Riedel Foundation Awards $330,000 in Grants to Hannibal Nonprofits in 2022

The Riedel Foundation honored 26 non-profit organizations in Hannibal that received more than $330,000 in grants in 2022.

At a reception, Riedel Lead Trustee Dr. Michael Bukstein thanked those agencies for what they do to make Hannibal a better place to live.

“The Riedel Foundation can help with funding, but it is the work of these organizations that really makes a difference in improving people’s lives,” Bukstein said.

The majority of grant awards in 2022 helped children in Hannibal. The money provided bike helmets, swim lessons, books for young children, and child abuse counseling. Several programs that help foster children benefited, including a new organization working in Hannibal to help children who are aging out of the foster care system.

Other grants allowed the Hannibal school district to start a new program to train future entrepreneurs and established scholarships. The Riedel Foundation also helped Hannibal LaGrange University in a funding crisis. Grants provided food for the poor and for senior citizens, helped combat homelessness, reduce teen pregnancies, promoted tourism and helped in the effort to spay and neuter animals.

Also in 2022, Riedel grants supported the arts by helping to put on plays, concerts, art shows, lessons for children, and a festival for the community.

A list of 2022 grants follows:


Riedel Grants Approved in 2022

Hannibal Ride Cool:   $6000 

               Bicycle Safety Event      

MO Colleges Fund:   $5000


YMCA 3rd Grade Swim Program:  $7000

               Swim instruction

Bluff City Theater:   $4000

               Spring production

Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO:  $5000

               Child abuse counseling

Hannibal Rotary Club:  $10,000 (matching grant)

               Rotary Riverfest

Hannibal-LaGrange University:   $25,000 (matching grant)

               Program support

Court Appointed Special Advocates:  $1,490

               CASA Training

YMCA: $133,455

               Program support

Foster Grandparents:  $3,160


Hannibal Regional Economic Development Corp:  $17,500

               CEO program at Hannibal Technical School

Mission 180:  $2,000

               Care baskets for foster children

Salvation Army Food Pantry:  $2,500

               Restocking shelves

Faith Bridge:  $5,000 (matching grant)

               Aged-out foster children support

Humane Society:  $7,500

               Spay and neuter program

Dolly Parton Imagination Library:  $8,100

               Books for Hannibal children

Project Community Connect:  $7,500

               Homelessness prevention

Mark Twain Boyhood Home Foundation:  $10,000 (matching grant)

               Audio/video equipment

Salvation Army:  $10,000

               Christmas food baskets

Cuddle Cat Rescue: $5,000 (matching grant)

               Spay and neuter program

Bluff City Theater:  $4,000

               Fall production

Hannibal Concert Association:  $5,000

               Programs and performances

Quincy Art Center:  $500

               High School art awards

CHART:  $7,500 (matching grant)

               Teen Health Fair and infant simulators

Hannibal Nutrition Center:  $33,455

               Food costs

Hannibal Arts Council: $5,000 

               Youth programs


Total:  $330,660

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