Founding Donors

We are forever grateful for the support of these generous donors who heard the story and believed in the vision of the Ottawa County Community Foundation.

Individuals & Families
Steve & Patricia Baccus
R.B. Barefield
Hal & Eleanor Berkley
Mark & Jane Berkley
Mike Berkley
Kevin & Sandra Cline
Fred & Leslie Hargis
Dean & Illa Rae Johnson
Robert Martin
In Memory of Mason Carl McHenry
Timothy & Carol O’Keeffe
Dardanelle E. Wedel
Kenneth Wedel, M.D.
Kermit & Kathleen Wedel Trust 
Business Entities
Bank of Tescott
Bennington State Bank
G.L. Huyett
Ottawa County Bank
Rupert Land & Cattle Co. 

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 Friday, May 1, 2020. This year, over $50,000 in grants is available to charitable projects in Ottawa County. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria: Programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.Projects that improve the quality of life for Ottawa County residents.Projects that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles.Projects that support the Bennington community.Projects that support the Tescott community.Projects that support the Delphos community. Funding for the spring grant cycle is provided[...]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortion, fossil fuel production or the military. These are often summarized into three areas: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. What[...]