GACF awards grants to 13 organizations for 2023!

Last night, we hosted our annual Founders’ & Grant Banquet at the Catholic Hall in Girard. It was a fantastic evening honoring our grant recipients and all the great work they do in Girard and surrounding communities.

For 2023, we awarded $65,193 in competitive grants to 13 amazing organizations!

  • Angels Among Us: Helping Cancer Patients With Financial Needs
  • City of Girard:
    • Operation Longer Pool Season
    • Pathways for Carts & Pedestrians
  • Community Food Pantry Fund: Community Food Pantry
  • Crawford County Government: Livestock Barn Electrical Upgrade
  • DBLO Association: Continuing to Provide Better Sleep for Girard Area Youth
  • Friends of Crawford State Park/Kansas Wildscape Foundation: Kayak Launch Station
  • Friends of Historic Girard: Office Setup
  • Girard Public Library: Staying Connected
  • Girard Youth Activities:
    • Practice Makes Perfect
    • Fee Reduction
  • Southeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center: Brighter Future Through Literacy
  • Special Olympics Kansas: Medals & Equipment for Girard Athletes
  • Walnut Public Library: Kitchen Revamp!
  • Wildcat Extension Education Foundation: Crawford County 4-H Tag Reader

Thanks to all those who could attend and everyone who contributed to making the night so successful. We can’t wait to see what next year brings!