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 Receices Hansen 50K Matching Grant Initiative

The Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) has been approved to participate in the DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION 2019 MATCHING GRANT INITIATIVE. For the month of November, 2019, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will provide a 100% match for every endowed dollar raised for the Impact Fund for Cloud County (our unrestricted grant fund), up to a maximum of $50,000. The Matching Initiative Grant will provide an additional match of 50% up to a maximum of $25,000 to the CFCC Administrative Fund. This means the match from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation is 1.5 to 1. If you give $200 it becomes[...]

Kansas Association of Community Foundations Holds Annual Conference

Bob Steimel, Executive Director and Lorene Steimel, Secretary, representing the Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) attended the three-day Annual National Conference for Growing Community Foundations hosted by the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF) held October 27-29, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas. Approximately 476 participants (65% from out of state) from 36 states and 183 community foundations attended the conference. The attendees could attend the three plenary sessions: Challenging “When Your’ve Seen One Community Foundations You’ve Seen One”; “Old School Meets New School” Trends and Changing Conversation; and Will We Make A Difference? We Must. The attendees also selected one concurrent[...]