An Affiliate of Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation

Affiliate Board

Cindy Burr
Chair

Becky Antholz
Vice-Chair

Wade Carmichael
Secretary

Rod Young
Treasurer

Amanda Boone
David Hendricks
Lori Janicke
Bridget Pochop
Ned Smith

Staff

Teryn Carmichael, Foundation Director
Coleen Jensen, Director of Real Estate
Kris Oldsen,  Administrative Assistant

Contact Information

Bird City Century II D.F.
107 West Bressler
PO Box 174
Bird City, KS 67731

785-734-2556 (Phone)
785-734-2536 (Fax)

teryn@birdcity.com

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The Bird City Century II Development Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation was founded on December 17, 1985 with remaining funds from the Bird City centennial celebration earlier that year. The Foundation was organized for the betterment and benefit of the Bird City community, and continues to function as such.

In 2009, the Bird City Century II Development Foundation became the founding affiliate of GNWKCF. An affiliate is a collection of community funds to increase philanthropic giving in a geographic area. Both endowed and non-endowed funds are developed to provide financial support to 501(c)(3) and other qualifying non-profit organizations and for charitable purposes to benefit area residents.

On January 1, 2022, Bird City Century II Development Foundation transitioned to a Supporting Organization of GNWKCF after receiving their 509(a)(3) – a subsection of a 501(c)(3) – status change from the IRS.

The Bird City Century II Development Foundation is a community foundation which represents an opportunity for all friends of the Bird City community to give, through philanthropy, back to the Bird City community to enhance and ensure the quality of life for present and future generations of Bird City.

Foundation Funds:

  • Bird City Century II Business Incubator Fund
  • Bird City Century II Community Initiative Income Fund
  • Bird City Century II Operating Fund
  • Bird City Century II Scholarship Income Fund
  • Bird City Real Estate Fund LLC
  • Bird City 150th Celebration Fund
  • Cheylin E-Community Fund
  • Cheylin Schools Foundation Fund
  • C.W. and Sandra Antholz Fund
  • Jim and Cindy Leach Family Fund
  • Robert Brubaker Family Fund
  • Thresher Association Endowment Fund
  • Donor Advised Funds (DAF’s)

Donors receive charitable gift receipts for the contributions to their established DAF.  The fund is normally named in someone’s memory or established as a “Family Fund”, however, the donor(s) may personalize as they wish.  The donor(s) are setup as the advisors to their Fund, which allows them to make all grant recommendations from their DAF.  Grant recommendations must be to qualifying charitable 501(c)(3) organizations, educational, government or religious entities per IRS rules.  The donor(s) may name succeeding generations as successor advisors or transition it to the Foundation to advise over upon donor(s) death.

Contact one of our Sherman County Community Foundation board members or staff to learn more, or contact GNWKCF directly at 785-734-2406.

Other Information

Bird City Century II Development Foundation Brochure
BCCII Benefits of Charitable Giving
Give the Gift of Grain
Purchase or Redeem a Giving Card

Blue BowNeed to find a gift for someone who has everything? Give a Giving Card. Much like retail gift cards, Giving Cards are given to celebrate birthdays, holidays, a job well done, or other special occasions. Giving Cards can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States (including schools, churches and synagogues).

Keep 5 in Kansas

Every day, we are working to make a difference in Bird City. With the help of the Bird City Century II Development Foundation and the community, we can all make a lasting impact, even after we’re gone. If we “Keep 5 in Kansas”, we’ll have permanent funding to support our schools, library, park, nonprofits, and so much more. This is our opportunity to make the places we call home even better for future generations.

To learn how you can Keep 5 in Bird City, visit www.keepfiveinkansas.com.