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527 Commercial St., Suite B, Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 342-9304  |  Email:  emporiacf@emporiacf.org

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Please note that all donations represent an irrevocable gift to a fund at Emporia Community Foundation. All information is kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with third parties.
There are several ways in which to become a donor:
Cash and Cash equivalents
Publicly-Traded Securities
Life insurance policies
Tangible personal property
Real estate
Remainder Interests in Property
Oil, Gas, and Mineral Interests 
Bargain Sales
Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations
Bequests
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Gift Annuities
Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations
Charitable lead Trusts
With these donations you have two choices:

1)  Open your own fund:
The foundation staff looks forward to working with you to define and describe a new fund for you. We offer a variety of options so that you can create a fund that meets your individual preferences. With your instructions, we will compose a "new fund agreement letter" that gives the foundation specific directions so that we can administer the fund in accordance with your intentions as the years go by. Receipt of your check officially opens a new fund and we can complete the letter of agreement in a matter of minutes. You can make changes in the agreement at any time, simply by notifying the foundation in writing. You may choose to write a description of your fund and have it included in the various publications of the Emporia Community Foundation.
​2)  Give to an existing fund:
You can choose to give to an existing endowed fund which is held by the Emporia Community Foundation. You may make one check mark to the side of those funds which you would like to help on the form you may download below. We can split your check in any manner you choose, with a minimum of $25 per fund.

Types of Funds

 

Arts & Humanities Funds:
  Arts Council Endowment II Fund -- To improve and maintain the Emporia Arts Council and its programs
  Arvonia Historic Preservation Society -- To support preservation and restoration of historic buildings in Arvonia, KS
  Emporia Celebrates the Flint Hills Fund -- To provide support for community activities that enhances the quality of life in                Emporia and the Flint Hills Region
  Emporia City Band Fund -- To endow the operation of the Summer City Band
  Emporia Granada Theatre Alliance, Inc. Endowment Fund -- To endow the operations of the Granada Theatre
  Emporia Public Library Designated Fund -- To provide support for the Emporia Public Library
  Emporia Public Library Endowed Fund -- To provide support for the Emporia Public Library
  Friends of the Library Fund -- To provide support for the Emporia Public Library's programs and mission
  Lyon County Historical Society -- To endow the operations of the Historical Society
  Pioneer Bluffs Endowed Fund -- To provide support for the facilities and the general operations of Pioneer Bluffs
  Red Rocks Endowment Fund -- To endow the operation of the White home in Emporia (Red Rocks)
  Red Rocks Fund -- To maintain, operate programs and preserve the house at 927 Exchange Street in Emporia, Kansas and                support the house as a museum
  Symphony in the Flint Hills Fund -- To provide support for Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.
Children Funds:
  79 Fund -- To improve Emporia and the surrounding area with emphasis on the children of Emporia
  Wade Barrett Memorial Fund -- To provide support for initiatives related to infant safe sleep education
  Camp Wood Endowment Fund -- To improve the programs and activities of Camp Wood YMCA
  Chase Children's Fund -- To support early childhood programs in Chase County, Kansas
  Dirty Kanza Youth Cycling Fund -- To provide support for youth cycling programs
  East 9th Avenue Park -- For improvements to the park located on the east side of Emporia, KS 
  Emporia Friends of the Zoo -- For continued improvements and embellishments to the Emporia Zoo
  Emporia Public School Endowment Fund -- To assist with non-budgetary educational needs of the Emporia school district
  Food for Students Fund -- To provide nutritional support the needy children of USD 253
  Girls Scouts -- For the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland region
  Grandma Betty Park Fund -- To provide support for the Strong City, KS park
  Heather Stewart Endowment Fund -- To improve the programs and activities of Camp Wood YMCA
  Keep It A Safe Summer (KISS) Fund -- To provide support for the Keep It A Safe Summer event
  Never Let Go Fund -- Financial assistance to Lyon County families with children battling cancer
  NLC Youth Association Fund -- To support the preservation and restoration of the North Lyon County Youth Association                    facilities in Allen, Kansas
  Olpe Splash Park Designated Fund -- To provide support for the Olpe Splash Park
  Project Playscape Fund -- To provide support for a splash pad and baseball field in Americus, Kansas
  Sertoma Train -- To improve and maintain the train at Soden's Grove Park
  Team Schnak Strong Fund -- To provide support for children & families who live with Type I diabetes as well as spread                    awareness by educating the general public about the disease
  Twin Rivers Junior Shooting Sports -- To improve and support promoting youth firearms and hunting safety
  What's In Outdoors Fund -- To promote programs and activities supporting youth/family activities in the Great Outdoors
            including responsibility education, firearm safety and scholarship for students
Education & Scholarship Funds:
 
