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Victor Murdock Fund

Improving the Quality of Life in Wichita

Fund Intent

The Victor Murdock Fund invests in programs that provide creative and practical approaches to solving community problems. Read additional details and commentary in the press release. 

What we fund

  • Programs serving Wichita, Kan.
  • Programs that avoid duplication of existing services
  • Programs that facilitate collaboration among nonprofit organizations
  • Organizations that are fiscally sound
  • Programs that exhibit measureable results

What we decline

  • General operational expenses
  • Reduction of organizational debt
  • Direct lobbying or influencing decisions
  • Tax-supported government functions
  • Individuals
  • Fundraising campaigns and expenses
  • Support of religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Endowments
  • Advertising

Eligibility

All applicants to Victor Murdock 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).

If an emerging nonprofit is certified by the Internal Revenue Service through a form 1023EZ, or is working with a qualified Kansas nonprofit as their fiscal agent, they may apply.

Grant Details

The Victor Murdock Fund awards one grant between $50,000-$100,000 annually.

The process is two steps:

  1. Share the intent of your project with us through the initial application.
  2. If the committee selects your idea, we will contact your organization with additional, detailed questions to determine grantees.

Applications are available online only. Only one project idea per organization is requested. If you do not have access to a computer, please visit your nearest public library for access. Grant requests will be reviewed by the Victor Murdock Fund Advisory Board.

Grant Progress Reports are due to the Wichita Community Foundation within 12 months of the date of the grant award, or as indicated by the project timeline.

Deadline

The 2018 deadline has passed. Applications will reopen later this year, with a deadline of Jan. 15, 2019.

Recipients of the 2018 competition are announced here. 


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