Kansas Grants and Foundations

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Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer

Date Published: February 23, 2021

AmerUs Group Charitable Foundation

We believe it’s important to be part of the communities in which we live and work. AmerUs Group™s charitable foundation is committed to helping support community and cultural advancement in the areas of: United Way, Arts and Culture, Civic and Community, Education. The AmerUs Group Charitable Foundation is proud to provide funding to selected non–profit organizations in its communities.

Bank of the West - AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MN, MO, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, UT,...

The mission of the Bank’s Charitable Contributions Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low– and moderate–income individuals and communities. The Bank will consider requests for contributions from nonprofit organizations that qualify under the following charitable giving categories: Community and Economic Development, Edu…

Barry L. and Paula M. Downing Charitable Foundation

The Downing Foundation supports initiatives that impact the quality of life for a community or a significant community members on a lasting basis, focusing specifically on projects which lead to self–sufficiency and future success. The Foundation favors projects involving the Arts, children’s causes, community development and enrichment, early education and services to the underprivileged

Capitol Federal Foundation

The Capitol Federal Foundation was established to benefit the communities in which Capitol Federal operates. The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in these communities by investing in the citizens of today and tomorrow. The main areas of focus for accomplishing this mission are education, community development, the United Way and other charitable purposes. Geographic Focus: Company operations in: Emporia, Kansas City, Lawrence, Manha…

Central Kansas Community Foundation

Currently, Central Kansas Community Foundation awards grants through the Central Kansas Kids FUNd and Women’s Community Fund. More information is available by clicking the buttons on the left or by contacting our office.

Cessna Corporate Citizenship

Cessna plays an active role in furthering programs that help the communities in which we have facilities. We value programs that take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education, neighborhood improvement, youth development, environmental conservation and preservation of the arts. Giving limited to areas of company operations, with an emphasis on Wichita, KS.

Community Foundation for Cloud County

The Impact Fund for Cloud County is an unrestricted community grant fund. The Fund was created by the generosity of individuals who have contributed money to the Foundation for charitable uses, to be determined by the Foundation. From this endowed fund, the Foundation board annually designates the amount of available funding for these community grants.

Community Foundation of Greater Butler County

The Foundation will provide grants for arts & culture, health & human services, community preservation & revitalization, scholarships, animal welfare as well as managing some discretionary funding to respond to community needs.

Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas

The Foundation works with individuals, families , corporations private foundations and not–for–profits organizations to carry out their charitable objectives and address emerging community issues.

Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas

The Community Foundation will be accepts grant requests from non–profit organizations, schools and government entities that are concerned with children™s well–being and development.

Douglas County Community Foundation

The foundation conducts one open grant cycle each year. The deadline for applications is December 1. Awards are announced on March 1. Applications are accepted for a wide variety of programs and projects that improve the quality of life throughout Douglas County, Kansas.

Emporia Community Foundation

The Emporia Community Foundation makes grants for innovative and creative projets and programs that are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, recreation and cultural afairs.

Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation

The Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation supports Kansas–based initiatives that include the arts, environmental stewardship, human services, enablement of at–risk youth and education.

Golden Belt Community Foundation

Established in 1996, the Golden Belt Community Foundation exists to provide non–profit organizations in central Kansas with a permanent source of support and to serve as a “vehicle” for charitable giving for donors. The GBCF serves the counties of Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford. The Foundation supports organizations and programs that address a wide range of community needs, including, but not limited to, health and human services, arts, schol…

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Greater Manhattan Community Foundation

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation seeks to be a responsive and proactive community partner that works strategically to address existing and emerging community issues. The Manhattan Community Foundation has three grant programs. Grants for Greater Manhattan awards grants for charitable purposes to nonprofit, tax exempt organizations serving residents of the greater Manhattan, Kansas area. Youth Impacting Community (YIC) provides young people betwee…

Greater Salina Community Foundation

The mission of the Greater Salina Community Foundation is to meet charitable community needs through leadership, grants, and donor services. The Foundation will give consideration to grants that support a variety of funding opportunities including programs or projects that support: Health and Human service needs; Arts, including visual and performance; Education; Spirituality; Environment.

Guy I. Bromley Trust

The Guy I. Bromley Trust was established in 1964 to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services, and health care programming. The Bromley Trust supports organizations that serve the residents of Atchison, Kansas and the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Areas of funding interest include Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Community Improvement & Capacity Building; Education; Health; Human Services.

