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The Latest News From the Wichita Community Foundation

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...

Westar Energy, an Evergy company, launches $1 million community fund, $250,000 scholarship program for Central Northeast Wichita

April 03, 2019
Wichita, Kan. – Westar Energy, an Evergy company, is establishing a $1 million fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) to serve residents in zip codes 67208, 67214 and 67219. Grants from the Evergy Community Investment Fund at WCF will focus on two key areas: community and environment enhancement and youth enrichment and development. The company...

Wichita Wagonmasters grant record-setting $28,000 through Wichita Community Foundation

February 11, 2019
Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Wagonmasters will award 29 local nonprofits grants up to $1,000 each from the Wichita Wagonmasters Good Life Grants Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF).  Administered by WCF, the Good Life Grants Fund focuses on benefiting the quality of life for people in the Wichita area. The fund serves a wide range of...

Wichita Community Foundation receives $1 million gift to continue Free Saturdays at Wichita Art Museum

January 03, 2019
Wichita, Kan. – Long-time Wichita philanthropist Colby Sandlian has gifted $1 million to the Wichita Community Foundation to establish an endowed fund to benefit the Wichita Art Museum (WAM) in perpetuity. The Colby Sandlian – WAM Art Access Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) will provide an annual grant distribution to WAM. Through the...

Retail incubator program to launch in Douglas Design District

December 14, 2018
Wichita, Kan. – A $55,300, five-year investment from the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation will create a short-term, high-visibility retail incubator program. The goal of the program is to accelerate talent retention and offer a low risk, low barrier-to-entry opportunity for entrepreneurship in Wichita. The Garage at Cleveland...

Wichita Community Foundation grants $25,000 for student-led projects

December 13, 2018
Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Community Foundation will grant $25,000 to 10 USD 259 high school and middle school student groups as part of WCF’s Next Generation of Philanthropy (NGP) grant competition.   In its third year, NGP teaches students about philanthropy. Students developed an idea for a school project that addressed one of four...

Wichita Community Foundation awards gold coins to three first-time recipients

December 12, 2018
Wichita, Kan. – This year marks the 13th year of the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) delivering gold coins to local nonprofits during the holiday season. The coins are gifted by an anonymous donor. This year, the Gold Coin Society Fund will award coins to the Kansas Food Bank, The Salvation Army and Union Rescue Mission.“We are honored to help...

Wichita Community Foundation invests additional $100,000 in nonprofit professional development

July 27, 2018
Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Community Foundation will continue funding for the organization’s grant program, Magnify, to increase the potential for career advancement and development for nonprofits and the individuals who serve these organizations. “The nonprofit sector has an immense economic impact in our community,” said WCF President and...

Wichita Community Foundation’s $1 million will kickstart Talent Ecosystem Fund

June 11, 2018
Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is investing $1 million to create the Talent Ecosystem Fund at WCF. The Fund will invest in Wichita’s workforce issues, talent development and lifelong learning. “This is the single largest commitment made by WCF in our 32 years as an organization,” said WCF President and CEO Shelly Prichard....

Murdock Fund at WCF awards two $50,000 grants in 2018 competition

May 03, 2018
Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is distributing a total of $100,000 to Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc. and Wesley Children’s Foundation from the Victor Murdock Fund at WCF. “The Advisory Board was impressed with the high-caliber applications received,” said WCF President and CEO Shelly Prichard. “The selected projects...

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