GBCF strives to make our grant processes easy and efficient. We analyze which types of funds have common goals and established categories such as: health, youth, and community improvements. This allows us to more thoroughly focus on one particular grant category, available funding, and address needs across our four county service area.
Our grants are made possible through the contributions of individual donors and nonprofit donor funds managed by the Foundation. Some are driven by the charitable interests of our donors, and others come from our unrestricted funds that allow us to operate at our most strategic level, investing in needs as they change over time, advancing long-term strategic goals, and taking on key leadership roles. GBCF wants to create a partnership with area agencies in reaching their goals. We work to support the causes our community cares about! Grants are available to Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford County, Kansas organizations and residents.
Competitive grants compete for available funding. Awards are based on projects most closely aligned with grant criteria and available funding. Applications are accepted annually with various deadlines.
|Grant Category||Begin Accepting Applications||Application Deadline||Grant Meeting||Board Approval||Committee|
|Barton County Quality of Life||02/01/18||02/28/18||03/15/18||03/22/18||CUNA|
|Health Funds||04/01/18||04/30/18||05/17/18||05/24/18||Grants Committee|
|Youth Funds||06/01/18||06/30/18||07/12/18||07/19/18||Grants Committee|
|Community Improvement – Barton||08/01/18||08/31/18||Varies by county||09/20/18||Varies by county|
|Community Improvement – Pawnee||08/01/18||08/31/18||Varies by county||09/20/18||Varies by county|
|Community Improvement – Rush||08/01/18||08/31/18||Varies by county||09/20/18||Varies by county|
|Community Improvement – Stafford||08/01/18||08/31/18||Varies by county||09/20/18||Varies by county|
|Community Improvement – Golden Belt||10/01/18||10/31/18||11/8/18||11/15/18||Grants Committee|
Non-competitive, also known as formula grants are available on a continual basis. Funding addresses a quantifiable element such as: target populations or meets a specific need. Grant funding is calculated annually and is available until it is fully expended or recalculated.
|Grant Category||Begin Accepting Applications||Application Deadline||Application Response||Committee|
|Cancer Funds||01/01/18||12/15/18||10 Business Days||Advisory Committee|
|Prairie Godmother Funds||01/01/18||12/15/18||10 Business Days||Advisory Committee|
- Grant Evaluation Report – Required for all competitive grant recipients
- GBCF Strategic Grants – Additional funding opportunity through 2022
- Diversity Statement
Golden Belt Community Foundation’s accomplished Grants Committee includes community stakeholders, board members and staff. Volunteer participation and willingness to objectively review grant applications ensures recipients are selected in a fair and consistent manner. Grant reviewers must complete the Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Form each calendar year.
- Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Form
- A Volunteer’s Guide to Reviewing Grant Applications
- Grants Committee Login
For more information about grants, please contact Sue Cooper.