The Harper County Community Foundation recently awarded $110,312.75 to 28 organizations and projects that benefit Harper County. For this grant round, 35 grant applications were submitted to HCCF with a total of $204,804.94 requested.

These monies from the Waste Connection Landfill Revenues and the Harper County Board of Commissioners represent the 23rd round of grants awarded since the inception of the granting program in May of 2009. The Foundation also awarded monies from their discretionary funds.

Unfortunately, due to the CO-VID 19 outbreak and subsequent group gathering restrictions, HCCF was unable to host their Awards Presentation for the May 2020 grant round.

Recipients of the May 2020 grant monies include Harper County Transition to Career for T2C Welding Program, Reality U Event, Harper County Career Spotlight and Tools for the Mobile Equipment Maintenance Pathways; The Arts Center for their Performing Arts – Community Theater Program; Attica Public Schools for Motivational Mile and New Technologies in Industrial Education; Chaparral for FFA AgriScience Farm Renovation and Carpentry Program Tools; Attica Saddle Club for Rodeo Entertainment; Chaparral Runners Youth Football Relocate & Restore Storage Facilities project; Anthony Gun Club’s Shells Purchase for Trapshooting Team; Harper Recreation Commission for the HRC Complex FEMA Shelter; Patterson Health Center for Community Diabetic Education Program and Equipment for the Laboratory; Anthony Theatre for Stage Lighting Updates; Main Street Ministry for the Summer Program and After School Program in 2020-2021; Chaparral Kids Wrestling Club Uniforms & Equipment; Harper City Historical Society for Museum Inventory Management project; Summer Food Programs offered through both Anthony and Harper’s Ministerial Associations; Attica Hospital District #1 for their Covid-19 – Let’s Beat It project; Harper Mission Mart; Junior Achievement for Harper County; Harper Public Library for a Classroom/Activity Room Annex Remodel; Obadiah’s Plenty Community Garden in Anthony; and Harper County Community HOPE.

HCCF’s Mission is focused on education, human needs, health care, community improvement or rural development projects that will enrich the communities of Harper County through support and resources. The deadline for the next grant round will be October 1, 2020.

More information about HCCF may be found on their website at In addition, any questions may be directed to Michelle Fahring, Assistant to the Foundation, by calling 620-840-1153 (cell phone), or by sending an e-mail to