The Harper County Community Foundation recently awarded $120,757.90 to 26 organizations and projects that benefit Harper County. For this grant round, 37 grant applications were submitted to HCCF with a total of $288,435.42 requested.

These monies from the Waste Connection Landfill Revenues and the Harper County Board of Commissioners represent the 24th round of grants awarded since the inception of the granting program in May of 2009. The Foundation also awarded monies from their discretionary funds. A total of $2,482,013.00 has been awarded since the inception of this granting process.

The HCCF Board of Directors has decided to not host an Awards Presentation for the October 2020 grant round as a safety precaution due to CO-VID 19.

Recipients of the October 2020 grant monies include Harper County Transition to Career for Mobile Equipment Maintenance Pathways – Books; Harper County K-State Research & Extension for their Roadrunners Girls 5K Training; The Arts Center for their Performing Arts Program; Anthony UMC Little Lambs Daycare for Play Equipment & Supplies; Harper Elementary School Library for their Bringing Books to Life Author Visits project; Attica Public Schools for Incubator Equipment, JH&HS Accelerated Reader Rewards Program, Lice Free School Project, Industrial Technology’s Glowforge, and Athletic Department Uniform & Equipment Improvements; Chaparral for FFA AgriScience Farm Renovation and Vocational Welding Shop Tables; Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Bluff City for a Mower & Trailer; Attica Recreation for Jr. Titan Football Essential Equipment Maintenance; Anthony Gun Club’s Shells Purchase for CHS Trapshooting Team; Anthony & Harper Elementary Libraries for their Bring On The Books! Improving Literature Access project; Harper County Core Communities; Anthony Lions Club’s Vitamin D Testing project for Supporting the Immune System; Harper County Fair Board Storage Building Update; Patterson Health Center for Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Pilot Program; Attica Hospital District #1 for their Community Stove project; American Legion Jeff Long Post 104 for their Donated Walk Ramp Installation project; FOCUS at Anthony Elementary for Keeping Classrooms Engaging in Pandemic Times; Harper Public Library for a Classroom/Activity Room Annex Remodel – Phase II; City of Attica Swimming Pool Chair Replacement; 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, 2021.

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