Grants Archive

Announcing the Women’s Health Fund grant process of 2022

Collage featuring past recipients of Women's Health Fund grants.

The Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund (WHF) giving circles, the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) and the Circle of Friends Giving Circle (COF), are pleased to make available their annual grant opportunity to Southeast Kansas nonprofits in support of the WHF mission to improve the health and wellbeing of women by supporting education, increasing awareness and sharing quality of life opportunities to … Continue reading →

Labette Health Foundation: Giving Back to the Community It Serves

Note: This guest post about Labette Health Foundation was written by Debbie Hawley for the July 2022 issue of Circle Conversations, the newsletter of the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund. Because of space constraints, we had to publish a shortened version of the post in Circle Conversations, but we’re publishing the full version here. … Continue reading →

Grantee Spotlight: The Rigamagjig at Curious Minds Discovery Zone

Do you know what a Rigamajig is? Curious Minds Discovery Zone (CMDZ) and thousands of visitors to the children’s museum do. The Rigamajig, a museum exhibit addition at CMDZ, is the result of a 2021 Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) Youth Activities General Funds grant award. Grant dollars went specifically to providing the Rigamajig building … Continue reading →

Grantee Spotlight: SEK Interlocal #637’s Bike for Success Program

Did you know SEK Interlocal #637 provides a specialized instructional program to students from across the 13 school districts it serves? Located at USD 250 Pittsburg Community Middle School (PCMS), this specialized program provides instruction to a small number of students with significant disabilities requiring a high student/staff ratio utilizing individualized, developmentally appropriate, non-traditional instruction. … Continue reading →

Comfort & Care: Ronald McDonald House Charities adapts to changing needs

Note: This guest post about Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States (RMHC) was written by Emily Gibson, RMHC Senior Executive Assistant for the April 2022 issue of Circle Conversations, the newsletter of the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund. Because of space constraints, we had to publish a slightly shortened version of the post in Circle Conversations, but … Continue reading →