Report to the Community 2015-16

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One of our founders, Dick DeVore, died in February 2016. His vision for our organization began with a bold idea to create a vehicle for philanthropic giving. His legacy lives on in many facets of the Wichita Community Foundation.

"We wanted to provide a vehicle for people to channel their charitable giving, to be able to let it grow and spread it out over a number of years." - Dick DeVore about his vision for the Wichita Community Foundation


WHO WE ARE WCF serves as a philanthropic advisor to individuals, families and organizations who want to ensure that their philanthropy is informed, efficient and effective. As a grantmaker, WCF participates in improving quality of life through strategic initiatives.


A MESSAGE FROM OUR LEADERS Wichita has made the journey from a frontier cattle town to a city filled with the world’s most advanced manufacturing technology. Leading this journey were pioneers and entrepreneurs who weren’t afraid to do what needed to be done.


That same pioneering spirit is still alive today. At the Wichita Community Foundation, we see that spirit gaining strength, as our community works to insulate our industries from global economic swings. There has been an increased focus on WCF’s role as a community convener, seeking ways to catalyze broad community change. With this work, we hope to create the space for people to talk, work, fail, try again, and succeed. But focusing on our donors’ intent will always be core to our mission.


In 1986, the founders of WCF knew a community foundation would allow philanthropists to amplify their charitable intentions. Fast forward 30 years, and our intent remains the same: to impact Wichita through generosity and collaboration with our fundholders and the community.


Brian A. Black Board Chair

Shelly Prichard President and CEO



FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017 Brian A. Black | Chair Clark Bastian | Vice-Chair Lyndon Wells | Secretary Paul Allen | Treasurer Sheryl Wohlford | Past-Chair Pamela Ammar Tami Bradley Yolanda Camarena Dr. Noreen Carrocci Steve Cox Cokie Diggs Dr. Sylvia Do Tom Dondlinger Jeff Fluhr Gary Gamm Jeff Korsmo Thomas Martin Mary Lynn Oliver Hale Ritchie Barry Schwan Lynn Stephan Tom Triplett


HECTOR CORTEZ Chief Financial Officer

COURTNEY BENGTSON Director of Strategic Initiatives

JAMES WOODS Director of Donor Services


PENNY KYLAR Accounts Manager

OUR MISSION The Wichita Community Foundation is the catalyst that creates lasting legacies by partnering with people, families, and organizations to devote resources to causes that matter.


Communications Coordinator


GENERATIONAL COMMITMENT Victor Murdock Fund Although he only lived in Wichita during his childhood, Capt. Victor Delano had a love for the city. Delano, the grandson of Victor Murdock, a former editor of The August 2014. A portion of his estate Wichita Eagle, along with other contributed to increasing the value Murdock heirs, sold The Eagle of the fund. to Knight-Ridder in 1974. Delano To honor Delano, the Board of established the Murdock Foundation Trustees of the Victor Murdock Fund from the sale, known today as made a $100,000 contribution to the the Victor Murdock Fund at the Sedgwick County Wichita Community Zoological Society Foundation. from the fund. I want to honor my The Fund supports a “Victor was on grandparents and wide range of causes, the Board of the pay back a city that has including journalism Smithsonian Zoo, been good to me." scholarships, history, where Mark Reed's fine arts, health, and father was the - Victor Delano science among others director, so he had subjects. Since the a special feeling establishment of the for the Reed family and the Zoo," fund, nearly $1 million dollars has said Board of Trustee member Fred contributed to the quality of life in Berry. “Victor had a special feeling Wichita. for Wichita beyond that of a Murdock At the age of 94, Delano died in heir."


Delano's prestigious and extensive career in the U.S. Navy, specifically his work during Pearl Harbor, was highlighted in various publications, including Time magazine. While his work took him around the world, Delano's love for Wichita remained. “Victor read The Wichita Eagle every day,” said Murdock Board of Trustee member Carol Nazar. “He was very engaged in Wichita.” Delano’s final gift to the city – his estate contribution to the Victor Murdock Fund – ensures his legacy and work will continue in Wichita for years to come.