H & R Block Foundation

Since 1974, The H & R Block Foundation has improved the quality of life by responding to the changing needs of people and communities through thoughtful, innovative, and responsible philanthropy. The Foundation aligns leadership and resources to create positive social change on important community issues. The Foundation prefers to support projects and programs that strive for excellence, improve service for clients and strengthen the organization. A ma…

Hallmark - MO, KS, CT, ILL, GA, TX

At Hallmark, community involvement begins with our hometowns. These include Kansas City, Mo., our corporate headquarters city, as well as locations where we operate production and distribution facilities: Liberty, Mo.; Lawrence, Leavenworth and Topeka, Kan.; Enfield, Conn.; Metamora, Ill.; Columbus, Ga.; and Center, Texas. Funding decisions are guided by a philanthropic vision based in the belief that people’s lives are enriched through caring connect…

Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust

The Harry J. Lloyd melanoma grant recipients are throughout the world and include Argentina, Australia, Germany, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and The United States of America. Area of funding interest melanoma research.

Hutchinson Community Foundation

The Hutchinson Community Foundation serves the communities of Hutchinson and Reno County, Kansas. Our grant amounts usually range from $500 to $15,000 “ with several $4,000–5,000 grants each year. It is common for proposals to receive partial funding of the amount requested. Areas of funding interest include the arts, education, health issues or social services. Please note that completed proposals must be submitted in hard copy and will not…

J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation

The purposes of the Foundation are to aid Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and other organizations of a general charitable nature. The Foundation has a geographical area of giving which includes only the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

John W. Speas & Effie E. Speas Memorial Trust

The John W. Speas & Effie E. Speas Memorial Trust was established in 1943 to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services, and health care programming. The Speas Memorial Trust supports organizations that serve the residents of Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.

Kansas Health Foundation

Provides grants to organizations throughout the state that share the mission to improve the quality of health in Kansas. Funds primary care education, rural health, health promotion and disease prevention, public health, health policy and research.

Kansas Rural Communities Foundation

The Kansas Rural Communities Foundation exists to help concerned individuals mobilize charitable giving to support the betterment of Kansas communities and organizations. To this end, the Foundation assists many communities in rural Kansas to provide or continue essential services, such as health care, telecommunications, education, environmental protection, libraries, community centers, parks/recreation, and scholarships.

Kerr Foundation

The Kerr Foundation supports 501(c)3 organizations, programs and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunity to those within the granting areas, particularly the young. We believe that this is best accomplished in the areas of education, health, cultural development and community service. While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, we recognize that such located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial imp…

Legacy Regional Community Foundation

The Legacy Regional Community Foundation is a permanent philanthropic endowment for Cowley County, Kansas, and the surrounding area. Legacy Regional Community Foundation receives contributions from individuals, families, businesses, foundations and organizations wishing to make a difference in the future of their communities.

Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust

The Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust was established in 2004 to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services, and health care programming for underserved and disadvantaged populations. The Humphreys Trust supports organizations that serve the residents of Kansas. Areas of funding interest include Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Community Improvement & Capacity Building; Education; Health; Human Services.

ONEOK Foundation - KS, OK, TX

Established in 1997 with an initial $4.5 million contribution from ONEOK, the ONEOK Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout our operating areas. Areas of funding interest include Education, Health and Human Services, Community Improvement, Arts & Culture. Geographical area of interest Kansas, Oklahoma, or Texas.

Parsons Area Community Foundation

The Parsons Area Community Foundation was established in 1994 as a 501c3 non profit charitable organization for the benefit of those living in the communities of this area. The Foundation Field of Interest fund areas of funding interest include education, the arts, human services, the environment, or a particular community to receive the earnings from the fund.

Payless ShoeSource Foundation

Payless ShoeSource supports both local and national charities as well as the individual and team efforts of our Associates. From January through June of each year, field management reviews requests from elementary schools and charitable organizations in the regions (outside of Topeka or Lawrence, Kansas) to support through the Payless Foundation. Selections are made in the regions in July and the schools and organizations selected are notified in August or…

Republic County Community Foundation

The mission of the Republic County Community Foundation is to establish endowments that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by reinvesting in the Republic County. The Foundation will give consideration to grants that support a variety of funding opportunities including programs or projects that support: Health and Human service needs, Arts, including visual and performance, Education, Spirituality, Environment. Non–profit o…

Russell County Area Community Foundation

The Russell County Area Community Foundation gives consideration to grants that support a variety of funding opportunities including programs or projects that support: Health and Human service needs, Arts, including visual and performance, Education, Spirituality, Environment. Grants are limited to projects that fall within the Russell County area defined as: Russell County and the surrounding area.

