A Successful Match Day 2017 Comes to a Close



Tuesday, November 27 was a busy day at the CFSEK. Thank goodness! It was Match Day 2017 on National#GivingTuesday, the global day of giving. SEK gave big to 17 area organizations who hold endowed funds with the CFSEK. Donations were accepted on behalf of the 17 organizations and then based on a formula a CFSEK match of $27,000 was divided amongst those organizations. Some donations are still arriving via mail so the grand total is not yet avaialble. We will be sure to share that good news once the totals are final.

Thank you to all Match Day donors and organizations who participated. Match Day is one small way to preserve our community now and forever!

MATCH DAY 2017



Good News! The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is having Match Day 2017!!!!!!

On Tuesday, November 28, a one-day event celebrating charitable giving on National Giving Tuesday, the Community Foundation will provide $27,000 to match gifts made to organizations with CFSEK endowed funds. The match will be pro-rated on a percentage basis, not to exceed 20% of the total match.

All donations to an organization and the match donation from CFSEK will be placed in the organization’s endowment fund. 

An organizations endowment fund is invested for the purpose of producing present and future income annually for distributions to be used for operating, programming or a special project.

Method of Donating On November 28th :                                   

  • On November 28, donations can be made on-line at www.southeastkansas.org. Click the Donate Now button, select the organization from the drop down menu and pay by credit card or PayPal.

                                                       

  • Bring your donation to the Community Foundation office at 100 S. Broadway, Suite 100, Pittsburg, KS (Commerce Bank Building, lower level) between 8:00am – 5:30pm by November 28th.

 

  • Mail a check to CFSEK, PO Box 1448, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Envelopes should be postmarked no later than November 28th to be eligible for the match.

 

Make checks payable to the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas, writing the Organization name in the memo line. Donations are tax deductible.  Receipts will be emailed or mailed to you. Donations can be made to multiple eligible organizations having endowment funds. Donors can choose to be anonymous.

 

 

 

The following organizations are participating in Match Day 2017:

 

Angels Among Us

 

Big Brutus 

 

Family Resource Center

 

Food Security Fund (The Lord’s Diner & Wesley House Food Pantry)

 

Frontenac Education Fund

 

Healthcare Access for All

 

Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Crawford County

 

Mount Carmel Foundation

 

Northeast School District 246

 

Pittsburg Beautiful

 

Pittsburg Mother to Mother Ministry

 

Pittsburg Public Library Foundation

 

Pittsburg USD 250 Foundation

 

Southeast Kansas Humane Society

 

St. Mary's Colgan Schools

 

The Salvation Army (Senior citizens program in Crawford County)

 

United Way of Southwest MO & Southeast KS  

Twelve 2017 Future Fund Grant Recipients Receive a Total of $11,500



Future Fund Grant Recipients-2017

 

Catholic Charities: Webcams will be purchased to aid efforts to go paperless for the SEK case management staff.

 

Communities in Schools of Mid-America, Inc.: STEM Student Engineers, a career exploration experience at PSU in engineering technology in March 2018, will allow 50 area students to participate and have the materials needed.

 

Families & Children Together Inc.: Will implement a Growing in the Garden therapeutic, psychosocial rehabilitation group for clients receiving services at the Community Mental Health Center of Crawford County.

 

First United Methodist Church – Wesley House: One computer for the Wesley House Computer Lab will be provided for the completion of a variety of applications and for employment classes.

 

Northeast School district #246: The purchase of Moby Max, an online, web based intervention program will help meet the needs of all students.

 

Southeast Kansas Education Service Center – Greenbush: Will purchase audiology diagnostic equipment for hearing screening and diagnostics for at least 500 early childhood aged Crawford County children.

 

SEK Women Helping Women: A Fairy Godmother’s Fund: Working women in need due to crisis situations will be identified with the help of employers and will be helped with one time grants.

 

The Lord’s Diner: Will be able to purchase kitchen equipment of a veggie slicer and veggie dicer.

 

The Salvation Army: Will purchase and provide hats and gloves to adults in need during the Christmas distribution.