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Pg. 6 L to R: Victor Murdock and Capt. Victor Delano in Trieste, Italy 1925 Pg. 7 L to R: Victor Murdock, Capt. Victor Delano, Katherine Fleeson (daughter of Victor Murdock) 1943


A LASTING LEGACY James H. and Sandra G. Tangeman James and Sandra Tangeman, more commonly known as Jim and Sandy, moved to Wichita in 2005 following Jim's retirement after 39 years as President of three Western Kansas and to date, it is still growing and community colleges. While living in making a difference to that part of Garden City, Jim also presided over the country," Jim said. "(My wife and the Western Kansas Community I) are a proponent of community Foundation (WKCF). foundations and their "I knew that community As others are services." foundations were a The WKCF attorney also considering vital key to funding helped the Tangemans their own future, important projects for develop their personal we would advise advancement of the trust and will. them to visit necessary needs within "It made us think clearly with the leaders the community," said about our financial future at WCF for their Jim. and what kind of legacies expert advice and During his years at we wanted to continue wisdom." WKCF, Jim reached after our death," said out to many smaller Sandy. - Jim Tangeman communities in the The couple said having Western Kansas area and provided such a document is great to ensure the opportunity for other communities that all their bases are covered. to form their own foundations. Jim and Sandy are active members "It was a satisfying experience, at their church in east Wichita,


Holy Cross Lutheran, and support a number of other charities and special projects that are important to improving the lives of people who live and work in Wichita. "The great thing about the Wichita Community Foundation is that we just provide them a copy of our trust and instructions as to how we desire our proceeds to be distributed," said the Tangemans. "This arrangement with WCF will allow them to distribute our annual proceeds long after we are gone." "We know they (WCF) will continue to be trustworthy and prudent in their work with our funds," the couple said.


WICHITA'S NEW TRAJECTORY Focus Forward >> Let's Right Our Story After James Chung of Reach Advisors was featured in the Fuel the Fire Speaker Series, a 2014 project of the Wichita Community Foundation, Wichita Downtown Development project focuses on identifying Corporation and the Wichita Metro motivators for the region's future Chamber of Commerce, maximizing economic growth. WCF's impact on Wichita's growth "Reach Advisors," said Chung, "was became a topic of created to fill (the) internal conversation. need for strategic The future of "After James Chung changes driven by Wichita will be shared his work and data, rather than defined by deliberate initial findings with guesswork." actions taken to drive Wichita, WCF saw During the initial data intentional outcomes." the opportunity to presentation in the engage with Reach fall of 2015, more than - James Chung Advisors to identify 1,000 attendees were measures of future charged with finding success for our community and ways to address four challenges: region," said WCF President and business cycle, entrepreneurial, CEO Shelly Prichard. human capital and perception. The possibility of this work turned Chung returned to Wichita in into reality when WCF launched July 2016 for his second round of Focus Forward, a multi-year initiative. data, with a heavy focus on levers of This deep-dive predictive analytics success between high-growth and


lower-growth comparable cities, as well as stories of economic progress in Wichita since the launch of Focus Forward. "While these four challenges are complex, other communities have successfully addressed them and changed their economic future," said Chung. "Wichita can, too." Focus Forward data presentations and announcements are available at Also, stay connected through, an initiative of the Bastian family. Follow the conversation and engage with others on social media using #LetsRightOurStory.





To celebrate three decades of philanthropic work in Wichita, WCF granted to three focus areas: the community, nonprofit sector, and youth education.

Sedgwick County Zoo's Back to School Bash 1

In partnership with Dillons and KAKE, WCF paid the $1 entrance fee for the Sedgwick County Zoo's Back to School Bash on Aug. 6, 2016. More than 12,400 people attended the event. 1b


#ThrowbackThirty Grant Competition 2

This competitive process awarded grants, identified through the four challenges, to further the impact of WCF's strategic initiative, Focus Forward. Nine organizations received $13,500 for their projects.

The Next Generation of Philanthropy 3

WCF worked with USD 259 high school leadership courses to discuss charitable giving. Students then formed groups and applied for $1,000 and $500 grants from WCF to address needs in their schools.

