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Dane G. Hansen Foundation

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Last Updated: 2016-07-29

At A Glance

Dane G. Hansen Foundation

P.O. Box 187

Logan, KS United States 67646-0187

Telephone: (785) 689-4832

URL: www.danehansenfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-09-30)

Assets: $388,968,408

Total giving: $16,246,895

EIN

486121156

BRIDGE Number

1046069767

Additional Contact Information

Physical address: 110 W. Main St., Logan KS 67646

Background

Incorporated in 1965 in KS - Mr. Hansen was born in 1883 in Logan, KS and spent all of his life there. His various business interests included ranching and cattle breeding, road and bridge construction, and, from the late 1930s until his death, oil and gas production, from which much of his fortune derived. An active philanthropist throughout his life, Mr. Hansen left the bulk of his estate to the foundation, which was designed to improve the quality of life in Logan, Philips County, and northwest KS.

Purpose and Activities

Grants largely for higher education, including undergraduate, graduate, theological, and vocational scholarships to individuals, civic affairs and public interest groups, youth agencies, services for the handicapped, and hospitals.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Community or Technical College Transfer Scholarships

Twenty scholarships of $4,000 are available for Kansas Community and Technical College students transferring to an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university. Applicants must be graduates of high schools in the designated 26 counties of Northwest Kansas, have completed college work with a 3.00 GPA or better and possess good character and leadership qualities. Community College students must have completed a minimum of 32 hours of college credits. Technical College students must have completed an associate or applied science degree before transferring to an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university and must be enrolled as full-time students and have at least a 3.00 GPA at college level.

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to graduating high school seniors of the 26 counties in northwest KS to attend KS colleges and universities.

Hansen Career and Technical Education

One hundred scholarships of $4,000 each are awarded annually to encourage students who seek competence through career and technical education. Recipients must be of good character and intend to enroll in any vocational course in KS not leading to a four-year degree. Career and Technical Education Scholarships are renewable for one additional year, providing the recipient has achieved at least a 3.00 GPA at the college level. With one renewal, the scholarship will be $8,000 over the two-year period. Recipients may enroll in any career and technical education program, in any Kansas school, as long as it does not lead to a four-year degree. All recipients must be enrolled as full-time students. .

Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships

Scholarships of $10,000 each may be awarded the first year to ten students, and is renewable for three additional years if criteria established by the committee are met. Applicants may be considered carefully for moral and leadership qualities as shown through participation in school, community, church, scout, and other activities with special emphasis on diligence toward chosen tasks. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors pursuing the Board of Regents recommended curriculum with a record of services and extra-curricular activities, and attend an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or University and must be enrolled as full time students. Grades are evaluated annually in order for renewal of scholarship based on 3.00 or better GPA at the college level and a letter describing progress towards educational goals.

Hansen Scholar Awards

Up to fifty Hansen Scholar Scholarship Awards are awarded to qualified high school seniors annually. They have a stipend of $6,500 and are renewable for one additional year, providing the student has achieved at least a 3.0 GPA at the college level. With one renewal, the scholarship will be $13,000 over the two-year period. Recipients must attend an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university and must be enrolled as full-time students. .

Hansen Student Scholarships

One hundred Hansen Student Scholarships may be awarded to qualified high school seniors. The scholarships carry a stipend of $4,000 and are renewable for one additional year, providing the recipient has achieved at least a 3.00 GPA at the college level. With one renewal, the scholarship will be $8,000 over the two-year period. Recipients of the scholarships must attend an accredited community, public, private or church related college or university in Kansas. .

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Community college education
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Public administration
  • Public policy
  • University education
  • Vocational education
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • People with disabilities
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-09-30

Assets: $388,968,408 (market value)

Gifts received: $505,578

Expenditures: $20,512,952

Total giving: $16,246,895

Qualifying distributions: $17,452,229