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Emergency Fund

Emergency Relief Assistance

Fund Intent

The WCF Emergency Fund provides immediate organizational emergency relief assistance to nonprofit organizations in the Wichita and Sedgwick County areas.


All applicants to the WCF Emergency Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation must be in good standing with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office, must be currently exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3), and classified as an organization to which contributions are deductible under Section 170(c)(2), normally a public charity under Section 509(a).

Grant Details

Assistance will be considered in the following circumstances:

  • An organizational emergency prevents the nonprofit from immediately delivering its core mission
  • Relief aid in the wake of community disasters, such as a tornado, flood, etc.
  • Other emergency situations deemed by WCF Grants Committee

Assistance will not be considered for the following situations, with exceptions determined on a crisis basis by the WCF Grants Committee:

  • Basic operations
  • Payroll
  • Capital improvements

Applications are available online only. If you do not have access to a computer, please visit your nearest public library for access.

If your agency’s emergency is immediate and occurs outside of regular business hours, please contact Shelly Prichard at 316-250-6345.


WCF Emergency Fund grant applications are accepted year-round.

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