What We're Learning
• Cultivate a learning environment
• Look through multiple lenses
• Explore different ways of collaborating
• Look to long-term impact
From creating work opportunities to spurring economic activity and fostering civic engagement, nonprofits strengthen the fabric of our community. Every Wichitan benefits from the work of these charitable organizations.
Community foundations strive to enhance the lives of people. By amplifying our nonprofit sector, we’re helping advance essential services that make a positive impact for every Wichitan.
Exposure to new horizons
A positive impact for every Wichitan
One of four regional organizations working to address systemic policies affecting Black, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, immigrant and refugee populations in Kansas. The cohort is in partnership with WF and the Kansas Health Foundation.
Connected 87 nonprofits to a fireside chat between our President & CEO and Center for Effective Philanthropy’s Phil Buchanan about post-pandemic challenges and solutions
Opened the opportunity for 62 organizations to attend 40 conferences
Educated 70 Wichita nonprofit employees at The Fund Raising School for two years
Partnership with the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy
Hosted Boomer Consulting Inc. for 80 regional nonprofit employees to learn about succession planning
Partnership with McPherson County Community Foundation
Mobilized emergency gifts to provide immediate relief to 15 nonprofits who faced unexpected circumstances in 2021
Unified nonprofits with matching missions for greater community impact; in 2021, the Women’s Initiative Network and Dress for Success merged to become The Women’s Network
We recognize the value of the nonprofit sector and how it has a large economic impact for our city. From supporting breakthrough services to unlocking professional development opportunities, we’re maximizing the impact of local organizations to create a strong and thriving community.
We invest in our city’s vital nonprofits through competitive grant cycles, fund holder grantmaking, emergency gifts and Fund for Wichita grants.
Have ideas to advance nonprofit services? Reach out.
Chief Strategy OfficerEmail Courtney
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