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Grants targeting at-risk youth in SEK 


Pittsburg, KS — The Elm Acres Foundation recently announced grant awards to twelve Southeast Kansas organizations for at-risk youth projects totaling $23,413.

The purpose of the Elm Acres Foundation, Inc. is to provide “support for at-risk youth in the Southeast Kansas community (Crawford, Cherokee, and Labette counties), including supporting any entities that provide services for at-risk youth.”

This grantmaking is made possible through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK), which has been committed to providing grants to area organizations since its establishment in 2001. Currently, CFSEK provides six grant opportunities annually.

The Elm Acres Foundation began its grantmaking through CFSEK in 2017 and has awarded over $140,000 to 46 non-profit organizations in Cherokee, Crawford, and Labette counties.

The 2023 Elm Acres Foundation grants were awarded to the following organizations:

  • USD 250, Pittsburg
  • KVC Kansas
  • SEK Interlocal 637
  • Special Olympics Kansas
  • Wildcat Extension Education Foundation
  • First Baptist Church Riverton
  • Fostering Connections
  • Communities in Schools of Mid-America, Inc.
  • Families and Children Together, Inc.
  • USD 504, Oswego
  • The Foster Closet, Inc.
  • USD 506, Labette County

CFSEK is pleased to be the Elm Acres Foundation Endowment Fund host agency and is proud to assist them in providing these grants annually. On behalf of the Elm Acres Foundation, CFSEK congratulates the 2023 grant recipients and thanks them for their work with at-risk youth.

For additional information about granting or establishing a charitable fund through CFSEK, call 620-231-8897 or visit SoutheastKansas.org.