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

Match Madness Raises $57,610

The 2020 MATCH MADNESS held March 10, 2020, by the Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) had all thirty-one of the participating funds receive endowed gifts totaling $39,610 which were matched by $18,000 (45.57%) from the CFCC for a total of over $57,610 being added to their respective fund balances. 160 unique individual or business donors contributed 294 gifts this year with the average donation per donor being $247.56 and average gifts per donor being 1.84. Many of the organizations who participated used the fliers and promotion materials provided by CFCC to notify their supporters of this opportunity for match donations made[...]

Community Foundation Awards Grants

CFCC AWARDS GRANTS The Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) grant committee  ratified or awarded the following grants since its last meeting: Seize the Moment Fund - a $500 grant to the POW Camp Concordia Preservation Society for development of  brochures  to inform visitors of the authenticity of the camp and a $500 grant to the Concordia Wesleyan Church to assist with the community Easter Egg Hunt. Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund - a $12,500 grant to the City of Concordia to assist with the cost of the Full Court Press for Progress court revitalization project,  and a $4,000[...]