1a: Rain didn't deter the crowds of families and friends from lining up outside the Zoo entrance before the gates opened at 8:30 a.m.

1b: A young family enters the Zoo after learning their admission has been paid for. Families of all sizes attended the Back to School Bash.

1c: Courtney Bengtson (WCF), James Woods (WCF), Tim Boknecht (KAKE), Shelly Prichard (WCF) and Sheila Lowrie (Dillons)

2a: The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas was awarded a $1,500 grant in Round 2: Human Capital during #ThrowbackThirty. 2a

2b: In Round 3: Entrepreneurial Challenge, Junior Achievement of Kansas used the grant to expand the program in three K-8 classrooms.

2c: During Avenue Art Days, artists painted murals on various buildings. Douglas Design District received a grant in Round 1: Perception.



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3a: Students at Wichita East High School were eager to form groups and submit ideas for WCF's grant competition for USD 259 schools.


3b: A crowd of students and faculty gathered at Wichita West High School to discuss needs in their school and pitch ideas aloud.

3c: WCF staff members James Woods and Courtney Bengtson revealed details about the video submission portion to DECA students.


MEMORABLE MOMENTS As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we pause to remember several defining events on our path to philanthropic success.


2000 114 total funds


Total grants exceed $1 million

Dick DeVore and other community leaders found WCF

Mary Lynn Oliver initiates challenge grant campaign

Assets at $700,000

Knight Foundation Fund opens

1998 Assets at $20 million Total contributions exceed $21 million

$2 million granted $4.4 million in contributions

In its third and final year, WCF's Art Day of Giving (ArtDOG) generated more than $1.5 million for 57 local arts nonprofits.

2016 $5 million granted



Longtime Executive Director Jim Moore retires


New strategic plan is adopted

Focus Forward initiative launches

Rob Allison hired as CEO

WCF accredited with National Standards

Move from transactional to transformational grantmaking

WCF office space expansion and renovation

Total grants exceed $44 million

Assets at $43 million

Shelly Prichard hired as CEO

Total grants exceed $86 million

WCF relocates office space to Epic Center

Total contributions exceed $97 million


A PASSIONATE VOLUNTEER The Bridget Fund As an avid volunteer at the Kansas Humane Society, Kansas Honor Flight, and United Methodist Open Door, Sue Kleinheksel spends multiple days of the week volunteering in the and protect dignity of community Wichita community. members in need. "I truly enjoy reaching out and Sue volunteers every Wednesday connecting people through different at Open Door’s Klothes Kloset, a organizations," said Sue. service that provides free, gentlyA lifelong Wichitan, she said it was used clothing for infants, children her parents who inspired her to live and adults. her life at the benefit of others. On a typical day, the Klothes Kloset "It was my good provides clothing for fortune to have had the 125-140 families. Open We see parents I had," Sue said. Door's development immigrants In 2014, the Bridget director, Jeremy Kindy, from all over the Fund, named after Sue's said on a busy day, they world shop at the late canine companion, have up to 190 families Klothes Kloset." was established at the shop. - Sue Kleinheksel Wichita Community Not only does Sue Foundation. A portion devote her time, she of the endowed fund supports Open donates clothing as well. She often Door, which strives to provide for wears apparel that she has found on basic human needs, promote positive the racks. life changes, and restore hope The navy jacket and floral pants Sue


is wearing in the photo on the left were a couple of the many treasures she discovered at the Klothes Kloset. "Her volunteer work, and other gifts we receive from her and the Bridget Fund, have allowed the agency to continue to provide services to the people we work with each day in the Wichita community," said Kindy. "We appreciate all of the help that Sue brings to Open Door." Of course, Sue takes Bridget with her wherever she volunteers — on a magnet she proudly fastens to her jacket. "Bridget loves to give back to the community," she said.


