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 kindergarten through second grade, teaching youth how to be self-sufficient in growing a vegetable garden. Funding from this grant was used to purchase a portable green house, supplies needed to start vegetables indoors, and flowers and butterfly bushes for the courthouse and library.  

“We took on a community service project during our last two sessions to engage the youth in giving back to the Osborne community,” said grantee Kim Naber. “The youth planted a perennial flower bed at the Osborne County Courthouse and the Osborne Public Library with the guidance and assistance of our youth and adult volunteers.”

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.

This year, grants are available to charitable projects in Osborne County through the following two funds at the community foundation:

  • Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.
  • Osborne County Community Action Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Osborne County residents.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on November 1. Funding guidelines and the grant application are available at http://www.osborneccf.org/search-apply-for-a-grant.