Norton County Community Foundation (NCCF) awarded $5,000 to Norton County nonprofit organizations and charitable projects in the July grant cycle. These funds were part of the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which offers financial support to qualifying and deserving projects and programs in Northwest Kansas. Grant funds supported the following organization and project:
Norton County Historical Society/Museum Board to replace and upgrade the museum’s original windows.
The funds will be applied to matching grant funding as well as existing Norton County Museum operating budget funding to replace and upgrade the 64 windows of the Museum. The current windows are original to the 82-year old building, are single pane/energy inefficient, and allow damaging UV to enter the building, causing negative impact to UV-sensitive historical artifacts. Additionally, the aged windows require frequent and expensive upkeep.
“This investment would drastically cut future upkeep costs while providing significant energy savings because the window surface area is such a large percentage of the overall building wall area,” said Mike Posson, Executive Director of Norton City/County Economic Development and Norton County Historical Society/Museum Board Member.
“The Museum building is part of our historic district and helps share the stories of past generations of Norton County,” said Tara Vance, NCCF Executive Director. “NCCF is proud to support this project to ensure the longevity of the building and its contents.”
The guidelines and application for the Hansen Community Grant can be found on NCCF’s website at nortonccf.org. Applications are due the first day of every month to be considered for that month’s funding.
For more information, please contact Tara Vance at 785.874.5106, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the NCCF office at the Heaton Building in Downtown Norton, located at 112 S. Kansas in Norton, Kansas.