About Us

The Parsons Area Community Foundation (PACF) is a unique charity encompassing all aspects for local community improvement through grants and community leadership. Donors are provided a flexible, accountable, and impactful way to make current charitable gifts as well as gifts through their wills. These gifts may be made to support specific charities, a certain area of charitable interest, or to unrestricted funds used by the board for addressing identified community needs. The Foundation is governed by a board of involved citizens committed to improving local quality of life.

You Can Make a Difference!

Through 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. Our types of funds and donor stories show the many opportunities for giving. Our granting history lists the recipients of over two million dollars invested in the community since the Foundation’s inception in 1996.

We are a member of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations, www.kansascfs.org, as well as the National Council on Foundations, www.cof.org. Both provide support and counsel to their members. In addition, PACF is contracted with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation for financial services, legal counsel, and assistance in day to day operations and is a Supporting Organization. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is certified by the Council on Foundations as meeting National Standards for Community Foundations, and through our affiliation, Parsons Area Community Foundation has implemented bylaws, policies and procedures to also meet the National Standards.

The Parsons Area Community Foundation believes the strength of our communities is the same today as it was in the early years. Today we see this strength exemplified by neighbors giving to neighbors to enhance the quality of life in the communities in which we live. The Community Foundation provides the opportunity to build on that strength.