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

Quarterly Grant Applications
Due March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31

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Click HERE to determine eligibility and learn more about grantmaking criteria.

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Once you've determined your organization's eligibility to receive grant funds. Click HERE to read about Grant Writing Tips and Suggestions for Success.

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Applications are due March 31, June, 30, September 30 and December 31. If received late, your application will be considered for the next funding cycle. Applications are reviewed by the TCCF Grants Committee; grant applicants will be contacted as soon as possible. Click HERE to download our Grant Application.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Initiative Grant Fund
via Thomas County Community Foundation | Applications Due on the 1st Day of Every Month

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Click HERE to determine eligibility and learn more about grantmaking criteria.

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Click HERE create your account through the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation's online grant portal. All applications must be submitted online.

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Application deadline is the first day of each month; applications received after the first will not be reviewed until the following month. Applications are reviewed by the TCCF Grants Committee; grant applicants will be contacted as soon as possible.

A Little Background Information

In April 2015, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation initiated a new grant opportunity with Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation as an avenue to financially help support charitable activities in northwest Kansas. With this funding, 10 county-wide funds have been established allocating grant funds to each, to be used for projects benefiting the counties and/or communities within. Along with Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Norton, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman and Wallace, Thomas County is recognized as one of the counties eligible for participation.

In March and September 2016, the Hansen Foundation announced that additional funding has been made available for each of these county-wide funds, bringing the total to $100,000 in Thomas County. Grant applications are currently being accepted online through the links above.

Projects given preference for funding include community-oriented projects or programs, particularly those that include or promote volunteer involvement. Please note that if your grant request is more than $10,000 and covers multiple counties within Dane G. Hansen's service area, is a multi-year request or if is is a project that was previously funded directly by the Hansen Foundation, it is suggested that you apply directly to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.

Hansen Grantmaking Criteria

  • Health and human service needs including healthcare services and promotion of healthy life practices

  • Community beautification and security

  • Community social services, including the arts and cultural activities

  • Inter-generational programs or projects

  • Environmental programs or projects

  • Other activities designed to improve the quality of life and maintain the natural environment for residents of northwest Kansas

Preference will be given to applications that include community involvement and volunteerism. Grants shall generally not be used to reduce the burden on tax supported program. Grants are not intended to be used for endowment or general operating expenses.

Grant Guidelines

While the Thomas County Community Foundation is dedicated to flexibility in addressing the needs of Thomas County, our policy is to not grant funds for operating expenses or salaries, programs that promote specific religious beliefs, political activities, travel expenses, grants to individual persons or basic programs that are the obligation of governments or school. The Thomas County Community Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, or national origin; we expect grant applicants to hold similar standards.
Grants are only given to those having a 501 (c) (3) status with the Internal Revenue Service, or are a public agency/unit of government or religious institution. Please keep this fact in mind, as lack of this criteria means automatic denial for grant funds.
Dane G. Hansen Community CLEAN-UP Grant Fund
via Thomas County Community Foundation

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Click HERE to determine eligibility and learn more about grantmaking criteria.

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Click HERE create your account through the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation's online grant portal. All applications must be submitted online.

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Application deadline is the first day of each month; applications received after the first will not be reviewed until the following month. Applications are reviewed by the TCCF Grants Committee; grant applicants will be contacted as soon as possible.

A Little Background Information

In August 2016, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation announced a new grant opportunity for their 26-county service area in northwest Kansas. The Hansen Foundation is offering up to $20,000 per county in the Hansen service area for county clean-up initiatives, including Thomas County.

Designed to assist with efforts to beautify communities for current residents and to help with recruitment of new residents, this grant will help to eliminate the financial barrier of clean-up projects such as land fill fees and equipment rental. Your involvement to promote community pride and encourage volunteerism is greatly encouraged in regards to this grant opportunity.

The Hansen Foundation has partnered with the Greater Salina Community Foundation and the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation to administer the grants. Applications that benefit Thomas County should be made to the Greater NWKS Community Foundation (see above #1 - 3). The TCCF Grants Committee evaluates and makes final decisions regarding grant applications.

The Hansen Foundation encourages a one-day event for all communities with a county. Grants can be used for equipment rental, dumpster rental, landfill fees, paint or other consumable supplies and for support of volunteers. Grants are not intended for the removal of unsafe structures or landscaping projects.  

Click HERE for additional Community Clean-Up Grant information.