Foundation / Corporation
The Community Foundation of Dickinson County
Grants to Dickinson County, Kansas nonprofit organizations and government agencies to meet community needs and improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended for programs and projects in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, civic improvements and affairs, the environment, health and human services, and youth services that address the health and well-being of children.
The Foundation’s grantmaking priorities include:
- Develop or test new solutions to community problems
- Address prevention as well as remediation
- Provide assistance to underserved community resources
- Provide leverage for generating other fund and community resources, both financial and volunteer
- Provide a sustained and transforming effect on a substantial number of residents
- Build organizational capacity and improve the effectiveness or efficiency of nonprofit groups
- Provide a favorable ratio between the amount of money requested and the number of people served
- Facilitate cooperation and collaboration among organizations without duplicating services
- Encourage volunteerism and civic engagement and development
- Community development preferred to economic development
GrantWatch ID#: 175049
An organization may apply for a grant if it is one of the following:
- Exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3)
- Sponsored by a 501(c)(3) who will serve as the fiscal agent (must complete fiscal sponsor form)
- A special purpose unit of government
In general, the Community Foundation does not support:
- General operating expenses (salaries, supplies, administrative overhead)
- Capital campaigns (support of construction or renovation of a facility; also known as bricks and mortar)
- Endowment campaigns; annual campaigns; fundraising events (including, but not limited to, the purchase of tables at dinners, ads in program booklets and raffle tickets)
- Travel grants (fees for field trips or other travel-related expenditures)
- Sponsorship of sports teams
- Previously incurred debt or retroactive funding for current projects
- Other grant making organizations
- Individuals (except designated scholarship funds) and independent scholarly research projects
- Religious or sectarian programs, political parties, or campaigns
- Organizations operating fewer than two years
- Organizations that have delinquent reports from previous Community Foundation grants
- Projects that provide traditional medical care; carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code section 495(e); attempt to influence the outcome of any specific public education; or carry on directly or indirectly any voter registration drive
The Community Foundation has two granting cycles – Spring and Fall. The Spring 2019 grant cycle is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until April 11, 2019.
Note to Applicants: The Community Foundation of Dickinson County is committed to supporting local businesses and suppliers, and encourages its grantees, whenever possible, to source their supplies and materials from Dickinson County businesses.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.communityfoundation.us/apply-for-a-grant.cfm?gid=3
If you have any questions regarding the Community Foundation or our Grants Program, contact:
The Community Foundation of Dickinson County, Inc.
Elizabeth Weese, Executive Director
418 NW Third St.
P.O. Box 735
Abilene, KS 67410
USA: Kansas: Dickinson County