Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund for Graham County  

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan has granted another $50,000 to Graham County Community Foundation through its funding partner, the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation.  The goal of the grant dollars is to help improve the quality of life for communities in North Central and Northwest Kansas.  The grants will be distributed to charitable projects in Graham County through a competitive application process.  The Foundation is pleased to partner with the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to invest grant dollars in the community for new and innovative ideas. Grants are limited to $15,000 or less to maximize community outreach.  

As of September 15, 2018 the link to apply for new grants has changed.  Graham County Community Foundation has partnered with Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation to manage the Hansen Community Grants.  To apply for new grants, click HERE.  You will need to create a NEW login the first time you apply for a grant after September 15, 2018.  

To provide final reports on grants made prior to September 2018, click HERE and login with your previous login credentials.  

The grant portals may appear to be the same; however, they are two separate databases and each requires a unique login to access.

Grant Criteria Update:

         Education: Enhances the learning environment and expands opportunities of the public school system. Provides increased self-reliance on personal life skills and workforce capability.

         Health Care: Ensures access to quality health services and promotes healthy life practices.

         Community Social Services & Security: Enhance access to social services needed for individuals of special needs and supports systems to provide community disaster relief and general community emergencies.

         Conservation & Environment: Support efforts to improve and maintain high air and water quality, appreciation for our natural environment and enhances economic and social benefits of outdoor resources.

         Arts & Culture: Provide cultural and artistic opportunities to enhance the quality of life for local residents and to encourage tourism and the exchange of ideas.

         Community Beautification: Support efforts to improve and maintain public spaces to enhance community pride and encourage socialization among residents.


Pr    Preference will be given to applications that include community involvement and volunteerism.

o             Grants shall not be used to reduce or replace regular budgetary needs for programs or projects that are tax-supported.

o                   Grants are not awarded for endowment or operational expenses.

How to apply:

All applicants will need to fill out a grant application form through our online grant system. Click on "Apply Here" to get started.  For support in using the grant application portal, please contact  GNWKCF at 785-734-2406 or by email at grants@gnwkcf.org .      

Applications will be accepted twice a year:

  • September 15 November 15 and awards made by the end of December. 
  • April 1 May 31  and awards made by the end of June.



Contact:  President:  Randall W. Weller                                             Click here for a Membership Application
               Vice President:  Melissa Atkins
               Secretary:  Liz VanLoenen                                                     Click here for the By-Laws.   
               Treasurer:  Connie Griffith

                                             The Graham County CF is a 501 (c)(3) corporation.