Grants & Scholarships

2022 Scholarship Recipients

The 2022 Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships have been awarded to Elijah Isais, Kiana Lothrop, Zavyr Metzger, Ella Brands, Grace Bauder, and Heidi Renken

Elijah Isais & Kiana Lothrop are 2022 graduates of Canton High School. Isais plans to attend Grand Canyon University where he will study biology. Lothrop will also attend Grand Canyon University to study nursing.

Zavyr Metzger is a 2022 graduate of West Lyon High School. Metzger will attend Northwestern College to study nursing.

Ella Brands is a 2022 graduate of Western Christian High School. Brands will be a nursing student at Dordt University.

Grace Bauder was a 2021 Graduate of West Lyon High School and is studying nursing at the University of Iowa.

Heidi Renken, a 2019 graduate of Alcester-Hudson High School, attends the University of South Dakota where she studies dental hygiene.

Since 2012, the Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation has provided $53,000 in scholarships to area students.

 

2022 Grant Recipients

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation is pleased to announce $37,232.45 has been awarded through the Heart of the Community grant program for 2022.

Recipients include Kingdom Kids Community Daycare, Canton School/Eagle Scout Aaron Sorum, City of Inwood, Fellowship Village, and the Canton Municipal Swimming Pool Committee.

A $7,000 grant to Kingdom Kids Community Daycare will be used for a green space upgrade at the daycare. Astro turf will be installed in the remaining area of green space at the facility, which will allow the children and staff to utilize the outdoor space more often. The space is used for playing organized games and water activities.

Eagle Scout Aaron Sorum will use a $3,600 grant to build a Hammock Lounge at Lawrence Elementary School. The project will allow teachers to move their classroom space outdoors and provide students with a relaxing environment with fresh air and sunshine. There will also be updates made to the playground with picnic tables and repainting the lines for basketball and four-square.

The City of Inwood will use a $10,000 grant to purchase new lily pads and deck pads for the community pool, to replace the current lily pads, which were becoming a safety concern. The lily pads provide a fun activity for children to engage in healthy exercise while promoting walking, balance, and swimming.

A $1,632.45 grant will fund the purchase of new sound system equipment and a cooler on wheels at Fellowship Village. The addition of the wireless microphone system will allow residents to hear better while participating in outdoor activities, and the cooler will enable them to enjoy more outdoor meals because they can easily bring food items outside.

The Canton Municipal Swimming Pool Committee will use $15,000 towards the completion of the new swimming pool facility. The new pool will allow all citizens in the Canton area to enjoy the benefits associated with water activities, which are excellent in promoting physical health and wellness.

 

2021 Scholarship Recipients

The 2021 Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships have been awarded to Bayleigh Peterson, Emily Miiller, Seth Peterson, Izabel Kreger, Kennedy Kramer, and Shawna Gerber.

Bayleigh Peterson and Emily Miller are 2021 graduates of Alcester-Hudson High School. Peterson plans to attend the University of South Dakota where she will study kinesiology. Miiller will also attend the University of South Dakota to study medical biology.

Seth Peterson and Izabel Kreger are 2021 graduates of Canton High School. Peterson will attend South Dakota State University to study athletic training. Kreger will major in nursing at the University of South Dakota.

Kennedy Kramer and Shawna Gerber are 2021 graduates of West Lyon High School. Kramer will be a nursing student at Northwestern College. Gerber will also study nursing at South Dakota State University: Community College for Sioux Falls.

Since 2012, the Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation has provided $47,000 in scholarships to area students.

2021 Grant Recipients

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation is pleased to announce $26,686 has been awarded through the Heart of the Community grant program for 2021.

Recipients include The Healing Room, Hiawatha Heights Assisted Living, Inwood Summer Recreation, and the City of Canton.

A $2,500 grant to The Healing Room will be used for start-up equipment and other resources for the new ministry in Inwood. The Healing Room will provide free Christian counseling, the Celebrate Recovery program, and programs for children and families. The Healing Room will also host the Inwood Food Pantry.

