On behalf of the Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ (GBL) Foundation, the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) is pleased to announce $4,000 in grant funds have been awarded to eight nonprofit organizations across Southeast Kansas.
The GBL Foundation has been awarding funds for projects aimed at youth volunteerism as part of the CFSEK Grant Program since 2016. To date, fifty grant awards totaling $26,000 have been awarded to Southeast Kansas nonprofits for youth-volunteerism projects.
These projects keep Dylan’s spirit of adventure, fitness, curiosity, generosity, and a daily zest for life experiences alive and thriving. The GBL Foundation “is determined to break down the boundaries that keep people from living life to the fullest, whether those boundaries be social, economic or imaginary.”
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2023 GBL Foundation Grant Recipients
Nonprofits and their youth-volunteer projects receiving funding in 2023 are:
- Dream Big Little One Association (DBLO) – Making Beds/Changing Lives for Children in Need
- Fostering Connections – Crawford Back to School Free, Family, Fun Event
- Parsons Recreation Commission – Baseball Scorebox Repair
- Riverton Elementary School (USD 404) – Playground Improvement
- Special Olympics Kansas – SEK Youth Volunteers
- Pittsburg High School GBL Club (USD 250) – Special Olympic Bocce Tournament
- Oswego USD 504 – Community Service Day
- Wildcat Extension District Education Foundation – Parsons Kids Garden Club
Congratulations to the 2023 grant recipients!
More Information About the GBL Foundation and Grants at CFSEK
In addition to the youth volunteer grant projects, the GBL Foundation shows its dedication to the community and the GBL mission through annual scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors, sponsoring volunteer abroad experiences, recognizing a PHS Dragon and a KPREPS Player of the Year award, and through an annual event to honor Dylan’s life and spirit.
And, as always, Get Busy Livin’!