Parsons Area Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in local communities. The Foundation manages a variety of donor funds and invests in our communities through grants and special projects.
There are many ways to give through The Parsons Area Community Foundation. We want to know what is important to you and will work with you to put your charitable dollars to work in the most meaningful way. Click here to learn about the many Giving Opportunities through the Parsons Area Community Foundation.
Since the Foundation’s inception in 1995, more than 3 million dollars has been invested in our communities through grants and special projects. Click here to view some of our Grants in Action.
Grants are awarded annually. A total of $224,712 was awarded at the 2018 Grant Reception, with a range of grants benefiting youth to seniors in our geographic area. Learn how your organization can Apply for a Grant.
$450,000 GROW II Challenge Completed in 2018
The Parsons Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the completion of a six year challenge grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. The challenge was to build permanently endowed funds at the Community Foundation that will continue to give back to the community forever… The $450,000 was earned in matching increments of 25% to 50% for donations to endowed funds held at the Community Foundation.
It took tremendous support from the community to earn this grant and we are most grateful for each and every contribution. Per the terms of the grant, the $450,000 earned was placed in two PACF Kansas Health Foundation Funds: KHF Fund for Public Health and KHF Endowed Operating Fund for PACF. Annual grants are awarded from these funds.
In other news, Match Day on 2017 Giving Tuesday was a heartwarming success! Please click here to see specific results.