LEADERSHIP THROUGH FAITH Young Life - Storms Legacy Fund

As Young Life Wichita celebrates its 60th anniversary, Young Life's Storms Legacy Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation is already seeing the benefits of its agency to open an endowment fund that fund, which opened at WCF in focuses on reaching students in USD September 2015. 259 through annual On Feb. 3, 2013, operating expense The team at lifetime Young Life distributions. WCF interacts volunteers, Randy "WCF is a trusted with our donors and and Suzy Storms, vehicle in Wichita," friends in a way that were tragically killed said Shepherd. "So honors the spirit of in a car accident. when we considered our organization "You would never creating Young Life's and our stewardship see Randy alone, endowment, or our professionals." because he embodied own foundation, it the attractive and was clear that WCF's - Matt Shepherd approachable nature services allowed us of Jesus," said Matt to be part of making a Shepherd, Metro Director of Young difference locally." Life Wichita. In August, more than 150 students To continue Randy and Suzy's gathered at Grace Presbyterian legacy, Young Life worked with WCF Church in Wichita to celebrate the


life of Randy and Suzy Storms. The far-reaching impact of the Storms' legacy was shown through storytelling, dinner, communion and worship. Young Life's goal is to raise funds that will provide the means to hire a full-time director to reach kids outside of their current capacity: kids with disabilities, teen moms and urban students. "Our hope is to create a long-term strategy that allows friends of Young Life to invest in kids for years to come," Shepherd said.



Assets (in millions $)

$64.0 $58.9 $51.5

$33.9 $23.5





Gifts Received



(Cumulative in millions $) $97.6 $84.5

$50.0 $29.7





Grants Made



(Cumulative in millions $) $68.3 $48.4

$24.8 $12.3 2000





Fiscal year 2016 figures are unaudited


OUR DONORS We do our best to ensure the accuracy of this list, but errors may still occur. Please accept our apologies if you discover an error, and contact us so that we may correct it. This list contains funds opened prior to June 30, 2016. Funds created in fiscal year 2016 are bolded.

Donor Advised Funds Jan & Jerry Aaron Charitable Fund Advocates to End Chronic Homelessness Fund Buck & Gladys Alley Family Charitable Fund Thornton E. & Kathleen Anderson Fund Armstrong Charitable Fund Edward W. & Mildred F. Armstrong Donor Advised Fund Sheryl J. Baker Fund Stephen M. Baker Donor Advised Fund Christine C. Bastian Fund Clay & Kate Bastian Donor Advised Fund Clark & Sharon Bastian Donor Advised Fund Bastian Family Donor Advised Fund Bridget Fund Carney Family Charities Foundation Fund Dan Carney Fund Charlie & Marla Chandler Charitable Fund Arthur N. & Sherida Dill Claassen Charitable Fund James & Ann Coen Fund Coen Family Foundation Fund Coen Charitable Fund

Jerry & Catherine Cohlmia Fund Bill & Dorothy Cohen Charitable Fund Compton/Brewer Agape Fund Linda K. Constable Fund Dorth & Virginia Coombs Philanthropic Trust Fund Don & Bettie Cordes Fund Hector & Shawna Cortez Family Fund Cox Communications of Kansas Charitable Fund Cox Communications of Kansas Reserve Fund Steve & Janis Cox Charitable Fund Richard A. & Hazel I. Curry Fund Delta Dental Foundation Fund Delta Dental Foundation Charitable Fund DeVore Family Fund Roger & Nancy Elliott Charitable Giving Fund Excel 4 Kids Fund Fidelity Bank Fund Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch Fund The Foulston Donor Advised Fund Lawrence C. Freund St. Leo Church Cemetery Fund Justus H. Fugate Family Charitable Gift Fund

