Future Fund Giving Circle 2022 Grant Application Available Now! [Update: Applications Closed]

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) is pleased to announce the Future Fund Giving Circle Grant application is available now and will remain open through Wednesday, August 31, 2022. You can apply through our online application by following this link or clicking the button below:

Future Fund Giving Circle Grants: The basics

The Future Fund Giving Circle is a philanthropic group composed of friends and family of the Pittsburg area who pool their resources to make a difference in Crawford County.

The mission of CFSEK is to serve the SEK 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 2022, up to $18,509 will be available to fund Crawford County projects.

Last year, the Future Fund Giving Circle awarded $16,630 to 11 Crawford County nonprofit organizations. Awards averaged $1,500 and ranged from $300 to $2,400.

Future Fund grants: The details

Important information for applicants:

  • Crawford County, KS nonprofits are encouraged to apply.          
  • Please read and follow the instructions carefully. 
  • Once an application is submitted it cannot be edited. 
  • By submitting an application, you are verifying the accuracy of the information and understand this is a one-time-only grant award.
  • In the event your project is funded, you are agreeing to submit an evaluation report and project photos upon completion of the project, or by May 31 of the following year, and follow publicity instructions.
  • Evaluation reports from previously funded projects will be considered as part of the selection process.

Typically, Future Fund grants will not be awarded to fund the following types of project expenses:

  • Ongoing operating expenses, salaries, stipends, or personnel costs
  • Mileage reimbursement or travel costs
  • Building or construction projects or other capital improvements
  • Religious activities, unless the project serves the general public regardless of religious affiliation
  • Political activities                                         

Contact Sherri Stephens with any questions as you prepare your application.

We look forward to receiving your grant proposal!