Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to designate a specific cause or geographic area for grant making without having to name a specific organization. Grants are made through an application process administered by the Foundation and/or with a special advisory group with expertise in the field of interest.

Bennington Community Fund
This is a geographic field of interest fund that supports charitable projects in the city of Bennington, Kansas. Founding Donors to this fund: Don Allison, Bennington Lions Club, Bennington Development Corp, Bennington State Bank, Mike & Debra Berkley, Richard & Margaret Darg, In Memory of Mike Gans, In Memory of K. D. McCall, Jim & Karen McClain, Jack & Susie Stenfors, Dwayne & Shari Walls, Greg & Lisha Wolf

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund*
This fund was established by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to fund grants in Ottawa County that address community beautification, education, environment, health & human service and inter-generational projects/programs.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Ottawa County
This fund was established with matching dollars from the  Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It serves the same purpose of the  Ottawa County Public Health Fund and promotes the health and well-being of individuals  and communities in Ottawa County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles,  behaviors and environments.

Ottawa County Public Health Fund
This is a public health fund formed as a result of participating in the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. Like the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Ottawa County, it promotes the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Ottawa County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Tescott Community Fund
This is a geographic field of interest fund that supports charitable projects in the city of Tescott, Kansas.

City of Tescott Improvement Fund
This is a geographic field of interest fund that supports city improvements and community enhancement projects and programs in Tescott, Kansas. 

*Pass-through non-endowed fund

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[...]

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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[...]