Funds and Programs

Funds and Programs 2019

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.

Pictured at the right are only some of the funds established at Legacy.

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 an available 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

Angels in the Attic Endowment: Providing sustainability for Angels in the Attic organization

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 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

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

CPRF Endowment Fund: Providing sustainability for CPRF organization in providing for the needs of Cowley, Chatauqua and Sumner County residents requiring wheelchair and posture seating services

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 In Schools : Provides flexible investment in students attending our local schools

Cowley Campership Fund: Endowment to support scholarships for youth who reside in Cowley County to attend camp and programming at Camp Horizon

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 Historical Museum Endowment Fund: Benefitting sustainability for Museum programs and operation

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/Capper Foundation: For local support of disabled citizens

Don and Margaret Anderson Endowed Fund for Winfield Community Theatre: Supports the activities of the Winfield Community Theatre

Eagle Nest Endowment: Providing sustainability for Eagle Nest Inc. organization with a mission of helping women with a hand up, not a hand out

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

Friends of Cowley County Extension Endowment Fund: Supporting our local Cowley County Extension organization

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 (Winfield) 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.

Joseph's Storehouse/Sunflower Outreach: Providing sustainability for Joseph's Storehouse organization with the mission of helping people in need with supplies, food, and clothes

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

Mary H Jarvis Endowment for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) of Cowley County Fund: Providing support for CASA organization

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

Spiritual Life Center Supporting the mental and spiritual well-being of those incarcerated at Winfield Correction Facility

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 Indoor Pool Fund: Support for necessary renovation of the pump and filtration systems in order to reopen the indoor pool

Winfield Public Library Endowment Fund: For special projects and programming

Winfield Recreation Commission: Providing scholarships for the youth in Winfield to participate in Winfield Recreation Center programs as a FREE or reduced cost