Read the latest updates, giving stories and community impact from the Wichita Foundation.


Discover the latest funding announcements, initiatives and snapshots of community members changing lives in Wichita.

Meet our new Executive Assistant & Scholarship Coordinator

June 27, 2024 | Stories

                        The Foundation's work is powered by people who strongly desire to spark change in Wichita. In April, we welcomed Candace Bolinger as our Executive Assistant and Scholarship Coordinator.   

In her role, she ensures a seamless operation of the office while…

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Press Forward Wichita: An Ecosystem Showcase

June 27, 2024 | Stories

A wave of inspiration swept through Odd Fellow Hall as nearly 100 Wichitans, partners and national leaders convened for Press Forward Wichita: An Ecosystem Showcase in May. The evening explored the significance of investing in Wichita’s local news ecosystem and the impact of the

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Word to Life program helps youth use their words

June 27, 2024 | Stories

Since its inception in 2023, Word to Life has seen significant success, empowering nearly 60 youth from four USD 259 middle schools to navigate their mental health challenges and thrive through artistic expression. 

Facilitated by hip-hop artist Samuel Thompson and poet Desmond…

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WF social impact loan kick-starts renovations to SoCe

June 27, 2024 | Stories

South Broadway, a once-thriving corridor, has faced many challenges over the years. To revitalize south-central (SoCe) Wichita, the Wichita Foundation activated the ImpactICT Fund and partnered with the Neighboring Movement.

With a $416,500 impact investment loan, the…

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18 nonprofits received ARPA funds through WF

June 27, 2024 | Stories

While the pandemic is largely behind us, a sizeable portion of Wichita’s nonprofits are still recovering from its negative effects. The Wichita Foundation collaborated with the City of Wichita to aid with the distribution of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support our…

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