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

WF unlocks ImpactICT to generate a cycle of social impact

June 28, 2023 | Stories

There's a new instrument in our philanthropic toolbox known as impact investing.

Launched in 2022, ImpactICT at the Wichita Foundation mobilizes investments structured as affordable loans to local nonprofits or businesses. This approach generates positive impact alongside a…

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Meet our summer intern from the YMCA Job Prep program

June 28, 2023 | Stories

There's phenomenal talent among Wichita-area teens and on June 5, we welcomed Ty Collins as our first summer intern.

In her role as Data Management Intern, she will support our team in archiving, scanning and maintaining a process for documents.

Prior to joining us, Ty…

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Mental health program empowers youth to express themselves

June 28, 2023 | Stories

Many teens struggle with mental health issues that impact their learning, friendships, decision making and health. To provide a positive outlet for youth to tackle challenges, Destination Innovation launched Word to Life in March.

The three-month program, supported by the CLASS…

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Elevate makes its debut in Broadway Autopark

June 28, 2023 | Stories

Our recent move to Broadway Autopark has opened more than our front doors. In May, we introduced Elevate - A Community Lab as our latest Nonprofit Elevation endeavor to transform the nonprofit landscape.

Elevate is designed to promote collaboration for nonprofits, community…

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New businesses emerge from Garages incubator expansion

June 28, 2023 | Stories

What do three clothing stores, a romance bookstore and a Mexican coffee shop have in common? These distinctive businesses are part of a new chain of retail incubator spaces.

The Garages incubator initiative started in 2019 by The Workroom Owner Janelle King with support from…

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