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We believe hate is not charitable

December 05, 2023 | News

What is the role of philanthropy in stopping the growth of hate and extremism? How does philanthropy handle requests from donors when those requests do not align with the organization's values?

In November 2023, our Board adopted an Anti-hate Funding Policy to respond to…

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Plan for your year-end giving

December 05, 2023 | Stories

As we approach the end of 2023, many of our generous partners wish to make gifts and grants before the year ends. Mark your calendars with these critical deadlines to complete all your gifts and grants intended for 2023.

View a printable PDF of these dates.


2023 dates to… Read More

Press Forward Wichita to level up local news

December 05, 2023 | Stories

On November 3, our Chief Strategy Officer joined news and information leaders from around the country at the Obama Foundation Democracy Forum in Chicago to discuss ways to cultivate a more inclusive democratic culture. Press Forward, a national coalition to level up local news,…

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Meet our Planned Giving Consultant

December 05, 2023 | Stories

The Foundation continues to build a powerhouse team to meet the emerging needs of our community and magnify our collective impact. 

In October, we welcomed our Planned Giving Consultant, J. Michael “Mike” Lamb. In his part-time role, he will serve as a resource for donors and…

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Wichita Foundation joins Press Forward, a national effort to revitalize local news

November 03, 2023 | News

A growing coalition of funders today announced the next phase of their plan to strengthen local news at an unprecedented level: Press Forward Locals. A network of local chapters across the country—starting in Alaska; Chicago; Minnesota; Philadelphia; Springfield, Illinois; and…

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Learn about our efforts to solve local needs by collaborating with fund holders, nonprofits and partners. Together, we’re naming the change we want to see for Wichita.

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