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

Gifts to the community foundation are worth more in March

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.—The Ottawa County Community Foundation could earn additional dollars for the charitable grants in the community through a county-wide Match Month gift campaign. Throughout the month of 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. Every dollar donated will be matched with $1.50. The Ottawa County Impact Fund is an unrestricted community grant fund created by individuals who have contributed money to the Foundation for charitable uses to address the present and future needs of Ottawa County. Donations can be made online here:[...]

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[...]