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2020 El Dorado Community Foundation Grant Serving Butler County

Grants to Kansas Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational
Institutions in Eligible Areas to Address Community Needs

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Central Kansas Community Foundation (CFCK) - El Dorado Community Foundation (ECF)

Deadline Date:

05/29/20 6:00 PM (CST)


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Grants to Kansas nonprofit organizations, units of government, faith-based organizations, and educational institutions in eligible locations to address needs in the community. Focus areas include parks and recreation, education, community building, disaster response, and public health. The purpose of the El Dorado Community Foundation Grant Cycle, Serving Butler County is to promote community service and community projects/programs or events that focus on the enhancement of communities in Butler County.

The grant cycle is funded with proceeds from the following funds:  

  • El Dorado Community Impact Fund: Supports public, charitable and scientific, literary and educational purposes that are consistent with the El Dorado Community Foundation mission.
  • El Dorado Parks and Recreation Fund: Provides support to Parks and Recreation projects/programs within El Dorado, KS.
  • El Dorado Prairie Port Festival Fund: Supports charitable, scientific, and educational purposes that relate to community events and activities as a field of interest.  The field of interest is so defined as community events for the improvement of family relationships through activities that convene family and friends presently residing in and from El Dorado, KS.Grants will be distributed to eligible charities starting new community events, as well as supporting existing community events and activities.  A priority of funding will always be for new community events in El Dorado, KS.
  • George Trimble Special Needs Charitable Fund: Supports organizations with projects/programs that provide assistance to the welfare and safety of citizens of El Dorado, KS by providing critical response to those 1) impacted by disasters, i. e. victims of fire, flood, or natural disasters; 2) for the promotion of public health, education, safety or other public cultural activities; or 3) for general assistance to the needy.
  • Greater Butler County Community Impact Fund: Supports public, charitable and scientific, literary and educational purposes within Butler County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155513

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Requests should not exceed $1,000 for El Dorado Community Impact Fund, El Dorado Parks and Recreation Fund, and Greater Butler County Community Impact Fund.
- Requests should not exceed $3,000 for George Trimble Special Needs Charitable Fund.
- Typical grants from El Dorado Prairie Port Festival Fund range from $500 – $3,500.

Term of Contract:

The project/program cannot occur until after grants are estimated to be made (July 2020). The project/program must be completed by March 15, 2021, unless additional considerations are shared prior to the completion of the project/program

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for this opportunity, your organization must meet the following requirements:
- Possess 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service code, be exempt under statute (i.e. educational institution, church, a city or county), or be formally linked to an organization with such designation
- Management should be in the hands of reliable, ethical, and experienced personnel

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted online by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact:
Michelle Critchfield
Program Officer ~ Grants
(316) 283-5474 (office)
(316) 217-1150 (cell)

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