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 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. [...]