Professional Advisor Resources

Below are a list of resources to help you help your clients fulfill their charitable desires.

Useful Documents & Tools
Frequently Asked Questions
Donor Advised Funds vs Private Foundations
Eight Reasons Why People will Give to a Community Foundation but not Directly to a Charity
Video- Community Foundations & Professional Advisor Partnerships: Nearly 100 Years Strong!
This video features Certified Financial Planner, Bryan Clontz, and Attorney/Certified Financial Planner, Peter L. Peterson, and their personal accounts on how to use the community foundation as a tool for their client’s estate plans.
GSCF Policies and Procedures for Establishment and Operation of Component Funds
GSCF Gift and Fund Acceptance Policies
GSCF Statement of Investment Policy

Useful Links
Council on Foundations
Kansas Association of Community Foundations- Professional Advisor Resources

Recent News

Apply now for fall grants

The Ottawa County Community Foundation is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Monday, October 1, 2018. Over $70,000 in grants is available to charitable projects in Ottawa County. Funding includes $50,000 from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, $9,973 from the Ottawa County Community Impact Fund, and $10,514 from the Ottawa County Public Health Fund. Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process to charitable community improvement projects that address the present and future needs the community, including education, health care, public health, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community[...]

Ottawa County Community Foundation awards over $121,000 in spring grants

  The Ottawa County Community Foundation recently awarded over $121,000 in spring grants to area nonprofits. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Ottawa County Impact Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Ottawa County, the Ottawa County Public Health Fund and the Tescott Community Fund. The following organizations received grants: City of Delphos, $25,000 to launch a multi-phase, multi-year project to restore and adapt the existing Delphos City Auditorium into a community center. Ottawa County Fire District #4/Bennington Fire, $14,331 for 10 new sets of personal protective equipment for volunteer fire fighters. City of Minneapolis/Minneapolis Golf[...]