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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. The Garage at Cleveland...

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...

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 health...

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 and...

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 community problem....

$6.8 million estate gift entrusted to Wichita Community Foundation

November 01, 2017
Wichita, Kan. – Prominent Wichitan Jayne Milburn will continue supporting the community for many years to come, even after her death in 2016. A $6.8 million gift from her estate has been bequeathed to the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF), the single largest gift in the 31-year history of WCF. “Jayne was a generous person in her lifetime and...

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...

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