Future Fund

The Future Fund is a giving circle made up whose contributors’ gifts help make grants in the Crawford County Kansas are possible for not for profits. Since 2006, the Future Fund Giving Circle has awarded $40,985 in grants supporting projects to improve health and wellness. Annual contributions to the Future Fund are $250. To learn more about contributing to the Future Fund contact the Foundation office: 620.231.8897



2016 Future Fund Grant Recipients


CLASS: Eco Shred Document Destruction Services employs CLASS clients to provide a secure and effective method for businesses to dispose of sensitive information or confidential records.


Crawford County Fair Association: The Angels Among Us building at the Crawford County fair grounds will be rebuilt or replaced in order to continue to house the Angels Among Us café.


Family Resource Center: A playground riding path is to be built and tricycles purchased for the development of large motor skills.


Mount Carmel Foundation: F.A.S.T. – Community stroke program will provide education on stroke awareness.


The Salvation Army: Christmas stocking stuffers will be given to each child from participating families, ages 0 – 18, through the Crawford County Christmas distribution.


Special Olympics Kansas: Equipment and adaptive supplies will be purchased for the individuals with disabilities that participate in the Winter Sports Program.


Women Helping Women: A Fairy Godmother’s Fund: Grants will be given to women in need who are not eligible for services from any other agency up to $500 each.                                                      



2015 Future Fund Grant Recipients


City of Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department: Equipment at Katherine’s Playground for the improvements of a water fountain, bike rack and benches.


Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc.: Beginning Basics – Baby Essentials for New Moms by providing pregnancy support in the form of a “Welcome Home” kit to low-income teenage mothers.


Crawford County Health Department: Baby & Me – Tobacco Free to purchase equipment to ensure babies are in a tobacco free environment.


Douglas County, Kansas: Market Match Program for Pittsburg Farmers Market to support a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $25, for SNAP users at the Pittsburg Market.


First United Methodist Church Wesley House: Wesley House Technology Program will purchase computers and equipment for homeless clients accessing the emergency day shelter.


Pittsburg Mother To Mother Ministry: Motivating Our Mothers (MOM) Points are earned by participation in activities and redeemed for cleaning and personal hygiene products.


Pittsburg Farmer’s Market, Inc.: Bicycle Safety to provide a bike rack for market shoppers.


Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc.: Client Assistance to fund needed prescriptions, work clothing, eyeglasses, car repairs, costs to secure forms of identification, gas vouchers, etc.


Unified School District 250: Increase Community Awareness of P3’s Efforts to Link Community Giving with Student’s Needs by implementing awareness activities.


Women Helping Women: A Fairy Godmother’s Fund: Grants for Women in Need Promoting Healthier Safer Lives through one time $500 grants when no other resources are available.




2014 Future Fund Grant Recipients


Caring for Kids: Caring for Kids: Grant money to be used to enhance the quality of life for children and youth.


Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc.: Grant money to be used to purchase a computer and printer for the addition of an additional half-time child and family advocate.


Class LTD: Grant money to be used to purchase an additional paper shredder to expand their Eco Shred Document Destruction services.


Elm Acres Foundation, Inc.: Grant money to be used to purchase “In the Mix” DVD’s to be used as a resource for cognitive skill building and core educational programming.


Mount Carmel Foundation: Grant money to be used to purchase gasoline cards for cancer patients.


Pittsburg Farmers Market, Inc.: Grant money to be used to purchase and install durable, safe, and attractive benches which are manufactured from recycled materials.


TFI Family Services, Inc.: Grant money to be used for Project YES: Youth Enrichment Services.


Wesley House: Grant money to be used to renovate child care room to be used during their cooking classes offered to low income families.



2013 Future Fund Grant Recipients


Big Brothers/Big Sisters Crawford Count: The grant funds will be used to develop a media campaign for the organization to bring greater awareness and grow the number of mentors.


Children’s Advocacy Center: The grant funds enable the Center to provide forensic interviewers in SE Kansas with two days of training.


Catholic Charities: The grant funds help make possible the financial assistance program for prescription medicines.


CLASS LTD: The grant funds help provide uniforms for Special Olympics participants.


First Christian Church/Pittsburg Community Garden: The Community Garden grant provides funds to build nine additional raised garden beds.


Salvation Army: The grant funds to purchase stocking stuffers for children’s Christmas.


SE Kansas Humane Society: The grant funds the purchase of Kuranda beds for indoor dog kennels and cat room.


Special Olympics: The grant funds help purchase adaptive equipment for the winter sports program.

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