2021 CCF Care Catalog

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 below 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 […]

Wilkerson Teacher Education Scholarship Announces First Recipient

Nola and Larry Wilkerson are respected names around Rock Creek Schools. Larry was a teacher, coach, and administrator in the district for decades. Nola was a teacher and became the first ever elementary counselor for the district in 1987. The Wilkerson children – Barry, Cheri, and Terry all graduated from Westmoreland High School. Cheri currently […]

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. 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

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 […]