Bequest By Will

A simple way to make a lasting gift to your community is to include a charitable bequest in your will to the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas. This gift establishes a special fund that benefits the community forever and becomes your personal legacy of giving.



How it works


  • You include the Foundation in your will as a bequest.  Working with your attorney the Foundation can assist with recommended language and other specifics concerning your charitable intent.
  • You determine the type of fund you would like to establish with your gift.
  • Upon your death, we set up a special fund in your name, in the name of your
    family, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
  • Your charitable gift is excluded from your assets for estate tax purposes.
  • The Foundation considers your charitable wishes and determines the areas of community need that would be most impacted by grants from your fund. The grants can be made anonymously if a donor prefers.
  • The Foundation handles all the administrative details.
  • Your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to make grants addressing community needs. Your gift - and all future earnings from your gift - is a permanent source of community capital, helping to do good work forever.

Whether you're a potential donor, a professional advisor, a local nonprofit director, or someone who's simply concerned about the future of Kansas, connecting with your local community foundation is the first step toward a better tomorrow for your community