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.
- 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 https://www.gnwkcf.org/grants.