Funds of the Foundation

Arts & Humanities

Amelia Earhart Festival Endowment Fund

For ongoing support to help perpetuate the annual Amelia Earhart Festival, every third weekend in July.
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Atchison Railroad Museum/Railroad History Fund

To support the Atchison Railroad Museum, and the rich railroad history of the railroad industry that helped established Atchison.
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Theatre Atchison/Fox Theatre Fund

Founded in 1984, Theatre Atchison's Mission Statement is, "To serve people through the theatre arts by providing opportunities for artistic growth and development. We strive to achieve this mission with fiscal, artistic, and ethical responsibility." This fund supports Theatre Atchison (Live Performances), and the Fox "Movie" Theater, that TA also owns, for all of it's organizations ongoing programming. https://foxtheatreatchison.com/
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Basic Human Needs & Healthcare

AACF 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund

In response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Atchison Area Community Foundation (AACF), has created the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund, which is now active to accept donations. Donations will be directed to various charities / non profits, for relief and recovery efforts to those Atchison County Community residents who are, or have been, affected by this pandemic /economic crisis.
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Project Concern, Inc. Fund

Project Concern, Inc. operates 2 senior centers in Atchison County, KS. They also provide Meals on Wheels & general public transportation. Project Concern, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides services to all citizens of the county. Its’ primary purpose is to help enable seniors to maintain an independent lifestyle. Project Concern, Inc. was initiated in 1967 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1971. Project Concern is proud of its’ history and longevity.
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Riverbend Habitat for Humanity Fund

A fund to help support Riverbend Habitat for Humanities efforts within the Atchison area community, to help build or improve a place people can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through their 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
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The Guidance Center Fund

The Guidance Center promotes healthy communities by providing integrated behavioral healthcare services and partnering in the delivery of general healthcare in Atchison, Jefferson and Leavenworth counties. We envision a healthy community of people who can access and benefit from state of the art integrated health care which results in an enhanced quality of life for all. We provide a full range of quality outpatient programs and services for individuals, children, families and businesses.
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Children & Youth

Boys & Girls Club of Atchison Fund

The Boys & Girls Club of Atchison, is a safe, fun, and affordable environment for school-aged children. Located near the corner of Ash and M Streets, the Boys & Girls Club of Atchison provides a safe haven for our communities youth, giving them an opportunity to discover their great futures. However, more kids in our community are still in need, and we can’t close the opportunity gap alone. You can make a life-changing difference by supporting this fund today!
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Community Development & Leadership

Atchison Area Community Foundation General Fund

To help / support the Atchison area.
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Atchison Area Economic Development Fund

To support various projects / programs that help economic development, (less any incentives).
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Atchison Rotary Foundation Fund

To support humanitarian and educational projects in Atchison and the surrounding area, that exemplifies Rotary's Four way Test.
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Donor Advised Community Support

Skate High with Hope THE JOSHUA KINSMAN FOUNDATION Fund

To build a skate park in Atchison.
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Preservation, Conservation & Beautification

Atchison Santa Fe Depot (Future Improvements) Fund

To assist the Santa Fe Depot Board of Trustees to help promote / provide continued financial support to this historical building.
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Scholarship

Delbert “Dub” Ehret Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance, to youth within our community, who want to belong to the Atchison Family YMCA / Cray Community Center. Dub, was the Executive Director of the Atchison YMCA. He retired from the Y after 39 years of service back in 1988, and was most well known as the originator of the “Boundary Waters” canoe trips, Teen Town, and countless Bean Suppers. Dub passed away at the age of 96 in November 2019, and was a pillar in our community.
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Kasten Regan Memorial Scholarship Fund

An annual award given to a graduating student of Atchison High School, attending either college, (two or four year), or technical school. And further to a student with a Grade Point Average of 3.0, working during high school, and indicating financial need. Those interested / qualified, will be able to apply for this scholarship in April with the scholarship awarded late April / early May, every year.
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Mary Lea Johanning Scholarship Foundation Fund

The scholarship was created in the Spring of 2008 as a way to honor and remember Mary Lea. Joggin for the Noggin is the primary fundraiser for the Mary Lea Johanning Scholarship Foundation.
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