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. “We knew there were many community non-profits who could better serve our communities with a little more help,” explained Jay Rezac, board […]

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. The CCF awarded $3000 to USD 322 to replace the Home dugout on the north softball diamond in Onaga. The softball diamond has […]

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.