Grants Issued in Fiscal Year 2021
The Merrick Foundation's grant making programs give donors and organizations the opportunity to finance projects and programs which will enhance the quality of life for residents in Merrick County, Nebraska. The Grant Committee meets quarterly to review and recommend funding allocations to qualified organizations. Grant applications will be due January 2nd, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st. Grant requests in excess of $10,000 will only be reviewed in July and October. Grants issued in this fiscal year include:
Central City Boy Scouts
The funds awarded from this grant go towards the Boy Scouts re-chartering fees which allows other fundraising efforts to go towards activities and camping fees.
Central City Chamber of Commerce
The funds awarded from this grant assist with operating costs as well as fees associated with the Bison Bucks program.
Central City Cub Scouts
The funds awarded from this grant go towards the Cub Scouts re-chartering fees which allows other fundraising efforts to go towards activities and camping fees.
Central City Sportsman's Club
The funds awarded from this grant assist with some of the purchase price of the previously leased location. Owning a permanent location enhances the Club's objectives of providing an atmosphere conducive to safe firearm sporting participation.
High Plains Community Schools
The funds awarded from this grant will assist with some of the cost of the Missoula Summer Program which benefits approximately 60 students at High Plains.
Merrick County Historical Museum
The funds awarded from this grant will assist with costs of the base and foundation of the new mural. This special block base has to be installed in the floor of the new building in order to hold the weight of the mural itself.
A grant was issued to help with the cost of providing interactive professional musical performances which can help brighten the lives of seniors in three nursing homes in Central City.
Midland Area Agency on Aging
A grant was issued to help with lifeline services, which is a program for seniors across Merrick County. Lifeline services allow clients to summon help when they need it all while assuring families that someone is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Palmer Child Care
A grant was awarded to Palmer Child Care, which is the first ever free-standing daycare in the history of Palmer. The current capacity is 28 children, ages six weeks to four years of age.