County foundation accepting spring grant applications

OSBORNE, Kan.—The Osborne County Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open February 1 and are due Friday, April 1, 2020.

Last spring, Xi Theta Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was awarded a grant from the Osborne County Community Foundation to complete the two-phase sign replacement project along Morgan Ave. and Hwy 24 in Downs. The signs were installed in time for the Annual Downs Celebration. Many community members, visitors and business owners have complimented the addition of the new signs.

“It is encouraging when people notice the improvements made to our community,” said grantee Janet Carl. “This project would have been very hard, if not impossible, to complete without the funding provided by the foundation. We were very excited and thankful to be awarded these funds.”

This year, grants are available to charitable projects in Osborne County through the following two funds at the community foundation:

  • Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.
  • Osborne County Community Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Osborne County residents.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on April 1. Funding guidelines and the grant application are available at