In partnership with the K-State Wildcat Extension District, the Parsons Area Community Foundation is planning a Grant Writing Workshop on Tuesday, June 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Wall Family Center in Parsons. Nancy Daniels, Community Vitality Specialist for K-State Research and Extension, has presented this workshop throughout Kansas and will share her knowledge of funding opportunities and grant writing elements. Another important benefit of this workshop will be to network with others interested in finding grants to share ideas for community projects. For more information and to register, please contact our Extension office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 620-724-8233. Your $10 registration includes lunch and must be received by May 28.
Match Day on Giving Tuesday was a heartwarming success! Thank you for supporting our community by making a gift through the Parsons Area Community Foundation. Contributions to participating agencies on Match Day received a 50% match added to their endowment fund. What a great way to do “more good” for our friends and neighbors!
Please visit pacfgivingtuesday.com for a listing of participating organizations and event details.
Giving Tuesday will be Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 7am to 7pm at the Wall Family Center. Save the date and watch for more information to be released soon.
We would like to announce a position open for a Director’s Assistant. The position is 12-15 hours per week. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be proficient in Word and Excel. Interested applicants may email a resume to Joan@parsonsareacf.org, or mail to Parsons Area Community Foundation, PO Box 894, Parsons, KS 67357.
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.
’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.