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 Saw for the Career and Technical Education course offered at the highschool.
  • Downs Lions Club, $5,985 for a new spot vision screener.
  • Mt. Ayr Holiness Assn., $4,800 to replace the roof of the Tabernacle.
  • Christian Agape Shop, $4,759 for updates to the Agape Shop.
  • City of Portis, $4,646 to purchase ammenities for the Community Center.
  • Osborne Area Chamber of Commerce, $4,640 to target an audience that will attend the Discover Osborne County Expo.
  • Osborne Community Foundation, $4,500 to purchase a basketball goal for the new pool facility.
  • City of Natoma, $4,219 to purchase a portable PA system for the community of Natoma.
  • Grace Brethren Church, $4,000 to assist with the cost of a women’s retreat.
  • USD 272, $3,000 to purchase new desks and chairs for the Spanish classroom.
  • City of Downs, $2,500 to support entertainment at the 2020 Downs Celebration.
  • Bringing it home to OZ, Inc., $2,000 to finish the wall project of the Osborne Mini-Park.
  • Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition, $1,500 for Post Rock Limestone Sightseeing maps and field guides.
  • Osborne Community Foundation, $1,200 to purchase picnic tables for Roadside Park.
  • Osborne Senior Citizens Services, Inc., $1,000 for repairs and improvements to the Senior Center.
  • Post Rock Extension District, $1,000 to hold a conference for developing and implementing a contingency plan for farm families.
  • Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center, $500 to provide supplies that are needed for children and families that receive service from WKCAC.
  • Osborne United Methodist Church, $500 for a youth and adult trip.

This round of grants was made possible by two funds at the Osborne County Community Foundation: the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which focuses on improving quality of life throughout the county and the Osborne County Community Action Fund, that addresses both the present and future needs of Osborne.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens February 1, with online applications due April 1, 2020. For more information, visit http://www.osborneccf.org/search-apply-for-a-grant/.