Hiawatha Heights Assisted Living will purchase a recumbent cross trainer with a $6,465 grant. The equipment will allow the assisted living residents to participate in safe, effective, and adaptive exercise. Trained therapy staff will supervise and recommend appropriate exercise in an effort to maintain and improve mobility.

Inwood Summer Recreation will use a $3,730 grant to purchase a new scoreboard for the baseball/softball field. The mission of Inwood Summer Recreation is to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement while striving to increase the social, cultural, and physical well-being of children.

A $14,000 grant will be applied to the purchase of new playground at Kennedy Park in Canton. The installation of new playground equipment by the City of Canton will increase the physical activity in the community with an overall positive impact on the health and wellness of individuals. Kennedy Park has been a stable in the community for many years.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

The 2020 Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships have been awarded to Nicole Nelson, Sam Stahl, Shayna Skiles, Lyndsey Funke, Quin Horstman, and Tyler VanDenTop.

Nelson and Stahl are 2020 graduates of Canton High School. Nelson plans to attend Gustavus Adolphus College where she will major in nursing. Stahl will study human biology at South Dakota State University.

Skiles, Funke, and Horstman are 2020 graduates of West Lyon High School. Skiles will attend South Dakota State University to study nursing. Funke will study biology and chemistry at Augustana University. Horstman will attend Colorado Christian University and study pre-med.

VanDenTop is a 2020 graduate of Netherlands Reformed Christian School will pursue a degree in biology at Augustana University.

Since 2012, the Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation has provided $42,000 in scholarships to area students.

2020 Grant Recipients

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation is pleased to announce $26,808.90 has been awarded through the Heart of the Community grant program for 2020.

Recipients include Canton Senior Center, City of Inwood, Lyon County Conservation Board, Canton Volunteer Fire Department, Inwood Summer Recreation, Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center, and Fellowship Village.

A $2,000 grant to the Canton Senior Citizen Center will be used to offer a fitness program to all adults ages 55 plus. The class is taught by a trained instructor and will assist senior citizens with balance, muscle strength and muscle retention.

The City of Inwood will purchase a rowing machine for the community fitness center with a $965 grant.

Lyon County Conservation Board will use a $4,140.90 grant to purchase AEDs and first aid kits for the new education center at Lake Pahoja.

A $3,750 grant to the Canton Volunteer Fire Department will partially fund the purchase of an inflatable education apparatus. Canton Volunteer Fire Department spends hundreds of hours educating the public about fire prevention. The inflatable will be used to demonstrate safe escape procedures during a home evacuation in the event of a fire.

The Inwood Summer Recreation Program received two grants. First, a grant of $2,500 will help fund youth activities during the summer. Activities include exercise, healthy snacking, arts, and more. Second, updates to the community ball field will be made with a $2,875 grant.

A grant of $5,000 will be used by SMILE, an employee group at Sanford Canton-Inwood, to provide food to children during Christmas break. During the holidays it is especially hard for families to meet nutritional needs because of added expenses and the absence of school lunch. Employees purchase and pack bags of groceries that are distributed through various community organizations in Canton and Inwood.

A second grant of $3,000 was made to Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center to assist patients with unmet needs. Transportation is a social determinant of health in rural communities. Reliable transportation can support access to rural healthcare, decrease inappropriate use of EMS services, and decrease no-show rates. The grant will fund transportation, when needed, to and from appointments for patients who are unable to afford transportation. The grant will also provide for limited medication assistance and other medical needs for low income populations.

Fellowship Village of Inwood will utilize a $2,578 grant to purchase a mechanical lift.

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation was established in 2009 with funds created by the sale of Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital, assisted living and related assets to Sanford Health. The grant program allows the foundation to meet one of its identified goals of supporting projects that impact community health and inspire additional community investments in projects that benefit health and wellness opportunities. Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation has invested nearly $208,000 in our local communities through the Heart of the Community grant program.

