Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, partnering with the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK), has an opportunity to acquire $120,000 in funding from the Kansas Health Foundation by participating in the Giving Resources to Our World Healthy Kansas Initiative (GROW II).
Twelve community foundations in Kansas were selected to participate in the program.
The program is used to help foundations build endowments to underwrite solutions to local issues.
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Currently, the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation has already received pledges totaling just over $139,200. Well on the way to raising the necessary $240,000 required to obtain the additional grant funding, Chairperson Janet Braun said that she is pleased with the progress so far, but she expects this to create a lot of excitement. “It isn’t very often that a small community foundation like ours has such a terrific opportunity to receive matching money. And, the good news is that we are over halfway to our goal!” said Braun.
“This means that we can create an endowment that will provide financial opportunities for grants and assistance for perpetuity,” added Braun.
How to Get Involved
The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation has six years to accomplish raising funds to meet the goal. Donors may make a one-time, single contribution, or they may pledge a gift to be contributed annually for several years.