The Harper County Community Foundation is pleased to announce they recently awarded a total of $92,671 to 20 grant recipients benefiting projects throughout Harper County. The recipients of the October 2012 Grant monies are VFW Post 11449 for their ceiling tile project; Extra Innings Baseball Chapel for equipment as part of the creation of a league for their men’s outreach; Harper County Head Start for the development of a We Are Growing/We Are Learning garden as well as corresponding books project; essential start-up equipment for the Little Lambs Daycare; Main St. Ministry for Spark & Ignition Youth for Spring Break, Summer and Wednesday evening activities; Attica Food Pantry for equipment and signage; Harper Recreation Commission for their bleacher renovation project; Anthony Chamber of Commerce for the 2013 Sunflower Balloon Fest; USD 511 Athletic Department for purchase of track equipment; Attica Saddle Club for the Attica Rodeo Grounds and Arena Improvement Project; Attica Long Term Care for office equipment updates including the copier and printer; instrument repairs and purchases for both USD 361 and USD 511 Band Departments; Anthony Police Department In Car Video Camera as well as Spikes System; Harper Area Health Foundation for training mannequins; Harper Fire Department for a thermal imaging camera; Harper County EMS for ambulance stair chairs; Harper Hospital District #5 for a walk-in freezer; Attica Long Term Care for the purchase of a 15 passenger bus; and Anthony Community Care Center for electronic health records software.

These grant awards are funded by Plumb Thicket Landfill revenue funds in addition to unrestricted funds from endowments and donations made directly to the Harper County Community Foundation. This grant round is the second allocation of an annual commitment of nearly $200,000 to benefit Harper County citizens and organizations from the Plumb Thicket Landfill monies.

HCCF’s Mission is focused on education, human needs, health care, community improvement or rural development. The Foundation was selected by the Harper County Commissioners as the organization to receive, review and evaluate applications for projects based on these fields of support.

Grant applicants may seek full funding, partial funding or matching funding for projects that meet these areas of focus and the grant application deadlines.  All applicants must be not-for-profit organizations or associations.  The next grant round deadline is May 1, 2013.

Please note more information about HCCF as well as the application for the next grant round is available at their newly developed website In addition, forms and guidelines may be obtained by written request directed to the Harper County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 5, Anthony, Kansas 67003, by calling Michelle Fahring, Assistant to the Foundation, at 620-840-1153 (cell phone), or by sending an e-mail to