As COVID-19 continues to impact our region, Norton County Community Foundation (NCCF) recognizes that all residents are being called upon to make changes and sacrifices in their daily lives to ensure the health and security of our communities.
The NCCF office will begin virtual operations effective March 18, 2020. We want to assure the public that although our physical office will be closed, our staff will continue regular functions remotely in order to meet the needs of our donors and nonprofit partners.
Contact information for staff is:
Tara Vance, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany Shirk, Director of Operations and Communications, email@example.com
Staff can be reached through the normal business phone line: 785-874-5106
Note that all meetings previously scheduled to take place in the Heaton Building in downtown Norton will be cancelled until further notice.
Additionally, in an effort to assess how we can use available funds to meet the most urgent needs in our community, we are sending a survey to all nonprofits and charitable organizations. We will share results from that survey as soon as possible so that community members can direct their assistance to specific areas.
We encourage all Norton County residents to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines on social distancing.
Please keep in touch with us, and take care of yourselves and one another.
Emergency Grant Funding Program
We know that many nonprofits and charitable organizations in Norton County are continuing to serve our community during these uncertain times. We want to support these efforts, so we launched the Emergency Grant Funding program.
Emergency Grant Funding applications will be accepted from Norton County nonprofits and charitable organizations. These emergency assistance grant awards are expected to be $2,500.00 or less. Applications will be reviewed weekly.
If you’d like to join us, you can make an online contribution to the Emergency Grant Funding program. 100% of your gift will be awarded in Norton County. (Please note that clicking the "Donate Here" button will take you to Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation's website. Rest assured that as long as you select "Norton County" in the drop-down menu, your donation will come directly to Norton County.
In an effort to support businesses within our county, Norton County Community Foundation has organized a #NorCoBingo game. The game encourages players to get outside, enjoy their community, and do acts of kindness for others (all while observing social distancing guidelines). Winners receive $100 in Bingo Bucks (Chamber Bucks), which they are encouraged to spend at a business that is struggling due to COVID-19.
Charity Needs Assessment
If you are a nonprofit in Norton County, please make sure someone from your organization has completed our Charity Needs Assessment.
Your responses will help us understand the operational and support needs you are currently facing as a result of COVID-19.
Norton Christian Church Volunteer Delivery Program
The Norton Christian Church has created a volunteer delivery program in response to COVID-19 and the statewide Stay-Home order. The program matches volunteers with people who need groceries or other items delivered to their home.
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call the Norton Christian Church at 785-877-2871 or complete this online form.
If you would like to volunteer, please complete this online form. You will be contacted on an as-needed basis.
Click here to visit our #NorCoBingo page, where you can download the Bingo card, complete the entry form, and view the complete set of rules.