21 Jan Foundation administers KLC grant for 2nd year
Hutchinson Community Foundation was selected recently to continue with a second phase of funding as a partner of the Kansas Leadership Center’s Leadership Transformation Grant.
The community foundation administered the grant in 2019 and was one of 30 organizations from across the state selected for a second year. In all, the foundation sent 42 people to KLC training and filled 50 program slots in 2019, representing 25 Reno County nonprofit organizations and businesses.
The leadership team for the community foundation’s grant includes Kari Mailloux, program officer at Hutchinson Community Foundation; Lance Patterson, director of operations at Boys & Girls Clubs of Hutchinson; Denice Gilliland, development associate at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Reno County; Donna Davis, executive director at BrightHouse; and Laurie Carr, heath education & promotion supervisor at the Reno County Health Department.
“Through our grant, we are collaboratively working to invite change-makers in Reno County into a movement toward a resilient and thriving community where experimentation and collaboration is the norm,” said Mailloux. “We are asking people to learn the KLC principles and competencies and then apply them to the issues, opportunities, and organizations they care about advancing in Reno County.”
The grants, valued at up to $150,000 each, are divided among the education, nonprofit, faith, government and business sectors. Thirty-three new organizations in Kansas were also chosen for the 2020 cycle.
“The Leadership Transformation Grant is a three-phase process that helps organizations develop a shared language for problem solving, greater collaboration skills and the internal capacity to address and intervene in the most daunting adaptive challenges,” said Ashley Longstaff, program manager at the Kansas Leadership Center.