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County foundation accepting spring grant applications OSBORNE, Kan.—The Osborne County Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open February 1 and are due Friday, April 1, 2020. Last spring, Xi Theta Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was awarded a grant from the Osborne County Community Foundation to complete the two-phase sign […]

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible […]

7 Ways to Give Back & Help Our Community The start of a new year (and a new decade) is upon us! This is a great time to get inspired and set new goals. Perhaps one of those goals will focus on getting more involved the community or finding new nways to give back. As […]

Tetlow-Downs Community Scholarship accepting applications SALINA, Kan.—The Greater Salina Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Tetlow-Downs Community Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants must be Lakeside High School graduating seniors who wish to attend a public or private college and pursue a major in a STEM area. Agriculture students may also be […]

Osborne County Community Foundation announces fall grant recipients OSBORNE, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Osborne Community Foundation awarded over $65,000 to 19 projects throughout the Osborne County area. The following organizations received funding: Beta Sigma Phi, $8,000 to continue to replace the street signs throughout Downs. USD 392, $7,104 to purchase a SawStop […]

Year-End Giving Information Your gift by checkDate your check on or before December 31, 2019, and mail via U.S. Postal Service with a postmark on or before December 31st. Gifts made by check that are mailed through the U.S. Postal service with a postmark and check date before December 31, 2019 will be counted for […]

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make an impact on your favorite charity by making a gift from your IRA to a fund at the community foundation. This is an easy and effective way to make a gift that helps satisfy your required minimum distribution, while also reducing your taxable income. […]

The Osborne County Community Foundation is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open September 1 and are due Friday, November 1, 2019. Last fall, the Osborne County 4-H Council received a grant from the community foundation to host an after-school program at the Osborne Public Library. “Grow Your Plate” is a hands-on program for […]

Grain farmers have a vital role in moving lives forward; growing food that nourishes our community and the world. The community foundation, too, is committed to improving quality of life in the areas we serve, both today and in the future. Giving a gift of grain is a simple way to make a lasting difference. […]

The Osborne County Community Foundation awarded $48,705 during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Osborne County Community Action Fund. The following organizations received funding: Beta Sigma Phi, $7,846 to update wayfinding and recreational and cultural interest signs in Downs. Osborne Community Foundation, $6,500 for […]