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

May 17, 2021 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. Dale and Don farmed together near […]

Caring Community Foundation Announces First Two Corporate Supporters

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, […]

2020: Growing a Community of Givers

Read our 2020 Annual Report here.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities, Bayer Fund, has awarded the Caring Community Foundation (CCF) $2500 for non-profit community assistance.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities, Bayer Fund, has awarded the Caring Community Foundation (CCF) $2500 for non-profit community assistance. Left to right: CCF Board members Eugene Berges, Jim Moore, John Simecka and Chairman Jay Rezac accept the ceremonial check. The CCF is grateful for this extended opportunity to help our communities.

Local Pandemic Relief UPDATE July 22, 2020

The Caring Community Foundation Emergency Fund is helping to provide relief for COVID-19 local needs. The CCF has received over $12,500 for emergency response from dozens of individuals and businesses. To date, $9250 has been awarded to help meet community needs related to healthcare, food insecurity and rent assistance. The rest of the current balance […]

CHCS purchases ventilator thanks to Caring Community Foundation donations

COVID-19 swept into the U.S., then the Midwest, it upended everyone’s plans for 2020. Difficulties have abounded, but bright spots have also emerged. One example is the charitable efforts of area citizens.  The Caring Community Foundation, or CCF, recently donated $4,000 to Community HealthCare System, or CHCS, as part of a larger effort to provide […]

Bluestem Electric Cooperative and CoBank Partner To Provide Funding To The Caring Community Foundation

Community support is always our goal, but the Caring Community Foundation is especially grateful to have these additional funds to help our communities now during this pandemic. Pictured in the photo are CCF Board Chair Jay Rezac and CCF Director Susie Kufahl with $2000 in grant checks received from Bluestem Electric Cooperative and CoBank. Learn […]

Local Pandemic Relief UPDATE April 20, 2020

The Caring Community Foundation Emergency Fund is helping to provide relief for COVID-19 local needs. Announced just over a week ago, the CCF has received over $11,000 for emergency response from more than a dozen individuals and businesses. To date, $4000 has been awarded to Community HealthCare System for COVID -19 response in our communities, […]

CCF Establishes Emergency Fund

The Caring Community Foundation (CCF) is responding with urgency and compassion to critical community needs arising from the COVID 19 pandemic. The CCF Emergency Fund has been established to help provide financial relief for local healthcare, food insecurity and rent expenses, according to donor preference. Healthcare contributions will be provided to Community HealthCare System (CHCS), […]