County foundation opens new grant round, encourages local organizations to apply

The Osage County Community Foundation is accepting applications for its next round of grants until Dec. 31, 2017.

“The board will meet to review the applications following the deadline,” said Perry Thompson, the foundation’s president. “Any organization based in Osage County can apply, but preference is given to those that are not directly tax supported or have taxing authority.”

The foundation makes grants for innovative and creative projects and programs that are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, recreation and cultural affairs. Grants will not exceed $1,000, and operational expenses are not funded.

The foundation also continues to seek donations to continue its charitable work in supporting Osage County organizations.

“For the foundation to continue on this path, we must continue to raise money,” Thompson said.

He asked that Osage County citizens consider the foundation during financial planning, noting contributions are tax-exempt.

For a copy of the grant application, visit the document center on Osage City’s website, www.osagecity.org, and click on Osage County Community Foundation, or contact Thompson at 785-528-3006. Completed applications should be mailed to Osage County Community Foundation, PO Box 24, Osage City, KS 66523.


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