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
Bluff City Theater: $4000
Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO: $5000
Child abuse counseling
Hannibal Rotary Club: $10,000 (matching grant)
Hannibal-LaGrange University: $25,000 (matching grant)
Court Appointed Special Advocates: $1,490
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
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
Mark Twain Boyhood Home Foundation: $10,000 (matching grant)
Salvation Army: $10,000
Christmas food baskets
Cuddle Cat Rescue: $5,000 (matching grant)
Spay and neuter program
Bluff City Theater: $4,000
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
Hannibal Arts Council: $5,000