 

USD 250 Crawford County Pittsburg, Interlocal 637, PHS: Two adapted 3 wheel bicycles for use by PHS students with disabilities will be purchased to expand the Project Ride program previously funded through the Women’s Health Funds.

 

USD 250 Crawford County Pittsburg, PHS: Will provide a master class for PHS Repertory Theatre students and a Q&A for area school theatre students and the community with Tony nominated Broadway actress Nancy Opel.

 

Women’s Resource Center of SEK: The purchase of a changing table with liners will meet a pressing need for families receiving services while at the clinic. 

General Fund Awards Announced



The Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is proud to announce the funded proposals in the areas of Basic Human Needs and Youth Activiities for the 2017 General Funds grant cycle.

 

2017 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GENERAL FUNDS GRANTS

 

BASIC HUMAN NEEDS 

BOURBON COUNTY INTER-AGENCY COALITION, INC. WILL SUPPORT RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE SO FAMILIES CAN STAY IN THEIR HOMES AND AFFORDABLE FAMILY SWIM PASSES.  

CATHOLIC CHARITIES, INC. WILL PROVIDE ONE-TIME FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AT RISK OF EVICTION OR CUT-OFF OF ESSENTIAL HOME UTILITIES THAT WILL PREVENT IMMINENT HOMELESSNESS OF THE FAMILY.  

CLASS LTD PLANS TO ASSIST RESIDENTS OF CK, CR, AND LB COUNTIES WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES WHO HAVE EMERGENCY FOOD, SHELTER OR CLOTHING NEEDS.  

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF SEK WILL PURCHASE HEARING TESTING EQUIPMENT FOR LOW-INCOME & UNINSURED ADULTS.  

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, WESLEY HOUSE WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE IN JOPLIN, MO  

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, WESLEY HOUSE WILL ASSIST 100 INDIVIDUALS WITH PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE.  

LABETTE COUNTY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CENTER PROVIDES EMERGENCY BASIC HUMAN SERVICE NEEDS TO LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN FINANCIAL CRISIS.  

LABETTE HEALTH FOUNDATION WILL ASSIST IN PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE EMERGENCY ROOM & RURAL HEALTH CLINIC BEING BUILT IN INDEPENDENCE, KS FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF THEIR HOSPITAL.  

MERCY HEALTH FOUNDATION FORT SCOTT WILL CREATE A HELPING HANDS FUND TO ALLEVIATE FAMILIES IN FINANCIAL STRESS.  

MOUNT CARMEL FOUNDATION WILL PURCHASE A CO2 MONITOR FOR THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT VIA CHRISTI HOSPITAL.  

PRESBYTERIAN MANORS, INC. WILL PROVIDE A HEALTH FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIP TO THE FITNESS CENTER FOR 60+ RESIDENTS RESULTING IN BETTER OVERALL HEALTH.  

PSU ENACTUS WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE EFFORTS FOR HOMELESS SOLUTIONS IN PITTSBURG, KS.  

THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AUTHORITY WILL HELP TO MEET THE BASIC NEEDS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH PLACED IN POLICE PROTECTIVE CUSTODY.  

SAFE HAVEN OUTREACH MISSION WILL STOCK THE OPERATION UNDERGARMENTS PORTION OF THEIR MISSION.  

SAFEHOUSE CRISIS CENTER, INC. PLANS TO INITIATE THE SAFEHOUSE GARDEN PROJECT AT THEIR NEW FACILITY FOR CLIENTS AND TO MAINTAIN AND UTILIZE.   

SHIRLEY YEAGER ANIMAL FRIENDS FOUNDATION COMMUNITY COMPASSION PROJECT WILL BENEFIT FAMILIES AND ANIMALS WITH VACCINES AND STERILIZATION.  

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN: A FAIRY GODMOTHER’S FUND WILL PROVIDE ONE TIME GRANTS TO SINGLE MOTHERS IN A TIME OF NEED WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES FROM ANY OTHER AGENCIES FOR SAFE & RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION.  

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

CHERRY STREET YOUTH CENTER WILL PURCHASE EQUIPMENT FOR THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.  

