Affiliate Foundations

 Community Foundations that operate under the GNWKCF's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt umbrella status are known as Affiliate Foundations. We provide the legal framework for these foundations to operate as a nonprofit charity. We also provide back office services to help these foundations with accounting, banking, investments, and donor relations. Every foundation has a local board who has an advisory role over all funds set up within their area umbrella.

Supporting Organizations

Supporting organizations are community foundations or organizations who are unable to pass the public-support test to be a standalone 501(c)(3); therefore, the IRS recognizes them with a 509(a)(3) status instead. GNWKCF provides guiding oversight for these organizations to meet IRS guidelines. Funds are managed by GNWKCF but the supporting organization is responsible for filing their own 990. They receive limited back-office support and services from GNWKCF. Our supporting organizations currently include

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Foundations Map

Most community foundations in Kansas have a county-wide geographic area of focus. As a regional partner, our primary focus currently supports a 13-county area of northwest Kansas.

A state map of Kansas charting types of foundations affiliated with GNWKCF.