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

July Grant Recipients Announced

The Community Foundation for Cloud County grants committee met August 13, 2019, and awarded grants from the following funds:  Seize the Moment Fund - $500 grant to the City of Concordia for the Big Book of Big Trucks (50 each) for the Touch-A-Truck event at the Broadway Plaza $500 grant to the Cloud County Ducks Unlimited for a lifetime youth hunting/fishing license $166 grant to the Cloud County Health Center for casino tables for the Cloud County Foundation for Health Care, CHS Stuco and CCCC student engagement program Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund - $15,000 grant to the City of Concordia to support Downtown[...]

Community Foundation for Cloud County Holds Annual Meeting

The Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) Board of Governors held their annual meeting at the Concordia Chamber of Commerce meeting room at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The CFCC Fund Summary report for June 30, 2019, showed over $784,000 additional investments in the Foundation, over $554,500 investment income and over $459,500 in grants awarded for the year then ended. The community's total fund investment in the Community Foundation for Cloud County is over $8,150,000 as of June 30, 2019. The Foundation had an earnings rate for the quarter ending June 30, 2019 of 3.41%, an earnings annual rate was[...]