Gamm Family Donor Advised Fund Tom & Carole Garretson Fund Christopher J. & Mary C. Goebel Fund Robert L. & Rosalie Goebel Fund William J. & Janet O. Goebel Fund O.S. & Jaclyn Gossard Fund James "Jack" C. & V. Madeline Graham Fund Janice & Bill Hanna Family Fund Dave & Sharon Hewitt Fund Hope & Grace Fund The Marlene Howell Fund Vernell & Celestine Jackson Fund William M. & Rhonda C. Johnson Charitable Fund Richard M. & Hannah R. Kerschen Fund John S. & James L. Knight Foundation Fund The Knorr Family Advisory Fund Koch Industries Inc. Fund K R Children's Fund Eric & Debbie Larson Fund Thomas J. Lasater Family Fund Bill & Debby Lucas Fund Eddy & April Lucas Fund Martens Family Fund Tom & Nancy Martin Fund John & Barbara McCune Charitable Fund Victor Murdock Fund Phil & Sharon Neff Charitable Fund New Beginnings Fund Joe & Sarah Nold Fund Oatman Family Charitable Fund Mary Lynn & William L. Oliver Jr. Fund The Orthopedics Fund Thomas A. & Mindy H. Page Fund The PALS Fund Ronald V. & Virginia A. Paulseen Donor Advised Fund

George H. & Marilyn B. Pearson Fund Jan & Steve Randle Charitable Gifting Fund Robert & Sharol Rasberry Fund John M. Reiff Charitable Fund Dennis L. & Ann M. Ross Charitable DA Fund Joe & Devon Rothwell Fund Ritchie Corporation Charitable Trust Fund Edward C. Ritchie Donor Advised Fund Janie & Hale Ritchie Fund A. Scott & Carol Ritchie Fund Galen & Brenda Schawe Fund Charles Stark Charitable Fund Textron Aviation Fund George R. Tiller, M.D. Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Women's Health J.P. Weigand & Sons Charitable Fund Westar Energy Fund Anonymous Fund

Designated Funds Connie Claire Arnold Endowed Fund Bruce & Jacquelin Buehler Memorial Fund Class of Wichita, Inc. Fund Discovery Place Endowment Fund East High Class of 1964 Fund Pauline K. Eby Fund Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Library Endowment Fund Friends of the Wichita Public Library Fund

Friends of the Wichita Public Library Marketing Fund Friends University Fund Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Endowment Fund The Gold Coin Society Fund Heather's Camp Fund Johnson - Williamson Fund Kansas Children's Service League Fund Gary Kipp Insurance Fund Sue Margaret Kleinheksel Endowed Fund for the Improvement to the Lives of People & Pets Fund Leadership Atchison County Fund Leadership Independence Fund Leadership Junction City Fund Leadership Wichita Fund Legacy of Hope Endowment Fund/ ARC Lions Vision Care Fund - Hank Rasmussen Endowed Fund Lions Vision Care Fund - Hank Rasmussen Passthrough Fund Kent A. Mauk Endowed Fund for the Friends of the Augusta KS Public Library W. Tom Meredith KDA Fund Carina P. Michel Memorial Education Fund Rose Mary Mohr Endowment Fund Music Theatre of Wichita Endowment Fund Norstad Memorial Stock Fund Norstad Memorial Fund Jean Kindel Garvey Orpheum Endowment Fund Orpheum R & R Fund Dr. J. Stanley & Mildred J. Reifsneider Memorial Fund

Donald D. Sbarra Fund Stella B. Shawver Fund Stannard Fund-BSA St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Fund SUCCESS in the Middle Fund Wichita Children's Home Designated Endowment Fund FWAM Howard E. Wooden Lecture Series Fund Wichita Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund Wichita Salvation Army Fund YMCA Endowment Fund Young Life - Storms Legacy Fund

Field of Interest Funds Buddy Bear Fund Edward C. & Elizabeth M. Burns Fund Harold W. & Mary Ellen Deets Endowed Fund Fund for the Advancement of Wichita, in honor of Carol Nazar Doris V. Happy Fund Kansas Health Foundation Nutrition & Physical Activity Expansion Fund Margot Skinner Charitable Foundation Fund Paul F. & Pamela S. Masterson Field of Interest Fund Cora Ellis Middlekauff Endowed Fund for Indigent Care Walter & Eva Schimmel Endowed Fund Gracie Varney Charitable Fund Wichita Wagonmasters Good Life Grant Non-Endowed Field of Interest Fund Wichita Committee of 100 Fund

