About KACF: Kansas Community Foundations

A community foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, autonomous, publicly supported, nonsectarian philanthropic institution with a long-term goal of building permanent, named component funds established by many separate donors to carry out their charitable interests and for the broad-based charitable interest of and for the benefit of residents of a defined geographic area.

Kansas community foundations are the leading charitable giving resource in Kansas that help individuals, families, and businesses plan and carry out their charitable giving. By collaborating with donors, professional advisors, and nonprofit agencies, Kansas community foundations foster greater giving in local communities and contribute to the preservation of wealth in Kansas for the sustainability and prosperity of local communities.

Kansas community foundations are created by and for the people in local areas. Community foundations enable people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues most important to them – immediately, or through a bequest. With help from those who care about Kansas, community foundations build endowments to ensure that grants are always available to support Kansas communities and their charitable causes.

Community foundations provide:

  • Personalized service, tools and resources that fit donors charitable interests and community needs and make giving easy, flexible, and effective;
  • Local expertise and in-depth understanding of community challenges as well as the groups and individuals addressing them;
  • Community leadership in addressing community needs, now and in the future.

 

To learn more, contact your local community foundation, your professional advisor, or contact the Kansas Association of Community Foundations at 620-200-4947 or at info@kansascfs.org.

 



National Standards

Compliance of Kansas community foundations with the National Standards shows evidence of excellence and speaks for sound policies and accountability. The Kansas Association of Community Foundations supports the effort of local community foundations to be confirmed and reconfirmed with National Standards through the Council on Foundations .

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Kansas Community Foundations Currently in Compliance with National Standards:

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Kansas Statistics

Assets

2016 KACF Member Investments: Assets

Grants

2016 KACF Member Investments: Grants

2016 KACF Member Investments: $342 Million

In 2016, the 94 community foundations that are KACF members held over $3.4 Billion in assets and invested $342 million in their local communities.


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Kansas Community Foundations

KACF Members

  • Clearwater Community Foundation
    Contact:Lonnie Stieben,Board Member
    115 E Ross
    Clearwater, KS 67026
    Phone:620-584-8380 x-Paula
    Fax:N/A
    E-mail:Lonnie.Stieben@sktcompanies.com
    Website:www.ckcf.net
  • Doniphan County Community Foundation
    Contact:Teresa McAnerney ,n/a
    n/a
    Troy, KS 66087
    Phone:n/a
    Fax:n/a
    E-mail:tm@nekef.org
  • Dover Community Foundation
    Contact:Rob Sage,President
    6503 SW Carlson Road
    Maple Hill, KS 66507
    Phone:785-765-3325
    Fax:NA
    E-mail:sager@fbfs.com
  • Frankfort Community Foundation
    Contact:K'Lyn Bergmann,Treasurer
    2226 Ridge Road
    Frankfort, KS 66427
    Phone:785-292-4433
    Fax:NA
    E-mail:kjohnson@fnbfrankfortks.com
  • Grant County Community Foundation
    Contact:Judy Keusler ,Executive Director
    P. O. Box 65
    Ulysses, KS 67880
    Phone:620-356-4223
    Fax:n/a
    E-mail:grantccf@gmail.com
    Website:www.grantccf.org
  • Greater Geary Community Foundation
    Contact:Calvin Pottberg,Board Chair
    PO Box 411
    Junction City, KS 66441
    Phone:785-587-8995
    Fax:785-587-8982
    E-mail:pottberg@pgh-cpa.com
    Website:www.greatergearycf.org
  • Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
    Contact:Vernon J. Henricks,President & CEO
    555 Poyntz Avenue, Suite 269
    Manhattan, KS 66502
    Phone:785-587-8995
    Fax:785-587-8982
    E-mail:vernh@mcfks.org
    Website:www.manhattancf.org
  • Greater Sabetha Community Foundation
    Contact:Leslie Scoby,Vice- President
    2112 DEER RUN TRL
    SABETHA, KS 66534
    Phone:785-285-1765
    Fax:NA
    E-mail:leslie@sabethafoundation.org
    Website:www.sabethafoundation.org
  • Marysville Community Foundation
    Contact:Jeff Crist,President
    1129 Juniper Rd
    Marysville, KS 66508
    Phone:785-562-7341
    Fax:NA
    E-mail:huskerjcrist@hotmail.com
  • Parsons Area Community Foundation
    Contact:Anne Allen,Executive Director
    PO Box 894
    Parsons, KS 67357-4337
    Phone:620-421-0723
    Fax:NA
    E-mail:allen@parsonsareacf.org
    Website:www.parsonsareacf.org
  • Phillips County Community Foundation, Inc
    Contact:Morris Engle,Executive Director
    205 F. Street, P.O. Box 508
    Phillipsburg, KS 67661
    Phone:785-540-4110
    Fax:785-540-4111
    E-mail:pccf@ruraltel.net
    Website:www.phillipscountycommunityfoundation.org
  • Wamego Community Foundation
    Contact:Vern Henricks,President/CEO
    PO Box 248
    Wamego, KS 66547
    Phone:785-456-8444
    Fax:785-456-8443
    E-mail:wcf@wamego.net
    Website:http://www.thewcf.org

