Board of Directors

The Republic County Community Foundation is operated by an all volunteer board of 9-15 members from Republic County. Their dedication, knowledge, and passion for communities in Republic County are what drives the Community Foundation.

Steve Scofield, Chairperson
Matt Dowell, Vice-Chairperson
Tim Gottschalk, Secretary/Treasurer

Susan Childs
John Eickman
Nancy Holt
Kathy Johnson
Jeff Thompson
Luke Mahin
Lesley Popelka
Mark Tipton
William “Bill” Navis

Recent News

Community foundation accepting applications for spring grants

Community foundation accepting applications for spring grants BELLEVILLE, Kan.—The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Last spring, the Ag Ed instructor at Pike Valley identified a need for a small engines course to meet student interest and skills. “Our district has many students interested in mechanically driven career interests, such as engineering, ag technology, programming, and mechanical operations,” said grantee Katie Carlgren. Thanks to a grant from the community foundation, the students of Pike Valley Jr/Sr High School will have opportunities to explore mechanics and engineering through the Briggs and Stratton Small Engines Training and Educational Kit. “We will[...]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortion, fossil fuel production or the military. These are often summarized into three areas: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. What[...]