Community foundation accepting applications for fall grants

BELLEVILLE, Kan.—The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Last fall, a windstorm in Belleville blew a tree over in City Park and destroyed one of the biggest slides. This was one of the more popular components of the park, that hundreds of youth regularly utilize. With support from the community foundation, the City of Belleville was able to purchase and install a new tube slide.

“We were trying to decide how to replace it or what to do. Thankfully the community foundation helped us purchase the replacement slide. This will be well used by hundreds of children for decades. Thanks so much,” said grantee Adam.

This fall, $100,000 is available to charitable projects in Republic County. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Projects that improve the quality of life for Republic County residents.
  • Projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.
  • Projects that support public health programs that support and encourage healthy living across Republic County.

Funding for the fall grant cycle is provided by the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Republic County Community Action Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund, the North Central Kansas Health Care Foundation Fund and the Republic County Health Fund.

Grants are limited to communities in Republic County and 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 September 15. Funding guidelines and the grant application are available at http://republiccountycf.org/search-apply-for-a-grant/.