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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

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.  Distinct application periods for specific competitive grant funds ensures we can evaluate all our options at one time, making better funding decisions.  This allows our grants committee to look at needs more strategically and see if there are situations that can be addressed regionally.   Some competitive grant funds run separately while other were grouped together because they have a common goal.  Competitive grant funding categories include: health, youth, and community improvements.

Grant Category Begin Accepting Applications Application Deadline Grant Meeting 2nd Thursday @ 4:00 pm Board Approval 3rd Thursday @ 5:30 pm Committee
Barton County Quality of Life 02/01/2018 02/28/18
Health Funds 04/01/18 04/30/18 05/10/18 05/17/18 Grants Committee
Youth Funds 06/01/18 06/30/18 07/12/18 07/19/18 Grants Committee
Barton Community Improvement 08/01/18 08/31/18 Varies by county 09/20/18 Varies by county
Pawnee Community Improvement 08/01/18 08/31/18 Varies by county 09/20/18 Varies by county
Rush Community Improvement 08/01/18 08/31/18 Varies by county 09/20/18 Varies by county
Stafford Community Improvement 08/01/18 08/31/18 Varies by county 09/20/18 Varies by county
Golden Belt Community Improvement 10/01/18 10/31/18 11/08/18 11/15/18 Grants Committee

Non-Competitive Grants

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 Resources

 Grants Committee

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.

Contact

For more information about grants, please contact Sue Cooper.