2020 General Funds Grant Applications Are Now Available

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) is pleased to announce that the 2020 General Funds grant application is now available through June 30, 2020. The CFSEK general fund provides grants for nonprofit programs and services for basic human needs and youth health and well-being. This year's grant application can be found on the General Funds page of our website and is due by June 30, 2020.

Keep reading to learn more about CFSEK General Funds grants.

What are CFSEK General Funds grants?

The Community Foundation's mission is to serve the region by encouraging charitable giving benefiting the common good and the quality of life. We inspire leadership with programming that is responsive to the interests and needs of those we serve now and in the future.

In pursuit of that mission, CFSEK offers grants to help nonprofit organizations addressing a wide range of needs in Southeast Kansas communities. Since 2004, the funds directly managed by the CFSEK have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to numerous Southeast Kansas nonprofit projects.

In 2019, the CFSEK General Funds grant cycle awarded $131,000 to support 51 organizations in Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, and Neosho Counties. 2019 grants ranged in amount from $250 to $6,785, with an average of $2,500. For a full list of 2019 grant recipients, see our General Funds page.

For 2020, CFSEK is offering a total of $140,000 through General Funds grants. $86,000 will be available for youth programs focusing on the health and well-being of children and youth, and $54,000 will be avaialable for programs addressing basic human needs.

In awarding General Funds grants for 2020, CFSEK will take into consideration projects addressing needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who can apply for CFSEK General Funds grants?

CFSEK General Funds grants are only available for 501(c)(3) organizations, educational institutions, units of government, and religious organizations. If you're uncertain whether your group or organization is eligible for a grant, please contact us for help.

How to apply for a General Funds grant

To apply for a General Funds grant, download the grant application (downloads Word document) from our website or request it by emailing Sherri Stephens. You can submit your application in one of three ways:

  • Email to sherri.stephens@southeastkansas.org (Preferred)
  • Mail to:
    Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas
    P.O. Box 1448
    Pittsburg, KS 66762
  • Hand delivery to the drop box outside our office in the basement of the Commerce Bank building in Pittsburg:
    100 S. Broadway, Ste. 100
    Pittsburg, KS 66762

Your application should be typed and should include proof of nonprofit status if not already on file with CFSEK.

Applications must be returned to CFSEK by June 30, 2020.