Mission & History

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance quality of life, today and in the future, by:

  • Enabling donors to fulfill their charitable desires
  • Building a permanent endowment
  • Facilitating prudent management and care of funds
  • Meeting needs through grants, awards, and scholarships;

Our History

The Community Foundation for Cloud County was founded on October 15, 2002, to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting communities in Cloud County. The Foundation is a permanent source of charitable assets to meet both emerging and existing needs of the local communities.

The Foundation believes that as a community we are stronger than we are as individuals. This belief is reflected in our rope logo.

“The idea of a rope– individual fibers braided together to make a stronger whole– inspired this design. The same principle applies in a community: many individuals and groups working together to do what cannot be done alone. The Community Foundation provides a ‘rope’ for this area, enabling projects and furthering creative ideas that might unravel without community help and support.” – Pamela Harris, Designer

The Community Foundation for Cloud County is one of thirteen affiliates in the Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF) in Salina, Kansas. The Greater Salina Community Foundation was established in 1999 and is led by Executive Director, Jessica Martin. Including its affiliates, GSCF has more than $200 million in assets.

Recent News

Community Foundation for Cloud County Awards Grants

CFCC AWARDS GRANTS The Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) grant committee  awarded the following grants at its February 12, 2020 meeting: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund - a $2,000 grant to the City of Jamestown to assist with the July 4th celebration Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Cloud County – a $3,000 grant to KSU River Valley Extension to assist with the cost of  having Mark Potter, former head basketball coach at Newman University in Wichita,  share his greatest victory with 7th-12th graders and at public meeting in Cloud County. His greatest victory was not on the court but[...]

January Updates

Community Foundation for Cloud County Holds Quarterly Board Meeting The Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) Board of Governors held their quarterly meeting at the Concordia Chamber of Commerce meeting room at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The CFCC Consolidated Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Activities for December 31, 2020 showed over $179,000 additional investments  in the Foundation, over $515,000 investment income and over $164,000 in grants awarded for the quarter then ended. The community's total  fund investment in the Community Foundation for Cloud County is over  $8,756,000 as of December 31, 2020. The Foundation had earnings rate for the quarter[...]