Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy 18th Birthday, CFSEK!

Our community is fortunate to have had people who cared enough to create a local public charity in 2001, with a mission to “build a better quality of life for all in our community!” 

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is honored to be a part of this community and the surrounding southeast-Kansas area encouraging philanthropy, helping charitable organizations with grants to fulfill their mission, assisting students pursuing their higher education through scholarships and supporting many other opportunities to shape lives and promote societal benefits.

In 2018, over $1.8 million was distributed in grants to charities benefiting health and human services, children and youth activities, education, and art and cultural preservation.  Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation has awarded over $12.9 million in grants through its funds. 

So much good has been achieved thanks to our many generous donors whose philanthropy has created a lasting positive impact in southeast-Kansas communities!

Without the generosity of individuals and organizations who have opened funds and contributed to the Community Foundation, there would be no Foundation today. Your good work allows us to enhance the quality of life for us all.

As we celebrate our 18th year and continue our journey, we look forward to working with our philanthropic partners to help our community grow and prosper for many years to come!

If we work together there is so much good we can do!