The Women’s Community Foundation (WCF), a local charitable “giving circle” managed by Central Kansas Community Foundation, was established to provide an avenue for women to engage in local philanthropy. Members share a belief that by working with others, instead of alone, they can maximize their efforts within the community. The motto “together, we can accomplish great things”, reinforces the notion that by pooling funds, women donors can make a significant difference in the project/programs they support within Newton and Harvey County, Kansas.
Throughout the past fifteen years, members of this “giving circle” have combined funds granting nearly $342,500 to altruistic causes such as the Agape Resource Center, HOPE Home Repair, Inc., the Harvey County Safe House, Harvey County Homeless Shelter and Newton Meals on Wheels.
The Women’s Community Foundation is growing! Since 2013, the Premier Membership donation level was introduced plus three endowment funds have been created for the benefit of the WCF to allow our members philanthropic efforts to continue in perpetuity.
- Women’s Community Fund Endowment
- Jan Elizabeth Saab Endowment
- Colleen McCullough Endowment
- Ida “Skip” Rhoades Endowment
Currently, there are five donation levels available, allowing a diverse pool of local women the ability to impact the project/programs we support in Newton and Harvey County. Donations received before September 1, 2021 will be included in the 2021 Grant Cycle.
The Women’s Community Foundation (WCF) offers four membership options. Each option includes voting rights and the option to participate on a committee or the Advisory Board.
- Premier Membership. Donation level of $1,000 or more.
- Full Membership. Donation level between $525 – $999.
- Junior Membership. Donation level of $325, for those 26-40 years old.
- Ms. Membership. Donation level of $125, for those 25 years and younger.
- Other Contributions. Other contributions to WCF are welcome at any time and in any amount. Any woman is welcome to join the WCF or contribute to the fund. It is our desire to attract a membership that is broad, diverse and inclusive.
The WCF Advisory Board reserves a $50 allocation from each membership contribution for operating expenses. Full members of WCF have the option of deciding how the remainder of their contribution will be distributed. The WCF currently has four endowments listed above, and we also conduct an annual campaign to raise funds for the current grants cycle.
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If you need assistance establishing a fund for designation to the Women’s Community Foundation, please contact Angie Tatro at (316) 283-5474 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also available to help discussed your planned gift.
Women’s Community Foundation Resources
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2021 Advisory Board Members
Linda Hwa Davis, Immediate Past Chair
Lori Hein, Chair
Kathy Stucky, Vice chair
Jennifer Vogts, Secretary
Diane Torline, Grants Committee Chair
Margie Knupp, Member-at-Large
2021 Grants Committee
Ann Adrian (through 2022)
Barbara Bunting (through 2021)
Nancy Craig (through 2022)
Christina Downey-Schmidt (through 2021)
Lois Friesen (through 2021)
Diane Torline (thorough 2021)
2020 WCF Grant Recipients
Newton Meals on Wheels, Inc., “Delivering Hope: Delivering More Than a Meal” during Covid-19
Safehope, Healthy Relationships Educational Support
Peace Connections, Keeping Communities Connected
Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, No Excuse for Child Abuse
Newton Presbyterian Manor, Technology for Seniors: Staying Connected to Fight Social Isolation
Health Ministries Clinic, Engaging Patients in Behavioral Health Treatment
CASA A Voice for Children, Inc., Child Grief Journal Project
City of Sedgwick, Automated External Defibrillator
Harvey County Historical Museum, Re-roof building
The Meeting House, Meeting House Baby Bundles
Offender Victim Ministries, BIP Women’s Group
USD 440 – Halstead Middle School, Leadership Empowerment and Advancement Days (LEAD)
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls Need Bigs
New Hope Shelter, Inc., Basic Needs Assistance Fund
Trinity Heights Respite Care, Extra Funds for extra hours during COVID Pandemic
New Jerusalem Missions, First Floor Refrigerator
Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Carriage Factory Arts and Crafts Festival
Bethel College, SafeColleges Title IX
Harvey Arts Connect, Inc., Newton Historical Mural
Contact the CKCF Grants Officer
Michelle Critchfield, Program Officer – Grants