2018 Grant Reception

2018 Grant Reception Program PDF

Grants presented at the 2018 Grant Reception are listed in the Program PDF.

PACF Seeks Executive Director

The Parsons Area Community Foundation seeks an executive director, beginning mid to late summer for training, and assuming all responsibilities for the position in October. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the executive director is responsible for the overall management, operations, and asset development of PACF. Salary is based on qualifications and experience, and comparable to other similarly sized KS community foundations. Qualified candidates will have leadership experience, solid communication skills, and knowledge of the local area. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Interested candidates should submit their resume to director@parsonsareacf.org by May 18, 2018.

GROW II Challenge Completed

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.

2017 Grant Reception

2017 Grant Reception Program PDF

Grants presented at the 2017 Grant Reception are listed in the Program PDF

*Photos are courtesy of board member, Mary Hines, Erie, KS.

Giving Tuesday Article in the Parsons Sun

’Tis the season for giving thanks and giving gifts.

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

As people are out shopping for friends and family, they are being asked to remember charitable giving to nonprofit organizations that support the people of this community and county during Giving Tuesday.

The public is encouraged to go to the event between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Wall Family Center, 2605 Main St., and donate to the nonprofit(s) of their choice. There is no minimum donation required. Every dollar counts and is appreciated.

Some participating organizations will have representatives at the site who will have information available for donors and answer questions on how donations are used.

Donors can give in a variety of ways.

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Parsons Area Community Foundation Prepares for 2017 Giving Tuesday

The Parsons Area Community Foundation will be holding their 2nd annual “Match Day on Giving Tuesday” on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017. Donors wishing to give to local organizations may make their gifts in person by visiting the Wall Family Center at 2605 Main Street in Parsons between 7am and 7pm. Find further information on our Match Day website at www.pacfgivingtuesday.com

Participating organizations include:
Curious Minds Discovery Zone
First Baptist Church of Parsons
Katy Days
Labette Assistance Center
Labette Community College Athletics
Labette Health Foundation
Parsons Arboretum Foundation
Parsons Area Community Foundation
Parsons Educational Foundation
Parsons Senior Center
Parsons State Hospital
Proud Animal Lovers Shelter (PALS)
Southeast Kansas Respite Services (SEKRS)