Other Giving

Organizations which fall outside of the mission statement of the SKF Foundation can apply for grants by invitation only.

 

Meltdown Winter Ice Festivalmeltdown

The Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is an exciting weekend event in Richmond focused on a thrilling tour of custom ice sculptures, impressive ice fights, and lively winter activities for all ages.  Our support assisted in developing an activity zone complete with a full size ping pong table and slide made completely of ice.

www.richmondmeltdown.com

 

Open Arms Ministriesopen arms ministry

With the support of the SKF Foundation, additional financial assistance was given to support families with young children.

sites.google.com/site/richmondopenarms/

 

Operation Backpack Blessing

This organization exists to provide a backpack of food to students in four of the six Richmond community elementary schools the last weekend of each school month.  Our support provided 9,600 sandwiches for backpacks.

3121 Southeast Parkway, Richmond  (765)962-7707

 

 Other organizations we have supported:

 

Boys and Girls Club – St. Charles, MOboys and girls club

With the SKF Foundation’s support, the Club was able to purchase an exhaust fan that would remove moisture from the floor and alleviate the need for constant air conditioning. They were able to build a concrete pad outside of the building for basketball and add some picnic tables. They purchased a new door for their main entrance and a snap-together floor to ensure the safety of the children. Finally, they purchased a digital display sign to bring awareness to the Club and their ongoing activities.

www.bgc-stc.org

 

boys and girls clubBoy and Girls Club – Auburn, CA

Part of our funding was used to support the capital campaign for the construction of a new building. Funding for general support was also awarded.

www.bgc-auburn.org

 

boys and girls clubBoys and Girls Club – Rush County, IN

With the support of the SKF Foundation, a curtain was bought for the gymnasium to make it possible to separate varying activities. Library books were also purchased.

www.rushcountybgc.org

 

 City Life

City Life was started in 2013, hosting events throughout the summer that encourage reengagement with the performing arts the area has to offer.

www.cityliferichmond.com

 

Community Food Pantry

We provided funding to improve the nutritional value of their emergency food bundles by providing a higher quality meat protein (Enhanced Protein Diet).

www.communityfoodpantry.org

 

Community Kitchencommunity kitchen

With the assistance of the SKF Foundation, the Community Kitchen was able to expand the support to its guests by providing immediate assistance in the form of food, clothing, and bus passes.

www.stpaulsrichmond.indydio.org

 

Friends Fellowship CommunityFriends Fellowship Community

A bird aviary, located in the Health Care Center, was funded in the memory of Jane Koechlein.

www.ffcinc.org

 

Hope House

Hope HouseGeneral support was received by Hope House, an emergency shelter for homeless men with a residential mutual-help alcohol and drug recovery program.

www.waynet.org/nonprofit/hopehouse.htm

 

Wayne County Cardinal Greenway

We are providing support to maintain the overall appearance and safety of the trail. This repurposed 62-mile rail-trail running from Richmond to Marion is a true gem in the community.

cardinalgreenways.org