Community Foundation Awards Funds to Jo Co Recipients

Jan Spratt; Gary Havens, SJCF Director; Mona Pickering; Frances Slates; Laura Crawford; Bernie Spielman, SJCF Director; and Liz Sampson.
Jan Spratt; Gary Havens, SJCF Director; Mona Pickering; Frances Slates; Laura Crawford; Bernie Spielman, SJCF Director; and Liz Sampson.

Two Buffalo-area entities were recently awarded grants from the Sheridan-Johnson Community Foundation. The Johnson County Family YMCA received a grant in the amount of $7,000 that will be used to purchase fitness equipment for the facility.

YMCA Executive Director Mike Quast said the money will allow the Y to “expand programs and classes offered that were previously limited due to lack of equipment.”

He added that the YMCA was “very excited to provide community members with equipment that will help them meet their fitness goals.”

The grant was made possible through the Christine Gempp Love Endowment Fund.

Also receiving a grant from the Sheridan-Johnson Community Foundation was the Buffalo Senior Center. A grant in the amount of $4,000 was given to help enhance physical fitness and socialization programs at the senior center.

The grant was made possible through the Kim and Mary Kay Love Family Donor Advised Endowment Fund and the Sheridan Area Opportunities Fund.

The Sheridan-Johnson Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wyoming Community Foundation, was established in 1997 and has been progressive in its evaluation process of area grant applications.

The organization is committed to helping nonprofits in Sheridan and Johnson Counties become more sustainable by awarding meaningful grants that truly enhance community building.

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