Foundation / Corporation
Western Kansas Community Foundation (WKCF)
11/01/18 5:00 PM Postmarked or Online Submission
Grants to Western Kansas nonprofit organizations and government agencies for community-based programs within the Foundation's service area. Funding is intended for innovative and collaborative projects that will enrich the quality of life for local residents, and 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 the organization is providing to their 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 178285
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.
Organizations that are awarded a grant are not eligible for the next grant cycle unless the funds have been expended, and, the organization is requesting funds for a separate project.
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.
- 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 four times per year.
As of January 1st, 2017, the application deadlines are as follows:
- Application Due: March 1st; Grants Awarded April
- Application Due: July 1st; Grants Awarded August
- Application Due: November 1st; Grants Awarded December
Applications are due by 5:00pm on the day of the deadline (in person, online or via email) and must be postmarked no later than the day of the deadline if mailed, no exceptions.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
All application materials must be submitted each time a grant is applied for, regardless of whether or not the organization has applied before.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Kansas: Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Gray, Morton, Stevens, Seward, and Meade counties