The Hesston Community Foundation reached its goal in 2013, bringing in $261,476.01 according to Director Susan Lamb.
Lamb said the incredible success of 2013 means the community will benefit even more in 2014.
“The biggest impact is we can almost triple our grant-making,” she said.
Lamb highlighted the return on investments the Community Foundation is currently receiving.
Lamb said the Hesston Community Foundation’s total holdings are now up to $485,188.74,
“Our investments are currently making 14 percent, on average,” she said.
For 2014, the Hesston Community Foundation will kick off their grant cycle on Feb. 1.
“We’ll do a competitive grant cycle and our board may choose the option of holding funds and making them available as needs arise. For example, if there is a major fire and a church takes the initiative to assist, we can get funds to the church,” she said.
The competitive grant cycle will begin in early February and be open for one month.
“We are going to open for submission on Feb. 10 and close March 10. Any local non-profit is eligible,” she said.
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