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Western Kansas Community Foundation Grants

Grants to Western Kansas Nonprofits and
Agencies to Enhance Residents' Quality of Life

GrantWatch ID#: 175755
Agency Type:

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Western Kansas Community Foundation


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Grants to Western Kansas nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects, programs, and services that enhance the quality of life for residents. Funding is intended for initiatives in the counties of Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Gray, Morton, Stevens, Seward, and Meade.

The Foundation encourages grant requests for projects or programs that:

- Fall in line with the mission statement - "Enriching Western Kansas life through philanthropy, leadership, and collaboration."
- Will have a broad impact on the quality of life for a large number of people within the service area.
- Propose ways to address community issues and problems.
- Leverage other sources of support.
- Stimulate others to participate in addressing community programs.
- Are innovative, a new initiative, or an enhancement of an existing program.
- Are responsive to changing or emerging community needs.
- Are sustainable over time.
- Are collaborative with other organizations for a broader impact.
- Require specific items to impact the services the organization is providing to patrons.

Completion of the program should be approximately one year from the date funds are received.

The Foundation restricts its support to 501(c)(3) or other exempt organizations/groups or the government equivalent, in Western Kansas who are served by the Western Kansas Community Foundation.

The Foundation will not give consideration to:

- Operating or maintenance expenses (including salaries).
- Medical or scholarly research.
- Membership fees.
- Banquet or luncheon expenses.
- Ticket sales for charitable fund-raising efforts.
- Religious organizations for religious purposes.
- Travel expenses for groups, such as school classes, clubs or sports teams.
- Capital debt reduction.
- Individuals.
- Political lobbying or legislative activities.
- Use of and payment for services of a fiscal agent.
- Endowment establishment or enhancement.
- Umbrella funding organizations that would distribute requested funds at their own discretion.
- Marketing tools, such as water bottles, t-shirts, pens, etc.
- Give-away items for prizes/incentives.
- Incomplete applications.

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

Apply online:

Western Kansas Community Foundation
402 N. Main
Garden City, Kansas 67846

Conny Bogaard, PhD., Executive Director
Phone: (620) 271-9484

Western Kansas: Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Gray, Morton, Stevens, Seward, and Meade counties

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