July 3, 2024

Hillsboro Elementary School Playground Project

In late 2014, the Hillsboro Community Foundation made a grant of $25,750 to the Hillsboro Elementary School (HES) playground renovation project through two of its endowment funds: the Marga Ebel Health Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Fund.

What started as a project estimated to cost a few thousand dollars to spruce up the two playgrounds had evolved into much greater project to do it right and replace one playground in its entirety and the existing surfacing on both playgrounds.

The HCF grant helped the HES playground committee kick off a more significant local fundraising campaign that not only provided funds for the project, but paved the way for a state matching grant of nearly $49,000 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.