KACF Events


Save the Date for 2017 Annual National Conference for Growing Community Foundations

October 1-3, 2017

Location: Wichita Marriott
9100 E Corporate Hills Drive,
Whichita, KS 67207

This Conference is an outgrowth of those convened by the Kansas Association of Community Foundations over the last ten years, which has gained national recognition and attendance. In 2016 nearly 300 people from 29 State attended the Conference.
It is tailored to small-staffed and volunteer-led community foundations in rural, small urban, and suburban America.

It is designed to meet the needs of both new and seasoned board members and staff in practical training to enhance skills in all major areas of community foundation management. We welcome all board members and other volunteers, executive directors and other staff of community foundations from the USA and beyond.


The Conference brings the West and the East, the North and the South to the center of the country to network, learn and share experiences with others just as passionate about community foundations. There are typically up to 30 concurrent sessions, ideas lab, and two plenaries on topics related to: asset development, legal aspects, governance, marketing, finance and operations, programs and leadership.

There are fundamental, intermediary and advanced tracks developed to fit diverse learning needs of the attendees and to provide a powerful platform for the exchange of knowledge, practical solutions, best practices, and know-how to help increase a foundation’s capacities and impact in the community.
Have fun exploring Wichita: the “Evening on the Town” will take you to the Old Town, Waterfront, Bradley Fair or Towne East Mall area restaurants.

Don’t keep this conference a secret. Please share it with others who might benefit from this opportunity designed by the National Advisory Group of community foundation practitioners in the United States and Canada.

Conference Buzz:
-Super! I learn more than I expect each time!
-I feel better equipped and also inspired. I can hardly wait to get started!