We would like to upgrade the computers at the museum. We use them for general office work as well as cataloging the collection of items and scanning documents.
We will be installing two new AED’s, one at South Park and one at the Baseball field complex
We would like to place the 2nd solar powered goose beacon on the shore of Lake Ripley to help eliminate goose droppings from this area which could produce a health hazard
to upgrade the concession stand, purchase new freezer, refrigerator and microwave. We will be host to a couple of large tournaments and we want to make sure the food is handled safely.
The Family Life at Home exhibit will be a permanent exhibit at Rise and Roam. The exhibit will reflect the variety and vibrancy of family lives at home in our community. It will provide both children and adults the opportunity to experience family life, through play.
The LACF has provided grant dollars to the LAMP Kinship Program. The Litchfield Area Mentorship Program (LAMP) connects caring adults—or mentors—with youth in our area.
LAMP matches a child with a mentor through careful screening and takes into consideration their hobbies and interests. LAMP also provides fun monthly activities, training for mentors and directors, and the Lunch Buddies program, where elementary aged students are matched with an adult mentor who meets with the student bi-weekly at the school.
For the cities of Litchfield and the surrounding area… Awards from the LACF help to improve infrastructure and beautify public areas. Grant dollars have also been used when our community has an emergency. SWIF and the LACF partnered to establish a tornado recovery fund in 2016 when Meeker County was hit with at least four tornadoes. Dollars were raised for the tornado victims in this area to help with the financial burden of recovering from the destruction of the storms.
From the Meeker County Emergency Foundation to the MN 4H Foundation, the LACF strives to further the enrichment of the Lives of our community members. Whether using funds to beautify local highways, or help create new recreational areas, the Litchfield Area Community Foundation is there for many organizations.
The program is building a Pathway to Fitness which consists of a cement path on the outside of South Grove Apartments for walking safely outdoors. Fitness equipment will be added as well as a picnic table.