Circle of Friends Archive

Announcing the 2021 Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund Grant Recipients

Each spring the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund (WHF) giving circles meet to review grant requests to fund projects to “improve the health and well-being of women by supporting education, increasing awareness and sharing quality of life opportunities to benefit all women.” As CFSEK celebrates our 20th year of “benefiting the common good and … Continue reading →

Two more 2021 grant applications now available!

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is pleased to announce that grant applications are now available for Elm Acres Foundation At-Risk Youth Grants and Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund grants. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2021. Elm Acres grants are available for non-profit programs and services for at-risk youth, and Women’s Health … Continue reading →

Welcome to the 2020 Grant Celebration!

A unique year brings a unique celebration. Normally around this time of year we hold our annual Grant Celebration, a one-night event to recognize all the good works being done in Southeast Kansas by non-profit organizations, schools, churches, and government entities that received CFSEK grants during the year. This year, we’ve replaced our normal in-person … Continue reading →

2020 Spring Grant Recipients Announced

The first half of 2020 has been interesting to say the least. At CFSEK in addition to interesting, it has been busy. Three granting opportunities have recently concluded with the awarding of over $72,500 to 29 non-profit, educational, governmental, or religious organizations. Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Foundation Grants The Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Foundation (GBL) … Continue reading →

A Memorial Tribute to Our Friend Rita J. Bicknell

The staff and Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas were saddened to learn last week of the passing of Rita J. Bicknell, a long-time friend to the Foundation. Today we choose to celebrate her by acknowledging her contributions across our community, to women’s health in southeast Kansas, and to the Community Foundation … Continue reading →