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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.

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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 focus…

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…

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…

Grants totaling nearly $100,000 announced from the Wichita Community Foundation’s Tiller Memorial Fund

April 26, 2018

Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) is distributing a total of $97,500 to six 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…

Wichita Wagonmasters award record-breaking $24,386 in grants through Wichita Community Foundation

January 18, 2018

Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Wagonmasters will award 26 local nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $24,386 from the Wichita Wagonmasters Good Life Grant Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF).

The annual Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off is the sole source of funding for the grants. On April 19, this year's recipients…

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

December 13, 2017

Wichita, Kan. – For a dozen years, 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 awarded coins to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hunter Health Clinic and Inter-Faith Ministries.

“The donor is very appreciative…

Murdock Fund at WCF launches high-dollar grant competition

December 07, 2017

Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) and the Victor Murdock Fund Advisory Board announce the reopening of the Victor Murdock Fund grant competition. In spring 2018, one award of $50,000 to $100,000 will be given to a local nonprofit organization for a project that provides a creative and practical approach to solving a…



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