The mission of CKCF is Building  Stronger Communities Through Charitable Giving. Located in Newton, CKCF is a host foundation to 20 affiliates in the central Kansas region, supporting rural philanthropy.

CKCF acts as a steward, protecting your charitable dollars and watching out for your interests even after you’re gone. We get to know you, as well as your philanthropic interests and concerns, in order to ensure that the gift you leave to your community through the foundation is always used in the manner you intended, and to the best possible effect.

The Foundation provides personalized services, tools and resources that fit donor aspirations and community needs; solutions to make giving an easy, flexible and effective process; and community leadership in meeting those challenges and needs.

The long-term goal of our community foundation is to build permanent funds supported by many donors. CKCF presently has over $20 million in charitable assets under management. In 2018 they made a $2 million dollar impact to the charitable sector with grants and scholarships.


CKCF is a member of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations and has held highly prestigious recognition as an Accredited Community Foundation since 2010.