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 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,[...]