MatchDay is moving online!
Match Day is an opportunity to help nonprofit organizations grow their funds exponentially--so they can fulfill promises to our local communities for years to come. Between November 15th and December 1st, known globally as Giving Tuesday and locally as MatchDay, make a gift to your favorite local nonprofits. The more you give, the more your favorite charities get from the $75,000 match pool.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Kansas Community Foundation (WKCF) has created the Urgent Needs Fund, which is now open to receive donations. From the donations, the Urgent Needs Fund will provide immediate assistance to eligible nonprofit organizations in WKCF’s 15-county service area that struggle with immediate lost revenue and non-recoverable expenses and/or increased programming due to an unprecedented crisis situation.
The Women of Purpose Fund was established in 2008 by southwest Kansas area women who made donations to build a permanently endowed fund with a current value of over $200,000 to support local programs...
The Western Kansas Community Foundation (WKCF) is providing urgent needs grants in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The grants will be made to eligible nonprofits from the newly established Urgent Needs Fund with the Foundation. Several donors have generously contributed to the fund, most notably Dr. Luther and Ardis Fry, Black Hills Energy and Pioneer Communications. WKCF will begin accepting applications May 1st, 2020. Grants will be made on a rolling basis, and continue while funds last.
“The Urgent Needs Fund was created to assist nonprofits whose work is being directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis,” says WKCF’s Executive Director, Conny Bogaard. “While the initial priority is to address immediate needs, additional funds will be released in the next months as fundraising continues. WKCF has the systems in place to help western Kansas communities and we hope others feel inclined to do the same.”
In 2010 the Western Kansas Alliance of Community Foundation was formed with the express goal to provide support and partnerships on philanthropic giving through Community Foundations to Western...