Foundation Grant Applications Due August 28

Reminder that grant applications are due to the
Fort Scott Area Community Foundation 
by tomorrow, TuesdayAugust 28, 2018.
Any 501c3 is eligible to apply!
Click here for the application on the FSACF website,
see link on the left of the home page.
Printed applications are also available at the Chamber.
Grants will be awarded at the Chamber Coffee on Thursday, November 1st at Landmark National Bank.
What is the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation?
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
2018 FSACF Grant Cycle Now Open
The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation is thrilled to announce that the amount of grants available for the upcoming 2018/2019 cycle totals $32,000, exceeding last year’s total by $2,000 and $11,000 more than the previous year. Thanks to the generosity of all who contributed to the FSACF general fund, the interest accrued will allow the grant committee more opportunities to benefit the 501c3 applicants who meet the qualifications.
Monies granted to the 18 beneficiaries from last year’s cycle were used for a variety of causes, including helping to purchase medals for Special Olympics’ Bourbon County participants, providing benefits to cancer patients, assisting the Beacon to meet family needs, funding classes for CASA volunteers and purchasing lights for the local pickle ball courts. A full listing of the 2017 grantees may be found here.
The FSACF 2018 Grant Applications was released on Wednesday, August 1, and is now available on the FSACF website,, or may be picked up in person at the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St. Nonprofits such as churches, governmental entities, or organizations with a 501c3 status are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by Tuesday, August 28. Acceptance and declination letters will be mailed on Tuesday, October 16. Grants will be awarded at the Foundation’s Chamber Coffee held in the Landmark Bank lobby at Third and Main at 8 A.M. on Thursday, November 1.
You may click here for the 2018 Grant Application.

You may click here for the FSACF website and to learn more about YOUR Community Foundation.
Donations to the Community Foundation
are welcome year-round!
Online donations may be made here.
Or, click here to download donation form and mail a check to the address provided on the form.
Watch the funds grow!
The larger the FSACF endowed funds, the more money (interest) is available to benefit the community in granting each year in perpetuity!
Endowed fund balances* as of June 30, 2018
Board Controlled General Fund:  $755,337.15
Donor Advised/Controlled Funds:  $6,798,250.37
Total funds:  $7,553,587.52
*Board Controlled funds are funds when donated from the general public, memorials, or trusts are not designated to benefit a certain organization, scholarship, or purpose.
These are the funds that the Board is able to
grant interest from annually.
*Donor-Advised/Controlled funds are funds established by donors or trusts to benefit specific organizations, scholarships, or purposes.  The interest from these funds is distributed annually among those particular beneficiaries.
The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation was established in 2007 and is a tremendous asset to Fort Scott and Bourbon County.  The current and future principal in these funds will be in place forever; the interest will grow as the funds grow and will annually benefit the local area into the long-term future.
See the links above to make a donation today!
Contact 2018-19 Board Chair Stephanie Witt
for questions or more information.
Phone:  (917) 679-3300
Thank you!

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