It’s time to be thinking about projects!

It is time to be thinking about projects that could qualify for Foundation grants. Applications for Rita J Bicknell Women’s Fund Giving Circle grants will be available on the website April 1—no foolin’! In the meantime mark your calendar to attend the following meetings: MARCH 31, 11:30-2:00 Grant Writing 101 facilitated by Becky Gray and … Continue reading →

The Community Foundation is Committed to Helping Others

The Community Foundation is accepting donations to assist with the tragic damagew sustained from Typhoon Haiyan, hitting the Philippines.  We are prepared to send the contributions to non profit agencies or partner community foundations in that area to assist the vicitims.  As in the past, when the Foundation has helped with other international, national disasters … Continue reading →

Year End giving….we have a solution for you!

Last updated July 29, 2021 We have waited all year and now the giving season is here! This season, a favorite for many, is filled with holidays, family, and fun, plus many things to do. While Santa is editing his “naughty or nice” list, at the Foundation we are reviewing our “to do” list. Fortunately … Continue reading →

Women’s Health Fund Grant Recipients Announced

In 2007, a group of compassionate women came together to pool their time and resources to make an immediate impact on women’s health in Southeast Kansas. As a result, these community volunteers and philanthropists formed the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund Women’s Giving Circle. This year, the Women’s Health Fund grew with the addition … Continue reading →

Think about what matters to you …

The church where you worship. The schools your children attend. The park where your grandchildren love to play. A local charity you care deeply about. The music and art that means so much. How can you ensure that the things that make your community unique continue long after you’re gone? We know that the impact … Continue reading →