Fort Riley Spouses Club
Tim Selby, VP Communications
May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021
FORT RILEY SPOUSES CLUB ANNOUNCES FY21 GRANT RECIPIENTS
FORT RILEY, KANSAS, May 17, 2021 — In the fiscal year ending May 31, 2021, the Fort Riley Spouses Club (FRSC) distributed almost $40,000 in grants and scholarships supporting service members and their families in the Fort Riley area. Recipients were awarded in a ceremony at 2 PM on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Riley’s Community Center on Fort Riley or via mail if they were unable to attend.
The FRSC awarded $18,750 in Community Assistance Grants to 28 applicants. The amounts awarded were based on each organization’s support of Fort Riley and surrounding communities and the applicant’s support of active duty service members and dependents of veterans and caregivers. Awards were prioritized based on the organization’s support of the immediate area vs. nationwide, and active duty, reserve, veterans, and needs-based, in that order. National-organization applicants were awarded amounts based on their impact on the local area.
Additionally, the FRSC awarded $17,750 to the Combined Scholarship Fund of Greater Fort Riley, funding 10 college scholarships for 3 Fort Riley military spouses and 7 dependent children.
2021 Fort Riley Spouses Club Community Assistance Grant Awards
Angels of America's Fallen - $250
Army Scholarship Foundation - $200
Breaking Bread of JC Inc - $500
Central Kansas Military Community Foundation - $1,000
Combined Scholarship Fund of Greater Fort Riley - $17,750
DFMWR, Army Community Service, Exceptional Family Member Program - $175
DPTMS Fort Riley - $500
EOD Warrior Foundation - $250
Episcopal Church of the Covenant - $500
First United Methodist Church Community Meals - $500
Girls on the Run of the Flint Hills - $625
Intergenerational Clearinghouse and Resource Educational Center (The I.C.A.R.E. Center) - $500
Kansas State Rowing Association - $150
Lady Troopers of Junction City - $1,000
Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity - $400
Operation Santa Claus Fort Riley - $2,500
Packages for Warriors-Hearts of America, Inc. - $500
Semper Fi & America's Fund - $250
Special Olympics Kansas, Inc. - $500
The House Cafe, Inc. - $2,000
The Military Child Education Coalition - $500
The Sugar Bear Foundation - $200
Troop 60 - $200
United Through Reading - $600
USO Kansas - $2,100
Wamego Quilts of Valor - $2,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church - $500
Dickinson County CEO Sponsorship - $100
Point Man Fort Riley - $250
The FRSC wishes to express its appreciation and gratitude to all Fort Riley and surrounding community members for their unwavering support and contributions, without which these grants, scholarships, and other awards would not be possible.
The Fort Riley Spouses Club (FRSC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social and charitable organization serving service members and their families in the Fort Riley area, raising and distributing money in the form of grants and scholarships while supporting its members with volunteer, fundraising, networking, and professional development opportunities. Its membership is comprised of active duty and veteran spouses of all ranks and backgrounds who wish to make a positive impact on their community. In addition to monthly member luncheons and numerous sub-club activities, the FRSC hosts semi-annual fundraisers in November and March of each year. Grants and scholarships are distributed each May.
If you would like to help the Fort Riley Spouses Club reach its fundraising goal or to join, please visit https://www.fortrileyspousesclub.org/getinvolved to find out how you can help or get involved. Visit https://fortrileyspousesclub.org/membership to learn about becoming a member.