Other goals of the foundation include sustaining and improving health care in the Sanford Canton-Inwood service area; supporting Sanford Canton-Inwood, and providing financial assistance for the education of future health care professionals through scholarships.

For more information about Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation and how you can support its mission, visit www.cantoninwoodfoundation or call (605) 764-1495.

 

2019 Grant Recipients

 Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation is pleased to announce $23,388.96 has been awarded through the Heart of the Community grant program for 2019.

Recipients include City of Canton, Canton Good Samaritan Center, Canton Senior Citizen Center, Kingdom Kids Community Daycare, SMILE, West Lyon Booster Club, and Inwood Summer Recreation Program.

The City of Canton received a $7,500 grant to construct a half basketball court at the South Mini Park in Canton. Currently, there is not an outdoor basketball court in any of the city parks. The half basketball court will provide citizens and guests of all ages a place to shoot around, play a pick-up game, and have a 3-on-3 tournament or practice.

Canton Good Samaritan Center purchased an Eva Support Walker with a $1,800 grant. Sometimes referred to a cardiac walker, the Eva Walker supports a patient’s weight when exercising. It easily adjusts to suit different heights and has padded, molded arm pads with a sculpted forearm cutout to keep the arms from slipping off the pads.

A $2,500 grant to the Canton Senior Citizen Center will be used to offer a fitness program to all adults ages 55 plus. The class is taught by a trained instructor and will assist senior citizens with balance, muscle strength and muscle retention.

Kingdom Kids Community Daycare will expand their Sensory Play program by utilizing a $1,042 grant to purchase sensory play toys. Sensory play is an activity that stimulates a young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. Providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through sensory play is crucial to brain development.

A grant of $3,500 will be used by SMILE, an employee group at Sanford Canton-Inwood, to provide food to children during Christmas break. During the holidays, it is especially hard for families to meet nutritional needs because of added expenses and the absence of school lunch. Employees purchase and pack bags of groceries that are distributed through various community organizations in Canton and Inwood.

The West Lyon Booster Club will purchase fitness equipment with a $3,896.96 grant. The enhanced Wildcat Wellness program will provide both students and community members the opportunity to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and overall cardiovascular health.

A new program offered by Inwood Summer Recreation will offer daytime activities for kids ages five through completion of 6th grade. A grant of $3,150 will allow the program to offer daily activities such as crafts, exercise and healthy snacks.

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation was established in 2009 with funds created by the sale of Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital, assisted living and related assets to Sanford Health. The grant program allows the foundation to meet one of its identified goals of supporting projects that impact community health and inspire additional community investments in projects that benefit health and wellness opportunities.

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation has invested over $181,000 in our local communities through the Heart of the Community grant program.

Other goals of the foundation include sustaining and improving health care in the Sanford Canton-Inwood service area; supporting Sanford Canton-Inwood, and providing financial assistance for the education of future health care professionals through scholarships.

 

2019 Scholarship Recipients

In an effort to support the future of health care, Canton-Inwood Area Health Care Foundation awards scholarships annually to deserving students who are pursuing an education in health care.

The 2019 Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships have been awarded to Kaitlyn Carlon, Grace Hernes, Mason Tieszen, Erica Meyer, Madysn Grotewold, and Kendra Jensen.

Carlon, Hernes and Tieszen are 2019 graduates of Canton High School. Carlon plans to attend Augustana University and major in biology. Hernes will attend University of South Dakota where she plans to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering. Tieszen will also attend USD and plans to study dental hygiene.

Meyer and Grotewold are 2019 graduates of West Lyon High School. Meyer will attend Minnesota West Community and Technical College and study surgical technology. Grotewold will study nursing at Northwestern College.

Jensen is a 2019 graduate of Alcester-Hudson High School and will pursue a degree in kinesiology at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.