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 fall grant applications

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.—The Ottawa County Community Foundation is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open August 1 and are due October 1, 2020. Recently, with a grant funded by the Ottawa County Community Foundation, the Minneapolis Recreation Commission was able to undergo a massive renovation of Rupert Baseball Field. The $22,800 of grant money funded a new scoreboard and controller, secured a schematic to adjust the existing lights, as well as equipment and labor to clean the existing lighting, and secured parts and labor to install backup extension. Over 20 people from the community volunteered their efforts to complete this project, which saved on labor cost and made[...]

Community foundation announces scholarship recipients

Zachary PerryTrevor HaleyColby Nichols Community foundation announces scholarship recipients MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.— The Ottawa County Community Foundation has awarded over $12,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The John and Olive L. Cornellisson Scholarship. This 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 $3,028 scholarship, Trevor Haley, Delphos, received a $4,000 scholarship, and Zach Perry, Tescott, received a $5,000 scholarship. More information about the foundation’s scholarship program can be found at www.ottawacountycf.org/scholarships. [...]