Other Community Foundations in Kansas

  • Alma Area Foundation
  • Area Community Enrichment Foundation
  • Ashland Community Foundation
  • Augusta Community Foundation
  • Belle Plaine Community Foundation
  • Bird City Century II Development Foundation
  • Buhler Community Foundation
  • Caring Community Foundation
  • Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Salina
  • Central Kansas Community Foundation Butler County
  • Central Kansas Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Chanute Community Foundation
  • Chapman Community Foundation
  • Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation
  • Coffeyville Area Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Columbus Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Community Foundation for Cloud County
  • Community Foundation for Independence
  • Community Foundation of Dickinson County, Inc. (Abilene)
  • Community Foundation of Ellis
  • Community Foundation of Johnson County
  • Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas
  • Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas
  • Council Grove Area Foundation
  • Crossroads Legacy Community Foundation
  • Decatur Community Educational Foundation
  • Derby Community Foundation
  • Douglas County Community Foundation
  • Douglass Community Foundation
  • El Dorado Community Foundation
  • Elk County Community Foundation
  • Emporia Community Foundation
  • Erie Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Eureka Foundation
  • Flint Hills Community Foundation
  • Florence Community Foundation
  • Fort Scott Area Community Foundation
  • Franklin County Community Foundation
  • Fredonia Area Community Foundation
  • Frontier Community Foundation
  • Garnett Community Foundation
  • Girard Area Community Foundation
  • Glasco Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Goessel Community Foundation
  • Golden Belt Community Foundation
  • Gove County Community Foundation
  • Graham County Community Foundation
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation
  • Greater Salina Community Foundation
  • Greeley County Community Foundation
  • GROW Decatur County Foundation
  • Growing the Vision: A Foundation for the Future of Greeley County
  • Halstead Community Foundation
  • Hamilton County Public Foundation
  • Harper County Community Foundation
  • Heartland Community Foundation
  • Hesston Community Foundation
  • High Plains Heritage Foundation
  • Hillsboro Community Foundation
  • Hodgeman Community Foundation
  • Holtz Community Foundation
  • Hutchinson Community Foundation
  • Inman Community Foundation
  • Jackson County Community Foundation
  • Jewish Community Foundation
  • Kansas Rural Communities Foundation
  • Legacy, A Regional Community Foundation
  • Logan County Community Foundation
  • McPherson County Community Foundation
  • Miami County Community Foundation
  • Mitchell County Community Foundation
  • Morland Community Foundation
  • Moundridge Community Foundation
  • Nemaha County STEP Foundation
  • Neodesha Community Foundation
  • North Newton Community Foundation
  • Norton County Community Foundation
  • Osage City Area Community Foundation
  • Osborne Community Foundation Inc.
  • Osborne County Community Foundation
  • Ottawa County Community Foundation
  • Overbrook Community Foundation
  • Peabody Community Foundation
  • Plains Community Foundation
  • Plainville Community Foundation
  • Post Rock Community Foundation
  • Remington Area Community Foundation
  • Republic County Community Foundation
  • Rice County Community Foundation
  • Rossville Community Foundation
  • Russell County Area Community Foundation
  • Scott Community Foundation
  • Selden Community Foundation
  • Servant Christian Community Foundation
  • Sheridan County Community Foundation
  • Sherman County Community Foundation
  • Smith County Community Foundation
  • Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation
  • Smoky Valley Community Foundation
  • Solomon Valley Community Foundation
  • South Central Community Foundation
  • St. Francis Community Foundation
  • The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
  • The Yellow Brick Foundation
  • Thomas County Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Topeka Community Foundation
  • Valley Center Community Foundation
  • Wallace County Foundation
  • Washington County Community Foundation
  • Wellington Community Foundation
  • Western Kansas Community Foundation
  • Wichita Community Foundation
  • Wichita County Community Foundation,Inc.
  • Wyandotte Health Foundation
  • Your Community Foundation

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