  Brown Family College Access Endowment Fund -- Provide support for Chase County high school students seeking college
            credit hours
  Buxton Memorial Fund -- In memory of Nick Buxton for technical education in the Electric Power and Distribution                          program at Manhattan Area Technical College
  Chase Children's Fund -- To support early childhood programs in Chase County, Kansas
  Chase County College Access Fund -- Provide support for Chase County high school students seeking college credit hours
  Emporia Christian School Endowed Fund -- To improve and maintain the Emporia Christian School
  Emporia Public School Endowment Fund -- To assist with non-budgetary educational needs of the Emporia school district
  ESU Department of Nursing -- Support improvements to the ESU Department of Nursing in Emporia, Kansas, including
            scholarships
  Flint Hills Community Fund Endowed Scholarship -- For scholarships for graduates of Hartford High School
  Floyd Hagins, Jr. Fund -- For scholarships for students entering the CMA, CNA, HHA or LPN program at Flint Hills Technical
            College
  Lance Hedges Endowed Conservation Fund -- For scholarships and/or the general purpose of The Nature Conservancy
  Milton L. & Fay L. Henderson fund -- For scholarships for Hartford High School graduates for "higher education" including
            technical schools
  Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow (HOTT) Fund -- Increase awareness of the culture, cultivate community service, and
            educate the Hispanic community of the area
  Cheryl Holder Middle School Student Council Activity and Scholarship Fund -- For the benefit of middle school students in
            USD 284 chase County as well as a scholarship for a graduate of the Chase County Junior/Senior High School
  Gregory Longbine Memorial Athletic Fund -- In memory of Greg Longbine to provide scholarships to Emporia State
            University student athletes
  Berta I. Miller Disability Education Fund -- Bookstore credit for ESU Special Education & Rehabilitation Counseling student
  National State Teacher of the Year -- To endow the National State Teacher of the Year Program
  Bill Riggs Memorial Scholarship Fund -- In memory of Bill Riggs to provide assistance to qualified individuals  to pursue
            private pilot flight training
  Southern Lyon County Education Fund -- To support special projects and scholarships in USD 252
  Southern Lyon County Student Honor Flight -- To provide support for the Honor Flight program established by USD 252
  Springer Educational Trust Fund -- For scholarships for Olpe High School graduates
  USD 253 Scholarship Fund -- For scholarships for graduates of Emporia High School
  USD 284 Chase County Scholarships -- For scholarships for graduates of Chase County High School
  What's In Outdoors Fund -- To promote programs and activities supporting youth/family activities in the Great Outdoors
            including responsibility education, firearm safety and scholarship for students
  Buster & Eugenia Wheat Scholarship Fund -- In memory of Buster and Eugenia Wheat to provide scholarships for students
            in North Lyon County
  Monica Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship -- In memory of Monica Wilkinson to provide a scholarship to Hartford High
            School graduates continuing their education at Emporia State University or Flint Hills Technical College
 
General Improvement Funds:
 
