COVID-19: Donate to the Relief Effort


Your donation can stay right in your community!
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In addition to online donations, you may direct your check to the following address. Again, if you with to direct your donation to stay in your community, please write your community name in the memo of your check.

Central Kansas Community Foundation
301 N Main, Suite 200
Newton, KS 67114

What are we doing?

We are keeping an eye on the evolution of the pandemic and working with our partners and local government and health officials to identify the best way to respond. We will continue to do so until the affects of the pandemic are resolved.

Also, we have activated the Central Kansas Community Relief Fund to accept donations from individual donors, corporations and foundations to aid in the short-term and long-term recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic disaster. The fund will provide for grants to non-profits and other public agencies in our communities.

How can you help?

1) Donate to the Central Kansas Community Relief Fund. This fund serves charities in our larger service area communities (MAP).

2) Donate to an individual community fund, including Douglass Community Relief Fund, El Dorado Community Relief Fund, Hillsboro Community Relief Fund, Peabody Community Relief Fund, and the Valley Center Community Relief Fund.

3) Give directly to a charity that supports your community in times of great need and disaster recovery, such as food banks, shelters, community health organizations and senior centers

Who have you helped?

You generous donations have supported grants for the immediate needs of these organizations – Health Ministries Clinic, New Hope Shelter, Food Pantry in Burrton, Prairie View, New Jerusalem, Agape, EmberHope, Trinity Heights Respite Care, FACT of Marion County, Main Street Ministries, Numana, Rainbows United, Mirror, Inc., El Dorado Senior Center, Heart to Heart, Hesston Area Seniors, Hillsboro Senior Center, Neighbors Store, Presbyterian Manors, Peabody Police/Fire Departments and the American Cancer Society.

You have helped fund more than $50,000 in needs requests for PPE, telehealth medicine, santiation supplies, food and additional staff resources to meet the demand of changes due to COVID-19.

Why give to the Foundation?
By giving to the Foundation, you are putting your trust in our knowledge and expertise to find the greatest needs in our communities. We are connected to more than 400 charities in Central Kansas, several serving people affected by COVID-19. Charitable organizations provide a direct link to hundreds, sometimes thousands of people seeking support. We trust them to identify needs related to COVID-19 and apply for grants for relief funding. Review teams in our communities with open funds review each grant application and make recommendations for funding. The process is sound and meets rigorous due diligence requirements.

THANK YOU! for your generosity. Together, we can overcome adversity!

Have Questions or Concerns?

Our office at 301 N Main St, Newton, is closed until further notice. Should you have an immediate need to meet with one of our staff members in person or make a transaction at the office location, please contact Angie Tatro at (316) 239-9451 or by e-mail at

Angie Tatro – (316) 239-9451,
Kristie Diller – (620) 217-1196,
Michelle Critchfield – (316) 217-1150,
Melinda Newell – (316) 282-2361,
Becky Nickel – (620) 951-4022,
Susan Lamb – (620) 327-2422,
Ashley Bridgeman – (316) 706-7841,

Affiliate Staff
Becky Nickel – (620) 951-4022,
Macey Mueller – (316) 680-6271,
Virginia Martens – (620) 947-0170,
Shana Smith – (620) 869-3061,