Founding Donors

We are forever grateful for the support of these generous donors who heard the story and believed in the vision of the Republic County Community Foundation.

Individuals & Families
Ward & Ilene Aurand
Brad & Jill Boyer
Tony & Kim Bombardier
Collins Family: Jack, Sue, Jack Jr.,
    Steven, Stephanie & Percy Jr.
Dorothy M. Fisher
Ken & Sue Fischer
The Maurice, Mark & Mike Gieber Family
    and The Robert Morris Family
Fred & Lorine Gleue
Tim & Julie Gottschalk
Beverly Hyde
Kenneth & Jacalyn Moravek
Bill & Chris Navis
John & Dorothy Rhine
Sid & Pam Scofield
Steve & Jewelda Scofield
Brent & Rachelle Scott
Robert, Georgene & Steven Surber Family
Dr. Andy & Vickie Walker
Business Entities
Arbuthnot’s, Inc.
Astra Bank
The Citizens National Bank
Crossroads Pharmacy, Inc.
Gottschalk & Company CPA’s, LLC
Jensik Insurance
Nesika Energy, LLC
New Century Bank
People’s Exchange Bank
Republic County Historical Society
Rural Gas, Inc.
Strategic Asset Management, LLC
Swedish-American State Bank
Tibbetts Bros., Inc.

Recent News

Community foundation awards scholarships

The Republic County Community Foundation has awarded over $10,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Amos and Joyce Blecha 4-H Scholarship is for seniors graduating from a Republic County high school who are involved in 4-H. Anna Pachta, Belleville, received a $700 scholarship and Cheneal Benne, Courtland, received a $250 scholarship. The Johnson-Granstedt Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Republic County, with preference to USD 426 students. Cheneal Benne, Courtland, and Jentry McGregor, Belleville each received a $1,000 scholarship, and Brailyn Carlgren, Courtland, received a $857 scholarship. The Florea Family Scholarship is for graduating high[...]

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[...]