Welcome to the Caring Community Foundation

ENHANCING VIBRANT COMMUNITIES IN NORTHEAST KANSAS

A gift to the CCF Community Fund lasts forever and helps us support local efforts including education, healthcare, the arts, agriculture, emergency and firefighting response, history preservation, downtown development, non-profit growth, and more!

Help us complete our journey to a brighter future for local communities by committing to an annual gift to the CCF! Learn more. Donate.

News

 

As of May 21, the CCF has received over $165,000 of relief funds for Westmoreland tornado victims who suffered devastating losses three weeks ago. This vital assistance is being distributed through the City of Westmoreland. The quick response was made possible through the cooperation of the CCF, donors, and the City of Westmoreland. We remain ready to assist further as funds continue to come in. Thanks everyone!

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The Hostetler Wrigley Foundation, Sue Hostetler Wrigley, CEO and Co-Founder, donated $50,000 to the Caring Community Foundation to help  tornado recovery efforts in Westmoreland.  Their amazing generosity is helping Westmoreland re-build!

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CCF Competitive Grant Opportunity! $5000 is available for charitable community development or service. Application and further information available here. Apply by July 22nd, 2024.

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With over $110,000 and donations still coming in, the CCF has coordinated with the City of Westmoreland and is ready to start making monetary relief awards to Westmoreland residents who suffered significant personal loss from the April 30th tornado. The application for assistance can be found here and also at City Hall, Farmers State Bank, and around town.

Return completed applications to the Westmoreland City Clerk’s Office , 202 Main Street, by 5:00 PM Friday, May 17th.

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As a community response to the tornado devastation in Westmoreland, KS the Caring Community Foundation invites you to donate to the Westmoreland Relief Fund.

Donate Now

Help your neighbors in need! Donations can be left at Farmers State Bank or mailed to:
Caring Community Foundation for the Westmoreland Relief Fund
307 Leonard
P.O. Box 54
Onaga, KS 66521

Your donation is tax deductible. 100% of donations will go to the Westmoreland Relief Fund. All PayPal fees will be covered when donating online.

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The CCF does a lot of work behind the scenes to support our local communities.

The Care Catalog was last Fall, but it made quite a splash and ripples are still occurring. Today, KSNT reported on the USD 322 Onaga High School weightlifting room equipment updates funded through the Catalog. There were multiple donors; the story on the 5:00 news focused on Little Apple Toyota, by far the largest donor. The news clip didn’t show the entire crowd of Buffalo proud: several coaches, five students, and CCF. CCF treated all to a pizza lunch following the interview. A huge thank you to all the donors, especially Little Apple Toyota!

 

 

 

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Toyota Gives Generously to the CCF

Demonstrating a deep commitment to community welfare, Little Apple Toyota, in conjunction with Your local Toyota dealerships, has made a substantial donation to the Caring Community Foundation (CCF), totaling $21,190. This generous contribution underscores the dealership’s dedication to supporting local communities and charitable initiatives. Read more here.

Tom Hood, Managing Partner of Little Apple Toyota in Manhattan presents generous gift to Jay Rezac, President, and Susie Kufahl, Director, of the Caring Community Foundation. The donation funded the USD 322 Onaga weightlifting equipment and the Foundation’s Community Fund through the Care Catalog.

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The 2023 Care Catalog raises $67,302!
Care Catalog final results are nothing short of amazing! $67,302 was donated for the 17 projects asking for help this year. Six projects were fully funded. See results here.

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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.

Forever.

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.

About

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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