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. To learn more about the listed fund, click on the link in the fund name for a descriptive brochure. 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 High School After-Prom: Supporting a safe and fun activity/environment for area students following the spring formal
Arkansas City Community Health Fund: Directed to the South Central Kansas Medical Center
Arkansas City Physician Recruitment: A 1:2 matching grant opportunity to support recruitment of new physicians to the Arkansas City area provided by a generous gift from the Robert Warrender Trust
Arkansas City Public Library Endowment and BuildingFund: 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
Bailey's Barking Dog Park: Supporting the effort to create a safe and secure public space in Winfield for our canine friends
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.
Beth Anderson Irving School Reading Fund: Provides classroom books for 2nd graders at Irving Elementary in Winfield, KS
Beth Anderson Music Theatre for Young People Fund: Provides tuition assistance for students to participate in camps/shows with the Music Theatre for Young People in Wichita
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
Camp Horizon Youth Scholarships: Endowment to support scholarships for youth to attend camp and programming at Camp Horizon
Camp Horizon Building & Maintenance: Endowment to support building and maintenance projects at Camp Horizon
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: CERT, CART, CCEA, and RACES Donations welcome to help these volunteers who respond in times of crisis
Cowley First Fund: Supports the economic development of the region
Cowley House of Hope: Supporting adaptive solutions to address homelessness in our community
Creative Community Living Fund: For local support of disabled citizens
Friends of AFS Funds: For students who are interested in International Studies
Friends of Walnut Valley Farmers Market: Supporting continued activities in providing access to fresh, affordable foods from local growers
Friends of Wilson Park Funds: Supports improvements to Wilson Park on Summit Street in Arkansas City
Habitat for Humanity Endowment: Supports development annually to support Habitat projects
Healthy Community Endowment: Benefits public health efforts in the county
Honored Friends Fund: Honor those cherished friends who blessed and inspired us
Island Park Performance Venue: a collective community project led by the Rotary Club of Winfield to build a stage and performance area at Winfield's Island Park.
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 projects for our county
Margaret Anderson Fund for Children's Literature: Supports the purchase of children's literature for the Winfield Public Library
Oxford Play Destination Fund: Supporting park improvements for a safe, inclusive destination play experience
Peace Garden Fund: For maintenance of public spaces in Island Park
Polen Endowed Fund for the Medically Underserved: To ensure that medically underserved patients receive quality health care by support payment of patients' medical care costs including primary care and specialty care.
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
Veterans Banner Project: Supporting celebration of our veterans with banners to be placed at Memorial Park in Winfield
William Newton Hospital Endowed Fund: For permanent gifts to William Newton Foundation
Winfield Arts & Humanities Fund: Permanent funding for arts programming and arts grants in Winfield
Winfield Community Theater Fund: Permanent funding for theater in Winfield
Winfield Recreation Commission: Providing scholarships for the youth in Winfield to participate in Winfield Recreation Center programs as a FREE or reduced cost