Contribute to an Existing Fund

Contribute_to_a_fund_Giving_penniesThrough the community foundation, your gift may support the charitable cause most important to you, or be pooled with other contributions to impact the community through an annual competitive grant cycle for improvements to health, education, parks, recreation, the arts and social services in this area.

If you would like to give to a specific fund please review the list below, then click Give Online or go to Contributing Options to receive instructions on how to give.

unrestricted_funds

  • Parsons Area Touch the Future Fund – An endowed fund established by the Board of Directors as a permanent resource to address current and future community needs
  • Memorial Fund for Native Sons and Daughters – An endowed fund combining gifts made to the Foundation in honor of loved ones. This fund provides unrestricted granting dollars for local needs. Those honored through this fund are recognized on our website and in a Memorial Notebook
  • Zetmeir Family Fund – In honor of the late Sonny Zetmeir, the Zetmeir family established an endowed, unrestricted fund for grant making.
  • Pearl Brennecke Fund – An endowed fund for grants at the board’s discretion. Those who knew Pearl believe she would have liked this fund to benefit those in need in Parsons. When possible this wish is honored for grants to those organizations or causes benefiting the disadvantaged
  • Murland and Charlene Taylor Family Fund – 80% of this endowed fund is unrestricted for community improvements with grants awarded through a competitive application process.
  • Pat and Dick Combs Fund – Dick Combs was one of the original PACF board members and created this endowed fund with the vision of leaving a legacy for current and future community improvements
  • Hunter and Main Family Funds – Two of the original funds established at the community foundation for the general benefit of the area
  • Christine Hinkle Perpetual Fund – Through a bequest from Christine Hinkle, the PACF board established this fund. Using fund earnings, annual grants for the betterment of the community will be made in Christine’s name – Contributions may be added to this fund. However, because it was established by the PACF board, it is not eligible for the GROW II match
  • Operating Funds – PACF places earnings from an endowed operating fund into an unrestricted fund used for the foundation’s operational expenses

field_of_interest_funds

  • Celebrate Parsons Fund: In conjunction with the city of Parsons, members of the Katy Days Festival board established this fund as a depository for donations to fund educational events promoting Parsons heritage and history.
  • Downtown Parsons Fund: When the Downtown Parsons organization merged with the Chamber of Commerce, its funds were placed at the Community Foundation for investment and dispersal.
  • Bonnie Oden Fund – Bonnie left a lasting legacy with this endowed fund which provides grants to assist those in need
  • Kansas Health Foundation Leadership Fund – Leadership Labette received a $100,000 grant to be invested at the community foundation with earnings used to defray the expenses of the Leadership Labette annual program
  • Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Health Fund – Also for Leadership Labette, this $100,000 grant was given with the earnings used to support the annual children’s project chosen by the current leadership class
  • Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Public Health – Established as an endowed fund for the GROW II grant to specifically promote the health of communities and individuals through the encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors, and environments. Half of all earnings made through the GROW II grant are deposited into this fund.  In order for the KHF to track this fund, no other contributions are mingled with it.
  • Kansas Health Foundation Operating Fund – Established as an endowed fund per the parameters of the KS Health Foundation GROW II grant, this fund helps to sustain the operations of the Foundation. Half of the earnings made through the GROW II grant are deposited into this fund. In order for the KHF to track this fund, no other contributions are mingled with it.

scholarship_funds

  • Hazel Wall Scholarship Fund – Initially started as a memorial fund honoring Hazel Wall, family members contributed to make this an endowed scholarship fund to provide an annual scholarship for an LCC student pursuing elementary education
  • John and Bonnie Latzer Art Scholarship Fund – Twice a year, the 1st place student in the Fall and Spring LCC Art Shows receive a scholarship from this endowed fund
  • Taran Sack Memorial Fund – This endowed fund honoring the life of Taran Sack provides an annual scholarship to a Parsons High School student demonstrating a quest for learning in a variety of academic and nonacademic areas
  • Steve and Jackie Ray Accounting and Business Administration Award – Annually the LCC scholarship committee will choose a student majoring in accounting or business administration for this scholarship

designated_funds

  • John and Marjorie Troy Endowed Fund for Parsons Senior Center – While the city pays for building maintenance and utilities, there are number of other expenses for programs and cleaning that are paid through donations to the Senior Center. This fund provides an annual distribution to assist with those expenses.
  • Murland and Charlene Taylor Family Fund – 20% of the earnings of this fund are designated for the benefit of St. Patrick’s Catholic School with earnings from the remaining 80% used to make grants, benefiting the greater Parsons area, at the discretion of the PACF board
  • Hannah’s Promise Preganancy Life Center Endowed Fund – An annual distribution from this fund assists with expenses for the Center
  • Paul and Berniece LaForge Fund – Until the principal and interest are completely paid out, this fund provides an annual grant of $7500 to Labette County Emergency Assistance Center and $7500 to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
  • Curious Minds Discovery Zone (CMDZ) Endowment – Perpetual fund, initiated by John and Bonnie Latzer, to provide annual grants to CMDZ for operations
  • Virginia Wommack Endowed Fund for Labette Community College Athletics – Begun by Virginia Wommack, this fund may be added to by others to support athletic programs at LCC.
  • Virginia Wommack Endowed Fund for Proud Animal Lovers Shelter (PALS) – Also started by Mrs. Wommack, this fund will provide annual grants to PALS for their operations and may be added to by others.
  • Parsons Educational Foundation (PEF) Endowment – Perpetual fund, initiated by John and Bonnie Latzer, to make annual grants from the earnings to support the operations of PEF.

donor_advised_funds

  • Allen Family Fund
  • Kenneth L. and J. Corrrine Ervin Family Fund
  • Hughes Family Fund
  • John and Bonnie Latzer Fund
  • Ray Family Fund
  • Shaun Hill PASS Fund
  • Ted Hill Memorial Fund
  • Troy Family Fund
  • Wall / Selanders Family Fund

provisionial_funds

  • Curious Minds Discovery Zone (CMDZ) Building Potential Fund – Curious Minds Discovery Zone Museum has a goal of raising $600,000 to construct a new facility in the Tolen Creek area.
  • Farm Heritage – Contributions to this fund will be used specifically to preserve and honor local farm history.

agency_funds

  • Labette Community College Foundation Scholarship Funds
  • Parsons Educational Foundation Funds
  • First Baptist Church of Parsons Lay Leadership Fund
  • Labette Assistance Center Endowed Fund
  • Labette Health Foundation Endowed Fund
  • Parsons Arboretum Foundation Endowed Fund
  • Parsons State Hospital General and Endowed Funds
  • Southeast Kansas Respite Services Endowed Fund

charitable_gift_annuity

  • Virginia Wommack Fund

Note: Once a charitable gift annuity has been established there can be no further contributions to it as the annual income from the fund is set per the initial gift.

To contribute to a fund listed above, please click Give Online or go to Contributing Options to receive instructions for mailing a check, making a wire transfer, or transferring securities.