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Scoular Foundation awards $50,000 in community impact grants

These grants aim to empower individuals and foster inclusive community development.

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The Scoular Foundation announced the recipients of its newly created Community Impact Grant, awarding a total of $50,000 to three nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving education and health programs for women and children in communities where Scoular employees live and work.

Phillips Fundamental Learning Center, based in Wichita, Kansas, received a $25,000 grant. The center focuses on empowering children, especially those with dyslexia, by providing research-based literacy programs and raising awareness about educational and health needs. The Kristin and Phillip Van Court Charitable Fund will match this grant, bringing the total to $50,000. These funds will be used to train teachers in communities with Scoular facilities to better support children with dyslexia. Phillip Van Court, a Scoular Vice President, emphasized the importance of early diagnosis and teacher training in helping children with dyslexia learn effectively.

Bourbon Women Foundation was awarded a $15,000 grant to support women in the beverage alcohol industry through educational opportunities. The grant will help launch a new scholarship program for women pursuing formal training in distilling and fermentation. Brittany Allison, the foundation’s chair, expressed excitement about the grant, highlighting its potential to create a more diverse workforce in the spirits industry.

Access Period, an organization working to end period poverty in Nebraska, received a $10,000 grant. The funding will enable Access Period to expand its distribution of menstrual products to rural communities in southeast, north central, and southwest Nebraska. Kristin Lowrey, the executive director, stressed the importance of reaching rural areas to ensure that students can focus on their education and activities without the burden of period poverty.

These grants reflect the Scoular Foundation’s commitment to supporting innovative solutions that address community challenges, particularly those affecting women and children.

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