Jan. 26 Make It Greater Grants workshop

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Jan. 26 Make It Greater Grants workshop

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Hutchinson Public Library auditorium, 901 N. Main St.

Hutchinson Community Foundation invites the Reno County community to attend our Make It Greater Grants workshop Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hutchinson Community Foundation.

Make It Greater Grants are small ($250-$2,500) but have the potential to make significant impacts on communities across Reno County by bringing people together around a shared challenge or furthering community identity and pride. But sometimes it’s easy to think big and hard to think small. This workshop will help community members think in terms of “lighter, quicker, cheaper” projects that might be short-term, low-cost interventions or initiatives that could make the case for further investment or projects that experiment with new ways of bringing people together. Read about last year’s recipients by scrolling to Make It Greater Grants here.

We encourage groups of two or more to come to the workshop together around a shared challenge, but individuals are also welcome. Examples of challenges that might be explored during the workshop include:

  • How can we increase our neighborhood’s identity?
  • How can we inspire youth to become civically engaged?
  • How can we connect the Hutchinson Art Center to Main Street?

Each individual or group will develop their own challenge to explore in the workshop, which will include:

  • Generating new ideas through brainstorming activities intended to prompt new thinking
  • Selecting an idea that is worth testing or prototyping
  • Pitching an idea to a small group for immediate feedback
  • Translating the idea into a Make It Greater Grant proposal
  • Technical assistance on the Make it Greater Grant Application

Space is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required by filling out the form below. Please familiarize yourself with the Make It Greater Grant Guidelines and Application prior to registering for or attending a workshop. We hope you’ll join us!

Make It Greater grant applications are due in the Community Foundation Office by noon on February 15, 2019.

UPDATE: Because of low interest, the Jan. 26 Make It Greater grants workshop is canceled. However, an informational meeting about the grant application process will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 for those who are interested. No reservation is required to attend. For further questions about Make It Greater grants, contact Sarah Blake: sarah@hutchcf.org or 620-663-5293.


January 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wendy Skellenger


Hutchinson Public Library
901 N. Main St.
Hutchinson, KS 67501 United States
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