Begin Your Charitable Journey
Ready to put your ideas into action? In five simple steps, your philanthropic work begins with WCF.
Step 1: Choose a type of fund
We offer six types of funds at the Wichita Community Foundation.
Step 2: Decide what type of gift you will make
We accept a variety of assets – both current and through deferred giving, including cash, real estate, wills and revocable trusts and much more.
Step 3: Determine the longevity of your gift
After you decide what type of fund you’re interested in, you must determine whether your gift (with the exception of an Unrestricted Fund gift) will be endowed or non-endowed. We’re happy to help you decide whether you want the gift to last forever, or if your intention is to make an immediate, yet short-term impact.
An endowment means WCF invests the capital and only the interest generated from the investment is used to issue grants. The initial investment is never touched, ensuring that your gift is a permanent source of funding for our community.
A non-endowed fund utilizes your donated capital in its entirety.
Step 4: Set up a fund
Once you determine the type of fund that you’re interested in, we will finalize the process through our fund agreement forms.
Sample Fund Agreements
- Agency Endowed
- Agency Non-Endowed
- Designated Endowed
- Designated Non-Endowed
- Donor Advised Endowed
- Donor Advised Non-Endowed
- Field of Interest Endowed
- Field of Interest Non-Endowed
- Scholarship Endowed
- Scholarship Non-Endowed
- Unrestricted Endowed Fund
- Procedures for Establishment of Funds and Supporting Organizations
- Foundation Articles of Incorporation
- Tax Exemption Letter
- Foundation Spending Policy
Step 5: Contact our staff
Once you have determined the type of fund that you’re interested in and reviewed a sample fund agreement, contact us. We look forward to exploring the possibility of opening a fund at the Wichita Community Foundation with you.