The Kansas Department of Commerce has awarded 13 nonprofit organizations around the state Community Service Tax Credits (CSP). Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capitol fund-raising drives for various projects which have made an enormous impact on the lives of Kansans - including services for children and families, health care, crime prevention and youth apprenticeship/job training.
“Non-profit organizations make an enormous impact on the lives of Kansans and on our state economy,” said Nick Jordan, Interim Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce. “We are pleased to extend an opportunity to worthwhile organizations to benefit from Community Service Tax Credits and help them continue providing invaluable services to our citizens.”
Tax credit awards are distributed through a competitive application process. Based on the scope and costs of the proposed project, applicants may request up to $250,000 in tax credits. Applicant organizations in rural areas (with less than 15,000 in population) are eligible for a seventy percent credit. Applicant organizations in non-rural areas are eligible for a fifty percent credit.
The following organizations will receive tax credits in 2017:
Atchison Valley Hope, Atchison, $200,000
The tax credits will be used to renovate the Atchison Valley Hope treatment center.
Attica Hospital District #1, Attica, $113,400
The Attica Long Term Care unit will be renovated and updated to transform the facility into a home-like environment.
Clay County Hospital Foundation, Clay Center, $213,000
“Building for a Healthy Future” is a project consisting of constructing a new 28,000 square foot building.
Greater Salina Community Foundation, Plainville, $211,500
The Heartland Housing project takes a regional approach to addressing the housing needs in the communities of Ellsworth, Lucas and Plainville.
Kansas Senior Living-SunPorch of Smith County, Smith Center, Kansas, $213,000
This project will be the first phase of the new senior living community for SunPorch of Smith County.
Kiowa District Hospital, Kiowa, $76,800
The Kiowa Hospital will purchase a newer ultrasound machine.
Mercy and Truth Medical Missions, Shawnee, $200,250
The organization will create a safety net clinic for the uninsured to receive high quality medical care.
Minneola Hospital District #2, Minneola, $210,000
The Minneola Hospital District #2 will purchase Medical Imaging Equipment to serve the rural area.
Phillipsburg Child Care Center, Inc, Phillipsburg, $213,000
The organization will provide a licensed community child care facility that will also offer extended-hour services, serving up to fifty-nine children at any one time.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita, Wichita, $213,000
The organization will consolidate older homes and build one larger facility.
Rural Health Resources of Jackson Co. Inc, Holton, $213,000
The Holton Community Hospital will focus on a building and canopy addition as well as an emergency room and inpatient/swingbed facility remodel.
Theatre Atchison, Atchison, $210,000
The theater company will build a community movie theater and provide youth programming in downtown Atchison.
Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center, Scott City, $213,000
The organization is renovating a 3,000 square feet building to be used as a child abuse training center and to provide services to children and families.