Community Foundation grant to the city for roller skates
The Town of Fort Scott recently announced plans to open a roller skating rink for people of all ages.
Leading up to this decision, volunteers and others studied the concept of a roller skating rink to determine if it would be a viable business in Fort Scott.
When it was determined that there was community support for a roller rink, the opportunity to purchase 120 pairs of skates and a rack came to the City.
In response to a grant request received by the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, a special mid-year grant of $ 5,900 was awarded to the City for the purchase of 120 pairs of skates and a stand.
“The Foundation holds a grant-making process each year starting August 1 and culminating with the announcement of grants at a chamber café in November,” said Carla Farmer, President of FSACF. “On several occasions in the past few years since the foundation’s inception, we have awarded a mid-year grant that meets the criteria of responding to a pressing need in the community and / or the timing of the application cannot be delayed until the annual grant cycle. The Foundation Board recognizes that not all of our community’s needs arise during the grant cycle and we are pleased to be able to accommodate this special request.
FSACF awarded $ 36,250 to 18 nonprofits in 2020 during its 12th annual grant cycle. The funds for these grants come from interest earned each year on the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment. Several of the organizations receiving funding included the U-234 Third Year Music Program, Lowell Milken Center Ft. Scott Front Line Heroes, Bourbon County Multi-Agency Coalition Rent Aid / Utilities, Care to Share, First United Methodist Feeding Families In His Name and Compassionate Ministries ID and Winter Warming Project.
Gregg Motley, Chair of the Grants Committee, with his committee reviewed the application and final approval was made by the Board.
“When we have the opportunity to support the other positive things that are happening in our community, we believe that we are truly fulfilling the mission of the Foundation,” said Motley.
For more information about the Foundation, visit FSACF.com or call 224-6500.