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 awards scholarships

Rope DormanRoylynn MaddenTaegan LarsenTim PeltierAdrianna MichaudAlex KaufmannAustin KaufmannCiara KearnCierra KahrsElizabeth DuvallEmily GenereuxHannah KindelIvon OwenJordan EshbaughJulisa MartinezKora SnavelyMacy McMillanMadelyn MeyerPaul Rundus Community foundation awards scholarships CONCORDIA, Kan.— The Community Foundation for Cloud County has awarded over $19,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The C. Carl Cunningham Rotary Scholarship is for for seniors graduating from Concordia High School. Ciara Kearn, Concordia, received a $1,000 scholarship, Taegen Larsen, Jamestown, received a $500 scholarship and Austin Kaufmann, Concordia, received a $300 scholarship.The Carol Puckett Memorial Scholarship is for for graduates of a Cloud County high school pursuing an education major. Kora Snavely,[...]

CFCC Holds Monthly Grant Committee Meeting

CFCC Holds Monthly Grant Committee Meeting The Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) grant committee  ratified or awarded the following grants, totaling $75.859, at its last monthly committee meeting held June 12, 2020: Impact Fund for Cloud County -a $10,000 grant  to the Cloud County Health Center for the first of five pledges  for the new hospital campaign and a $250 grant to the City of Concordia to pay for the insurance for the American Legion replacement baseball team; Seize the Moment Fund - a $250 grant to the City of Concordia to pay for the insurance for the American Legion replacement baseball team; a[...]