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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, […]

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 […]

Community foundation accepting scholarship applications

The Ottawa County Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. One scholarship is available: John & Olive Cornellisson Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors in USD 239 or USD 240 who are pursuing further education in the areas of agriculture or vocational training. All scholarship applications must be submitted through […]

Year-End Giving Guidelines

Here are some tips for completing your 2018 gifts to the Foundation before the end of the year. If you have any questions about year-end giving, contact Susan Weis, Director of Finance, at 785-823-1800 or susanweis@gscf.org. To Make Your Gift by Check: Date your check on or before December 31, 2018. Mail via U.S. Postal […]

Ottawa County Community Foundation awards over $51,000

  The Ottawa County Community Foundation recently awarded over $51,000 in fall grants to area nonprofits. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Ottawa County and the Ottawa County Public Health Fund. The following organizations received grants: Minneapolis Recreation Commission, $22,800 for improvements to the […]