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


2022 KACF Member Investments: Assets


2022 KACF Member Investments: Grants

2022 KACF Member Investments: $943 Million

In 2022, the 106 community foundations that are KACF members held over $6.4 billion in assets and invested $943 million in their local communities.

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Kansas Community Foundations

KACF Members

Other Community Foundations in Kansas

  • Alma Area Foundation
  • Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Salina
  • Chanute Community Foundation
  • Chapman Community Foundation
  • Columbus Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Community Foundation of Johnson County
  • Erie Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Eureka Foundation
  • Franklin County Community Foundation
  • Garnett Community Foundation
  • Glasco Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Hamilton County Public Foundation
  • Holtz Community Foundation
  • Jewish Community Foundation
  • Lucas Community Foundation
  • Morland Community Foundation
  • National Christian Foundation
  • Neodesha Community Foundation
  • Osage City Area Community Foundation
  • Plains Community Foundation / Community Enhance Foundation of Plains
  • Plainville Community Foundation
  • Selden Community Foundation
  • Smoky Valley Community Foundation
  • St. Francis Ministries
  • Test

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