Grants are made possible through funds created by generous contributors who have a heart for western Kansas. Since its inception in 1996, the Western Kansas Community Foundation has granted over $4.9 million to non-profit organizations with community-based programs within our 15 county service area. The programs vary from arts, education, development, youth, abuse prevention to addressing immediate needs for families. The grant program is essentially the heart and soul of the WKCF and is the reason we do what we do.
Each grant request through the WKCF is evaluated on its own merit based on the contents of the application. We are honored to participate in important community issues and strive to expand our services to address specific issues, when consistent with our mission or the wishes of our donors.
Below is the history of our support to the community and to programs within our area. The WKCF has an unrestricted grant making pool which supports the four granting cycles as well as endowed and non-endowed individual donor funds who provide support for charitable organizations in which they are passionate about.