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.

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Now Accepting Project Requests for the 2022 Care Catalog! 

The Care Catalog is an online, crowdfunding campaign to support nonprofit work in and around the communities of Westmoreland, St. George, Onaga, and St. Marys during the holiday season. This annual campaign is meant to connect donors to nonprofits who are looking for end-of-year funding to reach their project or program goals. The 2022 Care Catalog will primarily be a live online process with lots of fun incentives and will run November 16 to December 7. Learn more about the Care Catalog here.

Download your Project Request form here. Project Request forms are due by September 30th.

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Caring Community Foundation awards nearly $10,000 to local non-profits.

Four local non-profit groups have received grants from the Caring Community Foundation. HRHS Havensville Community Center was awarded $3,000 for new flooring in their entryway. Community HealthCare System received $1,350 for mental health awareness training for community members. The City of Onaga received $5,000 for a new and improved basketball court. The Onaga Historical Society was awarded $275 for supplies and mannequins for displays. Learn more here!

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Coach Lee and Coach Rosenfield Scholarship Match Project raised $15,710!! Thanks to our generous sponsors and all the donors!

The Lee/Rosenfield Athlete-Scholar Award was established to continue the spirit of leadership and excellence modeled by these coaches. The CCF was pleased to work with the Onaga Football Alumni to help ensure that Onaga students will always have monetary support for secondary education.

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Bluestem Electric Cooperative and CoBank have partnered to provide $3000 to the Caring Community Foundation for our community grants. CCF is excited and grateful for their support!

Pictured left to right, Robert Ladner, CCF Board member, Jay Rezac, CCF Board President, and Dan Pollock, Bluestem Board member.

Grant Projects for the RFP are due August 25, 2022. Projects must be completed by November 15, 2023 and final reports are due December 1, 2023.

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Announcing CCF’s Request for Proposals for communities of, or near, Onaga, Westmoreland, St. George, and St. Marys, KS.

$5,000 available!

Timeline and details can be found here.

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CCF Raises $33,000 for Local Non-profits
The Care Catalog project of the Caring Community Foundation (CCF) was a success! As the end of 2021 approached, the CCF decided to extend their year-end appeal to area local non-profits as well. Read more here.

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

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Caring Community Foundation Awards Grants
The Caring Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $3400 in its 2021 grant cycle. The CCF annually awards community enhancement grants to local non-profits engaged in education, healthcare, the arts, and/or community improvement.

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.

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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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