North Newton Community Foundation Impact Fund awards Prairie View $1,000 grant

Newton, Kan. (July 11, 2019) – Prairie View is pleased to announce that it has received a $1,000 grant from the North Newton Community Foundation Impact Fund through North Newton Community Foundation affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation. The organization will use the funds for providing additional support of Prairie View clinical staff to provide trainings and support to Bethel College student life staff working with college-age youth and, most importantly, working directly with students.

“Mental and behavioral health issues affect 1 in 5 people,” says Eric Schrag, director of advancement at Prairie View, “and students, in some ways, are more at risk given their transitional stage of life. Early interventions and support positively benefit the individual and, as a result, the larger community.”

Prairie View will first collaborate with the Bethel College Student Life office to identify the greatest areas of need, then determine the areas or means of support that would be most beneficial to the college.

Prairie View, Inc., a faith-based behavioral health services provider, offers treatment and psychiatric services for all ages as well as consultations for businesses and organizations. In addition to our main campus in Newton with outpatient offices, psychiatric hospital, residential treatment for adolescents, and the Addictions Treatment Center, Prairie View serves clients in Hillsboro, McPherson and at two locations in Wichita. To support Prairie View’s mission to transform lives, call 800-992-6292 or visit

The North Newton Community Foundation (NNCF) supports efforts that enhance community well-being through expansion of education opportunities, cultural enrichment, and improvement of human health and the physical environment. This will be done in part by visionary efforts to increase the total flow of philanthropic resources by identifying new funding sources and orienting donors to the benefits from such uses.

Central Kansas Community Foundation’s mission is “Building Stronger Communities Through Charitable Giving.” Founded in 1995 Central Kansas Community Foundation based in Newton, Kansas, is an intermediary between donors and charities, the community foundation helps donors establish funds that financially support meaningful, charitable programs and services in their community. Central Kansas Community Foundation also hosts numerous affiliate community foundations throughout Central Kansas.