County Foundation awards over $57,000 to fall grant recipients

OSBORNE, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Osborne County Community Foundation awarded over $57,000 to 11 projects throughout the Osborne County area. The following organizations received funding:

  • City of Osborne – Economic Development, $15,000 to renovate and update the vacant “Goad Medical Clinic” into a dental clinic.
  • Community Market Place, Inc., $12,000 to renovate the market place building.
  • Osborne United Christian Church, $5,000 to update the HVAC system.
  • Osborne Community Foundation, $5,000 to support remaining costs of the city pool project.
  • Downs Golf Club, Inc., $4,510 for new windows at the club house.
  • Osborne Community Foundation, $4,000 to purchase new banners and flowers for the downtown business district.
  • Osborne United Methodist Church, $3,670 for landscaping at the church.
  • Alton American Legion Post 87, $3,253 to purchase and installation a new heating system for Alton American Legion hall.
  • Beta Sigma Phi, $3,000 to purchase Christmas decorations and lights for the business section of Downs.
  • City of Osborne – Economic Development, $1,100 to support Osborne’s 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration.
  • Downs Carnegie Library, $792 to purchase a computer and accessories for the front desk.

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, 2021. For more information, visit