Norton County Endowment for the Arts
About the Norton County Endowment for the Arts Fund
In May 2021, Norton County Community Foundation announced the Norton County Endowment for the Arts. This field of interest fund is the first of its kind at the foundation, with a sole purpose of supporting arts and cultural projects in Norton County. Arts and culture have long been tied to economic development, meaning this fund will not only support programming but will help advance NCCF’s mission and vision.
The founding gift was made by an anonymous donor who was inspired by two recent investments into Norton County by outside organizations. Between the Smithsonian Crossroads exhibit that was displayed in the Heaton Building this spring, and the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission mural that was painted downtown, Norton has seen a recent wave of arts-related activity. The intent of this fund is to continue that momentum and help spark new, creative arts programming across Norton County.
The fund’s donor offered their gift as a challenge grant and asks the community to join them in raising the initial capital for the endowment. The fund is also available as an option for people wishing to include the arts in their estate planning.
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