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

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[...]