FSACF 2022 Grant Application Now Available [Update: Application Closed]

Update: Applications for the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation 2022 grant cycle were due by August 31. The original version of this post follows: The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation (FSACF) is pleased to announce that grant applications are now available and will remain open through Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. You can … Continue reading →

Welcome to the new FSACF.com!

When you came to the website today, you might have noticed that things look a little different. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to create an updated, modern, user-friendly replacement for the old FSACF.com. The old website had served us well for the past few years, but it was beginning to show its … Continue reading →

Community Action

Economic development is more than promoting traditional business activity. It includes developing community partners that can take action as a coalition that the individual partners would not be able to accomplish by themselves. The economic viability of a jurisdiction is enhanced by these efforts which build a spirit of unity and cooperation that can be leveraged well … Continue reading →

Lehman Scholarship Awarded

Last night, the William F. Lehman American History Scholarship was presented to Thade Yates, Fort Scott High School senior, by Carla Farmer, chair of the FSACF board, and fellow board member Charles Gentry. “I am sincerely grateful to the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation for selecting me as a recipient of the William F. Lehman … Continue reading →

Community Foundation Basics

In 2007, a number of citizens of our county had the foresight to establish The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation (“FSACF”) in order to encourage long-term investments in our area. Since then, the organization has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to schools, governments and charities all across Bourbon County, thanks to the vision of a … Continue reading →

Profile in Philanthropy: Dean Mann

While people often become proud supporters of the communities where they grow up, Dean Mann and his wife Becky brought their energy, enthusiasm and experience to Fort Scott from St. Louis, Missouri. Dean, a certified public accountant, had left behind his career as a partner in a national accounting firm to form a holding company … Continue reading →

Profile in Philanthropy: Janet Braun

Janet Braun happened to be standing beside Dean Mann one morning at a Chamber coffee and discussion between them settled solidly on the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas and the grants it was awarding. She commented to him that several people, including her good friend Anne Emerson, were asking, “Why can’t we do that here?” … Continue reading →

FSACF Announces its 2021 Grant Recipients

FSACF 2021 Grants Presentation group photo

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is excited to announce that 15 grants were awarded totaling $40,345. Last night we presented checks to our grant recipients at a Chamber After-Hours hosted at Landmark National Bank. Congratulations to our 2021 grant recipients, and thank you to all the donors who make these grants … Continue reading →

Partnering to Create Youth Activities

The City of Fort Scott recently announced plans to open a roller-skating rink for individuals of all ages to enjoy. Leading up to this decision, volunteers and others researched the concept of a roller-skating rink to determine if it would be a viable venture in Fort Scott. When it was determined that there was community … Continue reading →

FSACF Annual Appeal for 2020 Underway

The annual appeal for the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation is underway. Since 2009, the Foundation has awarded 146 grants totaling more than $238,500 to area nonprofits. The annual appeal supports the unrestricted endowed fund from which grants are awarded. Grants to our hard-working nonprofits come from the interest on this permanent fund. The principal is never touched, according to … Continue reading →