Giving Circles Archive

2020 Spring Grant Recipients Announced

The first half of 2020 has been interesting to say the least. At CFSEK in addition to interesting, it has been busy. Three granting opportunities have recently concluded with the awarding of over $72,500 to 29 non-profit, educational, governmental, or religious organizations. Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Foundation Grants The Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Foundation (GBL) … Continue reading →

Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund 2020 Grant Applications Are Now Available [Update: Closed]

Last updated July 29, 2021 The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) is pleased to announce that the 2020 Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund grant application is now available through May 15, 2020. The Women’s Health Fund provides grants through its two giving circles for nonprofit projects that further the Fund’s mission of improving … Continue reading →

Future Fund applications are in. What happens next?


During August, the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas accepted grant applications for its Future Fund Giving Circle. This year, the Future Fund has $14,586 available for granting. But the applications we received requested a total of more than three times that! So, like every year, those applications will have to be reviewed to determine which … Continue reading →

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas Announces Spring 2019 Grant Recipients

Spring has been a busy time at the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK)! Three funds have awarded 22 grants totaling $51,386. Get Busy Livin’ Foundation Grants First up, we have the Get Busy Livin’ Foundation, which awards grants up to $500 to area organizations for projects and activities that support and promote Youth Volunteerism. This spring, the GBL Foundation … Continue reading →

Future Fund Giving Circle Awards 13 Grants for 2018

2018 Future Fund Grant Recipients Communities in Schools of Mid-America, Inc.: “Holiday Meal Event” for at-risk students and their families to enjoy an evening of food and family engagement with resource referrals for the holidays provided. Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas: “Good Night” is to purchase CPAP machine supplies of masks, filters, and tubing. … Continue reading →