The Bock Family Foundation recently announced the recipients of their 2017 spring grant awards.
Wednesday at the Perry Public Library, 32 grants were awarded to organizations throughout Dallas County totalling $65,556. Since being established by the Larry and Barbara Bock Estates in 2002, the Foundation has awarded a total of $1,640,950 in grants. Some of the larger grants presented include: $5,000 to the Dallas County Conservation Board for the “Let’s Connect” Perry to Woodward trail project; $4,500 to the Perry Child Development Center for scholarships; and $5,000 to Genesis Development for school personnel and counsellors.
The largest grant of the night was $7,000 and went to Perry’s Academic, Cultural, and Enrichment Services (P.A.C.E.S.) for the pre-kindergarten through fifth grade learning center program. In addition to the grants, the Bock Family Foundation also announced they have awarded 24 scholarships to DMACC students attending the Perry VanKirk Career Academy.
The Foundation awards grants in the spring and fall to nonprofit organizations or units of state or local government in Dallas County. See below for a complete list of grants awarded.
The spring 2017 Bock Family Foundation grant recipients:
First United Methodist Church, Perry: $700 for computer monitor mounted in church to assist pastor with overhead projector system
Dallas County Conservation Board: $5,000 for “Let’s Connect” (Perry to Woodward trail project)
Dallas County Hospital Foundation: $4,000 towards the purchase of a minivan for transporting patients to Senior Life Solutions program
City of Perry: $2,500 towards “In the Shadow of the Rails” structure at the Raccoon River Valley Trailhead.
Perry Volunteer Fire Department: $3,000 for the purchase of 12 new pagers for firefighters to be contacted by dispatch
Perry Public Library: $1,000 for Summer Readings Kids Fest 2017
Perry Fine Arts: $800 to bring LYRA in concert
Perry Ministerial Association: $4,000 to provide assistance in cases of financial crises or emergencies
Perry Child Development Center: $1,400 for carpet cleaning
Perry Child Development Center: $4,500 for scholarships
P.A.C.E.S.: $7,000 for the Pre K-5th Grade Learning Center Program
Genesis Development: $5,000 for school personnel/counselors
Perry Elementary School: $600 for Music Curriculum on the Internet
Perry Elementary School: $1,360 to purchase milk tickets for K-2nd Grade students
Perry School Student Activities Department: $1,000 towards the purchase of Shadowman Pro 3 Unit Bundle (tackling dummies for football program)
Perry High School Industrial Technology: $1,000 towards upgrading engines for Power Tech 1 and 2 classes
Perry High School Industrial Technology: $2,000 towards updating and modernization of industrial tech program
Perry High School Band: $500 towards purchase of xylophone
Perry High School Color Guard: $500 to purchase new sets of silk to be used with marching band shows and in parades
Perry High School Musical Theatre Dept.: $1,500 towards costs of flying effects in Spring musical
Art on the Prairie: $2,500 towards two public art sculptures
Pegasus Inc.: $600 to purchase office chairs
New Opportunities: $1,100 to purchase a new laptop
Dallas County Habitat for Humanity: $2,500 for Rock the Bock 2017
HomeCare Services Inc of Dallas County: $2,000 towards a food proofer cabinet and refrigerator
New Hope Village Foundation: $1,296 for updates to Perry store & iPad POS kit
Minburn Betterment Group: $750 for Summer Concert series
City of Dawson: $800 for signage for the Miner’s Shack
Granger Police Department: $450 to purchase a safe
SAILDC, Inc.: $700 for liability costs for transportation and advertisement
Good Samaritan Food Pantry LLC: $2,500 for Phase II of relocation project
De Soto Police Department: $3,000 to purchase dashboard cameras for two vehicles