The Knight Foundation Fund

Wichita Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $250,000

Deadline: Mar 31, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Sedgwick County, Kansas

Location of residency: Kansas

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Bringing Together Communities

The Knight Foundation Fund focuses on identifying and working with partners to help Wichita attract and nurture talent, enhance opportunity and foster civic engagement. Investment opportunities through the Fund helps Wichita be more informed and engaged.

What we fund

The Knight Foundation Fund at WCF supports Wichita’s work in revitalizing its downtown and surrounding neighborhoods* to accelerate talent attraction and retention. Through our efforts, we hope to ultimately help increase Wichita’s population. We invest in Wichita’s core city vibrancy by supporting projects in smart design, the arts and entrepreneurship.

*Surrounding neighborhoods include: Delano, Douglas Design District, North End, SoCe and Riverside.

Grant Details

Knight Foundation Fund grants are awarded in April. A total of approximately $250,000 in grants will be awarded in 2020

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  • All applicants to Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation must be:
    • in good standing with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office,
    • currently exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3), and
    • classified as an organization to which contributions are deductible under Section 170(c)(2), normally a public charity under Section 509(a).
  • If an emerging nonprofit is certified by the Internal Revenue Service through a form 1023EZ, or is working with a qualified Kansas nonprofit as their fiscal agent, they may apply.