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.”
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.