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The Latest News From the Wichita Community Foundation

Murdock Fund at WCF awards $120,000 to support long-term recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

May 06, 2020

The Victor Murdock Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is awarding $120,000 to address key components of the community’s long-term recovery amidst COVID-19 – education and mental health. Fundamental Learning Center (FLC) and the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coalition (MHSAC), fiscally sponsored by Wichita Metro Crime Commission,…

Spring 2020 Newsletter

March 27, 2020

In this issue of the Catalyst, we share an update on our response to the COVID-19 virus, which includes our $100,000 commitment to community relief and the newly created Stand with Wichita Fund. If you are in need of a break from heavy coverage of the pandemic, we've incorporated some lighthearted stories for you too: grant awards from the…

$100,000 from WCF kickstarts community funds to support Wichitans

March 20, 2020

The Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) has mobilized $100,000 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The gift activates two funds: the WCF Emergency Fund to assist nonprofits and the newly-created Stand with Wichita Fund to support individuals. Community contributions are being accepted on and via mail.

“We have the systems in…

Wichita Wagonmasters Fund grants $16,000 to local nonprofits through Wichita Community Foundation

February 05, 2020

The Wichita Wagonmasters will use profits from the 2019 Downtown Chili Cook-off to award $16,180 to 23 nonprofits through the Wichita Wagonmasters Good Life Grants Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF).

The Fund, administered by WCF, is committed to furthering the Wagonmasters mission of helping those making an impact in Wichita. Since…

Evergy Community Investment Fund at WCF awards more than $375,000 in first year of grant competition

September 03, 2019

The Evergy Community Investment Fund at WCF is granting $376,100 total to 13 Wichita nonprofits serving zip codes 67208, 67214 and 67219. The funded projects will support either community and environment enhancement or youth enrichment and development.

“These initiatives will impact Northeast Wichita for years to come,” said WCF President and CEO…

Grants totaling more than $105,000 announced from the Wichita Community Foundation’s Tiller Memorial Fund

May 29, 2019

A total of $106,000 is being distributed to nine nonprofits from the George R. Tiller, M.D. Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Women’s Health at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF).

The Tiller Memorial Fund seeks to aid nonprofits serving Kansas to continue Dr. Tiller’s vision of helping women help themselves. The awarded grants will provide…

Knight Foundation Fund at WCF grants nearly $230,000 for core placemaking projects

May 22, 2019

The Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is supporting a wide array of placemaking projects in 2019 – from installing art in alleyways Downtown to placing permanent hammocks on Wichita State University’s campus. The grants, totaling $229,300, will benefit Downtown Wichita, Harvester Arts, Horizontes and Wichita State…

Murdock Fund at WCF awards $60,000 to Breakthrough Episcopal Social Services to kick-start collaborative pilot program

May 15, 2019

The Victor Murdock Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is awarding $60,000 to Breakthrough Episcopal Social Services to create a 12-month pilot program targeting high-risk individuals frequently visiting Wichita emergency rooms.

“This project is about system change,” said Breakthrough Episcopal Social Services Executive Director…

Wichita Community Foundation transitions staff, expands scope

May 08, 2019

Wichita, Kan. – In response to a growing need for an increase in further philanthropic impact, the Wichita Community Foundation has promoted James Woods to the newly-created position of director of nonprofit services and hired Portia Portugal as the manager of donor services.

“As the Foundation has transitioned to transformational, long-term…

Riverfront Legacy Master Plan to create comprehensive vision and plan and connect projects for both banks of Arkansas River

April 18, 2019

Wichita, Kan. – In response to recent recommendations from Project Wichita and the Century II Citizens Advisory Committee, community organizations and their leadership are stepping forward to take the next step to create a comprehensive master plan and vision that connects projects and both banks of the Arkansas River.

Calling it the Riverfront…

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