The Patterson Family Foundation believes in supporting and stimulating rural philanthropy. We understand that local community foundations play a special role in serving their communities. Our goal is to inspire more local donors to participate in rural philanthropy through the vehicle of rural-serving community foundations, and for more donations to flow to local nonprofits as a result.
In partnership with the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF), the Patterson Family Foundation is opening a match grant program for community foundations in rural and micropolitan communities in Kansas and Western Missouri. Funds may be used as match funds for any 2023 match event so that the impact of local donors' gifts can be amplified. Awards of up to $70,000 per qualifying community foundation applicant will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applicant organizations should:
• Be a 501(c)(3) community foundation or an affiliate of a 501(c)(3) community foundation (of any asset size).
• Be located in and serving a county or community within the Patterson Family Foundation's catchment in Kansas or Western Missouri.
Applicant organizations do not need to be members of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations to apply for this opportunity.
• A 1:1 match will be provided with a maximum match of up to $70,000 per community foundation, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
• The match grant from this program will match only the original donor gift. Community foundations may choose to participate in additional matches offered by other organizations, however, this program will not match those additional amounts.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact:
Lori Huber, Finance and Operations Manager
Kansas Association of Community Foundations
Kansas Association of Community Foundations (kansascfs.org)
Sara Hackett, Program Officer
Patterson Family Foundation
The purpose of this grant is to empower local leadership to address community needs. Match funds may be distributed at the discretion of the community foundation's leadership. The Patterson Family Foundation and KACF reserve the right to suggest changes to funding use in the event there are concerns regarding distribution strategies.
Grant recipients are responsible for completing a report to KACF following their event.
The application window for this program is closed.
All applicants will receive a response within two weeks of application submission. This response will come from KACF.
After your Match Event is completed, your organization will be asked to provide a report containing the information outlined below. A check for match funds will be issued within two weeks of the submission of your organization's report. Report submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2024.
KACF will issue a check within two weeks of receipt of the completed outcomes report, as outlined above.