Applications Due by May 1st
April 2, 2020
Applications for the spring round of local Dane G. Hansen grants are due May 1. Jewell County municipalities and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for money toward community projects that utilize volunteers. The application and criteria are available at http://jewellcountykansas.com/jewell-county-community-foundation-apply/.
Because of those who donate to the Jewell County Community Foundation during the March Match Month. the Jewell County Community Foundation is able to give out additional grants every cycle. Money that is raised and matched during Match Month will be held in a permanent fund where the interest will go to support local Jewell County projects.
In addition to Match Month donations given to the unrestricted fund and matched by Dane G. Hansen during March, here are other ways to donate:
• Establish a fund that supports something in your community that you are passionate about.
• Give a living gift any time of year, but it’s most beneficial when it’s doubled in Match Month.
• Consider the Foundation in your estate planning. Think of your community as another one of your children or commit as little as 5 pecent of your estate to the community (95 percent to your heirs).
• Consider a donation of grain, cattle, or land. Cash is not the only thing that the Foundation can accept.
Because of Jewell County’s participation in the Strategic Doing process each year, the Hansen Foundation makes a commitment to infuse up $50,000 to be awarded in the spring and in the fall. The funds will support immediate needs for local community grants and build or grow permanent funds for future community grants.