Scott Community Foundation

The Scott Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving local wealth so the communities in and around Scott County will forever remain attractive places to live, work, and raise a family. Areas of funding interest include community well–being: arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, recreation.

Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation

The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation mission is to meet charitable community needs through leadership, grants and donor services. Grants are limited to projects that fall within the Ellsworth County area. The Foundation will give consideration to grants that support a variety of funding opportunities including programs or projects that support: Health and Human service needs, Arts, including visual and performance, Education, Spirituality, Environment.

Smoky Valley Community Foundation

The mission of the Smoky Valley Community Foundation is to establish endowments that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by reinvesting in the Smoky Valley. The Foundation will give consideration to grants that support a variety of funding opportunities including programs or projects that support: Health and Human service needs, Arts, including visual and performance, Education, Spirituality, Environment. Non–profit organiz…

South Central Community Foundation

The South Central Community Foundation’s purpose is to enrich the quality of life for people in the counties of Barber, Comanche, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, Rice, and Stafford.

Sprint Foundation

The Foundation is committed to supporting K–12 education, particularly those initiatives that focus on character education. Other areas of funding interest – Arts & Culture, Youth Development, Community Development. Over 85% of Sprint’s community grants provide support within key Sprint employee communities including Kansas City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, and New York City. The remaining grants are…

Sunderland Foundation

The Sunderland Foundation makes grants annually to publicly supported charitable organizations with tax exempt status under section 501 [c] 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation prefers to make grants for capital and special projects rather than for annual operating expenses. Grants are awarded in Western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Western Iowa, and, to a lesser extent, in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Montana.

Thomas County Community Foundation

The Thomas County Community Foundation is based in Colby, Kansas serving all citizens of Thomas County including the towns of Rexford, Gem, Colby, Mingo, Menlo, Levant and Brewster. We are committed to being a community catalyst and a central place for both incoming tax–deductible donations and outgoing grant assistance for local non–profits, charities and government agencies in our County. Areas of funding interest include Alcohol and Drug Abu…

Topeka Community Foundation

Since 1983, the Topeka Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in our region through an active partnership with donors and others who believe, as we do, that positive change occurs through effective charitable giving. In 2009, the Topeka Community Foundation’s initiatives include Youth Development, Mental Health, Prevention, Intervention and Education and Community Engagement/Visioning.

Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Foundation

The Jones Foundation is a private foundation established in 1974 to assist eligible families with their portion for medical care provided to persons under the age of 21 who have resided for one year continuously immediately prior to application in Coffey, Lyon and Osage Counties, Kansas. We also provide assistance with post–secondary education to individuals, regardless of age, who have resided for one year continuously immediately prior to applicati…

Westar Energy Foundation

The Foundation, along with employee and retiree volunteers, supports programs that prepare youths, kindergarten through college, to successfully participate in our society and improve the communities in which they live. As a general rule, we target youth and education and support programs that are designed to achieve the following goals: Improve academic performance of youths, Prepare youths for the world of work and community leadership. Preference will b…

Western Kansas Community Foundation

The Western Kansas Community Foundation has granted more than $500,000 back into the communities in western Kansas. The Foundation reviews applications four times per year. Applications are continually available and must be postmarked no later than the closing date for the cycle it is to be considered. The Foundation offers support for organizations involved in arts, education, development, youth and other community–based charitable causes.

Wichita Community Foundation

The Foundation’s goal is to build a stronger community by investing in people, organizations and institutions so they can contribute to their neighborhoods and communities. The Wichita Community Foundation supports programs, projects, and organizations that creatively and successfully bind the community together to enrich the quality of life for all citizens.

Wichita County Community Foundation

The Wichita County Community Foundation, Inc. is a non–profit public charity organized to assist the people and communities of Wichita County in enhancing their quality of life.

Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City

From its beginning, the foundation™s target has been programs specifically for girls and women, consistent with its goal of changing the feminine face of poverty. Since 1992, The Women™s Foundation of Greater Kansas City has helped thousands of women and children across the area access the services they need by awarding over $1.8 million in grants to local agencies. Our grants have given local health centers the resources they need to provi…