Apply for a Grant

The 2019 Grant Application Period is now closed. 

The 2020 Grant Application Period will open after grants are awarded in April. Visit this link to apply:  

https://pacfgrants.communityforce.com

FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE DOWNLOAD:

2018 GRANTS were awarded April 19, 2018.  All 2018 grant recipients must submit a Project Progress  / Completion Report by December 31, 2018. 

Please download the form: Grant Project Completion Report

GENERAL GRANT INFORMATION

The PACF presents foundation grants in late April each year following a competitive application process. The procedure and timeline for grant requests follow this process:

  • Applicants submit a grant proposal on or before January 31. Proposals need to be completed and submitted online at https://pacfgrants.communityforce.com
  • Each PACF board member will carefully review all proposals
  • Final decisions are made by the entire board, with an award reception to distribute grant checks in April.

Our goal is to support requests that will benefit the widest section of residents possible, creating a positive impact to the quality of life in this area. The Foundation, by law, may only give to (1) a charitable organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (2) a political subdivision of the State of Kansas including municipalities, school districts and community colleges. Grants from the Parsons Area Community Foundation are intended to augment and not supplant governmental funding. Organizations must show proof of their IRS non-profit determination before an application will be reviewed.

If your organization has a question as to whether it qualifies for funding under these guidelines, please contact Joan Vitt, Executive Director. If you have additional questions please visit our contact page or call: 620-421-0723. Any requests submitted outside the annual granting cycle will be referred to the board for their consideration as to whether immediate action by the board is in order. However, following the grant cycle, generally all unrestricted funds available in that calendar year have been dispersed.

Grantees must submit a project completion report for the grant received.  If you received a grant last year, please download the project completion report form linked above.