Logan County Community Foundation
The Foundation has been an Agency Foundation of Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation since May 2017 with select funds managed by GNWKCF. The Foundation serves as a ‘savings account’ for the good of Logan County; paving the way for legacies to be made through financial gifts. Logan County Community Foundation provides an avenue for donors to give to for projects, county-wide or community specific needs, and personalized giving that best suits the donor’s wishes.
Foundation Grant Funds:
- Logan County Endowment Fund
In November 2016, the Logan County Endowment Fund was established through utilizing a matching campaign initiative offered through the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Incoming donations into this endowment fund have been matched $1 for $1 up to $50,000 every year since in conjunction with Logan County’s Match Month. Watch for the foundation’s upcoming plans for Match Month 2022.
- Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund for Logan County
To date, Logan County is one of 26 counties in northwest Kansas that has been awarded 14 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, to apply for funding assistance for projects intended for Logan 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 2025, providing continual county-wide participation in the Logan County Strategic Doing Initiative, but this funding will adjust to $25,000 increments as of April 2022. For criteria and application information, click here.
CLICK HERE to see a list of all grants awarded through September 2021.
- Farmers State Bank Community Fund
- Farmers State Bank Junior Board Scholarship Fund
- Logan County Community Foundation Administrative Funds for Match Month, Strategic Doing and Hansen Grants
- Logan County Community Foundation Operating Fund
- Logan County Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
- Northwest Kansas Conservation Fund
- Oakley Educational Foundation Fund
- Oakley Parks Improvement Project Fund
- Tim Kowalski Second Chance Scholarship Fund
- Wild West Historical Foundation Fund
- Donor Advised Funds (DAF’s)
Donors receive charitable gift receipts for the contributions to their established DAF. The fund is normally named in someone’s memory or established as a “Family Fund”, however, the donor(s) may personalize as they wish. The donor(s) are setup as the advisors to their Fund, which allows them to make all grant recommendations from their DAF. Grant recommendations must be to qualifying charitable 501(c)(3) organizations, educational, government or religious entities per IRS rules. The donor(s) may name succeeding generations as successor advisors or transition it to the Foundation to advise over upon donor(s) death.
Contact one of our Logan County Community Foundation board members or staff to learn more, or contact GNWKCF directly at 785-734-2406.