Community Foundation: Resource For Local Organizations

Recipients of FSACF grants in 2018.

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation is a funding resource for local organizations whose goal is to improve the quality of life in Bourbon County, according to Carla Farmer, FSACF Chairperson.

Applications are being received until August 31.

“In 2019, FSACF received 33 grant applications totaling over $106,000,” said Greg Motley, Grant Committee Chairperson.  “The grant committee awarded over $33,000 for projects in our community, such as musical instruments and interesting field trips for elementary school children, food and clothing to serve the disadvantaged in our area, writing, music and art projects to support the arts in our community, amenities for parks and schools, critical medical equipment for our emergency room and equipment for high school girls’ athletics, to name a few.”

“The grant application period for 2020 ends August 31,” Motley said. “This year, we have over $42,000 in available grant money to be awarded during the October 29th Fort Scott Area Chamber Coffee at Landmark National Bank, 200 S. Main at 8:00 AM.”

For an application and copy of FSACF’s Grant Evaluation Guidelines, please email Gregg Motley, Grant Committee Chairman, at .



History of FSACF, provided by Carla Farmer.

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2007.  The Foundation, led by a local, volunteer board, was created to meet the needs of greater Bourbon County.  Its mission is to partner with and be a resource to organizations whose goal is to improve the quality of life in Bourbon County.  The Foundation strives to create connections between donors and a variety of worthwhile causes.

With assets over $9 million, the FSACF provides a tax-exempt vehicle for donations to be given to charitable groups and government agencies of the donor’s choice. Donations, large and small, are gratefully accepted from individuals living within Bourbon County or around the world.  The Foundation offers a variety of giving options from gifts of cash, securities, stock, to planned gifts.

FSACF operates as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.

“The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation exists to support the good work being accomplished by our not-for-profit organizations in Bourbon County and to address the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. Board members recognize that the needs in our community and county continue to increase.  The annual grants awarded by the Foundation is one tool for placing funds directly back into the hands of not-for-profits to meet these needs,” said Farmer.

“These are challenging times in our community and the country.  The Foundation offers opportunities for creating many types of funds that can continue to benefit our citizens for generations to come.  If you have questions about giving to the Foundation, please contact me or any board member,” added Farmer.

You may visit for more information or call 620-224-6500.






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