Ten local charities and non-profit groups were recent recipients of $1,000 donations from the Midwest Energy Community Fund and CoBank, supporting a variety of narrowly-defined projects.

In April, Midwest Energy’s Community Fund made a $5,000 investment that was matched by a $5,000 “Sharing Success” grant from CoBank. This $10,000 pool of funds, administered by the Heartland Community Foundation, awarded 10 $1,000 donations to support specific projects.

To be eligible for one of these grants, an organization must be local and serve a specific project or need in Midwest Energy’s service area. Organizations also had to have had raised an equal or greater amount towards a specific project or goal.

Receiving $1,000 grants were:

• Bunker Hill — Smoky Hills Public Television: to purchase children’s books for the Literacy Leadership Initiative.

• Grainfield — Grainfield Community Development Committee: To help in the purchase of new flooring for the medical and business complex building.

• Great Bend — United Way of Central Kansas: To purchase books for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Campaign.

• Hays — High School Helping Hands Program: To help establish a used prom dress business for Ellis County area.

• Hays — Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center: To help purchase toiletries, blankets, pillows, school supplies, and other needs to the children who have been seen by WKCAC.

• Kinsley — Edwards County EMS: To purchase two CPR training manikins.

• Kirwin — City of Kirwin: To purchase playground equipment working with an Eagle Scout project.

• Offerle — Offerle Fire Department: To purchase personal protective equipment for the volunteer fire department.

• Scott City — Scott Community Foundation: Matching funds to establish endowed funds for organizations serving the Scott County area.

• Weskan — Weskan Park project: To help in the purchase of materials for a walk and bike path in the community’s park.