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Community Leadership

Grant Making

The Scott Community Foundation started in 1987 as the Scott County Health Care Foundation.

More than 25 years later our name might have changed, but our focus has not. One of our main priorities is still to advance the health care needs of the community.

Each year the Health Care Committee awards $10,000 to local agencies for projects that benefit the health of Scott County residents.

Since 2000, SCF and our donors have invested more than $450,000 to help local nonprofit organizations and community groups make our area such a great place to live.

The dollars for our grants come from many sources. Some grants come from restricted component funds that are targeted to a specific issue, project, or organization. Others come from our General Fund or non-restricted component funds.

Applications for grants from the General Fund and non-restricted component funds are available in the Fall of each year. In addition to other criteria the SCF Board may determine from year to year, eligibility for these grants include:

  • grants funded must be for charitable or philanthropic purposes that agree with the Foundation’s mission;
  • recipients must be a 501(c)(3) organization or a governmental agency;
  • projects must primarily benefit Scott County or the communities in the surrounding area;
  • a maximum of $10,000 will be awarded per project;
  • grant funds may not be used to eliminate operating deficits or to retire debt;
  • capital campaigns, endowment programs, and political projects are not eligible for funding;
  • individuals and for-profit businesses are not eligible for funding; and
  • organizations that practice discrimination on the basis or race, color, creed, sex, age, or national origin are not eligible for funding.
  • Past recipients of SCF grants include:

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Scott, Greeley, and Wichita Counties

    Boy Scouts of America

    City of Scott City

    Horizon Health

    K-State Research and Extension

    Palmer Park BMX Race Track

    Park Lane Nursing Home

    Park Place Assisted Living Center

    SCHS Alumni Association

    Scott City Chamber of Commerce

    Scott Community Golf Course

    Scott Community Wellness Coalition

    Scott Community Veteran's Memorial

    Scott County Arts Council

    Scott County Economic Development

    Scott County EMS

    Scott County Free Fair

    Scott County Health Department

    Scott County Historical Society

    Scott County Hospital

    Scott County Library

    Scott County VIP Center

    Scott Recreation Commission

    Smoky Hills Public Television

    Spencer Flight & Education Center

    USD #466 Elementary School

    USD #466 High School

    USD #466 Instrumental Music Department

    USD #466 Middle School

    USD #468 Healy Public Schools

    Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center

    Pictures of Sonogram Machine and Get Set Program courtesy of the Scott County Record.

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