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 accepting applications for spring grants

BELLEVILLE, Kan.—The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Thursday, April 15, 2021. Last spring, the Blair Center for the Arts Foundation identified a need to offer high-quality entertainment to people in the area through a mobile outdoor cinema package to utilize while their main facility remained closed during the pandemic. “While the ability to help patrons relieve stress and anxiety through entertainment at the Blair’s current location is not an option, this entertainment could be brought to people in a safe way using outdoor cinema viewing,” said grantee Amy Walker-McGuire. Thanks to a[...]

Gifts to the community foundation are worth more in December

BELLEVILLE, Kan.— Republic County could earn additional dollars for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide Match Month gift matching campaign. In December, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Republic County Community Action Fund at the Republic County Community Foundation, up to $50,000. Every dollar donated will be matched with $1.50. The Republic County Community Action Fund is an unrestricted community grant fund that supports projects and programs focused on improving quality of life in Republic County. Over the last four years, the Match Month campaign has raised over $663,000 for the communities of Republic[...]