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

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.—The Ottawa County Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open March 1 and are due Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Over $70,000 in grants is available to charitable projects in Ottawa County through the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.Ottawa County Community Impact Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Ottawa County residents.Ottawa County Public Health Fund/Kansas Health Foundation Fund – available for projects that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles.Bennington Community[...]

March is Match Month!

Ottawa County could earn an additional $50,000 for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide gift matching campaign. In March, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Ottawa County Impact Fund at the Ottawa County Community Foundation, up to $50,000. Donations will be matched 150%. That means, $10 turns into $25, $500 turns into $1,250 and $1,000 turns into $2,500. If the $50,000 goal is met this year, the Ottawa County community will gain a total of $125,000! The community foundation will host a Match Month social event on Saturday, March 23, at the Blue Moon.[...]