List of Funds

A fund is a separate trust with its own donors and philanthropic purpose. The funds held by the Norton County Community Foundation are invested with Greater Horizons; however, donors may designate a different investment entity.


Establishing a Fund with the Norton County Community Foundation is a simple process. Our staff is committed to helping donors meet their charitable interests through the exploration of charitable giving vehicles, determining the appropriate fund type, or assisting with planned giving techniques.


Descriptions of the funds held at Norton County Community Foundation are listed below:

Funds 101

What is a fund?


Establishing a Fund


NCCF Operating Fund

This fund covers NCCF operational needs, i.e. salaries and office expenses.

NCCF Operating Endowment Fund

This fund was developed through the MyFoundation Campaign, and will help ensure that NCCF’s grant program continues in perpetuity. 


Organizational Endowment

NCHS Alumni Endowment Fund

This fund was started by the Norton Community High School Alumni Association and is intended to support scholarships. 


Norton Area Child Care Association Endowment Fund

This fund was established in 2019 as an organizational endowment for Sunshine Learning Center. 

Norton County  Health Department Endowment Fund

This organizational fund was established to support county health and/or home health initiatives. 

Community Impact

Norton County Unrestricted Grant Endowment Fund

 This fund serves as the grant-making savings account with dollars received by the Hansen Foundation. 

Economic & Entrepreneurship Impact Fund

These funds were created in 2019 with a gift from the Norton Development Corporation to be used for short and long-term investment projects in Norton County. They also include a loan pool designed to support entrepreneurial initiatives in Norton County. 

Field of Interest

Frontier Community Fund

 This fund was established to support housing in Norton County. It also includes property located in the Ryan Addition of Norton. 

Youth Skilled Therapy Financial Assistance Fund

This fund provides financial support for children who require skilled care in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Therapy and demonstrate a financial need for such service. 

Special Projects

Secure Sebelius Lake Fund

This fund pays a contractual obligation to the Almena Irrigation District to maintain the lake level at Keith Sebelius Reservoir. 


Norton County Honor Hunt Fund

This fund supports the work of the Norton County Honor Hunt, a charitable event held annually to benefit disabled Kansas Veterans.


Norton Youth Track Club Fund

This fund supports the newly-formed Youth Track Club, which promotes youth activity and engagement through Track & Field. 



Candace Gay Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund started after the death of beloved elementary teacher, Candace Gay. It supports USD 211 students who have been involved in theater and/or forensics at NCHS.


Glenn & Wilda Bowman Family Scholarship Fund

This fund provides an annual, merit-based scholarship to a graduating senior of Norton Community High School who will attend either Kansas State University or any vocational-technical college in the state of Kansas.  

Della Connell Scholarship Fund

This fund is an endowed scholarship fund, which started from an initial investment from USD 211. Annual scholarships are awarded from this fund.

Norton Rotary Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2020 to benefit graduates of Norton Community High School who have been actively engaged in community service activities during their high school career. 

J.R. Durham Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2020 in memory of Jake Durham. The scholarship is intended for male or female wrestlers who are graduates of NCHS. 

Donor Advised Funds

NCCF holds 3 anonymous Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds are a type of charitable giving fund that is established by a donor to support causes they care about. They offer charitable flexibility and immediate tax advantages. The minimum amount to open a donor advised fund is $10,000. If you are interested in more information, contact Tara Vance.

Organizational Endowments

Field of Interest Funds

Donor Advised Funds

Scholarship Funds

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