Wichita State News

WSU's CCSR awards Compassion Kansas grants

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Eighteen Kansas organizations have been awarded grant funding through the Compassion Kansas initiative, a project of the Wichita State University Center for Community Support & Research.

Chosen from 133 applicants from 32 counties, the following awardees will receive assistance from Compassion Kansas fifth round of funding:

  • Arts in Prison Inc.
  • Antioch Family Life Center Inc.
  • Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County Kansas Inc.
  • Cloud County Community Resources Council Inc.
  • Community Access Center Inc.
  • Community Health Coalition of Finney County
  • Edwards County Economic Development Corp.
  • First Care Clinic
  • HOPE Home Repair Inc.
  • Johnson County Court Appointed Special Advocate Inc.
  • Kansas Association of Community Foundations
  • Miles of Smiles Inc.
  • Prescott Area Development Group
  • Reno County Communities That Care Coalition
  • Safe Haven Outreach Mission Inc.
  • The SMC Family Life Center
  • tiny-k Foundation
  • Together Prepared

Funded by the federal Compassion Capital Fund, Compassion Kansas provides capacity building support for qualifying faith-based and community organizations throughout Kansas.

Compassion Kansas awards include grant funding and technical assistance opportunities on various organizational capacities, including strategic planning, facilitation, leadership skills, collaboration, service expansion, communication, evaluation research and efficiency improvement.

“Compassion Kansas builds on CCSR’s 20- plus years of working with Kansas communities, nonprofits and coalitions,” said Scott Wituk, CCSR research coordinator who oversees the Compassion Kansas initiative. “We are excited to be working with another great group of organizations who are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Kansans. Capacity building provided through Compassion Kansas will help these organizations reach their goals more effectively and efficiently.”

CCSR partners with communities and organizations to strengthen Kansas through education, leadership development, facilitation and research.

As an organization dedicated to creating and sustaining positive change, CCSR works directly with community coalitions, nonprofit health and human services organizations, and self-help groups.

For more information about CCSR and future Compassion Kansas workshops, go to www.ccsr.wichita.edu. For information about Compassion Kansas, contact Sarah Jolley at (316) 978-5487 or (800) 445-0116 toll free in Kansas or by e-mail at sarah.jolley@wichita.edu.

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