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
Steve Baccus, Vice-Chairperson
Sara Hodges, Secretary

Kay Baccus
Jason Bird
Jim Bradshaw
Michelle Johnson
Jim McClain
Becky Myers
Dustin Nichols
Waylon Hardesty

Recent News

Ottawa County Community Foundation now accepting fall grant applications

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.—The Ottawa County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open August 1 and are due Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Last fall, the Minneapolis Recreation Commission was awarded a community foundation grant for improvements to Rupert Field, which included lighting upgrades, a new scoreboard, and backstop extensions. The project was spearheaded by a working group formed during the county’s Strategic Doing meeting in 2017. “The lighting and scoreboard will be vast improvements for the facility,” said grant applicant Jamie Rice. “The grant was instrumental in the completion of this project. These improvements have also raised awareness of the needs of the community, and other[...]

Nourish Your Community

Grain farmers have a vital role in moving lives forward; growing food that nourishes our community and the world. The community foundation, too, is committed to improving quality of life in the areas we serve, both today and in the future. Giving a gift of grain is a simple way to make a lasting difference. Gifts of grain are a unique way to make a charitable gift. Using grain to make a gift to the community foundation – which may be designated for the purpose you choose – can be a wonderful way to invest in the future while achieving tax[...]