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
Brent Scott, Vice-Chairperson
Matt Dowell
John Eickman
Nancy Holt
Terry Jelinek
Kathy Johnson
Jeff Thompson
Luke Mahin
Popelka, Lesley
Mark Tipton
Tim Gottschalk
William “Bill” Navis

Recent News

Community foundation awards over $81,000 in spring grants

The Republic County Community Foundation awarded more than $81,000 to area organizations during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Republic County Action Fund. Each of these funds is focused on improving quality of life throughout the county. Recipients include: Belleville High Banks, $12,000 for fan experience and driver safety upgrades, including a new scoreboard. City of Narka, $9,000 to build a new shelter house in City Park.Blair Center for the Arts Foundation, $8,527 to upgrade the server and other technology for movies to be shown at Blair Center for the Arts.City of Belleville, $6,000[...]

Community foundation accepting applications for spring grants

The Republic County Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open Friday, February 15 and are due Monday, April 15, 2019. Over $100,000 in grants is available through the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.Republic County Community Action Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Republic County residents. Grants are limited to communities in Republic County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public[...]