How can we help you?
We help our donors establish long-term charitable funds to benefit their causes and our community. Thanks to their generosity, we support Southeast Kansas communities with nonprofit grants, college scholarships, and other types of help.
We connect donors to needs
The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas exists to encourage charitable giving that benefits the common good and improves the quality of life for SEK residents.
We make charitable giving easy for the individuals, families, businesses, agencies, and organizations that choose to partner with us to fulfill their charitable-giving goals.
There is almost nothing that the Foundation can’t do to help you be the best charitable giver you can be.Gordon Elliott
We provide funding for nonprofits
The Community Foundation offers a wide range of funding tools to help support churches, schools, nonprofit organizations, and government programs in Southeast Kansas and throughout the United States.
Our designated, field-of-interest, and donor-advised funds provide grants to nonprofits according to the fund creator’s instructions. Several of our funds hold annual grant cycles during which eligible organizations can apply for funding. And through an agency fund, we can hold and invest nonprofits’ own money for their future use.
Thank you so much for your support, for being a part of the village that helps these children have a brighter future!Monica Holmes, SEK Area Director, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters
We help students pay for college
The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is home to more than a dozen scholarship funds that help local students pay for their post-secondary education.
Our scholarships are funded by individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses that believe in our area’s youth and support their pursuit of higher education.
I so appreciate the Bill House Scholarship committee, as well as CFSEK, for awarding me the scholarship.Braxton Butler, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine 2021
We help advisers serve their clients
The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas partners with lawyers, accountants, investment professionals, and other professional advisers to fulfill their clients’ charitable goals.
We believe the Community Foundation to be a convenient vehicle to facilitate the achievement of our clients’ charitable goals.Kevin Mitchelson, Wheeler & Mitchelson Chartered
Keep up with the latest
20th Anniversary Grants Announced
CFSEK is awarding 20 area nonprofits special, one-time grants of $1,000 to celebrate the Foundation's 20th anniversary!
It’s our 20th anniversary!
Help us commemorate 20 years of philanthropy in Southeast Kansas.
- CFSEK Gives Back to Community To Celebrate 20 Years!
- Announcing the Knights of Columbus Endowment Fund
- We Are Pleased to Announce Devin Gorman is Our New Executive Director
- 2021 Future Fund Grant Application Available Now! [Update: Closed]
- Welcome to the new and improved southeastkansas.org!
- More Spring 2021 CFSEK Grant & Scholarship Recipients Announced