Affiliate Board

Scott Sproul

Gail Boller
Vice Chair

Nancy Kent

Brian Thompson

John Engelbert
John McClymont
Brock Miller
Colette Miller
Julia Nelson
Chase Rice
Doug Sebelius

Norman & Gloria Nelson, Board Member Emeritus

Contact Information

Tara Vance Executive Director
Bethany Shirk, Director of Operations and Communications

112 South Kansas Avenue; Ste 308
Norton, Kansas 67654

785-874-5106- Phone

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Norton County Community Foundation

The Foundation became affiliated with GNWKCF in 2013 and is now an Agency Foundation with select funds managed by GNWKCF. NCCF gives residents an opportunity to invest in their community through wills, trusts, life insurance and gifts. It benefits the giver, the gift is forever and every dollar is used to benefit Norton County.

Norton County Community Foundation Brochure

Foundation Funds:

  • Della Connell Scholarship Fund
    The Della Connell Scholarship Fund has been established to assist Norton graduates with continuing their higher education.  Two scholarships will be made available to applicants; one to a student attending a college or university, the other to a vocational school attendee.
  • Glenn & Wilda Bowman Family Scholarship Fund
    The Bowman Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 for the benefit of graduating seniors of Norton Community High School; providing scholarships to help assist with their college education.

  • Norton County Endowment Fund
    The Norton County Endowment Fund was established in 2013 to provide financial support for projects and needs for Norton County and the communities within; making accessible through a grant-making application process. In 2016, the Fund grew quickly as a result of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation $1 for $1 Match Month campaign to raise $50,000.  The challenge was successfully met and the Hansen Foundation has agreed to offer that same match every year through 2021.
  • Norton County Health Department Fund
    The Norton County Health Department Fund was established to provide assistance for projects and needs of the Norton County Health Department.

  • Anonymous Donor-Advised Funds
    There are currently two anonymous donor-advised funds established by families within Norton County. With the establishment of these donor-advised family funds, their families can make charitable contributions to local, state or national non-profit organizations for projects they feel are important to them.
  • Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund for Norton County
    To date, Norton 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, to apply for funding assistance for projects intended for Norton 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 Norton 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.

Match Month

During the month of November,  your donations to the Norton County Endowment Fund were matched $1 for $1 by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation!  Donations are accepted year-round for this fund by clicking HERE.

Other Information

NCCF 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

We have an opportunity in Norton County to turn our hopes for the future into reality!  If we capture a portion of the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next – even just 5% – by setting up endowments through the Norton County Community Foundation, we could provide a permanent source of funding for our local organizations and causes that will greatly improve the lives of the residents of Norton County.

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