Why Give

Why Give Through the Community Foundation?

  1. You want to leave a lasting legacy. Because of the power of endowment, the names and goals of these funds live forever creating a lasting legacy while providing sustainability for future generations. Click here to see an illustration of endowment.
  2. You want to save time and money. The Foundation provides administrative and grant making support eliminating the need for donors to set up separate institutions, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients.
  3. You want flexibility. The Foundation has the flexibility to respond to the future needs of the community through variance power. If the original donor intent of a gift no longer exists, the local Board of Directors can direct the fund to other uses closely related to the donors’ interests.
  4. You want local knowledge. Our Board of Directors is composed of local community members representing the Cloud County area. This local knowledge will help us to better identify and serve the needs in our communities.
  5. You need a tax deduction. The Community Foundation for Cloud County is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation which is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts made to the Community Foundation for Cloud County are tax deductible.

 

How Can You Participate?

The great part about a community foundation is that anyone can participate, making this truly a community effort.

  1. Establish a fund to provide support for your favorite charitable organization or cause, for both today’s needs and those beyond your lifetime. (All fund types are listed on our home page slider.  Click through and see which one fits your needs the best).
  2. Contribute to any of our existing funds that match your charitable interests. (A list of our funds can be accessed by clicking through our sliders of different fund types on our home page).
  3. Support your community with a gift to the Impact Fund for Cloud County, allowing CFCC to respond to current local needs.
  4. Help support the work of the Foundation by contributing to the Cloud County Administrative Fund.
  5. Encourage your favorite charity to establish an organization fund to provide ongoing support for their work.
  6. Apply for a grant from the Impact Fund for Cloud County or any of our other grants listed on our grants page.
  7. Attend community foundation events and workshops to learn more about estate planning, charitable giving, building endowments and other related topics.
  8. Tell your friends about the Community Foundation for Cloud County and the services that we provide.

Recent News

CFCC awards June grants

The Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) grants committee met June 20, 2019 and awarded the following grants from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund: A $365.49 grant to the City of Concordia to support the National Night Out Program. A $1,000 grant to Catholic Charities for Northern Kansas for hygiene bags for the needy. The next grant committee meeting will be in August, when the July applications will be considered. There will be over $42,000 available to spend in the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and over $345,000 available to spend in the other funds at the start of new[...]

Community foundation awards scholarships

The Community Foundation for Cloud has awarded over $14,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Carl Cunningham Rotary Scholarship for for seniors graduating from Concordia High School. Brenda Craig, Concordia, received a $800 scholarship, Alex Bonebrake, Concordia, received a $500 scholarship, Madelyn Meyer, Concordia, received a $250 scholarship, and Beau Bonebrake, Concordia, received a $250 scholarship. The Carol Puckett Memorial Scholarship for for graduates of a Cloud County high school pursuing an education major. Sarah Collins, Miltonvale, received a $1,000 scholarship. The CF Sunshine Scholarship for for seniors graduating from or graduates of a Cloud County or[...]