Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to designate a specific cause or geographic area for grant making without having to name a specific organization. Grants are made through an application process administered by the Foundation and/or with a special advisory group with expertise in the field of interest.

The Clifton Community Fund
This is a geographic field of interest fund that supports charitable projects in the city of Clifton, Kansas.

The Hanover Community Fund
This is a geographic field of interest fund that supports charitable projects in the city of Hanover, Kansas.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Washington County
This fund was established with matching dollars from the  Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It serves the same purpose of the Washington County Healthy Living Fund and promotes the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Washington County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Washington County Healthy Living Fund
This is a public health fund formed as a result of participating in the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. Like the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Washington County, it promotes the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Washington County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Recent News

Deadline Nearing for IRA Charitable Contributions

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make an impact on your favorite charity by making a gift from your IRA to a fund at the community foundation. This is an easy and effective way to make a gift that helps satisfy your required minimum distribution, while also reducing your taxable income. Who can take advantage of the IRA charitable rollover provision? If you have an IRA and are 70½ or older, you and your spouse (each) can take a tax-free charitable distribution from your IRA.Who can receive the gift? The IRA must be gifted directly to[...]

Washington County Community Foundation accepting applications for public health grants

WASHINGTON, Kan.— The Washington County Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications to the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Washington County. Online grant applications are due Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Last fall, Annie Yungeberg, USD 108 Preschool teacher, was awarded a community foundation health grant to help teach her students the importance of healthy eating. Yungeberg used the funds to buy a small refrigerator for her classroom, along with healthy snacks purchased from the local Kier's Thriftway. Students were able to try fresh foods like raw green beans, mushrooms, pears, mixed nuts, celery, avocado, tomato, cabbage, prunes, tuna, yams, radishes,[...]