Alice Virginia White Endowment Fund for Dog & Cat Welfare Wichita Public Schools Athletics Gift Fund Wichita Public Schools Athletics Endowment Fund Wichita Public Schools Fine Arts Gift Fund Wichita Public Schools Fine Arts Endowment Fund Wichita Public Schools Mini-Grant Gift Fund Wichita Public Schools Mini-Grants Endowment Fund Koch Foundation for WPS Mini- Grants Endowment Fund Anonymous Funds

Agency Funds TKAAM Building Fund TKAAM Endowment Fund Andale District Library Endowment Fund American Overseas Schools Historical Society Beautification Endowment Fund American Overseas Schools Historical Society Operating Endowment Fund Association of Fundraising Professionals - Sharon G. Miles Fund Botanica Endowment Fund Boy Scouts of America Quivira Council Fund Charles D. James/Breakthrough Club Endowment Fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedgwick County Fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka Endowed Fund

Caldwell Area Hospital & Health Foundation Fund Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, Inc. Endowment Fund Covenant Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund Episcopal Social Services Endowment Fund Extension Master Gardener Endowment Fund Great Plains Diabetes Research, Inc. Fund Guadalupe Health Foundation Fund Higher Ground Legacy for Recovery Fund Historical Museum Fund Hospice, Inc. Fund Heartspring Fund Heartspring Foundation Fund Kansas Humane Society Fund Jabara Family Foundation, Inc. Fund Junior Achievement of Wichita Fund Kansas Boys' State Foundation Fund KETCH Endowment Fund KPTS Endowment Fund Kansas Health Ethics, Inc. Fund Maude Carpenter Children's Center Endowment Fund Maude Carpenter Children's Home Endowment Fund Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Fund Old Cowtown Museum Endowment Fund RUCF Endowment Challenge Fund

Roots & Wings, Inc. Endowment Fund Senior Services, Inc. Endowment Fund Shoaf, Odis Memorial Endowment Fund - Hospice, Inc. Starkey, Inc. Fund Sedgwick County Zoo Endowment Fund Trees For Life Fund Wichita Art Museum Board Designated Fund Wichita Art Museum, Inc. Endowment Fund Wichita Art Museum Glass Art Fund Wichita Art Museum Lois K. Walls Education Endowment Fund Wichita Children's Home Endowment Fund Wichita Children's Home Challenge Endowment Fund Wichita Eye Foundation Endowment Fund Wichita Area Girl Scout Council Fund Wichita Grand Opera Endowment Fund Wichita Public Library Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund Wichita Lifeline Endowment Fund

Scholarship Funds Wichita Aero Club Humphrey Scholarship Fund Wichita Aero Club Stimpson Scholarship Fund Beth Alexander Memorial Fund Randy Banks Memorial Scholarship Fund

Olive Ann Beech Fund for Improved Health Care, Med. Education & Research Fund The William & Hazel Busch Endowed Scholarship Fund Lorraine & Otis Smith Caddie Scholarship Fund E. Eugene Carter Scholarship Fund J.D. Edmiston Scholarship Fund for Track & Field Athletes Gregory Fleming Memorial Scholarship Fund Forget Me Not Scholarship Fund Matthew Aaron Gamm Memorial Scholarship Fund Brian David Higby Fund Trevor McCoy Scholarship for Wildlife Management Fund Chad McCune Scholarship Fund Russ & Helen Meyer Scholarship Fund James D. Moore Endowed Scholarship Fund Optimist Memorial Scholarship Fund James K. Pitetti Memorial Scholarship Fund Rottinghaus Scholarship Program Fund Galen & Brenda Schawe Scholarship Fund Timothy Seguine Wichita NW High School Scholarship Fund Patricia G. Smith MICU Nursing Scholarship Fund Soroptimist/Olive Ann Beech Memorial Scholarship Fund Wichita High School East Scholarship Fund

Unrestricted Funds Bank IV Unrestricted Fund Walter H. & Olive Ann Beech Memorial Fund S.M. & Laura H. Brown Charitable Trust Fund Caredis Fund Fidelity Savings Assoc. of KS Fund Funds For The Future of Wichita Philanthropic Leadership Fund Richard & Harriett Price Fund

Dale V. Reed Fund Carl & Mildred Rohwer Fund A. Scott & Carol Ritchie Oliver Challenge Fund Robert J. & Alice R. Sauer Fund Donna J. Schmid Fund Kenneth Wagnon Oliver Challenge Fund E. Lawrence & H. Lucile Wulfmeyer Fund

TYPES OF FUNDS AT WCF Our model for creating funds is simple and tailored to the intention, personality and mission of each donor. The initial contribution to open a fund is $10,000, with the exception of scholarships, which is $25,000.



