Since 1986, the Wichita Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants. We support and collaborate with nonprofits working to meet community needs and enhance the quality of life in Wichita.


There are four types of grants we award to nonprofit organizations:

Competitive Grants

We oversee competitive grant rounds for fund holders upon request.

Fund Holder Grants

Donors make recommendations and we distribute monthly grants to nonprofits.

Emergency Grants

Provides relief assistance to nonprofits in the Wichita and Sedgwick County area.

Fund for Wichita Grants

Mobilizes charitable dollars through our strategic initiatives. 

To be eligible to apply for the grants listed below, your organization must be:

All grants are awarded at the discretion of the advisors to each fund, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of the Wichita Foundation.

Commonly asked questions

The application process for the Foundation is accessible through our Online Grants Portal.
Online grant portal

Competitive Grant Opportunities

Each grant helps realize our vision for a strong, vibrant community.

Emergency Grant Opportunities

Unexpected situations can arise for nonprofits and we’re here to quickly respond to your urgent needs.

WF Emergency Fund Due Date: Ongoing |  Grant Range: Varies

The WF Emergency Fund provides immediate relief assistance to nonprofit organizations in the Wichita and Sedgwick County areas. For more information, email

Grant details

  • Funding sources are limited
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • We asses applications weekly
  • For-profit organizations are not eligible for this assistance


Requests not accepted

We are not providing assistance for the following situations:

  • No basic operations
  • No payroll
  • No lost revenue from planned fundraisers
  • No capital improvements

Interested in donating to the Fund? 

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Questions about grants?

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James Woods
James Woods

Director of Engagement

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