Norton County Community Foundation (NCCF) awarded $2,500.00 to the Norton Flower and Beautification Volunteer Group. Funds were distributed to the group through the City of Norton, which serves as their fiscal agent. These funds were donated from two separate Donor-Advised Funds held at NCCF. Donor-Advised Funds are charitable funds created by individuals who advise the foundation which nonprofits or projects they’d like to donate to from their accounts.
In the group’s request for support, Rose Garrison, Director of the Volunteer Group, noted that funds are used to support their work that includes sweeping and cleaning sidewalks, providing street furniture, replacing soils, planting, fertilizing, weeding park areas, deadheading, and watering planters in 30 locations. The group also helps with the Christmas events and other seasonal decor. “We believe our work helps to put a positive spin on locations around the community” said Garrison.
The group’s expenses were approximately $2,700 last year, so this gift will help support their work for the upcoming year and years to come. "It is hard to put into words how much this contribution means to our community,” said Garrison. “Without the volunteers that invest their time and the funds so generously given by private donors, NCCF, and Travel and Tourism, our community would lose the vitality and enhancement that so many enjoy through the flowers, window displays, and parks in Norton.”
NCCF thanks the donors, who wish to remain anonymous, for their continued commitment to funding essential projects in Norton County. “Their generosity may go unnamed, but it does not go unnoticed,” said Tara Vance, Executive Director at NCCF. “Their financial support of this volunteer group will benefit everyone who lives in and visits Norton.”
If you have a project that requires funding, the guidelines and applications for NCCF’s funding opportunities can be found at nortonccf.org. For more information, please contact Tara Vance at 785.874.5106, email@example.com, or visit the NCCF office at the Heaton Building in Downtown Norton, located at 112 S. Kansas in Norton, Kansas.