum materials.
  • Smoky Hills Public Television, $500 to provide books to children enrolled in Head Start.

This round of grants was made possible by five funds at the foundation: the community foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Republic County Action fund, which both support projects and programs that improve the community’s quality of life and the Republic County Health Fund, Kansas Health Foundation fund for Republic County and North Central Health Care Foundation, which all support the public health of Republic County.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens February 15, with online applications due April 15, 2021. For more information, visit