CFSEK General Funds Grant Cycle

Good news! Grant applications for the 2021 CFSEK General Funds grant cycle are now available! You can learn more about General Funds grants by checking out the application below.

Applications are due by June 30, 2021. They can be returned by email (preferred), mailed to our P.O. box, or hand delivered to the drop box outside our office in the basement of the Commcerce Bank building in Pittsburg.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about our General Funds grants, contact us or email Program Coordinator Sherri Stephens.

2021 Grant Application Form

Please review the instructions int he application form carefully before submitting it.

More Information About Our General Funds Grants

Annually, the Foundation Grant Review Committee  funds programs  focusing on Basic Human Needs, Youth Activities, and Arts & Culture. Since 2004, the  funds directly managed by the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas have funded thousands of dollars to numerous southeast Kansas non-profit projects. In 2020, the Community Foundation awarded $141,300 to 44 recipients in its General Funds Grant cycle. Awards averaged $3,170 and ranged from $700 to $8,022. Projects in Bourbon, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, and Wilson counties received funding.


2020 General Funds Grant Recipients

Basic Human Needs

  • Bourbon County Inter-Agency Coalition, Inc.  Network for Families project.
  • Caney Valley Agape Network – Covid-19 related food cost increases and equipment needs.
  • Catholic Charities, Inc. – will continue to assist families through the SEK Neighborhood Financial Stabilization Project.
  • Class LTD – Client emergency assistance fund to residents of CK, CR, and LB counties.  
  • Coffey County Hospital – healthcare readiness in the Covid-19 pandemic for the Coffey County Health System.  
  • Community Health Center of SEK – Making a house a home.  
  • County of Crawford (CCMHC) – Recovery backpacks of Hope.  
  • Homer Cole Community Center – upgrades to digital resources.
  • Labette County Emergency Assistance Center – emergency funding for Labette County residents.  
  • Presbyterian Manor Fort Scott – Covid-19 pandemic support for seniors.  
  • Safehouse – data base server replacement. 
  • SEK Women Helping Women: A Fairy Godmother’s Fund – SUPER relief grants for sudden unexpected pandemic expense.  
  • The Salvation Army – Covid-19 exposure prevention project. 
  • Wildcat Extension Education Foundation – powerful Tools for Caregivers.  
  • Wilson Medical Center Foundation – thermometers and food bank freezer.
  • Women’s Resource Center of SEK – using technology to go green. 

Youth Activities

  • Cherokee County Research & Extension – Access to Exercise in Southeast Kansas.  
  • Cherry Street Youth Center, Inc. – Technology Updates. 
  • Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. – CAC Exterior Improvement Project.
  • Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation – Enhancing Feeding & Speech Skills of Infants & Toddlers. 
  • Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc. – Program Materials Support for CIS of Mid-America in Pittsburg & Parsons.
  • County of Crawford dba Crawford County Mental Health Center – Children’s Challenger and Discovery Play Therapy.  
  • Curious Minds Discovery Zone, Inc. – Cleaning/Sanitizing Equipment for Children’s Museum.  
  • Families & Children Together, Inc. – Nature Preserve.  
  • Family Resource Center – Toddler Pod Flooring.  
  • Horses of Hope Riding Center, Inc. – Feed the Need for HOPE. 
  • Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters – Thanksgiving Dinner. 
  • Kids First Daycare & Preschool – Air conditioner replacement. 
  • KVC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. – School Supply Funding for Foster Children.  
  • Labette Center for Mental Health Services, Inc. – Teen Mental Health First Aid – Covid-19 Response. 
  • Labette Community College Foundation – Fitness Equipment for LCC Students and Community Members.  
  • Miners Hall Museum – MHM/Franklin Community Park Playground Improvements.
  • Neosho County Health Department – Project KIDS - Kid-Friendly, Interactive, Digital, Surprise. 
  • Pittsburg Family YMCA – Adventure Camp.  
  • Pittsburg Public Library – Story Walk Installation Project.   
  • PSU Foundation, Inc. – PSU Little Gorillas Preschool Reopening.  
  • PSU School of Nursing – Preemie Hal.  
  • Special Olympics Kansas – COVID-19 Personal Protection Equipment for Competitions.     
  • Spring River Mental Health & Wellness, Inc. – Revitalization of SRMHW Children’s Outdoor Activities.  
  • USD 234 Winfield Scott Leadership Club – Healthy Snacks.  
  • USD 235 Uniontown – Expanding Curriculum Through Technology.  
  • USD 461 Neodesha – Bodies in Motion Require Flexible Seating.  
  • Victory Life Church – Back 2 School Event

Arts & Culture

  • Pittsburg Public Library – Story Walk Installation Project

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