Nonprofit organizations can establish agency funds to provide a source of annual income to carry out their charitable work.

These funds can be established to benefit specific charities named by the donor.



These funds enable donors to recommend the charitable organizations or programs they wish to receive grants.

These funds enable donors to identify a specific interest area (e.g. the environment, children’s needs, the arts, etc.) to support.



These funds assist and encourage promising students, including those challenged by educational costs.

These gifts support WCF's community leadership, grantmaking and strategic initiatives.



SETTING UP A FUND AT WCF Begin your charitable journey today

Listed below are the recipients from competitive grant rounds WCF manages for donors in fiscal year 2015-16.

Knight Foundation Fund

Victor Murdock Fund

Arts Council, Inc. | $100,000 SoCe Neighborhood Action Foundation | $18,200 Wichita Educational Foundation | $25,000 Wichita Festivals, Inc. | $25,000 Wichita State University Foundation | $65,390

Communities in Schools in Wichita and Sedgwick County, Inc. | $2,500 Guadalupe Clinic, Inc. | $3,000 Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita, Inc. | $3,125 Union Rescue Mission of Wichita, Inc. | $3,662 Mark Arts (formerly Wichita Center for the Arts) | $5,000 Wichita State University Foundation | $4,700

Wagonmasters Fund Children First CEO Kansas | $971 Fundamental Learning Center, Inc. | $944 Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, Inc. | $500 Guadalupe Clinic, Inc. | $500 Historic Wichita Cowtown | $500 ICT S.O.S. | $1,000 Medical Service Bureau, Inc. | $1,000 Passageways, Ltd | $1,000 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita | $1,000 Wichita Children’s Home | $1,000 Wichita Festivals, Inc. | $750 Wichita Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) | $1,000

Tiller Memorial Fund Central Plains Health Care Partnership | $10,000 Kansas Learning Center for Health | $10,000 Let's Talk, Inc. | $10,000 Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri | $20,000 Physicians for Reproductive Health, Inc. | $20,000 University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita Medical Practice Association | $10,000

Learn more about our awarded grants and available funding at


Choose a type of fund

• Agency Fund • Designated Fund • Donor Advised Fund • Field of Interest Fund • Scholarship Fund • Unrestricted Fund


Decide what type of gift to make

We accept a variety of assets – both current and through deferred giving, including cash, real estate, wills and revocable trusts and much more.


Determine your gift's longevity

Determine whether your gift (with the exception of an Unrestricted Fund gift) will be endowed or non-endowed.


Set up a fund

Once you determine your type of fund, we will finalize the process through our fund agreement forms.


Contact our staff

After reviewing a sample fund agreement on, contact us. We look forward to exploring the possibility of opening a fund at the Wichita Community Foundation with you.

Individuals featured on photo band: • Lynn and David Gilkey • Jerry and Jan Aaron, Lynn and Don Stephan • Hazel and William Busch • Dick DeVore, Jordan Haines, Dorothy Reed, H. Dean Ritchie, Fred F. Berry, Jr. • Sherdeill Breathett, Cheryl Warne • James and Madeline Graham • Mary Lynn Oliver, Charlie Johnson • Edward "Pete" and Mickey Armstrong We invite you to view our electronic Report to the Community on our website at The Wichita Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance for best practices in donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration as set forth by the Council on Foundations.

Today’s simple steps leave a lasting legacy and memorable imprint on our city's future. The Wichita Community Foundation is here, for the next 30 years and beyond, to encourage and inspire as you bring your charitable visions to life.

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