In March 2016, the Rawlins County Future Fund (formerly the ACE – 2nd Century Fund) was established through a matching initiative provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Incoming donations into this endowment fund were eligible for a $1 for $1 match up to $50,000 during the month of March 2016. In December 2018, incoming donations were once again matched $1 to $1 up to $50,000 by the Hansen Foundation. Annual matching campaigns will continue through 2025 to build this endowment fund. As this fund grows, the interest will be used to fund projects throughout Rawlins County.
Grant applications are accepted annually as determined by the Foundation Board of Directors.
Applicants must serve the geographic area of Rawlins County Kansas. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and Educational, Governmental, and Religious Institutions. Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.
Please note – there are many nonprofit organizations that fall under a different IRS tax code that are not eligible. Please look into this prior to filling out your application.
A final report will be submitted that includes:
- Receipts of expenditures
- A picture of the project / outcome
- A summary of how the grant funds were utilized
- Results or outcomes of the grant project
- Unused grant funds must be returned to ACE Foundation, c/o GNWKCF, PO Box 593, Bird City, KS 67731
Applicants must submit an online application; paper applications will not be accepted.
How much funding is available?
The ACE Foundation, based on the establishing documents of the Rawlins County Future Fund, can award fund earnings at the rate of 5% of the average 3-year-end fund balance. This amount varies each year.