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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Community Service Tax Credit Program awards announced

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced that 22 nonprofit organizations will receive tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). Since 1994, the CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.

“Quality of life is one of the greatest benefits to living in Kansas,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave. “These organizations and the tax credits they received will help keep the quality of life in their communities outstanding.”

Projects eligible for tax credit awards include community service, crime prevention and health care. Tax credit awards are distributed through a competitive application process. Based on the scope and cost of the proposed project, applicants may request up to $250,000 in tax credits. Applicant organizations in rural areas (less than 15,000 populations) are eligible for a 70 percent credit. Applicant organizations in non-rural areas are eligible for a 50 percent credit.

The following organizations will receive tax credits in 2016:

Arrowhead West Inc., Sedgwick Co., $200,000
Arrowhead West Inc. will use the tax credits to expand residential services to meet the housing need in the Wichita area.

Ashland Health Center, Ashland, $133,000
Ashland Health Center will use the tax credits to provide a digital x-ray machine with a free floating table.

Central Kansas Dream Center, Great Bend, $200,000
The Central Kansas Dream Center will use the tax credits to expand the facility to meet the needs of the at-risk and disadvantaged in Central and Western Kansas.

Coffeyville Coalition for Early Ed, Coffeyville, $200,000
The Coffeyville Coalition for Early Ed will use the tax credits to expand the Dr. Jerry Hamm Early Learning Center to 12 classrooms to operate on a full-time basis.


Community Living Opportunities, Lawrence, $200,000
Community Living Opportunities will use the tax credits to renovate 14 homes for those with multiple disabilities.


Ellinwood District Hospital dba Great Plains of Ellinwood, Inc., Ellinwood, $200,000
Ellinwood District Hospital dba Great Plains of Ellinwood, Inc., will use the tax credits to build a Pharmacy and Outreach Clinic.

GrayCo Over 50, Inc, Cimarron, $84,000
GrayCo Over 50, Inc. will use the tax credits to address accessibility for building entry and safety improvements inside the kitchen and dining areas.

Greater NW KS Community Foundation, Bird City, $200,000
The Greater NW KS Community Foundation will use the tax credits to construct a 10 bed Home for the Aging in St. Francis.

Hamilton Co Public Foundation, Syracuse, $25,000
Hamilton Co Public Foundation will use the tax credits to restore an old, iconic Veterans Memorial Building in Syracuse, Kansas.

Kearney Co Health Care Foundation, Lakin, $200,000
The Kearney Co Health Care Foundation will use the tax credits for the SW KS ENT expansion project, which will remodel an existing center to become new clinic.

Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn, $38,500
The Linn Community Nursing Home will use the tax credits to purchase a handicapped accessible van.

Midland Care Connections, Inc, Topeka, $200,000
Midland Care Connections, Inc. will use the tax credits for New PACE Center, renovations for The House providing Hospice Care.

Morris Co Hospital, Council Grove, $200,000
Morris Co Hospital will use the tax credits for an Emergency Room Expansion

Rainbows United Inc, Wichita, $200,000
Rainbows United Inc. will use the tax credits to create a centralized system for client data.

Russell PRIDE, Inc, Russell, $59,500
Russell PRIDE, Inc. will construct a walking trail in Memorial Park.

Salina Rescue Mission Inc, Salina, $150,292
The Salina Rescue Mission Inc. will use the tax credits for building repairs, purchasing equipment, security upgrades for a homeless men’s shelter.

Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities Inc dba: Schowalter Villa, Hesston, $200,000
Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities Inc. will use the tax credits to provide new classrooms for child care.

St. Luke Hospital Foundation, Marion, $200,000
The St. Luke Hospital Foundation will use the tax credits for Living Center renovations.

Valley Hope Association, Norton, $200,000
The Valley Hope Association will use the tax credits to renovate the treatment center and office space.

Via Christi Hospitals-Wichita Inc, Wichita, $200,000
Via Christi Hospitals-Wichita Inc. will use the tax credits to build a Psychiatric Emergency Services Center.

Wichita Public Library, Wichita, $200,000
The Wichita Public Library will use the tax credits to create a Digital Platform for the Advanced Learning Library.

William Newton Memorial Hospital, Winfield, $139,708
William Newton Memorial Hospital will use the tax credits to purchase a direct digital mammography machine

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