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Growing community philanthropy

Focus Area Description

Funding in this area is primarily used to support the Giving Resources to Our World (GROW) initiative, in which the Foundation works with community foundations throughout Kansas to ensure local resources remain local. Following the first 10 years of this program, the participating community foundations increased their assets from $19 million to about $95 million and provided $33 million in grants to their communities. Through the second phase of GROW, GROW II, the Foundation is partnering with 39 community foundations in Kansas in an effort to build permanent resources that will measurably improve the health of local residents and to support collaboration and alliances among community foundations.

Focus Area Goal

Increase philanthropic resources in Kansas communities

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