The Lansford Park Board was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation. Accepting the check from Dianne Lautt, left, and JoAnn Linrud, right, board members of the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation, are Bart and Andrea Savelkoul, center.
Recipients of the grants from this area were:
Good Samaritan Society - Mohall received a grant in the amount of $10,000.00 to help with a Wheel Chair Accessible Van Replacement. The Good Samaritan Society - Mohall plans on purchasing a 2015 Ford Transit Wagon Paratransit with Smartfloor.
Lansford Park Board was awarded a $10,000.00 grant for ground improvements at Richardson Field.
MLS-Mohall PTO was awarded a $5,000 matching grant for their Playground Project. The MLS-Mohall PTO plans on purchasing new playground equipment at the MLS-Mohall School Playground.
Pillows for Patients, spearheaded by Rhonda Zimny, project chairman, received a $2,000 grant. The money will be used to purchase material, ribbon, and miscellaneous items to make pillows for cancer patients.
Pictured above, left to right, are: Dianne Lautt, Andrea Savelkoul, Karen Gates, and JoAnn Linrud. Savelkoul and Gates represented the MLS-Mohall PTO who were awarded a $5,000 matching grant from the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation.
Other grant recipients were: 2nd Story Minot Social Club - $3,000; Anamoose Job Development Authority - $6,000 matching grant; Benedictine Living Center for Garrison - $3,750 matching grant; Bottineau Area Christian Ministerial Association - $4,000 matching grant; Bottineau Park District - $1,000; Camp of the Cross Ministries in Garrison - $2,000; City of Drake - $10,000; Commanders Project - ND AMVETS of Bottineau - $2,500; Community Action Partnership - Minot Region - $3,500; Companions for Children - $10,000 with $5,000 matching; Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch - $5,000; Dakota Hope Clinic - $10,000 with $5,000 matching; Domestic Violence Crisis Center CA - $10,000; Family Crisis Center - $3,000; Farm Safety for Just Kids - $2,000; First District Health Unit - $5,000; First District Health Unit (AED’s) - $5,000; Garrison-Max Ambulance District - $20,000; Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby - $3,000; Handicap This - $500; Juvenile Drug Court, NW District Court - $1,500; Kenmare Fire Department and Kenmare Rural - $20,000; Kenmare Food Pantry - $4,000; Kenmare Wheels and Meals - $13,000; Little River Child Care - $1,000; McLean Family Resource Center in Washburn - $10,000; Metigoshe Ministries of Bottineau - $4,000; Minot Area Homeless Coalition - $20,000 matching fund; Minot Area Men’s Winter Refuge - $10,000; Minot Backpack Buddies/Souris Valley United Way - $12,500; Minot Commission on Aging, Inc. - $12,000; Minot Family YMCA/Triangle Y Camp in Garrison - $2,000; Minot Police Department - $5,000; Minot Public School Foundation - $2,500; Minot Sertoma Club - $5,000; Mountrail Community Food Pantry in Stanley - $6,000; Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center - $10,000; Parkinson’s Support Group - $3,000; Pathfinder Services of ND - $2,500; Prairie Rose Home Service - $6,500; Rolette County Public Health District in Rolla - $10,000; St. Andrews Health Center - $3,500; St. John Paul II Conference, St. Vincent dePaul - $5,000 matching fund; The Village Family Service Center (pregnancy) - $10,000; The Village Family Service Center (visitation) - $10,000; Tri County Senior Meals and Services in Rugby - $5,000; Trinity Health Foundation - $1,350; Ward County Park Board - $10,000; Ward County Sheriff’s Office - $12,000; and Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) - $20,000 matching fund.
Food Pantries in the area will share in a grant of $20,000.00 based on the number of people served at their centers. Among the Food Pantries receiving the grants were Kenmare Food Pantry, Lansford Food Pantry, Sherwood Food Pantry, and Mohall Food Pantry.
Rhonda Zimny of Lansford, center, representing Pillows for Patients, was awarded a $2,000 grant for her project. Presenting the check on behalf of St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation were Dianne Lautt, left, and JoAnn Linrud, right.
Grant making is guided by the foundation’s core values dedicated to upholding the dignity of all persons and responding in a just manner to basic human needs. “We focus on funding projects that help shape the issues and can offer long-term solutions to current and future community health needs, promote health education and access to a full range of programs and services. The community organizations have set very commendable goals that benefit our communities in important ways. We strive to be innovative in our approach to facilitating and funding the needs identified in the communities served by the Foundation,” commented Shelly C. Weppler, President of the Foundation.
“As a community health foundation, we are also able to help organizations and individuals establish endowment funds that will help meet emerging and changing community care needs,” stated Shelly C. Weppler, President. “We are celebrating a $100,000.00 milestone in endowment this year for the YWCA. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible and can be made in a variety of ways. Cash is the most common gift made, yet, gifts in the form of trusts, life estates, life income agreements, life insurance, and gift annuities may all be more beneficial to the donor. The Foundation encourages people to consult their lawyer, banker, accountant, or financial advisor in making these decisions.
For further information regarding the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation please write to 308 2nd Ave. SW, Minot, ND 58701, or call 701-837-1726. E-mail is also available at email@example.com.