Board of Directors

Our operations are fully transparent. The Foundation is overseen by a distinguished board of community leaders from the Ottawa County area. Their dedication, knowledge, and passion for the Ottawa County area are what drive the Community Foundation.

Amanda Davidson, Chairperson
Karen Deckert, Vice-Chairperson
Sara Hodges, Secretary
Kay Baccus
Steve Baccus
Jim Bradshaw
Michelle Johnson
Jim McClain
Becky Myers
Dustin Nichols

Recent News

Community foundation announces scholarship recipients

The Ottawa County Community Foundation recently announced the first recipients of the John and Olive Cornellisson Scholarship. This new scholarship is for graduating seniors of a USD 239 or USD 240 high school who are pursuing further education in the areas of agriculture or vocational training. Colby Nichols, Minneapolis, received a $7,350 scholarship, and Corey Nichols, Minneapolis, received a $3,815 scholarship. More information about the foundation’s scholarship program can be found at www.ottawacountycf.org/scholarships. Colby NicholsCorey Nichols [...]

Ottawa County Community Foundation awards over $81,000

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.— The Ottawa County Community Foundation recently awarded over $81,000 in spring grants to 10 charitable projects across the county. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund, Ottawa County Public Health Fund, Ottawa County Impact Fund, Bennington Community Fund, and the Tescott Community Fund. The following organizations received grants: Ottawa County, $20,000 for new bathroom facilities at the Minneapolis fairgrounds and athletics fields. City of Bennington, $18,300 to repair and update Bennington Sports Complex ball fields. City of Tescott, $10,000 to purchase a new excavator for clean-up projects and maintenance. City of Minneapolis/Minneapolis Golf Course,[...]