News Release

Osborne County Community Foundation awards over $44,000 to fall grant recipients

OSBORNE, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Osborne County Community Foundation awarded over $44,000 to 12 projects throughout the Osborne County area. The following organizations received funding:

  • Osborne County Veterans Foundation, Inc., $5,000 for the demolition of existing bathrooms and remodel of the bathrooms and an office area of the Veterans Building.
  • NCK Outdoors, Inc., $3,500 for signs, materials and maintenance of the Osborne Shady Bend Trail.
  • Osborne United Christian Church, $5,000 for the labor of new flooring and materials needed to make their kitchen more efficient.
  • City of Natoma, $2,500 to purchase disc golf materials and part of the concrete for the Disc Golf Course installation.
  • Osborne Community Foundation, $8,142 to purchase a scoreboard for the Sanders Baseball Complex.
  • City of Downs, $7,500 to purchase roofing and wiring supplies for the renovations to the Downs Gazebo.
  • Bull City Community Foundation, Inc., $1,947 for the design, production and installation of banners for the “Round-up the Hay Bale” project.
  • USD 272, $1,500 to acquire a new flag pole.
  • Natoma Community Center, $2,845 for the purchase and installation of new steel back doors with closures and handles.
  • Portis Pride, $4,500 to purchase two commercial grade, top covered trash cans and bags, and for the storefront awning installation at the city office for the “Main Street Beautification” project.
  • Osborne Senior Citizens Services, Inc, $950 to replace and install a new weather resistant sign.
  • City of Downs, $1,500 towards advertisements and entertainment through the “Get Down in Downs” project.

This round of grants was made possible by two funds at the Osborne County Community Foundation: the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which focuses on improving quality of life throughout the county and the Osborne County Community Fund, that addresses both the present and future needs of Osborne County.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens February 1, with online applications due April 1, 2023. For more information, visit