The Moundridge Community Foundation hosted their 3rd Match Day on Thursday, November 3 from 12noon – 6pm at Quincy’s (128 S Christian) in Moundridge. Donations were accepted online and in person. A total of $20,258 was raised on that day.
Angel’s Attic – received $3,828 in donations
Cradle to Crayons Child Care & Preschool – received $975 in donations
Moundridge Food Pantry – received $975 in donations
Moundridge Historical Association – received $4,925 in donations
Moundridge Public Library – received $1,825 in donations
Moundridge Senior Center – received $2,270 in donations
Swiss Mennonite Cultural Historical Association – received $2,600 in donations
Moundridge Education Fund – received $1,655 in donations
Moundridge Arts Council – received $1,205 in donations
For questions please contact our office at 866-245-9070.
78% of GROW II Challenge complete
The Moundridge Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce 78% of the Kansas Health Foundation GROW II challenge has been completed. To finish the goal, MCF will need to raise $132,000 for the Community Fund.
Since 2010, contributions to the unrestricted Community Fund have been met with a $.50/dollar match up to $300,000 from KHF for a public health and operations fund to benefit Moundridge. The goal must be completed by December 31, 2017 to leverage remaining dollars. The Foundation board is seeking contributions or pledges to complete the match. If 138 people donate $500 per year in 2016 and 2017, the goal will be met. Here are just a few reasons why building the unrestricted matters to our community:
- The Community Fund is a permanent funding resource for local organizations. Grants are awarded annually from the earnings leaving the principal intact.
- Grants totaling $40,660 have been awarded to organizations serving the Moundridge community between 2012-2015.
- In 2016, 13 organizations received $18,000 in grant funds for local residents.
- With the Administrative Fund established through this challenge, the Foundation has been able to award $30,000 to participating organizations during the 2014 and 2015 Match Days.
Click PLEDGE to obtain a form with options for giving to the campaign. Pledges may be paid through cash, stock, grain or other assets and must be completed by December 31, 2017 in order to qualify. The Foundation Board thanks you in advance for considering a gift. Forms may be returned to: MCF, PO Box 345, Moundridge.
- Cradle to Crayons—Daycare center
- Angels Attic
- Food Bank
- Senior Center
- Youth Programs
- Greer Auditorium
- Historical Association & Museum
- Community Festivals
- USD #423 Extracurricular activities
- Nursing Care facilities
- Nonprofit Health Facilities
- Fire Department
- Signage welcoming visitors
And other needs as they arise.
KHF GROW II
The Moundridge Community Foundation has been awarded a $300,000 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW Healthy Kansas community founda-tion initiative. The Moundridge Community Foundation is one of fourteen community foundations in the state to receive this funding, and is one of 39 total community foundations in Kansas involved with the GROW II program. The Moundridge organization is an affiliate of the McPher-son County Community Foundation.
The GROW (Giving Resources to Our World) Healthy Kansas community foundation initiative was launched in 1999 as a 10-year grant of the Kansas Health Foundation, with the goal of starting and strengthening community foundations in Kansas. The intent was to work with com-munity foundations to help build local philanthropic leader-ship and resources that would result in long-term, sus-tained health improvements in communities throughout the state. At the end of the first decade of the program, the collective resources of GROW community foundations had grown from $19 million to $95 million by the end of 2009.
The goal of the Moundridge Community Foundation is to establish a means to benefit a wide variety of organiza-tions in their efforts to improve health care, human services, education, arts and culture or other charitable initiatives which enhance the Moundridge community.
The Foundation is currently running a charter mem-bership drive through December 2012. All gifts $1000 and above are considered Founders and gifts $100 through $999 are Investors. The current balance of the fund is $174,000.