Charity fund allocates $180,000 in grants

By The Mercury

Grants totaling $180,000 to 11 local entities were announced this weekend by organizers of the Yes! Fund in Manhattan.

The largest single grant, $65,500, went to the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan to support after school and summer programs. A $50,000 grant went to the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation, also for the support of after-school activities.

Other awards were as follows:

Midwest Educational Center, $17,000, for a Hooked on Clubs & Cell phones tour of after-school and summer programs.

Pawnee Mental Health Services, $14,500 to provide training to Boys and Girls Club staff in working with youth.

The Manhattan agency of Kansas Big Brothers and Big Sisters, $9,000 to provide one-on-one matches of children and adult mentors.

Manhattan Optimist Foundation, $5,500, to support organized youth development activities.

Friends of Sunset Zoom $4,000, to support the Zoological Occupation Orientation crew volunteer program.

Manhattan Arts Center, $4,000 for after-school programs.

Gymnastics Plus Twister Booster Club, $3,500 for meet entry fees.

Little Apple Youth Soccer Club, $3,500, for participation scholarships.

Manhattan Marlins, $3,500, for participant registration fees.

The Yes! Fund is a locally supported charitable fund designed to facilitate area youth programs.

Details on the program are on page C8 today.

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