Foundation Finance

The Foundation’s mission is to meet charitable community needs through leadership, grants and services. One way we achieve our mission is to facilitate prudent management and care of our funds.

The Foundation believes the  best long-term performance will be achieved through a balanced portfolio  consisting of 75% equities and 25% fixed income and cash.  As an affiliate of the Greater Salina  Community Foundation (GSCF), the funds at the Ottawa County Community Foundation  are pooled together with all the funds held by GSCF and their affiliates.  The funds are invested with Vanguard and  governed by a local Finance Committee at GSCF.

We are confident in our performance and rate well when compared to other investment pools. See our  GSCF Investment Portfolio to see where we rank among other comparative indices.

Additional Resources

GSCF Statement of Investment Policy

2017 OCCF Annual Report
2016 OCCF Annual Report

2015 OCCF Annual Report
2014 OCCF Annual Report

2016 GSCF Annual Report
2013 Form 990

 

Recent News

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.—The Ottawa County Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open February 1 and are due Thursday, April 1, 2021.   This year, over $58,000 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[...]

Community foundation accepting scholarship applications

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.— The Ottawa County Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year. One scholarship is available:   John and Olive L. Cornellisson Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates of 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 the foundation’s online scholarship portal by February 15, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded by mid-April. The application portal and scholarship guidelines can be found at www.ottawacountycf.org/scholarships. For more information, please contact Natalie Wood, grants and scholarships coordinator, at 785-823-1800. [...]