We partner with a wide mix of nonprofits in Northwest Kansas
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.
Community Foundations that operate as independent 501(c)(3) organizations are known as Agency Foundations.
We provide back office services to help these foundations with accounting, banking, investments, and donor relations.
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
GNWKCF Agency Partners
Agency partners are organizations who already have their own 501(c)(3) status and have established endowment funds directly under GNWKCF, which include regional focused and locally driven entities benefiting the Northwest Kansas area. They receive individual fund support services from GNWKCF. Our Agency Partners include:
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.