Strategic Doing / Envision Norton

In 2017, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation created a formal opportunity for each of the 26 counties that make up the northwest quarter of Kansas to participate in Strategic Doing. 

Norton County has been participating in Strategic Doing since 2015 in the form of an annual community convening - called "Envision Norton" - which creates an atmosphere for people from all backgrounds and ages to come together and brainstorm what they would like to see happen in the county. Groups are formed and they work through the process to quickly and efficiently accomplish the intended goals.

 

In the Spring of 2020, Norton County Community Foundation (NCCF) compiled the data from the last four years (2015 - 2019) of Strategic Doing into one report. 13 categories were identified as common themes in the goals set at the Strategic Doing meetings. The 13 categories are: Youth; Education; Seniors; Childcare; Housing; Beautification; Healthcare; Recreation; Entertainment; Arts/Culture; Faith; Economic Impact; and Safety/Security. Click on the categories below to view a detailed list of grants awarded. 

Over the last four years, $881,493.21 has been awarded in grants from NCCF to projects within these 13 identified categories. This pie chart shows the breakdown of the total grant dollars given to each specific category. 

What is Strategic Doing?

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ARTS/CULTURE

Focuses on opportunities to expand knowledge and appreciation of artistic and cultural elements. 

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CHILDCARE

Focuses on the needs of families with young children living in Norton County.

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EDUCATION

Focuses on the two school districts in Norton county and educational opportunities for all residents.

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FAITH

Focuses on supporting faith-based organizations and missions throughout Norton County.

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HOUSING

Focuses on the various needs surrounding living situations within Norton County. 

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SAFETY/SECURITY

Focuses on necessary improvements within the county to ensure the peace of mind of all residents.

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YOUTH

Focuses on residents 18 and under and the opportunities that are available to them outside their direct education. 

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BEAUTIFICATION

Focuses on efforts to showcase the unique character and beauty of each community.

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ECONOMIC IMPACT

Focuses on efforts to increase the opportunities available for businesses and workers in Norton County.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Focuses on ideas to enhance and create entertainment opportunities in Norton County.

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HEALTHCARE

Focuses on the essential needs of community members to receive medical care and resources. 

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RECREATION

Focuses on providing ways for residents to engage with various types of activities. 

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SENIORS

Focuses on the elders of Norton County and ensuring their needs are met. 

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Norton, Kansas 67654

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