CFSEK announces 2024 scholarship program recipients

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) and its affiliates, the Columbus Area Community Foundation, the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, and the Girard Area Community Foundation are proud to announce the granting of scholarship funds and awards to 72 students totaling just under $165,000 for the 2024-2025 academic year. The scholarships administered by the … Continue reading →

Our latest newsletter is here!

We just published the June 2024 edition of The Charitable Connection, our primary newsletter. Here’s what’s included: You may notice that the newsletter has a new, web-exclusive format this month. We hope the new format will be more accessible, easier to read, and easier to share with friends! Finally, don’t forget to join our email … Continue reading →

Knights of Columbus Endowment awards $63,000 to 13 nonprofits in 2024

The Knights of Columbus Endowment Fund is proud to announce its 2024 grant awards to 13 Southeast Kansas organizations for projects to address basic human needs in Crawford County totaling $63,000. As a result of the sale of the Knights of Columbus Tower, the Pittsburg Broadway Tower Corporation established the Knights of Columbus Endowment Fund … Continue reading →

Cherry Street Youth Center: Chanute’s hidden gem

In a time when childcare at an affordable cost is, in a word, lacking, it might be strange to hear of an after-school program that cares for 125 children daily and is completely free. Cherry Street Youth Center in Chanute, Kansas, is a Christian outreach ministry where children are encouraged to learn about gardening, cooperation, … Continue reading →

CFSEK Announces the 2024 Elm Acres Foundation Grant Recipients

The Elm Acres Foundation is proud to announce its 2024 grant awards to 16 Southeast Kansas organizations for 17 projects for at-risk youth totaling $22,095.   The purpose of the Elm Acres Foundation, Inc. is to provide support for at-risk youth in the Southeast Kansas community (Crawford, Cherokee, and Labette counties), including supporting any entities that … Continue reading →