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Core vibrancy grants include flash mob ensembles, Walk-A-Longwell

May 24, 2017
Wichita, Kan. – Five nonprofit organizations received grants, administered by the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF), to promote civic innovation and increase civic engagement in Wichita in the spring of 2017. The support, which totals $202,971, is from the Knight Foundation Fund at WCF, and benefits Chamber Music at the Barn, Harvester Arts, Health...

Floating sculpture, parking garage party and outdoor movie theater among 11 projects to engage Wichitans this year

May 22, 2017
Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Community Foundation is investing $52,688 to impact city vibrancy by providing grants to a select group of changemakers. The individuals gathered in April for Up the Ambition, a 1.5 day convening, to collaborate, ideate and learn about tactical ways of improving public spaces. “WCF, in partnership with Knight Foundation,...

Wichita Community Foundation announces $160,000 investment for Impact Literacy

May 10, 2017
Wichita, Kan. – Three Wichita entities will receive a share of $160,000 from the Wichita Community Foundation to further literacy achievements in our city. Impact Literacy, a strategic initiative of WCF, was created to elevate the conversation about academic readiness leading to workforce development and economic growth for the community. "The overarching...

Grants totaling more than $130,500 announced from the Wichita Community Foundation’s Tiller Memorial Fund

April 18, 2017
Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is distributing a total of $130,560 to seven nonprofits from the George R. Tiller, M.D. Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Women’s Health at WCF. The Fund seeks requests from nonprofits to continue Dr. Tiller’s vision of helping women help themselves. These grants provide comprehensive health...

Wichita Community Foundations offers new grant opportunity for nonprofit professional development

March 01, 2017
Wichita, Kan. – Unveiled on March 1, Magnify is a new grant program from the Wichita Community Foundation intended to increase the potential for career advancement and development for nonprofits and the individuals who serve these organizations. "When brainstorming about how to enhance nonprofit work in Wichita, we wanted to provide organizations with...

Wichita Wagonmasters Good Life Grants Fund awards nearly $15,000 in grants through Wichita Community Foundation

January 23, 2017
Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Wagonmasters will award 16 local nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $14,800 from the Wichita Wagonmasters Good Life Grants Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF). The Wichita Wagonmasters Good Life Grants, administered by WCF, are committed to benefiting people in the Wichita community. Money raised during...

Five gold coins awarded to two local nonprofits through Gold Coin Society Fund

December 21, 2016
Wichita, Kan. – For more than a decade, the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF), on behalf of an anonymous donor, has delivered gold coins to local nonprofits during the holiday season. This year, the Gold Coin Society Fund’s Secret Santa presented two coins to Guadalupe Clinic, Inc. and three coins to The Lord’s Diner WCF President and CEO Shelly...

#ThrowbackThirty Round Four: Business Cycle grant recipients announced

December 15, 2016
Congrats to Ennovar and MakeICT, who were awarded $1,500 each to contribute to stable job sectors and redistribution of the workforce through the #ThrowbackThirty Round Four: Business Cycle grant competition. Ennovar will use the grant for the creation of a dashboard to connect tech needs and talent in Wichita. MakeICT's grant will...

Knight Foundation Fund at WCF awards nearly $200,000 in grants in 2016

December 01, 2016
Wichita, Kan. – Nine nonprofit organizations received grants, administered by the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF), to promote civic innovation and robust engagement in Wichita in 2016. The support, which totals $199,557, is from the Knight Foundation Fund at WCF, and benefits Bike Walk Wichita, City of Wichita, City of Wichita Parks and Recreation,...

#ThrowbackThirty Round Three: Entrepreneurial grant recipients announced

September 15, 2016
Congrats to CREATE Campaign, E2E Accelerator, Inc. and Junior Achievement of Kansas, who were awarded $1,500 each to work on increasing venture capital and driving job creation innovation through the #ThrowbackThirty Round Three: Entrepreneurial grant competition. Create Campaign will use the grant to add another programmatic element...

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