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.