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 $30, 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





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.

States across the country are experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth as estates change hands from one generation to the next. By 2020 in Kansas alone the transfer of wealth is estimated to be $79 billion, and will increase to $598 billion by 2064.

Many people designate their entire estate to their children. Since more people leave the communities where they were raised much of the inherited wealth leave, too. The Keep 5 in Kansas campaign promotes capturing 5% of the estate wealth which could be up to $4 billion going back to communities.