Grant Information

Affiliate and Agency Partner Grants:


Bird City Century II Development Foundation Community Initiative Fund

The Community Initiative Fund is an unrestricted endowment fund from which the Bird City Century II Development Foundation Board of Directors makes its general and strategic grants each year for the betterment of the Bird City community.

Cheyenne County Impact Fund 

The Cheyenne County Impact Fund is an unrestricted endowment fund from which the Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation Board of Directors makes grants each year for the betterment of Cheyenne County Kansas. Typically grants are solicited annually in March and awarded in May.

A final report will be required from all grant recipients. The due date for your final report will be announced in your award letter. Any unused funds shall be returned to: CCKCF, c/o GNWKCF, PO Box 593, Bird City, KS 67731.

GROW Decatur County Foundation Grant Fund

The GROW Decatur County Foundation has grant funds available for up to $1,000 per project application. Grants can be made to nonprofit organizations exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and to educational, governmental or religious institutions. Grants cannot be made to individuals.

Grants are due by the first day of each month and will continue until the funds are depleted or through December 1 of the current year. The GROW Board encourages applicants to shop local. Please keep this in mind when completing the application.

A final report will be required from all grant recipients. The due date for your final report will be announced in your award letter. Any unused funds shall be returned to the GROW Decatur County Foundation, c/o GNWKCF, PO Box 593, Bird City, KS 67731.

Phillips County Unrestricted Endowment Fund 

The Phillips County Unrestricted Endowment Fund is an unrestricted endowment fund from which the Phillips County Community Foundation Board of Directors makes grants for the betterment of Phillips County Kansas. Typically grant applications are due on the first day of every month for consideration during that same month.

A final report will be required from all grant recipients. The due date for your final report will be announced in your award letter. Any unused funds shall be returned to: PCCF, c/o GNWKCF, PO Box 593, Bird City, KS 67731.

St. Francis New Generation Fund 

The St. Francis New Generation Fund is a field of interest endowment fund from which the Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation Board of Directors makes grants each year for the betterment of the St. Francis community and Cheyenne County Kansas. Typically grants are solicited annually in March and awarded in May.

A final report will be required from all grant recipients. The due date for your final report will be announced in your award letter. Any unused funds shall be returned to: CCKCF, c/o GNWKCF, PO Box 593, Bird City, KS 67731.

Hansen Community Pass-Through Grants:


Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation initiated a grant opportunity in March 2015 with Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation as an avenue to financially help support charitable activities in Northwest Kansas. With this funding, 12 county-wide funds have been established, allocating grant funds to each to be used for projects benefiting the counties and/or communities within.  Qualifying counties eligible for participation through GNWKCF include: Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Phillips, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas and Wallace. Annually, funding is made available for each of these county-wide funds as “pass-through” grants: $50,000 being made available as of March, and an additional $50,000 in September. Starting in 2018, distributions are guaranteed providing continued county-wide participation in a Strategic Doing initiative supported by the Hansen Foundation. Individual Community Foundations may opt to participate in the Ripple Effects Mapping process sponsored by the Hansen Foundation as well.

Grant applications are accepted online, and available to all twelve counties listed above.  Please note that Graham and Phillips counties accept applications twice a year (Sept. 15 – Nov. 15 and April 1 – May 31) while all other counties accept applications monthly with a deadline of the first day of the month. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation serves a 26-county area in Northwest Kansas; the other 14 counties not listed are eligible to apply through the Greater Salina Community Foundation.

A final report will be required from all grant recipients. The due date for your final report will be announced in your award letter. Any unused funds shall be returned to: GNWKCF, PO Box 593, Bird City, KS 67731.

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