Each year, the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas grants thousands of dollars to nonprofits in the Southeast Kansas region for projects in arts and culture, human needs, children and youth activities, youth volunteerism, at-risk youth, and women’s health through competitive grant-application processes.

Grants available

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas has several options for organizations that are looking for grant funding. Agencies can apply for funds during the following grant cycles:

  • The Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Foundation offers a grant opportunity specifically for youth volunteerism in the Southeast Kansas region. These grants are typically awarded in the spring.
  • The Elm Acres Foundation awards grants for programs that address the needs of at-risk youth in Crawford, Cherokee, and Labette Counties. Grants are available in the spring.
  • The Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund Women’s Giving Circle and Circle of Friends provide grants to improve the health and well-being of women by supporting education, increasing awareness, and sharing quality-of-life opportunities that benefit all women. Grants are offered in the spring.
  • The CFSEK General Funds grants are available in the areas of basic human needs, youth activities, and arts and culture. Applications are accepted in early summer.
  • The Future Fund Giving Circle makes grants possible for nonprofits, schools, and religious or governmental organizations within Crawford County, Kansas. Applications are available in the summer.

You can learn more about each of our grant cycles, including the organizations and types of projects that have received grants in the past, by clicking the links above.

Learning opportunities for grant writers

The Foundation routinely hosts opportunities for grant writers to hone their skills by attending workshops led by experienced local grant writers. To stay informed about these opportunities, you can subscribe to our Community Seminars email list.