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Funds and Programs

Legacy, a Regional Community Foundation supports and assists all manner of activities and organizations across the communities served.  The Foundation’s grants and collaborations are far too numerous to list here.   Please call or stop by the office for personal service!  As a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, Legacy can accept gifts of cash, stock and land.

Established Funds of Legacy Regional Community Foundation:

The following funds accept contributions.  If you can’t find your favorite cause here, please call and find out how to add it to the list! 620-221-7224

Arkansas City Community Health Fund:  Directed to the South Central Kansas Medical Center

Arkansas City Public Library Endowment and Building Fund:  For children’s programs and building upkeep

Arkansas City Public Schools Enhancement Funds:  ACE is the acronym for all of the funds benefiting Arkansas Cities Public Schools.  Contributions can be designated for a particular area.

Arkansas City Rotary Club Charitable Fund: For local projects and programs

Bartlett Arboretum (in Belle Plaine): Truly a treasure for the region.  Contributions will be used for maintenance and development of the wonderful property.

Belle Plaine Community Foundation Funds:  All funds in the community foundation are to benefit Belle Plaine and Mulvane Youth. Contributions can be designated for a particular area.

Better Together Fund: Supports rural development in Cowley and surrounding counties

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County:  Helps kids get a BIG match!

Burden Chamber of Commerce Endowment:  Supports an annual scholarship

Central Burden USD 462 Endowment:  Meets extraordinary needs in the Central Schools

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum:  Adds value to the region through museum special projects

Communities Helping Schools : Provides flexible investment in students attending our local schools

Cowley Cares Coalition:  Offers a helping hand to single mothers who are working diligently to make life better for their family

Cowley County Conservation District Fund: For encouraging conservation conscience in youth

Cowley County Fair Endowment: Supports our annual county fair and maintenance of the fairgrounds

Cowley County Humane Society:  A fund for enhancing the services of the Humane Society

Cowley County Trackers:  Volunteers need your support to continue their good work

Cowley County Emergency Management: Donations welcome to help these volunteers who respond in times of crisis

Cowley First Fund: Supports the economic development of the region

Creative Community Living Fund:  For local support of disabled citizens

Friends of AFS Funds: For students who are interested in International Studies

Healthy Community Endowment:  Benefits public health efforts in the county

Honored Friends Fund:  Honor those cherished friends who blessed and inspired us

Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund:  This fund has been the driver of hundreds of local projects and programs that benefit children.  Contributions can be designated for a particular area.

Kids Impact Cowley County (KICC) Funds:    Teaching young people to make a difference in their world through philanthropic activity

Kiwanis Endowment:  Used to provide scholarships for local students with potential

Leadership Cowley County: An endowment that supports the education and encouragement of new leaders who may better the region

Legacy Founder Fund:  Supports the core programs led by Legacy Regional Community Foundation

Legacy Leadership Fund:  Supports unexpected opportunities for developing our region

Legacy Community Scholarship Fund:  Legacy Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students across the county

Legacy Unrestricted Fund:  Supporting core programs and project for our county

Peace Garden Fund:  For maintenance of public spaces in Island Park

Power of the Purse: a women’s giving circle

Promises to Keep: Funding program for senior citizens

Shannon Seaton Memorial Endowment:  Recognizing families who struggle with cancer

S.H.A.R.E. A community endowment for Caldwell

Tiny Teeth Health Habits: Educational materials for families with infants

William Newton Hospital Endowed Fund:  For permanent gifts to William Newton Foundation

Winfield Community Theater Fund:  Permanent funding for theater in Winfield

Habitat for Humanity Endowment:  Supports development annually to support Habitat projects