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Establishing a Fund with the Western Kansas Community Foundation is a simple process. Our staff is committed to helping Donors meet their charitable interests through the exploration of charitable giving vehicles, determining the appropriate fund type, or assisting with planned giving techniques through our Stewardship Counseling program.

We are pleased to offer current donors as well as prospective donors a wide range of information and services to assist them in pursuing their charitable goals. Many kinds of assets can be used to start a fund or contribute to an existing fund including cash, securities, real estate, and many other options.

What is a Fund?

A fund is a separate trust with its own donors and philanthropic purpose. The funds held by the Western Kansas Community Foundation are invested and managed by the WKCF’s Investment Committee and a professional investment manager. The Foundation’s Investment Committee and investment manager adhere to an Investment Policy that is regularly updated to account for current market situations and insure prudent investment of funds. Solid and responsible investment strategies assure donors of the security of their funds.

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Types of Funds

Agency Funds These funds are established to benefit the sponsoring organization. The organizations have the availability of creating both a permanent and nonpermanent fund. The intent of these funds is to help them ensure the future of their causes for years to come. Minimum contribution of $10,000, payable over 5 years. Arrangements of these funds are created by each individual organization. The establishing organization benefits from the earnings and interest gained on these funds.

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Legacy Society

What is the Legacy Society? The Legacy Society is comprised of donors in the community who have designated in their will or estate plan that a portion of their estate be gifted to the Foundation upon their passing. Upon designating the Foundation as a beneficiary, you have the opportunity support your favorite non-profts, or choose a community grant-making fund that aligns with your interests to receive grant distributions. You can also manage gifts to multiple entities in one place, which can be changed at any time cost-free.

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Why Partner with the WKCF?

There are several benefits to partnering with the Western Kansas Community Foundation for your charitable giving. One contribution may address a number of needs or benefit multiple organizations in our community. You can choose the method and time frame of your gift. Gifts may be cash, real estate, stocks, appreciated assets, or may be setup through long-term trusts within estate plans.

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Need Help With Your Estate Plan?

The WKCF offers a program called Legacy Planning at no cost. This service is for anyone who desires a trouble-free, inexpensive estate transfer from one generation to the next in addition to more complex estate plans including farm and business transition. Estate and gift planner Joshua Howard conducts the Foundation’s Legacy Planning program.

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Giving Options

Learn more about the different options we have available to make it easy for you to contribute.

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