The Harper County Community Foundation recently recognized the grant recipients for the October 2019 round at an Awards Presentation held in conjunction with their End of the Year Gala. The event was held at 7 p.m., on Monday, November 4th, in the Westview Apartments’ Community Room in Harper.

These monies from the Waste Connection Landfill Revenues and the Harper County Board of Commissioners represent the 22nd round of grants awarded since the inception of the granting program in May of 2009. The Foundation also awarded monies from their discretionary funds. For this grant round, 44 grant applications were submitted to HCCF with a total of $293,001.33 requested. The Foundation awarded $119,975.07 to 34 organizations and projects that benefit Harper County.

Recipients of the October 2019 grant monies are Harper County Transition to Career for Public Relations and Course Books for the Mobile Equipment Maintenance Pathways; The Arts Center for a Performing Arts Program; Anthony & Harper Elementary Libraries for New Book Purchases; Anthony Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Sunflower Balloon Fest; City of Attica for Countywide Police Radio and City Swimming Pool Shade; Harper County CORE Circles; City of Harper for FEMA Community Safe Room/Multi-purpose Facility; Attica Public Schools for Elementary Educational Field Trips, Motivational Mile – Phase II, JH & HS Accelerated Reader Rewards, Industrial Technology Shop Tools Replacement/Upgrades and NASP Archery Starter Kit; Bluff City United Methodist Church Repair; Horizons Child Advocacy Center for an Office Laptop & Printer; Harper County EMS PowerCot; Chaparral for Project Based Learning Indoor Garden Tower and Computer Aided Drafting Technology Updates for the Woodshop Program; Attica Saddle Club for Arena Improvements; Harper United Methodist Church and Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church’s Wednesday Night Kmotion Program; Harper Elementary School for Educational Field Trips and Special Education – Furniture/Sensory Items Project; Harper County Fair Board for Sound System; Heritage Estates Library Project; Attica Community Educational Support/ACES Back to School Bash & School Year Support Services; Anthony Gun Club’s Shells Purchase for Trapshooting Team; Attica’s Cup O’Grace Food Pantry; Harper Mission Mart, Crossroads Family Resource Center; FOCUS at Anthony Elementary School for Educational Field Trips; Junior Achievement for Harper County; Harper County Bullseye BBQ 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 May 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



Photo identification – October 2019 Grant Recipients

Front Row: Kara Nelson, Attica USD 511; Katie Carothers, Harper County CORE Circles; Mindy Westenhaver, Crossroads Family Resource Center; Juliana Whisman, The Arts Center; Emmery Kastens, Chaparral’s Project Based Learning Program; Bill Giesen, Harper Elementary School; Amanda Goebel, FOCUS at Anthony Elementary; and Angie Alexander, Attica Saddle Club.

Second Row: Lori Ryan, City of Attica; Andrea McDaniel, Attica USD 511 & Attica Community Educational Support/ ACES; Karen Aldis, Harper County Community HOPE; Kasha Moritz, Kmotion; Jinnie Berry, Harper County Community HOPE; Stephanie Grippin, Harper Elementary School Special Education; Karen Stainbrook, Anthony Elementary Library; Shelley Coffey, Horizons Child Advocacy Center, Janice Mayo, Bluff City United Methodist Church; and Jason Fahring, Attica USD 511 Industrial Technology.

Back Row: Kevin Alexander, HCCF Executive Director; Mike Reed, Chaparral Woodshop; Britt Hedlund, Harper County Transition to Career; Carol McKee, Heritage Estates; Jan Harding, Harper County EMS; Cliff Kohler, Harper Mission Mart; Jim Lamb, Harper County Fair Board; Sid Burkholder, Anthony Gun Club; Gail Feely, Bluff City United Methodist Church; Tiffany Hartson, City of Harper; Hannah Alldritt, Harper Elementary Library; Bobby Waldschmidt, Attica USD 511 NASP Archery Club, and Chuck Berry, Attica Police Department.