St. Francis Community Foundation
The purpose of the community foundation is to encourage individuals to make tax deductible charitable donations to be utilized along with possible grants, government programs, government loans and other funds. These combined funds can then be utilized to improve the quality of life in St. Francis and Cheyenne County.
The St Francis Community Foundation awarded five grants at its March 6, 2013 board meeting for the year ending 2012. A grand total of $7,586, the largest annual distribution in the history of the foundation has been disbursed as grants within St Francis and Cheyenne County.
A total of $2,500 will be disbursed from the New Generation Fund.
A grant of $500 was made to the Cheyenne Center for Creativity for the renovation of their headquarters at 109 N Quincy.
A grant of $2,000 was made to the Celebrate St Francis committee for expense for the 125th anniversary celebration of St Francis in June 2013
Grants totally $5,086 were made from the Senior Living Fund
A grant of $3,086 was made to the St Francis Senior Center for the purchase of a new commercial refrigerator for the kitchen.
A grant of $2,000 was also made to the St Francis Community Garden for promoting healthier nutrition through access to fresh vegetables and produce within the county.
The Community Foundation continues to accept donations to the Senior Living Fund for Cheyenne County. This fund currently has a balance of $135,000. When the county assumes ownership of the Good Samaritan property, proceeds from this fund could be utilized for the design and improvement of the facility. Grants for the improvement to the Senior Center of $5,486 have been made from this fund. Please continue to support this fund by donating to this fund.