About KACF: Membership

Kansas Community Foundations – Membership

KACF is dedicated to building a true learning network of peers and to providing members with high-quality programs, resources, and services. It is an evolving organization where success is correlated to member input and participation. All Kansas community foundations are welcome and encouraged to join KACF. Membership provides opportunities for strengthening organizational capacity and sustainability via mutual learning, advocacy, and joint marketing efforts.

Membership Eligibility and Benefits


Those Kansas community foundations shall be eligible for voting membership in the KACF that are registered with the Kansas Secretary of State to conduct charitable solicitations in Kansas; or that are recognized as federally tax-exempt, public charities under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or any successor statute; or have application pending for such recognition – subject to any additional standards that may be set by the KACF Board of Directors. Community funds that are affiliates of a community foundation meeting the above criteria shall also be eligible for voting membership in the KACF.


Learning opportunities and technical assistance: KACF offers regional and state trainings and seminars, peer learning groups, and the KACF annual conference. Members can participate at a discounted rate. KACF members have access to resources that include tool-kits, publications, expertise, opportunities, and reference materials available on the member's only section of the KACF website. The website also offers members the ability to seek specific support from peers through discussion forums.

Advocacy and marketing: The KACF Advocacy and Marketing Committees work on behalf of all KACF members through legislative contacts, media, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and other entities in Kansas that affect giving and development. KACF continues to promote community foundations as go-to experts on philanthropy, to build relationships with organizations focusing on rural development, and to represent interests of KACF members in state and national initiatives.

Networking and partnerships: KACF offers members the opportunity to connect with Kansas community foundation practitioners and partners that influence community development. KACF is proud to partner with a number of organizations in order to build and sustain a strong nonprofit sector in Kansas. Members can explore opportunities to partner and collaborate with other community foundations in areas that would strengthen the organizational capacity of their community foundations.

Membership Investment

Membership investment is based on the assets reported in the most recent IRS Form 990 or end-of-year financial statement.
Amounts in the excess of $500 may be reported to the IRS as a grant.

$175      <$1 million in assets
$350      $1-$5 million
$600      $5 - $10 million
$950      $10 - $20 million
$1,400   $20 - $100 million
$2,000   >$100 million

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Example of the KACF Annual Conference Program

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10th KACF Anniversary Highlights Report

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KACF Members

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How to become a member of KACF/Renew KACF Membership

Thank you for your interest in joining or renewing your KACF membership. Since we are transition to a new membership software program, please click here to join or here to renew.

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