Category Archives: Foundation News

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.

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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