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Philanthropic Trends Report

In June, WCF published its first-ever Philanthropic Trends Report. Inside its pages, you'll find a portrait of the Foundation's collective giving from the past year and beyond.

WCF welcomes five individuals to Board of Directors

With the start of a new fiscal year comes a new round of Board transitions. As we bid farewell to four outgoing WCF Board members, we are welcoming five new members to the WCF Board of Directors.

New grant opportunity from Evergy

In response to recent events, WCF fundholder Evergy is announcing an opportunity investing in organizations focused on closing the gaps in services created by COVID-19 and/or organizations who promote racial equity.

An update on WCF’s COVID-19 relief funds

As a community foundation, one of WCF’s primary responsibilities is to adapt and respond to our city’s ever-changing needs. When coronavirus made its way to Wichita, the Foundation team activated relief funds as quickly as possible.

The Wichita Journalism Collaborative makes its debut

Seven Wichita newsrooms and three community partners comprise the newly-created Wichita Journalism Collaborative (WJC) announced in June. The group, partially funded by WCF’s News & Info Initiative, adopted the immediate goal to share resources and work together in covering challenges produced by the global pandemic.

Grantmaking shifts to focus on COVID-19 relief

As COVID-19 continues to alter many aspects of everyday life, grantmaking has been shifting along with it. Many WCF donors have supported our neighbors in need. Compared to March and April 2019, WCF grantmaking increased 40% in March and April 2020. More specifically, donor advised funds (DAFs) at WCF increased their grantmaking by 30% compared to the same period last year.

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