Welcome to the Caring Community Foundation


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.


Coming Soon: 2021 CCF Care Catalog! If you are a local non-profit doing charitable work for the Onaga, Westmoreland, St. Marys or St. George area, click here to see how we can help you gain additional funding for your projects. We are connecting philanthropy to local charitable work and highlighting the good being accomplished in our communities.

Thank you to our sponsors! Farmer’s State Bank, Charlson & Wilson, Short Stop, Rezac Land and Livestock, Cline Realty & Auction, John and Paulette Simecka, Anonymous


Wilkerson Teacher Education Scholarship Announces First Recipient

Wilkerson Teacher Education Scholarship committee members Nola Wilkerson and Scott Harshbarger make the Scholarship’s first award to Sarah Abitz. Read more here.






Caring Community Foundation Hosts Appreciation Barbecue

The Caring Community Foundation hosted a barbeque in Westmoreland in appreciation of their donors and the communities they serve, Sunday evening June 27th. Ron Wilson, Cowboy poet entertained, the weather, grilled supper and the company were fine! Ron Wilson even dedicated a poem to the CCF that can be read here. A good time was had by all!



Caring Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity

$3,ooo available to help revitalization and quality of life efforts in rural Pottawatomie County. Grants are funded by the Community Fund, supported by 100 People Who Care. Applications are available here and are due July 30th.


Life’s Work Turned into Life’s Legacy

You can probably identify someone who has worked hard all their life. A special few of these people have the means and the mindset to create lasting impact for the future of their community. Dale and Donald Krouse are two brothers who have done just that. Read more here.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age 5. This special project of The Caring Community Foundation currently serves those in the 66549 zip code, thanks to our partnership with generous donors in Westmoreland. If you would like to become a donating sponsor to help and expand the program, please contact us for more information. Sign up is available here.


The Caring Community Foundation’s Journey with a Cause – Expedition Campaign is starting off with strong community support from Kan Equip, Wamego and Farmers State Bank, Westmoreland, Onaga and Manhattan. Learn more.

Shown in the KanEquip photo, left to right, are John Simecka, Mark Besthorn, Jim Meinhardt, Barbara Meinhardt, Jaimee Hoobler, Grant Meinhardt, April Goff, Craig Goff, Brydon Meinhardt and Jay Rezac.

Farmers State Bank employees, shown left to right, are Jennifer Fleming, Chelsie Eisenbarth, Kaylene Plummer, James Moore, and Alan Engelken.

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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