Welcome to the

Thomas County Community Foundation!

The Thomas County Community Foundation is a public, nonprofit organization with 501 (c) (3) status that pools the resources of many donors and focuses grant making efforts in Thomas County, Kansas. Board of directors and staff of the foundation seek to build permanently endowed funds, using the interest generated for charitable, community betterment.

The Thomas County Community Foundation has COVID-19 disaster relief funding available NOW for eligible Thomas County organizations.


Apply now for up to $2,500. No match required.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation

Community Pass-Through Grants

Download the TCCF Quarterly

Grant Application

The Thomas County Community Foundation distributes local grants quarterly:

due by March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, and Dec. 31.


DO NOT use this form to request Dane G. Hansen Foundation funding. Please use this in regards to TCCF's regular quarterly grant disbursement program.


May 21, 2020

State Farm Insurance

Drive & Drop food drive at State Farm Insurance in Colby, Kansas. We will be accepting food, cash, pet food and cat litter.  This will be every Thursday from 3:30-5:30. 

All food and cash donations will go to Genesis Food Bank in Colby and pet supplies to United Methodist Church.

State Farm Neigh-bear will be present passing out coloring books to the kids.

May 31, 2020

Hansen Match Month is April1-May 31st.

 April is our Hansen Match Month. This means for every dollar donated to our campaign, Dane G. Hansen will match it. If we raise $50,000 Hansen will match it, therefore we have the potential to raise $100,000.  Since 2001 we have disbursed over a million grant dollars to (70) different non-profit organizations in Thomas County.  In 2019, TCCF disbursed $134,558, with 70% going to youth-oriented educational support, scholarships and youth leadership. Funds disbursed to the community service categories was 20%, a few of these grants were: NWKS Hope Foundation, Genesis, Community Service Organizations, Churches, Brewster Restaurant. Cultural Heritage was 10%.  In addition to providing grant $ for scholarships and non-profit organizations, TCCF host Santa's Workshop, Annual Fishing Derby, Thomas County Fair Breakfast, Youth Outdoor Skills Day, Archery Workshop for the Girl Scouts and the Summer Youth Program hosted by the Colby United Method Church. A few scholarships we offer are: Terry Strutt Memorial SS, Lena J. Patterson CNA Nursing SS, Chuck Dempewolf Community SS, Leilani Thomas I-70 SS, Sacred Heart Church SS, Health Science Retention SS and Joyce Lauritsen Gatlin Scholarship.

May 11, 2020

TCCF Monthly Board Meeting

Monthly board meetings of the Thomas County Community Foundation are open to the public. Please contact Executive Director Barry Kaaz if you'd like to give a presentation or attend as a guest.

April 25, 2020

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Grant Applications

Local organizations who are applying for more than $10,000 are encouraged to submit a grant proposal to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation by way of the Thomas County Community Foundation. Applications are accepted on the 25th day of every month. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Initiative Grant application can be found on the left side bar.

June 19, 2020

POSTPONED | 2nd Annual Golf Tournament "Cultivating NW Kansas Values."

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Golf Tournament has been postponed...hopefully, we can have in June.  The date shown is a tentative one.  We will post information as soon as we know when it can be rescheduled.  Join us for some fun at our 2nd Annual Golf tournament "Cultivating NW Kansas Values",starting at 10:00a.m.  Meal  5:00-6:00p.m.  Live Auction 6:00-7:00p.m.  There will be a silent auction also.  $260/team of 4.

June 30, 2020

Quarterly Grants Due

The Thomas County Community Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from eligible Thomas County organizations on the last day of each quarter: March, June, September and December. Notification whether grant proposals are accepted or denied are typically given within a month.

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TCCF Quarterly Grant Application Schedule and Tips

To print a yearly schedule of the TCCF grant cycle and some helpful tips, click HERE.

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An Annual Tradition | Santa's Workshop

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Thomas County Community Foundation would like to thank the many people and businesses who donated gifts for this special day. Our gratitude is also extended to the volunteers, many of whom share their time year after year. Without the generosity and involvement of the entire community, this event would not be possible. Please contact Executive Director Barry Kaaz if you'd like to give a donation or volunteer your time next year. Not only does this charitable event give children the opportunity to purchase affordable gifts for their parents, grandparents and adult parental guardians, but proceeds are also given back to the community to help with immediate needs and concerns.

“13 Ways to Kill Your Community” by Doug Griffiths….an insightful new book I’m reading which was given to me by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation at their annual conference in Hays this month.  I just finished reading Chapter 3 entitled, “Don’t Engage Youth”.  We have all...

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Contact Us

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Beringer Consultations.

Tel: 785-460-9152

Email: tccf2@st-tel.net


Office Hours

M-Th 8:00-3:30

Friday - Closed.

"Forever Betterment" To endow funds to improve the quality of life for ALL citizens of Thomas County.