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 announces Q4 grant awards

The Community Foundation for Cloud County recently awarded grants to 12 area projects and organizations. In October, November and December 2018, grants were funded through the community foundation’s Cloud County Public Health Fund, Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, Impact Fund for Cloud County, Seize the Moment Fund and Youth Activity Fund. The following organizations received funding for charitable projects to benefit Cloud County: Concordia Lutheran Church Bright Beginnings, $11,000 to help children at risk for dyslexia learn to read.MECF, $10,000 to establish the Miltonvale Community Gym.National Orphan Train Complex, Inc., $7,823 to complete payment for the custom statue of Agent Anna Laura Hill.         City of Concordia, $7,000 to help[...]

Community foundation accepting scholarship applications

The Community Foundation for Cloud County is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. This year, over $15,000 is available to area students through the foundation’s seven scholarship funds: C. Carl Cunningham Rotary Scholarship, for graduating Concordia High School seniors. Carol Puckett Memorial Scholarship, for graduates of a Cloud County high school pursuing a major in education. CF Sunshine Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates from Cloud County or Washington County who are pursuing the medical or education field, or plan to attend a recognized trade school. Cloud Ceramics Masonry Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors[...]