Grants to Kansas nonprofit organizations for projects and programs that enhance the quality of life of local residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for activities that address community issues and for collaborative projects with other local organizations. Eligible proposals benefit communities in Wichita.
The following items are funded:
Programs serving Wichita, Kansas
Programs that avoid duplication of existing services
Programs that collaborate with or facilitate collaboration among nonprofit organizations
Programs that suggest creative and practical approaches to community problems
Organizations with fiscal soundness
Organizations that leverage other funding sources when available
Programs that exhibit measurable results
Organizations that demonstrate present and future sustainability
Programs that address prevention as well as remediation
Capital equipment, improvements, and construction.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
All applicants to the Wichita Wagonmasters Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation must be in good standing with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office, must be currently exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3), and classified as an organization to which contributions are deductible under Section 170(c)(2), normally a public charity under Section 509(a).
If an emerging nonprofit is certified by the Internal Revenue Service through a form 1023EZ, or is working with a qualified Kansas nonprofit as their fiscal agent, they may apply.
The fund will not accept grant requests for general support of operating budgets, reduction of organizational debt, direct lobbying or influencing of elections, tax-supported government functions, funding individuals, unnecessary duplication of existing services, fundraising campaigns and expenses, endowments, fellowships, beauty or talent contests, support of religious organizations of religious purposes, or courtesy advertising.
Applications are due December 15 at noon.
Estimated Size of Grant
The Fund will consider requests beginning at $250 with a maximum of $1,000. The average grant awarded is $500.