Affiliate Board

Scott Chvatal

Rhonda Argabright

Stephanie Goodwin

Melody Bearley
Kevin Holle
Lori Marintzer
Gary Nemeth
Eileen Porubsky
Travis Rickford

Contact Information

% ACE Foundation
P.O. Box 593
Bird City, KS 67731

785-734-2406 (GNWKCF – phone)
785-734-2412 (GNWKCF – fax)

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ACE Foundation

The ACE Foundation became an affiliate of Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation in August 2018. The foundation gives residents of Rawlins County and the surrounding area an opportunity to invest in their community through wills, trusts, life insurance and gifts. Every dollar is used to benefit the Rawlins County area.

Foundation Funds:

  • Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund for Rawlins County

To date, Rawlins County is one of 26 counties in northwest Kansas that has been awarded six rounds of $50,000 grants from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, with ten of those county funds established through the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation. This grant fund was established in March 2015 to allow qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; or educational, governmental or religious institutes per IRS, to apply for funding assistance for projects intended for Rawlins County benefit. Qualifying entities may apply online; grants are awarded through a competitive application process. For criteria and application information, click here; also found on the Grants and Scholarships tab.  The Hansen Foundation has guaranteed additional rounds of funding to continue through 2021, providing continual county-wide participation in the Rawlins County Strategic Doing Initiative.

  • Rawlins County Future Fund

Formerly the ACE – 2nd Century Fund established in March 2017, the Rawlins County Future Fund is an endowment fund with the purpose of unrestricted grant making for the benefit of Rawlins County. Up to 5% of the average past three year-end fund balances may be used annually to grant to qualified applicants. This fund was established through utilizing a matching campaign initiative offered through the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Incoming donations to this fund  during a designated match month are matched $1 to $1 by the Hansen Foundation through 2021.

Grant applications from the Rawlins County Future Fund will be accepted online at

Match Month

Thank you for your donations to the ACE Foundation’s Rawlins County Future Fund in December 2018.  They will be matched $1 for $1 by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation! You can give to the community foundation anytime of year by clicking HERE.

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Give the Gift of Grain

Purchase or Redeem a Giving Card

Need to find a gift for someone who has everything? Give a Giving Card. Much like retail gift cards, Giving Cards are given to celebrate birthdays, holidays, a job well done, or other special occasions. Giving Cards can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States (including schools, churches and synagogues).

Keep 5 in Kansas

We have an opportunity in Rawlins County to turn our hopes for the future into reality!  If we capture a portion of the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next – even just 5% – by setting up endowments through the ACE Foundation, we could provide a permanent source of funding for our local organizations and causes that will greatly improve the lives of the residents of Rawlins County.

To learn how you can Keep 5 in Rawlins County, visit