The Morton Community Foundation has released the names of the 2020 Competitive Grant recipients for the Spring 2020 Competitive Grant Cycle.

Local charities, school groups and governmental agencies submitted grant applications, and a committee made up of representatives from the community reviewed, discussed and recommended the following distributions totaling $47,489:

Morton Park District- bridge for disc golf course at Northwoods Park, $2,000

Morton Park District- adaptive recreation equipment for Oakwood Park, $1,225

Morton Chamber of Commerce- toward historical plaques at PNC and Morton Public Library, $1,250

Morton Public Library- juvenile graphic novels, Playaways and Wonderbooks, $1,500

Groveland Community Library- World Book series sets for children, $1,600

Blessed Sacrament School- 10 Vision Scientific LED Cordless Microscopes, $1,450

Blessed Sacrament School & Athletic Department- two portable accordion room dividers/partitions, $1,700

MHS Business Department- Hotronix Fusion-IQ Heat Press, $2,250

MHS Band- color guard spirit flags and instruments, $3,500

Lettie Brown Elementary School- items for STEAM bins, $979

Morton CUSD 709 Elementary Music Programs- four guitars, four baritone ukes, 16 baritone uke cases and replacement strings, $1,500

Jefferson Elementary School & PTO- four backboards with rims and two benches for basketball courts at corner of First and Adams streets, $5,800

Lincoln Elementary School- Sensory Path Under the Sea sensory package, $1,500

MHS Tennis- four windscreens and eight benches for Joal Stanfield Memorial Tennis Complex, $5,335

Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center- two LED spotlights to replace halogen spotlights, $1,500

B.A.C.E. of Morton- hardware for Network Firewall Security Appliance and Wireless Access Points, $2,800

Camp Big Sky- five Centerville Amish heavy duty garden benches, $1,175

Center for Prevention of Abuse- two security monitors for Peoria campus, $1,200

TCRC- ProTekt Dash Stand-Up Patient Lift and SPRYTE Manual Stand Aid, $1,429

EP!C- two twin tower paper racks, four swivel stem castors, two water sensory activities, two sensory color boxes, two liquid motion bubblers, two glitter drums and eight Bop-It games, $1,232

CIRT- toward safety equipment, AED pads, masks, safety gloves and first aid, $500

Easter Seals Central Illinois- laptop, $1,500

Midwest Food Bank- toward materials needed to develop single serving microwaveable packages for Tender Mercies program, $1,500

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois- 36 arrows and 10 Level I Certification books to train Camp Tapawingo staff to facilitate archery activities, $488

W.D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America- safety equipment for use at Adventure Camps, $296

Morton Youth Baseball Assoc.- toward two dugouts on Field 3 at Westwood Park, $1,500

Central Illinois Young Life- portable sound system for Morton middle school Wyldlife Club, $780