  Chase County Community Fund -- To aid Chase County with its charitable needs
  Dirty Kanza Youth Cycling Fund -- To provide support for youth cycling programs
  East 9th Avenue Park -- For improvements to the park located on the east side of Emporia, KS 
  Emporia Area Habitat for Humanity Fund -- To provide support for Emporia Area Habitat for Humanity
  Emporia Friends of the Zoo -- For continued improvements and embellishments to the Emporia Zoo
  Evergreen Cemetery Care Fund -- To provide support for the maintenance of the Evergreen Cemetery located in the 1300                  block of Highway 99, Emporia, Kansas
  Grandma Betty Park Fund -- To provide support for the Strong City, KS park
  Growing Greenwood Fund -- To aid Greenwood County, KS with its charitable needs
  Growing Greenwood Disaster Relief Fund -- To provide recovery support for natural disasters in Greenwood County, KS
  Hamilton Community Improvement -- To improve the community of Hamilton, KS
  Hetlinger Development Center -- An endowment for the continued operation of the Hetlinger Center
  Humane Society -- To endow the operations of the Humane Society
  Kansas Business Hall of Fame Fund -- To provide support for facility improvements as well as ongoing support
  Kansas Parks Trust -- To support the operations and programs of the Kansas Parks Trust
  Lyon County Extension Council Fund -- To support the programs of Extension within Lyon County
  Lyon County Fair Ground Improvement Fund -- For improvements to the Lyon County Fair
  Main Street -- For improvements to the Emporia Main Street Program and its mission
  Main Street Campaign Fund -- To support projects for the betterment of Emporia Main Street
  Nancy Keller Preservation Fund -- To preserve the Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, KS
  North Lyon County Veterans Memorial Project, Inc. -- To build and maintain a Veterans Memorial/Museum to preserve                    the stories of those from North Lyon County who have served in the Armed Forces
  NLC Youth Association Fund -- To support the preservation and restoration of the North Lyon County Youth Association                    facilities in Allen, Kansas
  Olpe Firefighter's Fund -- To provide support for the Olpe Firefighters
  Olpe Knights Building Fund -- To improve and maintain the building widely used by the Olpe community
  Olpe Splash Park Designated Fund -- To provide support for the Olpe Splash Park
  Olpe Veterans Memorial Fund -- To provide support for a Veterans Memorial in Olpe, Kansas
  Perkins Fund for the Future -- To endow the operations and grant making of ECF
  Project Playscape Fund -- To provide support for a splash pad and baseball field in Americus, Kansas
  Reading Community Development Fund -- For the betterment of the greater Reading community, including scholarships
  Reading Playground Fund -- To improve the Reading, Ks. city park
  Rotary Club of Emporia Fund - To provide support for projects and philanthropic initiatives of the Rotary Club of Emporia
  Southern Lyon County Student Honor Flight Fund -- To provide support for the Honor Flight program with USD 252
  St. Andrews Fund -- To improve St. Andrews Church and it's facility in Emporia, KS
  Warner Blackburn/Dirty Kanza Charitable Fund -- To provide support for the betterment of the cycling community & Dirty 
            Kanza Promotions
  Emporia Community Foundation -- For the general benefit of the community forever
Health Related Funds:
  
  Flint Hills Community Health Endowed Fund -- To aid the Community Health Center in serving the Emporia area
  Flint Hills Community Health Fund -- To aid the Community Health Center in serving the Emporia area
  Wade Barrett Memorial Fund -- To provide support for initiatives related to infant safe sleep education
  Never Let Go Fund -- Financial assistance to Lyon County families with children battling cancer
  Team Schnak Strong Fund -- To provide support for children & families who live with Type I diabetes as well as spread                    awareness by educating the general public about the disease
Social Service Funds:
  Chase County Good Samaritan Fund -- To provide for immediate and critical needs of residents in Chase County, KS
  Food for Students Fund -- To provide nutritional support the needy children of USD 253
  Morgan Wilke Fund -- To support proper care of seniors, women, and children in Emporia, KS
  SOS Lohmeyer Family Endowment  Fund -- To endow the operation of the SOS organization
  SOS Lohmeyer Family Fund -- To improve Emporia's SOS organization
 
If you wish to give to the Emporia Community Foundation, you may simply make out a check to the Emporia Community Foundation and note that it is for this fund. By giving to this fund, you will ensure the continued success of the Emporia Community Foundation forever.