Disaster Support & Trainings

Newton Response Effort - Fox Meadows Apartment Fire

Disaster “Be Ready – Be Resilient” Summit


Saturday, August 27, 2022
9:30am – 1:30pm
Butler Community College

The event involved discussion and planning opportunities with stakeholders from our immediate responder networks, as well as long-term recovery providers. CKCF hosted this event for partners within our six-county service area, with conversations led by professionals from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Mennonite Disaster Service and Sedgwick County.

Please find the speaker presentation slides under each presenters name.


Cari Cullen, Director, Midwest Early Recovery Fund
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Slide Presentation: Click Here

Jeff Koller,  Regional Operations Coordinator
Mennonite Disaster Service
Slide Presentation: Click Here

Julie Stimson, Director
Sedgwick County Emergency Management
Slide Presentation: Click Here

Thank you all for attending!
Be Ready. Be Resilient.

Butler County Tornado Recovery

Tornado’s hit our service area – with significant impact in Andover and Rosalia on April 29, 2022.

Partnerships and collaboration are at the core of Central Kansas Community Foundation’s work. As our neighbors in Butler and Sedgwick county navigate recovery from storms at the end of last month, we stand with those impacted and encourage our partners and donors to support as you are able.

United Way of the Plains is collecting Donations to support recovery efforts: Click Here

CKCF continues to work as a funder and resource in the area of disaster education, preparedness and response. For more information on ways to partner with us contact Susan Lamb, disaster response at susan@centralkansascf.org.

Philanthropic Preparedness Resiliency and Emergency Partnership (PPREP)

Central Kansas Community Foundation continues to participate with a group of 21 community foundations from 10 Midwest states in the Philanthropic Preparedness Resiliency and Emergency Partnership (PPREP) sponsored by The Funders’ Network of Coral Gables, Florida. PPREP is about strengthening the relationships between community members and organizations to maximize their impact in preparing for and recovering from disasters.

Consider Helping Your Neighbor!!

Central Kansas Community Foundation (CKCF) and their affiliates are expanding community-based Community Response Funds to now include weather related response efforts in addition to COVID-19.

Click here to make a donation

The Community Response Funds are listed to help you direct your charitable gift to a community of your choosing. The purpose of these funds is for support of 501 (c) (3) or other qualified tax-exempt organizations, i.e. city and county government, educational institutions and faith institutions.

Funds donated for COVID response are available to support initiatives in areas including PPE and sanitation supplies, tele-health technology, food assistance, utility and rent support and additional COVID related needs.

Weather related needs may include funds directed toward severe weather preparedness education for students and families. Funding basic needs such as food, rent and utilities. Grants may also be available for repair or to support the weatherization process.

If your organization is assisting in the response effort, please contact the local affiliate community foundation in your area for application information.

Staff Contact

Susan Lamb, Disaster Support Coordinator
(620) 327-2422

CKCF Disaster Donor Services

Welcome to the Disaster Support webpage for the CKCF service area, sponsored by the Central Kansas Community Foundation. We research and vet charitable organizations that are currently taking donations for national and local natural and situational disaster events. Donations to these organizations are safe and tax deductible to the extent of the law.

In addition, should there be a crisis or natural disaster in Harvey County or the surrounding service area, we will post information here and provide a tax deductible means for you to support your community and any victims through charitable giving.

Disaster Support Resources