Moundridge Match Day TODAY

The third annual Moundridge Community Foundation Match Day is TODAY from 12 pm to 6 pm at Quincy’s. The Foundation is offering up to $15,000 in match for the contributions given to one of eight participating organizations. Here’s how Match Day works:

  • The match pool will be divided in proportion to the total amount raised on November 2. For example, if a total of $50,000 is raised and an organization receives 10% of the total donations, they will receive $1,500 to use for immediate needs or add to the endowment fund.  ($3,000 max per organization).
  • Minimum donation amount to be matched is $25. There is no limit on the amount of funding donors may contribute to our organization’s endowed fund.
  • Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Only gifts made on November 2 will count toward match day totals.
  • Although it is preferred for donors to give in person, donations may be made online throughout the day to qualify. Click the links below to give online. Thank you for your gift!!

Participating Organizations:

Angel’s Attic – click here to donate
Cradle to Crayons Child Care & Preschool – click here to donate
Moundridge Arts Council – click here to donate
Moundridge Food Pantry – click here to donate
Moundridge Historical Association – click here to donate
Moundridge Public Library – click here to donate
Moundridge Senior Center – click here to donate
Moundridge Education Fund – click here to donate
Swiss Mennonite Cultural Historical Association – click here to donate

For additional information, call 1.866.245.9070 or email moundridgecommunityfoundation@gmail.com.

95% of GROW II Challenge complete

The Moundridge Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce 95% of the Kansas Health Foundation GROW II challenge has been completed. To finish the goal,  MCF will need to raise $16,000 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 $45,000 to participating organizations during the 2014, 2015, and 2016 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.

 


 

Grant Ideas

  • Cradle to Crayons—Daycare center
  • Angels Attic
  • Food Bank
  • Senior Center
  • Youth Programs
  • Recreation
  • Greer Auditorium
  • Churches
  • Historical Association & Museum
  • Community Festivals
  • USD #423 Extracurricular activities
  • Nursing Care facilities
  • Nonprofit Health Facilities
  • Fire Department
  • Signage welcoming visitors
  • Library
    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.