Western Kansas Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Western Kansas Nonprofits and Agencies for
Programs to Enrich the Quality of Life in Local Communities

GrantWatch ID#: 178285
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Western Kansas Community Foundation

11/01/17 Postmarked or Online Submission

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Grants to Western Kansas nonprofit organizations and government agencies for innovative and collaborative projects that will enrich the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended for projects and programs that will address community needs and benefit the most amount of people.

The Foundation encourages grant requests for projects or programs that:

- Fall in line with the Foundation's 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 Foundation's 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.
- Is 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 your organization is providing to your patrons.
- Service counties within the 15 county service area, including Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Gray, Morton, Stevens, Seward, and Meade.

Programs and projects must be completed within a one-year period from the date the application was due.

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 sport 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.

The Western Kansas Community Foundation reviews applications several times per year:

- March 1, 2017 for awards in April 2017
- July 1, 2017 for awards in August 2017
- November 1, 2017 for awards in December 2017

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

Apply online:

Phone: (620) 271-9484

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

Counties of Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Gray, Morton, Stevens, Seward, and Meade

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