Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds allow a donor to specify a “field”, such as education, the arts, human services, the environment, or health related  to receive the earnings from the fund. The field of interest may also be geographic, for the benefit of a specific community in the area.

By establishing a Field of Interest Fund, you can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. Arts, youth, aging, and health care are but a few possibilities for a Field of Interest Fund. Our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift remains flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area — even as they change over time.

How it works

  • You identify an area of personal interest as broad or narrow as you wish.
  • You make a gift to your community foundation during your lifetime or through a bequest in your will. You can give cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets.
  • We set up a special fund in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
  • You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is made.
  • Our professional program staff evaluates needs in your area of interest that would be most impacted by grants from your gift.
  • Our board issues grants in the name of the fund you establish (if you prefer, grants can be made anonymously).
  • We handle all the administrative details.
  • Your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to make grants addressing community needs. Your gift — and all future earnings from your gift — is a permanent source of community capital, helping to do good work forever.

Current Field of Interest Funds at PACF

  • Downtown Parsons Fund
  • Celebrating Parsons Fund for Katy Days
  • Ellen F. Willis Memorial Fund
  • Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund
  • Kansas Health Foundation Leadership Fund
  • Kansas Health Foundation Operating Fund
  • Public Health Fund
  • Bonnie Oden Fund