What We're Learning
• Quality of life is key
• Focus on the collective vision
• Think globally, act locally
• Embrace factors out of our control
When it comes to helping individuals, families, and communities to thrive, neighborhood investment is a force multiplier. Access to education, job possibilities and a vibrant culture are magnets for a healthy city and a better quality of life for residents.
We’re providing equitable access to high-quality education and job opportunities while removing barriers to progress. Working with local organizations, we catalyze innovation and collaboration to support and strengthen our economy.
Strengthen Our Economy
Welcomed 50 nationwide students to a job training program
As a placed-based foundation, we recognize knowledge, tools and economic opportunities are critical to enhance the well-being of all Wichitans. By investing in solutions to this need, we’re able to empower our ever-changing demographics to catapult our city’s economic vitality.
Impact investing is a powerful philanthropic vehicle that generates positive social and financial returns.
Launched in 2022, the Wichita Foundation’s ImpactICT Fund is a pilot instrument to see how philanthropic investments and revolving loan capital can be used as a tool to make impact. All investment opportunities are evaluated by WF staff and Board to ensure they are aligned with our strategic initiatives and have investable assets.