Gove County Community Foundation became an affiliate of Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation in 2012. The initial 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.
Gove County Community Foundation Brochure
Grant Recipient: Gove County Medical Center – Patient Lift
- 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 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 Gove 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 Gove County Strategic Doing Initiative.
The Fund for Grainfield was created to support community and economic development projects in Grainfield, Kansas.
The process of relocating and updating the K-State Research and Extension office in Gove County is still underway.
The Golden Prairie District executive board decided in the spring of 2013 to pursue the option to build a learning center on Main Street in Grainfield. The learning center will be the new location for the Gove County branch of Kansas State Research and Extension, and will include office space for extension personnel, a meeting room and a community multi-purpose area.
The Grainfield Community Development Committee worked with the City of Grainfield to purchase five lots on Main Street this past summer for the new location of the learning center. Their funding came through generous private donations to the Grainfield Community Development Fund at the Gove County Community Foundation.
- 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.
In 2016, Gove County participated in a $1 for $1 matching initiative provided on behalf of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation; allowing Gove County residents and friends an opportunity to contribute to this newly established endowment fund and have dollars matched by the Hansen’s (up to a total of $50,000). The Grow Gove County Fund is available for donors to continually to donate to; 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.
GCCF Benefits of Charitable Giving
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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
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 www.keepfiveinkansas.com.