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Foundation announces distribution of grants to Osage County area recipients

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. – Osage County Community Foundation recently announced that $6,550 was awarded to six non-profit entities in the Osage County area for the first quarter grant period of 2021. All grants issued will be used to benefit youth and senior citizens in Osage County. Grants issued are for long term projects communities will be able to enjoy and benefit for many years to come.

The foundation has also announced that a second grant period is now open for applications through May 31, 2021.

OCCF 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.

The foundation offers grants through its general fund, which is made up of unrestricted donations to the foundation, and donor advised funds, which are designated for a specific purpose by the donor. As a donor supported foundation, OCCF also continues to seek donations to continue its work in supporting Osage County organizations.

The foundation typically offers two rounds of grants annually. Any organization or group based in Osage County can apply, but preference is given to those that are not directly tax supported or agencies that have taxing authority. General operational expenses are not funded. Following the application deadlines as set each year, the foundation’s board meets to review applications and select recipients.

For more information about donating to the Osage County Community Foundation or the grant application process, contact Perry Thompson at 785-528-3006 or contact one of the foundation’s board members, Joe Humerickhouse, Casey Mussatto, Janet Steinle, Jodi Stark, or Mike Pitts. A grant application is available here or on the Osage City website. Completed applications should be mailed to the Osage County Community Foundation, PO Box 24, Osage City, KS 66523.

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