Ten Hillsboro organizations received Hillsboro Area Impact Fund grants from Hillsboro Community Foundation Tuesday at halftime of the Hillsboro High School boys basketball game.
The Hillsboro Senior Center received $2,500. Funds from this grant will be applied to the replacement of the kitchen floor at the center.
Main Street Ministries received $2,500 to serve those less fortunate in the community with food donations purchased from local grocery stores. Between 75 and 100 families use Main Street Ministries on a monthly basis.
Families and Communities Together received $2,250 for emergency financial assistance to families in the USD 410 school district.
The City of Hillsboro received $1,750 to pay for playground equipment that has already been installed. Funding from the grant will be used to purchase a handicap accessible swing and rubber mulch.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County will receive $1,000 to go toward its mentoring program.
Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland received $1,000 to support the development of girls in the local Girl Scout troop.
The Hillsboro Elementary After-School Program received $1,000. The grant will go toward continuing the service and providing financial assistance for students to participate in community activities.
Hillsboro Recreation Commission received $1,000. The grant will go toward replacing catcher’s equipment for summer youth baseball and softball leagues.
Hillsboro Chess Guild received $500. The grant will allow the guild to provide free chess lessons to students.
The Hillsboro Police Department K-9 Unit received $500. Rico, the current HPD canine, was retired in 2011 and a replacement has been selected. These funds will be applied to the training and equipment cost for the new canine.