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 for Cloud County Awards Grants

Community Foundation for Cloud County Awards Grants The Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) grants committee met October 16, 2020  and ratified or awarded the following grants totaling $37,213: Seize the Moment Fund - a $490 grant to USD # 333 for PAUSE PAWS speaker series. Full Court Press for Progress Fund -  a $2,751.71 grant and a $2,688.62 grant  to the City of Concordia to assist with the costs of redoing the tennis courts, basketball courts and build two pickleball courts. Blosser Foundation DA Fund – a $2,000 grant to USD # 333 to provide assistance to needy students to take dual-credit courses at[...]

Community foundation accepting scholarship applications

CONCORDIA, Kan.―The Community Foundation for Cloud County is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, over $20,000 is available to area students through the foundation’s eight 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.Gertrude Whitebread, for graduating Concordia High School seniors attending Kansas State University. Pauline[...]