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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The Caring Community Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners


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.

Caring Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity

We believe that the history, culture and architecture of our downtowns can be a positive driving force for economic development. We believe that appearances matter. We believe in partnership. And we believe that small efforts can inspire big success.

Two $1000 awards are available to help revitalization efforts in the small towns of Pottawatomie and/or Marshall Counties.

Applications are available here and are due August 31, 2018.

For more information contact Susie Kufahl, Executive Director, P.O. Box 54, 307 Leonard Street, Onaga, KS. skufahl@ccfks.org

A Chocolate Affair For People Who Care

A Chocolate Affair For People Who Care

100 People Who Care

The future belongs to those who care enough to build it.

100 People Who Care

Justin speaks to the crowdCaring Community Foundation Announced CHCS Diamond Gala

The Caring Community Foundation hosted the Diamond Anniversary Gala for Community HealthCare System (CHCS) on November 4th. The purpose of this event was to celebrate the anniversary and to kick off funding for the hospital’s new infusion room. 200 people attended, had a great time and were very generous. Proceeds exceeded $25,000. Thank you all for your support!

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Caring Community Foundation Announced Revitalization Grants

Frankfort grants

Onaga and Havensville grants

Grant award press release 2017