Hutchinson Community Foundation awards more than $19K from Fund for Reno County

Hutchinson Community Foundation awards more than $19K from Fund for Reno County

Hutchinson Community Foundation recently awarded $19,330 to two nonprofit organizations in the first round of its 2022 Fund for Reno County grant cycle.

Established in 1990, the Fund for Reno County serves as a permanent resource for the changing needs of Reno County. Grants represent an innovative approach or collaboration, a new efficiency, a critical need that requires funding or an opportunity that needs a bit of local support to leverage resources for the community.

Proposals for the grants are accepted year-round, with awards decided in January, March, May, July, September and November.

The following organizations received grants in January.

  • Hutchinson Art Association Inc., Dialogue Reconstructed 2022, $4,330: Funding will support Hutchinson Art Association’s collaboration with diversity-driven and arts-focused organizations to host a juried exhibition featuring artists of color, highlighting under-represented artists in Kansas and surrounding states. The exhibition will also provide an opportunity to diversify Hutchinson Art Association’s permanent collection and give the community an opportunity to discuss representation issues during a public forum at the Hutchinson Art Center.
  • Milestone Clubhouse, Transitional Employment Program, $15,000: Funds will be used to provide intensive employment supports to participants in a newly created Transitional Employment Program through Milestone Clubhouse, a local branch of Breakthrough (Episcopal Social Services Inc.), addressing the needs of those in Reno County who experience severe mental illness.

Hutchinson Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropy, collaboration and innovative leadership to strengthen Reno County communities. Since 1989, the foundation has granted more than $92 million.

Read more about previous grants awarded from the Fund for Reno County.