The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation has been awarded an implementation grant of $75,000 over the next three years from the Kansas Health Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative.
The grant money will be used for the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition, a group that promotes public awareness of healthy lifestyles and choices.
The foundation started campaigning earlier this year for funds from various sources, including the Riley County Commission. The foundation raised a base amount of $12,500 in order to receive the grant.
“We were pleased to have been selected as one of the 12 grantees for this initiative,” said Vern Henricks, foundation CEO. “The grant will give the Flint HIlls Wellness Coalition much needed support towards making Manhattan the best community possible.”