Rural Community Foundation Match Resources (Patterson Family Foundation)

2024 Application Portal Opened Tuesday, February 13th 


The Patterson Family Foundation is excited to announce the continuation of our rural community foundation match program in 2024.  This program supported the growth of rural philanthropy across our catchment of rural communities of Kansas and Northwestern Missouri. Our Foundation believes in listening to our communities.  This program will again enable the Community Foundation Board to determine the allocation of funding.

In partnership with the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF), the Patterson Family Foundation will once again provide up to $70,000 for any qualifying community foundation to support their match day event(s), where they engage their community to support the efforts of the community foundation and provide sustainability to their rural community.  This program’s goal is to increase the number of donors, number of donations, and the average gift to the community foundation during the match event(s).

Eligible community foundations are strongly encouraged to review the information on the website for who is eligible for this program, how to apply, how these funds may be used, and reporting requirements. 

You may review the Application Questions and draft your responses to the questions in Word and then copy/paste your responses after you log in to the grant portal.


How to Apply

Patterson Family Foundation uses a portal for our application requests. New applicants, please create a profile by clicking here. Our internal team will confirm this request. It is not instantaneous; please anticipate a response between twenty-four and forty-eight hours.

If you have already registered, please click here to log in.

To reset your password, please follow the account recovery process at login. If you need additional support, please contact us at We will do our best to respond to your request in a timely manner.

Registrations will be accepted until March 12, 2024. Applications will close on March 19, 2024.


2023 Details…………………………

Rural Community Foundation Match Program Overview

We are so excited for this generous match opportunity! As you begin your application process, visit the Rural Community Foundation Match Program webpage to learn more about the program. Event planners for each affiliate may also request the CKCF – Affiliate Resource Guide for this program by contacting Megan Smith (contact information below).

Patterson Family Foundation Resources

Questions? Clarification?

For this new program, we have set up an online inquiry form for questions that arise as you begin the process of planning your Match event. We will also compile questions and answers for your reference moving forward. Please submit your questions using the online inquiry form or check the FAQ rather than reaching out to the Patterson Family Foundation directly.

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