Affiliate Board

Stephanie Manhart

Sue Machen

Mitch Gillespie

Roger Ringer

Steve Nicholson
Cheri Remington
Duane Vollbracht
Dusty Ann Zerr

Contact Information

% Gove County Community Foundation
PO Box 593
Bird City, KS 67731

785-734-2406 (GNWKCF – Phone)
785-734-2412 (GNWKCF – Fax)

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Gove County Community Foundation

The Foundation became an affiliate of Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation in 2012. The goal of the Gove County Community Foundation is to increase economic and community development opportunities in Gove County. An affiliate is a collection of community funds to increase philanthropic giving in a geographic area. Both endowed and non-endowed funds are developed to provide financial support to 501(c)(3) and other qualifying non-profit organizations and for charitable purposed to benefit area residents.

Foundation Funds:

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

To date, Gove County is one of 26 counties in northwest Kansas that has been awarded 12 rounds of $50,000 grants from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, with 12 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 awarded status, to apply for funding assistance for projects intended for Gove County benefit. Qualifying entities may apply online; grants are awarded through a competitive application process.  The Hansen Foundation has guaranteed additional rounds of funding to continue through 2021, providing continual county-wide participation in the Gove County Strategic Doing Initiative. For criteria and application information, click here.

Click HERE to see a list of all grants awarded from January 2017 to April 2019.

  •  Fund for Grainfield

The Fund for Grainfield was created to support community and economic development projects in Grainfield, Kansas.

  • Gove County Community and Economic Development Fund

The Gove County Community and Economic Development Fund was created to support community and economic development projects and programs in Gove County, Kansas.

  • Grow Gove County Fund

In 2016, the Grow Gove County Fund was established after Gove County participated in a $1 for $1 matching initiative provided on behalf of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.  Each year since, Gove County residents and friends have taken part in this opportunity of contributing to this endowment fund during Gove County Match Month, where their personal contributions are matched by the Hansen’s (up to a total of $50,000).  The Grow Gove County Fund is available for donors to continually donate to throughout the year; building this endowment will allow local grant dollars to be utilized for projects and needs of Gove County and the communities within for years to come.  Applications are accepted annually from May 1 – June 30 with decisions announced by August 1.

Click HERE for more information.

Match Month

Your generous donations to the Grow Gove County Fund in November 2019 were matched $1 for $1 by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation! Thanks for helping us exceed our goal! Dueling Pianos Fundraiser at the American Legion in Grainfield is already scheduled again for 2020.

You can give to the community foundation anytime of year by clicking HERE.

Other Information

Gove County Community Foundation Brochure
GCCF Benefits of Charitable Giving
Give the Gift of Grain
Purchase or Redeem a Giving Card

Blue BowNeed 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

Think about what matters to you. A local charity or hospital. Schools and youth programs. The community theater or library. How can you make sure the things you value today will still be around for future generations?

The answer is simple: Keep 5 in Kansas! By investing in the future of our communities through the Gove County Community Foundation, we’ll have permanent funding to support the causes that truly matter.

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