Welcome to the Caring Community Foundation



For good.

When people do good, they feel good. CCF makes it easy. We serve as a leader, a catalyst, a trusted resource to help initiate and grow your philanthropic ideas.


For community.

You know your community like no one else. Donate to a fund to help meet the needs that mean the most to you in your home town.  Or, give back to your community by creating a “Community Good” fund to help provide assistance for your community’s greatest needs.



Let the CCF enhance your efforts to help ensure a strong and vibrant future for your community. Funds endowed with the CCF will continue to bring good to your community into perpetuity, forever.


What is a Community Foundation?

The Caring Community Foundation (CCF) is about connecting, growing and giving – growing funds for the future of our local communities and connecting donors to needs they care about, right here at home.

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Attend the 2nd Annual Pizza Night on January 28th to support your favorite USD 322 causes.


USD 323 Endowment Planning Committee Members


Left to Right: Trevor Jensen, Allison Bridges, Kristi Timm, Amy Reed, Mike Heptig, Eric Woltje, Jim Moore, Karol Fike, Megan Umscheid, Kevin Logan, Nick Cahoj, Susie Kufahl

CHCS Donor Wall Reveal

We enjoyed recognizing those who have given to CHCS through the employee Greater Giving committee. Contributors to the CHCS Williamson Endowment, and major donors, received special recognition. Their names are now engraved on the donor wall in the lobby of the Onaga hospital. Todd speaks at donor wall

Rock the Foundation for USD 323 on Saturday, September 21st was a resounding success!

Approximately 200 supporters attended the dinner and auction fundraiser to establish and build an endowment for Rock Creek. It was a great evening, filled with generosity and camaraderie!


Community Foundation Offers 2019 Grant Opportunity!

$4000 is available to help revitalization and quality of life efforts in rural Pottawatomie County. Two $2000 awards will be funded by the Community Fund (supported by 100 People Who Care) and by the Wayne Stallard Family Fund. Applications are available HERE and are due September 27, 2019
Contact: Susie Kufahl, Director, CCF, P.O. Box 54, Onaga, KS 66521 skufahl@ccfks.org 785-380-9014

Caring Community Foundation Grant for St. Marys WWI Memorial Arch


Pizza Night for USD 322 a Fun Success!

The Caring Community Foundation held a Pizza Night as a benefit for funds supporting USD 322 at the Onaga High School basketball games on February 12th. Thanks to Dustin VanDonge, owner operator of Buffalo Grill & Pizzeria, and Blue Valley Tele-communications nearly 100 pizzas were donated. 100% of donations went to the school fund of the donor’s choice. The Caring Community Foundation has six funds that exclusively benefit USD 322 for a wide variety of purposes. Donors could choose to have their money assist with academics, the arts, athletics, FFA or a number of scholarships. Community members, alumni and game fans donated over $5000 for the USD 322 funds! As an added bit of fun and support, some have chosen to be Super Donors, those choosing to donate $100 per pizza could choose a student group as the recipient of a pizza. “The pizza, participation, and community spirit were phenomenal” said Susie Kufahl, director of the Caring Community Foundation, “We are very appreciative of Blue Valley’s contribution and the Buffalo Grill’s nearly super-human feat in meeting the pizza demand. It was a lot of work for no personal profit but Dustin is already talking about next year!”

The Caring Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) local public charity serving communities of NE Kansas.

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Onaga Buff fan, Donald Pinick, makes his donation choice at Pizza Night. Caring Community Foundation board members Carol Pollock, Jay Rezac and Robert Ladner are shown working the stand.

A Chocolate Affair For People Who Care

A Chocolate Affair For People Who Care