2021 Future Fund Grant Application Available Now! [Update: Closed]

Last updated September 1, 2021

Update: Future Fund grant applications were due August 31, 2021.

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The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Future Fund grant application is now available through August 31, 2021. The Future Fund Giving Circle provides grants for Crawford County, Kansas, nonprofit organizations, schools, and religious and governmental organizations. This year’s grant application can be found on our Future Fund page and is due by August 31, 2021.

Keep reading to learn more about Future Fund grants.

What are Future Fund grants?

Established in 2005, the CFSEK Future Fund is a group of community members who pool their resources for important charitable projects in Crawford County, Kansas. For 2021, the Future Fund Review Committee hopes to award a total of $16,630 to local organizations.

2020 Future Fund grant recipients

In 2020, the Future Fund awarded $15,622 to 17 Crawford County organizations. Those awards ranged from $320 to $2,000, and included the following projects:

For more information about our 2020 grant recipients, see the Grant Celebration 2020 newsletter.

Who can apply for Future Fund grants?

Future Fund grants are only available for 501(c)(3) organizations, educational institutions, units of government, and religious organizations in Crawford County, Kansas. If you’re uncertain whether your group or organization is eligible for a grant, please contact us for help.

How to apply for a Future Fund grant

To apply for a Future Fund grant, download the Future Fund grant application from our Future Fund page or request it by emailing Sherri Stephens. You can submit your application in one of three ways:

  • (Preferred) Email to Sherri Stephens using our contact form or her email address
  • 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, one-sided, and not stapled. For electronic submissions, please merge all application pages into one document. Your application should include proof of nonprofit status if not already on file with CFSEK and no other attachments.

Applications must be returned to CFSEK by August 31, 2021.