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Board Members

Melissa Lindenman
Board Chair
Alex Riggins
Vice Chair
Stephen Sage
Board Treasurer
Karla Adams-Bates
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Samantha Nickelson
Board Member
Zach Thompson
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Sonya Cap
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Brandy Born
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Brandi Hardiek
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Kris Jacobs
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Allyssa Brungardt
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Crystal Behanna
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Crystal Behanna
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Melissa Lindenman
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Alex Riggins
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Stephen Sage
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Karla Adams-Bates
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Samantha Nickelson
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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
Graham County Community Foundation
board members or staff to learn more, or contact GNWKCF directly at 785-734-2406.

Visit Graham County

Learn about what you can do in Graham County and perhaps you can visit one day.

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Types of Funds

Designated Funds

Funds which support a specific charitable organization or community foundation designated in the establishing documents.

Donor Advised Funds

A charitable fund in which the donor recommends grants to charitable organizations of his / her choice. Download more information HERE.

Field of Interest Funds

A fund established to provide grants to specific causes (not just one specific charity) you designate such as the arts, education, health and human services, a geographic location, or the environment. Download more information HERE.

Organizational Funds

A fund specific to a named community foundation or charitable organization.

Scholarship Funds

A fund to disburse scholarships to students meeting a set criteria (geographic, field of study, academic performance, community service, etc.), generally on a competitive basis, to be used for educational expenses. Scholarships are made payable to the educational institution on behalf of the student and not payable directly to the student.

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Unrestricted Fund

A fund in which a  broad range of interests and activities may receive grants empowering the community foundation to make strategic grants wherever the greatest need and opportunity exists.

Endowed vs Non-Endowed

Donations made to an ENDOWMENT fund are intended to be given for perpetuity. The principal funds are invested and only the earnings are available for charitable grants.

Donations made to a NON-ENDOWED fund may be granted at any time per the guidelines of the established fund.

Not to add confusion to the mix, there is also a QUASI-ENDOWED fund which in essence is still an endowment fund with some prevision that principal may be accessed at the organization’s discretion when there are extenuating circumstances.

Regardless of endowment status, all funds are still subject to donor restrictions or intents per establishing documents.

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