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 Director of Accounting

March 27, 2024 | Stories

The Foundation continues to build a powerhouse team to spark change in Wichita and magnify our collective impact.  

In February, we welcomed Christina Valdois as our Director of Accounting. She joined WF after 7 years as the Chief Financial Officer at Bethesda Home. In her new…

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WF commits $1 million to activate Wichita Foundation Amphitheater at Exploration place

March 27, 2024 | Stories

As community builders, the Wichita Foundation (WF) isn’t afraid to test limits and embrace tough conversations, much like the spirit of scientific progress. When Exploration Place revealed plans for a riverfront amphitheater, the Foundation seized the opportunity to partner in…

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Three information outlets selected to reach underserved communities in Wichita

March 27, 2024 | Stories

What if we launch a call for ideas on enhancing information in our city? This vision inspired the creation of the Info Challenge, a collaboration between the Wichita Foundation (WF) and Tiny News Collective (TNC) to identify and jumpstart three local information concepts.…

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Wichita Documenters launches this spring

March 27, 2024 | Stories

Public meetings are spaces where residents can witness, learn about, and act on the systems that impact their lives. Yet, some meetings happen without media or public representation, leading to undocumented decisions that shape local policies.

Wichita Documenters is using a…

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Igniting Philanthropy

March 27, 2024 | Stories

The Wichita Foundation’s work is powered by people, families and businesses who flex their charitable muscles to strengthen our community. In 2023, our fund holders were among those who unlocked opportunities to fuel citywide impact and action on emerging local needs; 335 fund…

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