Grant Stories

Coming Together Through Theater

Families and theater enthusiasts from all over the tri-state region traveled to experience two locally produced theater productions. For two weekends of the summer, the theater festival turned Hoxie into

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Serving children and families

A grant from the foundation matched other funding to help keep Parents As Teachers in Northwest Kansas. Families that participate in the program are more involved with their children and

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Slippery Slopes!

A grant from the foundation assisted in the purchase of slides for a community pool in Ellis. The addition of the slides is credited with increasing attendance at the pool

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Rural Exposure

A grant from the Hansen Foundation provided support for 11 Washburn Law student externs to work with 12 supervising attorneys in Northwest Kansas. One of the students shared this: “This experience

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Come See Us!

A grant from the foundation helped with production of videos to run on PBS highlighting tourism opportunities in Ellsworth County. Viewers that watched at least a portion of the segments

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Preparing to care for NW Kansans

A grant from the Foundation enabled this NW Kansas university to purchase equipment to help train students pursuing nursing and other allied health degrees. Access to advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment

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Learning lab

A grant to assist in the renovation of the fossil preparation lab at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History has increased the capacity for hands-on educational experiences. Once complete, the

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A happening place

“The library is no longer a place where nothing happens.” Indeed, the new Library in this NW Kansas community hosts story times, book clubs and special events in addition to

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I can hear you now

New radios help ensure that County EMS, Fire Department, Sheriff’s Office, and Police Departments are all connected and ready to respond to emergency situations in their own county and as support

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More than a green thumb

Providing a hands-on learning lab such as this greenhouse will deepen the              knowledge learned, give students real-world skills and expose them to a variety

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Art workshops involve communities

Two four-day workshops, with professional art instructors were held in two different communities in the spring and fall. Attendees were provided quality instruction in oil and water color painting. Local

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Helping those who help Kansas kids

A Hansen Foundation grant helped with mileage reimbursement costs for volunteers who support Kansas kids who often have no other advocate. These volunteers not only speak up on behalf of

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