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER, INC. IS UPDATING THE INTERVIEW RECORDING SYSTEM FOR FORENSIC INTERVIEWS.  

CITY OF YATES CENTER RECREATION COMMISSION IS ADDING LIGHTS AND POLES TO THE YOUTH BALL FIELD.  

ERIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. WILL ADD LIGHTS AND LANDSCAPING TO THE ERIE DINOSAUR PARK.  

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER IS ADDING SAFETY MEASURES, A MAGNETIC  LOCK FOR A PLAYGROUND GATE, AND SUPPLIES FOR THE STORM SHELTER PODS.  

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WESLEY HOUSE WILL PROVIDE COATS TO COMMUNITY CHILDREN THIS WINTER.  

HORSES OF HOPE RIDING CENTER, INC. WILL BE NOW PURCHASE A SADDLE & PADS TO CONTINUE TO THEIR MISSION OF LIVING THE HOPE THROUGH EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES.  

INTERLOCAL 637 COMMUNITY BASED INSTRUCTION PROGRAM IN PITTSBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WILL SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH AUTISM THROUGH STRUCTURED LEARNING.  

LEARNING TREE INSTITUTE AT GREENBUSH WILL UPDATE TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING AT THE SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTER.

MCCUNE OSAGE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY AND MUSEUM PLANS TO ADD THE AFTERSCHOOL EDGE LEARNING PROGRAM TO THEIR LIBRARY RESOURCES.  

MINERS HALL MUSEUM IS EXPANDING THEIR EXHIBITS WITH THE PURCHASE OF NEW FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT.  

NORTHEAST UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL OFFER FLEXIBLE SEATING OPTIONS K-6.  

PITTSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL CONTINUE THE YOUNG AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR PROGRAM TO LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS.  

SEDAN PUBLIC LIBRARY NEEDS EQUIPMENT FOR THE CHILDREN’S LITERACY SUMMER AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS.  

SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS (PITTSBURG AFFILIATE) WILL PURCHASE SUPPLIES FOR THE SEK TRACK AND FIELD MEET.  

SPRING RIVER MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS, INC. WILL PURCHASE UPDATED CURRICULUM FOR THE CHILDREN’S PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION GROUPS. 

TFI FAMILY SERVICES, INC. WILL PILOT A SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES AND FOSTER CHILDREN IN SEK CALLED TFICARE.  

USD 250 LAKESIDE ELEMENTARY WILL PURCHASE MATERIALS FOR THE 4TH GRADE PROJECT BASED LEARNING ACTIVITIES.  

*USD 250 PHS WILL COMMISSION ORIGINAL MUSIC AND POETRY FOR THE ANNUAL VESPERS PROGRAM.  

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WILL PURCHASE NEEDED MATERIALS FOR A COMMUNITY BASED INTERGENERATIONAL PROJECT.  

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER OF SEK WILL PURCHASE THE ‘YOUR FUTURE ON THE LINE’ TO BE OFFERED TO THE HARBOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM.  

 FORT SCOTT AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION   THIS FOUNDATION IS AN AFFILIATE OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS.  THEY RECEIVED A GRANT TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR GRANTING PROGRAM PROVIDING MORE FOR YOUTH ORIENTED PROGRAMS FOR THE AREA THEY SERVE.  

GIRARD AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION  THIS FOUNDATION IS AN AFFILIATE OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS.  THEY RECEIVED A GRANT TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR GRANTING PROGRAM PROVIDING MORE OF YOUTH ORIENTED PROGRAMS FOR THE AREA THEY SERVE.

*RECEIVED FROM ARTS & CULTURE FUNDS

 

 

    

    

Hurricane Relief Expanded



Hurricane Relief Donations have been expanded to support the continued damage the southern part of the country is experiencing. The CFSEK will continue to collect donations via check or online donations. 

To make a donation, make the check payable to: Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas and on the memo line specify geographical area if you choose, or, click on the DONATE NOW! button above and choose the "Disaster Relief Fund." Donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 1448, Pittsburg, KS 66762-1448 or dropped by the Community Foundation office at 100 South Broadway, Suite 100 in Pittsburg.