A variety of documents and marketing materials have been developed to assist our Community Foundations with various initiatives.  Feel free to download any of the items posted on this page to customize for your local community foundation.

Matching Grant Initiative

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation offers an opportunity for county-wide community foundations in its service area to raise funds for a permanently endowed, unrestricted community grant fund. For every dollar raised, the Hansen Foundation will provide a 100% match, up to a maximum of $50,000 per county (prorated). Like the community donations, the matching dollars will be added to the participating community foundation’s endowed, unrestricted grant fund. Currently the initiative also provides incentive funding of up to a maximum of $20,000 per county-wide community foundation operating endowment fund and up to a maximum of $5,000 per county-wide community foundation operating fund based on the Matching initiative funds raised.

Community Foundations must apply online (click HERE) by entering an access code provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation each year when the initiative is announced that is is open.

GNWKCF offers an assortment of templates that can be downloaded and customized by community foundations.  See the links below:

Match Month Social Media Graphics
Match Month Facebook Cover Pictures
Match Month Ads
Match Month Letter-sized Poster
Match Month Table Tents
Match Month Press Release

Hansen Staffing Assistance Grant

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation is offering assistance to county-wide community foundations in their 26-county area of up to $10,000 per year (paid in increments of $5,000 in April and September until September 2025) for community foundations to employ staff.  To apply for this grant, go online to the Hansen Foundation Login Portal.  You must use the access code provided by the Hansen Foundation to apply. Contact GNWKCF or the Dane G. Hansen Foundation if you have lost the code to apply.

For more information, go to the Hansen’s website and click on Grants / Community Foundation Grants / Staffing Assistance Grant.

NWKansas GIVES Initiative

NW Kansas Gives represents an effort to educate NW Kansas residents and encourage thoughtful, planned charitable gifts as a part of overall estate planning. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has developed a variety of documents and marketing materials to help Northwest Kansas Community Foundations educate donors about the opportunity, and to help those donors who determine they want to leave a legacy. Items can be used as is, or customized for your local community foundation. Click HERE to go to the Hansen Foundation’s Planned Giving Tool Box.

Miscellaneous Templates

Check back as we will be publishing other handy templates for Community Foundation Use soon.