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 – Contributions earn a 50% GROW II match
  • 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 – Contributions earn a 50% GROW II match
  • Zetmeir Family Fund – In honor of the late Sonny Zetmeir, the Zetmeir family established an endowed, unrestricted fund for grant making. – Contributions earn a 50% GROW II match
  • 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 – Contributions earn a 50% GROW II match
  • Taylor Family Fund – 80% of this endowed fund, established by Murland and Charlene Taylor, is unrestricted for community improvements – Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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 – Contributions earn a 50% GROW II match
  • Hunter and Main Family Funds – Two of the original funds established at the community foundation for the general benefit of the area – Contributions earn a 50% GROW II match
  • 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 – Contributions made to the endowed operating fund earn a 50% GROW II match

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 – Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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 – Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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 – Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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 – Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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 – Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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 – Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match

designated_funds

  • 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 – Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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. Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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. Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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. Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match
  • 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. Contributions earn a 25% GROW II match

donor_advised_funds

  • Allen Family Fund
  • Hughes Family Fund
  • John and Bonnie Latzer 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 – By December 2017, the CMDZ has a goal of raising $600,000 to construct a new facility in the Tolen Creek area.
  • Parsons Historical Museum Expansion Fund – By June 2016 the museum is working to raise $70,000 for a 40% expansion of the museum to add exhibits.
  • Farm Heritage – Contributions to this fund will be used specifically to preserve and honor local farm history.

Note: As pass-through funds at the Foundation, the provisional funds are ineligible to earn GROW II grant dollars which are reserved for permanently endowed funds.

agency_funds

  • Labette Community College Foundation Scholarship Funds
  • Parsons Educational Foundation Funds

Note: All contributions to endowed funds at either the LCC Foundation or PEF receive a 25% GROW II match

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.