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Wichita Community Foundation

301 North Main, Suite 100
Wichita, Kansas 67202
United States

Mission

To serve as the catalyst that creates lasting legacies by partnering with people, families and organizations to devote resources to causes that matter

1986 Year Founded
$755,000 Endowment Value
$3,950,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.29.14

Population Area Served

500,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationWichita Community Foundation
Address 1301 North Main, Suite 100
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownWichita
State / RegionKansas
ZIP / Postal Code67202
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone316.264.4880
Emailsprichard@wichitacf.org
Websitewww.wichitacf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Shelly Prichard, President and CEO
Primary Contact’s NameShelly Prichard
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident & CEO
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1986
Mission StatementTo serve as the catalyst that creates lasting legacies by partnering with people, families and organizations to devote resources to causes that matter
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced500,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members21
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$7,200,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$3,087,231
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$5,900,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$3,950,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$755,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingDid not answer
Having local people as leaders in the organizationDid not answer
Seeking local donationsDid not answer
Having a gender balance in the organizationDid not answer
Board reflective of community diversityDid not answer
Building an endowmentDid not answer
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityDid not answer
Building inclusion and trust in the communityDid not answer
Pursuing equityDid not answer
Accountability to local peopleDid not answer
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyDid not answer
Community developmentDid not answer
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentDid not answer
HealthDid not answer
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsDid not answer
International relationsDid not answer
ReligionDid not answer
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityFair amount
Information technologyFair amount
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingDid not answer
ChildrenDid not answer
WaterDid not answer
Alternative energyDid not answer
Disaster reliefDid not answer
Advocacy with authoritiesDid not answer
Job trainingDid not answer
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyDid not answer
Loaned staffNever
ResearchDid not answer
Community needs assessmentDid not answer
Leadership developmentDid not answer
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingDid not answer
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensN/A
Non-governmental organizationsN/A
Local governmentN/A
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersDid not answer
Regional association of grantmakersDid not answer
Global Fund for Community FoundationsDid not answer
Particular foundationDid not answer
Other organizationDid not answer
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsDid not answer
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workDid not answer
Local people control what our organization doesDid not answer
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doDid not answer
Actively engage local people as volunteersDid not answer
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingDid not answer
Better legal or fiscal environmentDid not answer
More volunteersDid not answer
Access to advice or technical assistanceDid not answer
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyDid not answer
More responsive authoritiesDid not answer
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsDid not answer
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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