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WCF News and Information Fund commits $1.1 million to The Wichita Beacon

July 08, 2021


Single-largest discretionary grant aims to cultivate a community-centric newsroom in Wichita; supplementary support comes from the American Journalism Project


The Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) recognizes local news access is critical to the progression of a healthy democracy. As a result, the News and…

Summer 2021 Newsletter

May 21, 2021

In this issue of the Catalyst, read about WCF's News and Info coverage at the Knight Media Forum, two donor-advised funds that honor a mother and brother, and 7 placemaking projects happening at WSU. You'll also learn about our nonprofit grant chat event and more.

Spring 2021 Newsletter

March 01, 2021

In this issue of the Catalyst, get to know our new team member, Nancy Umholtz. You'll learn about the art displays at the ChainLink Gallery, the WCF Emergency Fund assisting two nonprofits affected by the winter storm and read about upcoming DonorCentral changes. Finally, we'll glance back at gold coin recipients and the impact from Share the…

The News and Information Fund at WCF invests $100,000 in development of a regional nonprofit network

December 16, 2020

To strengthen the local news ecosystem, the News and Information Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is co-investing with the American Journalism Project to develop a regional nonprofit network of newsrooms across Kansas and Missouri. 

Partnering with The Beacon, a nonprofit online news outlet focused on in-depth journalism in Kansas…

Fall 2020 Newsletter

September 15, 2020

In this issue of the Catalyst, we'll introduce you to our newest staff member, Joselyne Hernandez. You'll also learn who the grant recipients were from the Evergy Community Response Fund at WCF, read about a fellowship program we've created in partnership with Knight Foundation and a coffee shop campaign encouraging citizens to vote in the…

Evergy Community Response Fund at WCF invests $100,000 in local COVID-19 recovery and racial equity work

September 15, 2020

In reaction to current global events, the Evergy Community Response Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is awarding 10 Wichita nonprofits $10,000 each to support efforts that close gaps in services created by COVID-19 or promote solutions to racial injustice. The funding is in addition to the nearly $247,000 awarded in June through the

Evergy Community Investment Fund at WCF awards more than $246,000 for community enhancement and youth enrichment

July 29, 2020

The Evergy Community Investment Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is granting $246,683 total to six Wichita nonprofits serving zip codes 67208, 67214 and/or 67219. The funded projects will support either community and environment enhancement or youth enrichment and development.

“These projects, ranging from virtual education to…

Summer 2020 Newsletter

June 30, 2020

In this issue of the Catalyst, we give an update on WCF's COVID-19 relief funds, the recent shift in grantmaking, WCF's board transitions and our first-ever Philanthropic Trends Report. You'll also learn about the debut of the Wichita Journalism Collaborative, an outcome of WCF's News and Info Initiative. Lastly, we're announcing a new grant from…

Grants totaling more than $122,000 announced from the Wichita Community Foundation’s Tiller Memorial Fund

June 09, 2020

The Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is distributing a total of $122,550 to eight nonprofits from the George R. Tiller, M.D. Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Women’s Health at WCF.

In addition to focusing on women’s health, the 2020 grants also seek to combat effects of COVID-19. Seeing the immediate need in the community compelled the…

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,…


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